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Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 0) 183

by BasilBrush (#47920917) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

You're displaying a fundamental misunderstanding of perspective. The way to hide the projection is to view it from up close, not a long way away. In the same way that you can see a 3 foot house chimney from a distance but you can't see it when you are standing a few feet from the door.

Comment: Re:Warmists never bother debating anymore (Score 1) 572

by riverat1 (#47919927) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Correct, however for those who do the maths, energy captured due to CO2 absorption (all else ignored) has a T^3 factor. Blackbody radiation (the heat emitted to space) has a T^4 component. When you do the maths, temperature rise is logrithmic with CO2 proportion. Basically, temperature rise is quoted for a doubling in CO2. Say 1.2 degrees - to get another 1.2 degrees, you need to double again etc.

Now to try to make it scarier, you can introduce feedback - so the hotter it gets, the rate of increase get faster to offset the logrithmic CO2/T. The trouble is that whilst the temperature increase due to CO2 has been tested time and again, and uses sound physics principles, the feedback is more or less guess work. Models are tweaked with new feedback terms until they match previous years...

You were doing so well then you just sailed right off the tracks. On what basis do you claim that feedback is more or less guesswork? Models are not tweaked to match previous years. Any adjustments are made on the basis of better understanding of the physics involved.

Comment: Re:Great one more fail (Score 1) 576

by PopeRatzo (#47919385) Attached to: High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Tell that to conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt, who said he believes semi-automatic rifles are great for women because they don't have to worry so much about aiming.

Believe it or not, this is a common trope in the gun community. They need lots of bullets in case they miss.

Comment: Re:Great one more fail (Score 1) 576

by PopeRatzo (#47919341) Attached to: High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

You will find that all of those quotes except that of George Mason are fraudulent.

The actual Thomas Jefferson quote is, “No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands or tenements]“

The George Washington quote isn't found anywhere but on Second Amendment activist sites. It doesn't appear anywhere in Washington's papers. The first quote, which you attribute to Alexander Hamilton, is usually attributed to Samuel Adams. The only problem is, Adams never said it either.

That's the thing about this Second Amendment "movement", which as I said, started in the 1980s. They lie. They make stuff up. Maybe they don't realize that people can check these things, or maybe they don't care. As I said above, it tells you everything you need to know about the intellectual honesty of the pro-gun movement.

Comment: Re:Perspective (Score 0) 266

by geekoid (#47918471) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

Apple thinks it can give someone a gift, and trust that person setting to accurate reflect the user.

" I want my library to be composed of material I choose, not apple."
The turn off that damn feature., IT's not Apples fault you don't know how to use your phone.

I bet you are so outrage, you'll get rid of all your Apple stuff, right? what's that? you won't? Then you don't care that much. do you?

"Once they go up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department." -- Werner von Braun