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Comment: Re:Please tell me this is satire (Score 1) 318

by budgenator (#49132857) Attached to: Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP

I assumed that what Tredinnick meant was NHS was so bad that anything would be an improvement. If he's talking about making diagnosis based on a person's horoscope, that would be pretty loonie; if he's talking about head nurses not letting staff take extra time off durring full moons in OB, ER or mental health then that would make sense.

Comment: Re:BS aside, is the K-XL a good thing or not? (Score 1) 429

by budgenator (#49126665) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Doesn't matter the Canadians have most of the pipelines they need to ship the crude east, then they can load the crude on an Canadian Atlantic port instead of an American Gulf port. Building off a spur to Lamton county would bring feedstock to chemical valley refineries, further helping the Canadian economy. My understanding is the US get a 10% discount on the oil, which would go away with a more global competition for Alberta crude.

Comment: Re:Good grief... (Score 1) 672

by budgenator (#49116175) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

Except the demonstration doesn't work, if the editing was done to make a repeatable demonstration more visable that would be editing, editing to make a failed demonstration appear to work that is scientific fraud. Even more damning, is that they don't seem to know that a greenhouse doesn't work by trapping infrared light, else they wouldn't have designed their demonstration like it did.

Comment: Re:Good grief... (Score 1) 672

by budgenator (#49114367) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

So if you trying to say that you have to be able to wire-wrap NAND gates into a computer CPU, or you should STFU, I suspect your UID is too low to say anything; a big part of my scepticism comes from knowing how computers actually work. GCMs grid the Earth into 3X3 which means there are 14,400 cells that the models have to interate over; the errors due to even converting from fixed point to floating point numerical representation will steadily spiral into chaos under those conditions. Please refer to "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow" by Edward Norton Lorenz

Two states differing by imperceptible amounts may eventually evolve into two considerably different states ... If, then, there is any error whatever in observing the present state—and in any real system such errors seem inevitable—an acceptable prediction of an instantaneous state in the distant future may well be impossible....In view of the inevitable inaccuracy and incompleteness of weather observations, precise very-long-range forecasting would seem to be nonexistent.

Comment: Re:Good grief... (Score 4, Informative) 672

by budgenator (#49111057) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

Considering the way he and Al Gore were savaged for blatant scientific fraud over at WUTWT in Al Gore and Bill Nye FAIL at doing a simple CO2 experiment, his opinion doesn't carry much weigjht. If somebody is going to tell us we are scientifically illiterate, at least find somebody with more chops than Science Fair Baking Soda Vulcanoes.

Comment: Re:Aspergers, LOL (Score 1) 289

Some people are just so inhertently hostile toward toward autistic spectrumites, I've often wondered if it wasn't due to some psycological pathology, perhaps like xenophobia. Another possibility is that the displayed social rigidity is a symptom of autistic spectrum conditions, that it's more like the homophobic gay people.

Comment: Re: Aspergers, LOL (Score 1) 289

It probably doesn't help that this child is enrolled at a private school, too. While those who earned their own wealth can sometimes be reasonable people, those who got it handed to them by their parents are almost always entitled little shits who see themselves as far more important than they really are. Get a bunch of them together in a clsssroom, and of course there will be snobbery and social disfunction. That's just what happens when there are too many roosters trying to rule a small roost.

Don't worry, the second generation usually does OK, the third generation usually either loses it all, or is consumed with liberal guilt and gives it away.

Comment: Re:More liberal than libertarian (Score 1) 580

by budgenator (#49043979) Attached to: Low Vaccination Rates At Silicon Valley Daycare Facilities

I have no issue with vaccines. I have an issue with government usurping the power to decide what medical treatment I will undergo.

I would submit that few children in daycare have the faculties to make a competent informed consent or refusal of medical treatment. Furthermore the rights of people to refuse treatment is a separate issue from people's rights to be protected from public danger.

Comment: Re: WTF (Score 1) 297

by budgenator (#49008081) Attached to: Canadian Climate Scientist Wins Defamation Suit Against National Post

"If the data being used against your arguments is so faulty, let it be put out there and publish your paper proving their conclusions wrong. "
We'd all love the AGW-deniers to do exactly that. They don't. Instead they libel--as proven in a court of law.

See there it is, the warmest say they don't libel, but they go full-monkey mode flinging the poo of the thinly veiled Holocaust Denier Ad Hominen, in the first sentence.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato