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Comment: Re:Melting is normal (Score 3, Interesting) 293

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#49704307) Attached to: Larson B Ice Shelf In Antarctica To Disintegrate Within 5 Years

"They spike up very quickly after the ice age ends, drop back down, and generally fluctuate a significant amount without any human input at all.

Not according to any the historical temperature graphs [wikipedia.org] that I've seen. The temperature rises rapidly at the end of the ice age and then levels off an eventually begins to fall again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H... [wikipedia.org]
The graph in the page you linked to shows temperature doing exactly what I claimed it does."

Acually it does not. The spikes you talk about are changes of about 0.3 degrees Celsius during hundred of years. Check the diagram more closely and you will also see that. The last "downspike" is what's called the little ice age and is still just about a dip which is about half a degree during a couple of hundred of years.

Never before in history has the temperature changed with more then 1 degree over 100 years. Even the during the sharp raise in the beginning in the diagram was that the case.

Natural variation in temperature are very slow and does not change as fast as today. The variations in temperature we see today are unprecedented for the last 10 000 years. Thats why scientist are saying its AGW. We, humankind has caused it.

Comment: Re:Yes he's right (Score 1) 214

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#49282541) Attached to: The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty

Anyway, I also predict this thread will be full of wild claims about RMS many of which are flat-out untrue and demonstrably so. Because almost every thread involving RMS winds up that way.

So to start it off, you started with a wild claim of your own...

A prediction is not a claim. Its seeing the future and saying what one think will happen.

And that future are already here. So was a correct prediction too.

Comment: Re: never heard of this jMonkeyEngine (Score 1) 184

Web surfers dont agree with your 1% goal. They leave the desktop computers and use mobile computers today.
Windows is down to 55% of the net surfers. The winner is Linux.

20% of the webpages on Internet are today served to client computers running the Linux kernel.

Thats mostly because of Android. Another 20% are using an Apple operating system.

In 5 years, client computors running a Linux kernel will surf on more web pages then Windows machines.

Comment: Re:If only PJ was still running groklaw! (Score 5, Insightful) 173

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48603139) Attached to: The GPLv2 Goes To Court

Actually she tried to turn it over to someone else for a while. But the other person did not have her clarity in explaning the court document that PJ had and it was mostly her anyway.

Yes it was taking alot of her time and she did it on her spare time. So I understand why she did not had time to continue to update it.

There is a new site trying to do what PJ did - but missing her brilliance it's a very small site which not many visit:

http://grokthelaw.freeforums.net/ but anyone who wants to, is welcome to help.

Comment: Re:Dissecting != Bisecting (Score 1) 106

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48554985) Attached to: Linux 3.18 Released, Lockup Bug Still Present

Yeah, the editors of slashdot are not fluent in computer science lingo that is common within open source where one work with many different version and need to make sure regression not happen e.g. the linux kernel.

Also if editor had googled the word this statement is visible in the Wikipedia page about bisecting:

"Not to be confused with Dissection."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

Dissection is mostly known as a biological term about using an scalpel to examine plants, animals or humans.

Comment: Re:If and only if (Score 2) 652

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48459761) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Actually what happens if EU decided to make an CO2 import tax om all wares produced in countries who don't lower their CO2 levels to the same as EU ?

All countries dependent on EU would have to lower CO2 emissions too. Thus most countries in the world would do the same as EU to make sure other countries dont get trade advantages from them and also force their import goods to have a low impact CO2 footprint.

Thus everyone will be forced to do it. Just because EU is such a big and important importer of goods.

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