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Comment Re:Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 649

Yes. It is important to not question if Nazis really went to the trouble of tattooing serial numbers on Jews right before killing them and sending them to the ovens.

I always assumed it was a pathological obsession to maintaining ritualistic behaviours, unthinking obedience to their superiors orders, and of course dehumanizing your intended victims, but I'm open to other conjectures.

Comment Re:Idiocy. (Score 1) 394

The point is, if they can't do it in Ubuntu, they can't do it in anything, skype is skype, M$ Office changes things just for the sake of commercial trainers; so if users are just memorizing click streams they are going to be just as lost between versions of Office as they are between Office and LibreOffice.

Comment Re: Idiocy. (Score 1) 394

Which would also be puzzling, as in any normal corporate setup users can't install software on their own Windows machines either.

Oh yes they can, That one mission critical application really isn't windows compatible and will not run properly without Administrator privileges, so the users can install anything they like.

Comment Re:Idiocy. (Score 1) 394

What's to educate? need a text editor, there is always notepad, in Ubuntu, when wine is installed it's just like in Windows. Oh wait maybe they are chocking on single clicking an icon instead of double clicking. Seriously, If you have any issues using Ubuntu that Aren't solved by "use LibreOffice instead of Microsoft Office" or click the "K" instead of "Start" or "Use Muon to install the software you want", you should just step away from the computer, any computer. You know if they think going from Windows XP to Ubuntu is a culture shock, wait until they see windows 8.1!

Comment Re:Ouch? (Score 1) 301

Still doesn't mean anything, with all of the data breaches that have happened over the years; would Ashley Madison really be beyond plumping up their membership lists bought from hackers? Real cheaters would be using freebee Gmail or outlook accounts with Greendot cards and burner phones. You only have to watch a couple movies to learn more spy-craft than the Impact Teams expects us to believe the typical cheater has.

Comment Re:A mini ice age? Really? (Score 1) 185

My original comment was "Add to that the current satellite data shows no statistically significant warming for 18 out of the 65 years that anthropogenic warming was even possible, ... ", your statistician is not only working on adjusted data, but is working on adjusted ground station data i.e. the GISS temperature product so it's a strawman argument and a complete red herring.

Comment Re:A mini ice age? Really? (Score 1) 185

CO2 has been theoretically able to overcome the effects of natural variability since about 1950, hence the 65 years; there has been a pause in warming for a little over 18 years or about half of the satellite record. The pause is going to end soon due to the current El Nino, I’m actually surprised it hasn't ended all ready, the next 5 or 6 years will be interesting.

Comment Re:there is no climate change ? who said that? (Score 1) 185

You can't just add water to the atmosphere. Cold air will not hold much water. The water vapour capacity of air increases as the temperature increases. Warmer air means more humidity means warmer air. It's a feedback.

True but what people often don't realise is CO2 has a molecular weight of about 44, Air is about 21 and water vapor is about 18; so CO2 is heavier than air whereas water vapor is lighter than air. This means it is more plausible that water vapor will carry heat and kinetic energy high above the IR scattering of CO2 where the energy is more easily radiated to space as the vapor condenses into clouds and rain and be a net negative feedback. Where or not this is the case in reality is a matter of emerging science, so every time some alarmist says "The science is settled", my brain screams they are a bald-faced liar.

Comment Re:Water vapor [Re:there is no climate change ?] (Score 1) 185

It is, of course, well understood that water vapor is a greenhouse gas-- this accounted for in all the models. The amount of water vapor in the atmosphere depends on the temperature. This is a feedback cycle. One of several feedback cycles.

Well it seems the the humidity:

Relative humidity has substantially declined in recent decades, defying global warming computer models predicting higher amounts of atmospheric water vapor that will exacerbate global warming. The decline in relative humidity indicates global warming will be much more moderate than claimed by global warming activists. Declining Humidity Is Defying Global Warming Models

The IPCC's CAGW hypothesis necessitates that troposphere humidity increases as levels of atmospheric CO2 increase. Simply stated (this is not rocket science):

          *First CO2 levels increase, thus
              *Atmospheric warming increases, thus
              *Earth's surface warms, thus
              *Earth surface water evaporates, thus
              *Atmosphere humidity increases, thus
              *Atmosphere water vapor increases (i.e. greenhouse gas), thus
              *Atmosphere warms further, thus
              *Earth's surface warms even more, thus
              *More Earth's water evaporates into atmosphere, thus
              *A positive feedback loop established, and continues

For the above climate "tipping point" to initiate, the atmosphere humidity has to absolutely increase, which the above chart of empirical evidence reveals it has not.

In fact, as seen, the atmospheric (relative) humidity is decreasing over time while CO2 levels increase - the exact opposite of all climate model and "consensus" expert predictions. Atmosphere Humidity: NOAA Scientists Determine Reality Is Opposite Of Climate Models' Prediction

just isn't cooperating with the GCM's; of course we all know when reality diverges from the model predictions, reality will be adjusted as necessary.

Comment Re:A mini ice age? Really? (Score 1) 185

The main problem the shrill Apocalyptic Global Warming Alarmists have is there are so many shrill alarmists pimping so many causes du jour, that their propaganda is getting lost in the cacophony. Add to that the current satellite data shows no statistically significant warming for 18 out of the 65 years that anthropogenic warming was even possible, it's no wonder that the "consensus" has fallen from 97% to the 50's range, and the popular opinion puts climate change near last.

Comment Re:Fine vs profit? (Score 1) 188

It's likely easier to jail a Corporate Officer for contempt of Court in disregarding a consent agreement, than it would have been to jail them on the original matter; not to mention that the action that violated the agreement would be a second count and liable for an other $0.74M fine, wash, rinse, repeat.

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst