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Comment: Funny thing (Score 2, Informative) 162

by QuantumSam (#47040373) Attached to: ESA's Cryosat Mission Sees Antarctic Ice Losses Double
The ice sheet may be coming apart up in the whitw continent, but that's where several volcanoes are located. Active volcanoes. As in HOT. As for the rest of Antarctica, the ice is at a 30 year high. Here: chew on some better data

Comment: Poor excuse (Score 1) 181

by QuantumSam (#46428325) Attached to: Physics Forum At Fermilab Bans Powerpoint
The ban is just an excuse for poor presenters: PowerPoint does not kill people - bad PowerPoint presentations kill people. I myself just make slides to generate some interest, and leave a trail of the discussion point. During the presentation, I stay within certain limitations, but always veer and steer depending on the audience. That means I never give the same presentation twice. It's all on how you build the slides and how you use them. So don't blame the tool. Blame the dumb-ass using the tool. Now on the down side, I've been in an auditorium with 300 scientists and NASA engineers and after giving a talk for 30 mins, the only questions I get are ones I already discussed and and answered during the talk.

Comment: Re:Press coverage (Score 1) 757

by QuantumSam (#41411827) Attached to: Rapid Arctic Melt Called 'Planetary Emergency'

This is a bunch of hog-wash. The Antartic ice has steadily grown each decade over the last 33 years and is at an all-time high. The cause of the recent melt off in the artic is due to storms pushing the ice into the lower latitudes.

As a matter of fact NOAA is showing 28% more ice than the 2007 minimum. We have only been monitorinf since 1979, so we are in reality talking about 33 years of monitoring.

Current Arctic ice shifts are not "proof" of man-made global warming, nor are they unusual, unprecedented or cause for alarm, according to multiple peer-reviewed studies, data analyses and experts.

As a matter of fact there is evidence in Russia that the artic ice coverage had been far lower in the 1930s.

So what does this mean? it means Hansen is a fear mongering scumbag, the media is clinging on his every word, and we should be skeptical about all these extremist claims.

Comment: Re:Nuclear Winter valid concept. (Score 1) 162

by QuantumSam (#36874066) Attached to: Could the KGB Infiltrate LulzSec?
Actually, the global warming computer models were flawed and the temperature change was wrong. I belive at one point it was shown by some models that the temp would increase up to 1 degree. Same thing with the ozone layer -- the theory defied physics (what do I mean: UV radiation is the source of ozone. Ozone depletion causes more UV radioation which increases production of ozone. It's a self balancing equation. Carl Sagan was very stubborn. I got to debate Nuclear WInter and the computer models with him in 1984 at my university. HE could talk nuclear winter, but he didn't know what was in the models or want to really discuss their (faulty) assumptions.

Comment: Re:Humor? Entertainment? (Score 1) 1654

by QuantumSam (#26468795) Attached to: Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

I have a netBook running Linux. I also have Verizon FIOS and guess what? I can run FireFox and access anything on the internet. Nothing is preventing her from getting on the Internet other than her ignorance.

This woman is a silly strawberry who would probably fail her class due to inhanced mental density.

Comment: Big Deal!!! Counterinsurgency Manual not new. (Score 5, Informative) 999

by QuantumSam (#23838571) Attached to: Wikileaks Gets Hold of Counterinsurgency Manual
Sorry to pop all your bubbles, but that Counterinsurgency Manual is publically available. I bought an offical copy from Amazon many months ago. There's nothing secret in the book and those "warrantless searches" are done on the battlefield overseas, not in this country. The whole article is alarmist tripe.

The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time. -- Merrick Furst