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Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 1) 441

by delt0r (#49118465) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests
I personally know some people who contribute to the IPCC, I know many more that will never do that again. IPCC is a very very politicized report that is written and rewritten many times, by more senior people down the line. It has a lot less to do with science that it does with politics.

Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 1) 441

by delt0r (#49118407) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests
Clearly you don't know many scientists. Scientists, and by association the science they do, has no more integrity than anything else done by people. There are many examples, of bad reviews to people they don;t like, to flat out make shit up. Then there is grant review pannels and well the list keeps on going. Oh and in the US about 1/4 of or salary is suppose to be made up in grants in many universities.

Comment: Re:Not what it sounds like (Score 1) 397

Alcohol is more dangerous as it is easy to consume enough to kill you. Pot is not.

Perhaps. In my experience its a even split of people going to the hospital. Also i know of almost no one that smokes only pot, they are also typically drunk as well.

Alcohol is more dangerous because it causes you to do stupider stuff then stoners typically do.

Citation required. At least everywhere i have been where there are plenty of stoners, they do just as crazy shit as everyone else. I could cite the police reports to prove it.

Alcohol is more dangerous as it harms children more then pot.

You literary just made that up.

Alcohol is more dangerous to your health over the long term. Smoke pot, your liver will thank me.

Again with the made up shit.

Lets be clear we know alcohol can be bad for you. But we just don't have good data on pot. Mostly because it has been illegal. There is nothing to suggest that if was as widely used as alcohol and as widely abused that it would be any better.

This is what i hate about the drugs debate. The pro side is "totally harmless" the con side is "OMG your going to eat your friend when high one day". The truth is neither, and the best we can say from the data right now is that pot is *mostly* harmless for limited use depending on the person (if there is a history of metal issues in your family you may want to be a little more careful). And this study is another example of the bullshit that can come out with the science label slapped on it.

Comment: Re:The facts are irrelevant! (Score 1) 397

Err no. Look at the data. It does not tell the story that the headline portrays. If i pick a random person in society, what is it that is currently bad for them? If i do X what is my increased mortality rate? That is the difference. It is like the last study post on /. here. Some very awful statistics there, and a clear axe to grind.

Comment: Re:Terrible price (Score 1) 191

by delt0r (#49037091) Attached to: Apple Invests $848 Million Into Solar Farm
Because $ per watt is stupid. All it tells you is what you could get on a perfectly fine day in the middle of summer, in the tropics, for about 20min. Oh and its probably only if your panel is in space. The second any of these things are not true that 1Watt panel is producing far less than a watt. Average energy is better, average energy that is generated when you can use is better still.

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