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Comment: Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (Score 1) 366

Science is not supposed to be driven by consensus. It is supposed to be driven by the scientific method. You are supposed to design a theory that makes worthwhile predictions about some aspect of the real world and then test it in the real world to ensure it actually predicts stuff. If you are lucky the theory will make predictions of something that people did not expect to happen in the real world but that actually does happen. One example of this would be Special Relativity and the time dilation phenomenon.

AGW theory so far has done no proper predictions about the future. In that regard it is useless as a scientific theory.

Comment: Re:It's a huge risk (Score 1) 22

by cheesybagel (#47425205) Attached to: Apple Gets Its First Batch of iPhone Chips From TSMC

Yes especially in the last couple of years. This negatively impacted NVIDIA and AMD's GPU business more than once. They also had packaging issues a couple of years back. Remember the NVIDIA GPU recall?

TSMC is the world's largest foundry business. They do not design chips. They manufacture chips. Their competitors are companies like GlobalFoundries. AMD does not have factories anymore, everything is manufactured at TSMC or GlobalFoundries, and until a couple of years ago Intel did not allow 3rd parties to use their chip factories.

Comment: Re:What difference now does it make? :) Sunk costs (Score 1) 312

by cheesybagel (#47420635) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

The F-35 is particularly awful because they tried to make an all services plane out of it. They probably could have made a combined USAF/USN fighter more or less easily. But adding the VTOL requirement for the Marines and the UK was the final straw.

Last time the US tried something like this was with the F-111 and that was a procurement disaster.

Comment: Re:Modern Day Anti-Evolutionists (Score 1) 366

by cheesybagel (#47417143) Attached to: Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

The rise in temperature been flat for the last decade. Every single prediction made by anthropogenic global warming I have heard so far has failed. It is junk science.

It is convenient to make a theory that neither explains anything nor can be proven until after you die and your grant money had been already spent.

Comment: Re:It *isn't* that well understood (Score 1) 366

by cheesybagel (#47417023) Attached to: Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

There is a painting in Venice of a staircase to the canals made a couple of centuries back. The staircase is totally submerged now. The sea level has been rising for a long time. It is not a new phenomenon. What a lot of people disagree on is a) how much of it is actually caused by human activities. b) is it a problem or not.

AGW theory is bullshit because it cannot make long term predictions of climate. It mispredicted the temperature for the entire last decade for example. The model is flawed at best and probably worthless.

Comment: Re:That's Less Than $1 per Device (Score 1) 525

by cheesybagel (#47404599) Attached to: Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

They already are incredibly cheap to manufacture. How do you think Apple gets all that profit every single year?

Of course if the robots were that good the location where the manufacturing plant is should be mostly inconsequential. Productions could be anywhere with cheap space and electricity. What I suspect will happen, as usually does in any corporation that tries to apply robots to what used to be an all human assembly line, is massive failure and hiring of more indentured servants, er i mean interns.

"An open mind has but one disadvantage: it collects dirt." -- a saying at RPI