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Comment Re:Who measured in pre-industrial times? (Score 1) 735

My mind is open, but it needs to be filled with facts, and math. Not random numbers and uncorrelated information. "Trillions of tons" is meaningless out of context...

I just wanted to see for instance where the experiments and measurements and math are that show that trillions of tons accurately predict a 1C increase.

(It doesn't have to be 100% accurate obviously, but accurate enough for science which does have it's measurement of uncertainty that we use to determine how good of a conclusion it makes.)

Also, it was not 30 seconds... It was 9 minutes if you rad the timestamps. How is 9 minutes not an adequate enough time to respond to:
"So, the TRILLIONS of TONS of CO2 being put into the atmosphere would have another source?"

It's not exactly a difficult response to respond to since it didn’t actually address my previous question, so my response was mostly restating my question again. Which I have had to do somewhat a third time.

I never said the trillion tons had to come from another source. I am well aware that we know that the vast majority of the additional CO2 did in fact come from humans. I am asking how we know that the trillions of tons are actually enough to cause the entire increase alone or whether it’s possible there are other factors that also contributed that would have raised the temperature had we not released that much CO2.

Comment Re:Who measured in pre-industrial times? (Score 3, Interesting) 735

I'd like to think that I do. I went to school for Software Engineering, but I would say that I do like science. But science to me is usually about the hard, provable facts. I'm more inclined to trust the mathematics where things require indisputable logical proofs.

For example, do you have any reading on anything like the math behind how much CO2 we have released and any scientific experiments that show that that amount of CO2 should be expected to raise the temperature of the planet by 1C?

To me, science is about the experiments used to verify reality. All I ever hear is data like the globe is warmer, we have released all this CO2, but does it really add up correctly in practice? From what I have read, it seemed like we really don't know whether or not the increase in global temperature we see is really what we should have expected to see given our measurements. It seems like too much uncertainty yet for the topic of global warming because there is too much data that we don't know and too many variables that we can't accurately isolate the one we are testing.

Comment Re:Who measured in pre-industrial times? (Score 1) 735

Do we have the evidence that shows that the amount of CO2 increase should actually increase the temperatire by 1C?

Maybe the amount of CO2 we released only accounts for 0.5 degrees and there is some other yet undiscovered source for the other 0.5 degrees unrelated to humans and to CO2.

I'm just saying, do we have proof of this? Do we really know there is no alternative explanation for sure?

Comment Re:How can there be? (Score 1) 622

Please don't take offense, but I have a question.

If you are against unlimited data plans because it means you are "subsidizing" the people who use more.

Then are you also against a national health care plan? Doesn't a national health care plan mean that the people who work hard to live healthy active lives will pay the same in health care through taxes, etc to subsidize the care for the unhealthy lifestyle lazy people who will use the health care far more often?

Your reason for wanting a finely grained Internet bill is the same reason I want private health care. I want to pay just for me because I don't abuse. I don't want to subsidize the abusers.

Comment Re:How can there be? (Score 1) 622

There is a limit to unlimited data plans.

Every data plan has a finite bandwidth per time.

TWC says I have an unlimited data plan, except they limit my speed to 30Mbps. So in one month I can only use 9.855TB in a month.

Humans only have a finite stomach volume, data connections only have a finite bit-rate.

Comment Re:Who measured in pre-industrial times? (Score 0) 735

Serious question.

I thought correlation doesn't imply causation?

How do we know for sure that the increased CO2 levels are entirely caused by humans or that the CO2 levels are the entire cause of the entire 1C increase?

How do we know that if humans didn’t exist that some other force wouldn't have or couldn't have caused climate change? I mean the climate has changed in the past just fine on it's own without human intervention.

Are we really 100% completely sure that the reason is humans and that it could have been avoided? Or is it just our best guess so far that it's the reason because we haven't found a better reason yet.

Comment Re:ZFS is nice... (Score 1) 279

DKMS is not the only way to install ZoL though. It can be built and install perfectly fine without DKMS and I do this for some of my machines.

That being said I have been using DKMS on a Debian box for 3 years now and have gone through many, many ZoL upgrades and many kernel upgrades and have never had any issue with the upgrading not going smoothly. Sounds more like a problem with the ZoL maintainer for RHEL.

Comment Re:ZFS is nice... (Score 1) 279

Because there isn't a conflict if done right.

People that claim there is a conflict generally don't understated how the licenses actually work and what they allow and don't allow.

Tthere is no legal issue preventing the sources from being combined because neither the CDDL nor the GPL place restrictions on aggregations of source code, which is what putting ZFS into the same tree as Linux would be. Binary modules built from such a tree could be distributed with the kernel's GPL modules under what the GPL considers to be an aggregate. These concepts have passed legal review by many parties.

Comment Price increase for some people. (Score 1) 112

The price would be an increase for some people.

Take my plan for instance. Right now I buy my iPhone from AT&T on a subsidy for $200. The normal full price is $650, so the subsidy is $450 less.

Now my monthly cost of the contract is $50/mo. It's a 5-line FamilyTalk plan which costs $60 + 10 per additional line ($100 for 5 lines so $20 per user) and then plus whatever your data plan is. My data plan is $30/mo for unlimited data. Adding both together makes my monthly share of the bill $50.

If we take the $450 subsidy amount and divide it out into 24 months, which is how often I get another subsidy upgrade, that's $18.75/mo. There is no plan to get equivalent service to what I have now for 50 - 18.75 = 31.25/mo.

The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.