The moon is not a planet, so neither did we.
It didn't get modded down; cyborg_monkey has negative karma. Look at his posting history and you'll see why.
What's wrong with my posting history, you fucktard?
Ignoring your attempt to drag religion into an otherwise insightful comment, it's an interesting question.
I guess the truth is that there's a pretty large amount of uncertainty about the effects of global warming. Such uncertainty would make the deliberate warming of the globe ill advised. But that same uncertainty tends to gut arguments that we should take drastic action, such as the misanthropic neo-luddite position that we need a strong central world government that is largely socialist in order to control the actions of multinational corporations, and/or individual government actions to reduce us back to a "low energy" society world-wide (i.e. back to third world standards of living).
If you object to my characterization of socialist, realize that it would necessarily involve the governmental power to dictate the utilization (or disuse) of capital resources, the very definition of socialism.
Ultimately, taking a "wait and see" position is taking a position of optimism in humanity, and having faith that the people of today and tomorrow will have the intelligence and problem solving ability to develop technology in response to actual problems that arise.
The irony is that to take the pessimistic position that humanity will blindly run things into the ground and not do anything about it requires faith in technology as well, faith in the computer simulations of a chaotic system (actually two, climate and economic), designed primarily by people with a leftist political bias, and fed only 40 years of reliable detailed data in combination with historical data extrapolated from ice cores with a significant margin for error.
Which position is the smallest leap of faith? That humanity will be able to find solutions to any pressing problems that arise, or faith that a computer simulation of a very chaotic system based on limited data and designed by those with a political bias is correct? And to go further, that we should spend trillions of dollars of resources to address these problems that haven't happened yet?
To me the latter position is untenable. It's not a question of politics when examined in these terms, it's a question of healthy scientific skepticism and an application of taking the position that requires the smallest leap of faith.
Once in a lifetime.
Good to see I'm not the only one who realizes this. The peak oil types seem to imagine a world that is incapable of developing new technology or adapting to alternatives as the prices of something slowly increase over a period of 100 or more years, which is a ridiculous assumption.
It's nice of you to actually admit that the ulterior motive is a powerful global socialist government. Most climate change people stop short of actually admitting that.
I'm just crazy enough to build this! Aren't I fucking clever?
I'm surprised that no one is modding you down for your trolling comments.
Clearly a troll, not that there's anything wrong with it.
Busted in IE8 as well. I click on soulskill's zoo pill and get a page with the following:
Your Relationship with Soulskill (1459)
Friends of Friends
Foes of Friends
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Basically the same as Firefox. Any differences are likely due to presence of AdBlock on FF and variations in handling of css.
That might have been me. No Chrome at work, but I can try, ick, IE.
No, Telecoms want users to PAY for more data and not use it because it saturates their networks. For someone who works in the industry you seem to know very little about it.
and you still didn't answer my question.
"Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped conjure up the stolen data tapes..."
It's pretty bad, with all the "improvements" that they've made. I still get by here every once in a while - more, lately, in fact - but there's not much to see.
I hope things are well with you.
As a wise man once said "and so it goes..."
Life, it beats the alternative. Hope things are well in your neck of the woods as well.
shut up you fucking twat-waffle.
I don't think facebook was ever cool.
He meant 'cool' as in the temperature of a corpse.
Practically ALL rapists have male genitalia... let's outlaw having male genitalia!
I guess we finally know what Jessica Valenti's slashdot uid is...