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Comment: Re:Absolutely (Score 1) 131

by interval1066 (#49755861) Attached to: Video Games: Gateway To a Programming Career?
I wouldn't say that video gaming influenced me much, of course in my day (I'm an old fart) video games were arcade games. But no, not much influence. I write mostly business logic anyway, graphics are not really what I do. As for Mark Zonkerboyd, he can eat my hat. I don't care much for the boy and he can get stuffed.

+ - FBI can not name a single big case helped by Patriot Act's snooping provisions-> 1

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mi writes: “The agents we interviewed did not identify any major case developments that resulted from use of the records obtained in response to Section 215 orders,” the inspector general concluded — though he said agents did view the material they gathered as “valuable” in developing other leads or corroborating information.
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Comment: Re:Rich Family Dies, World At Peril!!! (Score 2) 170

by Archangel Michael (#49752863) Attached to: DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect

I am not sure I understand what your point is. Are you saying the sole cause of poverty in the black community is because they name their kids Darnell and Jamal?

Or are you simply justifying bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior?

My point is, people like you are the closet racist that you think everyone else is, simply because you keep telling black people that they can't make it without white help (and a huge dose of white guilt). The fact is, that kind of racist attitude is exactly where a large chunk of the problem is.

When you actually see the racist remarks by liberals when a black person succeeds (see Ben Carson), then you'll understand the problem is Racism, it just isn't the kind you're expecting to see. 50 years of white guild progressive policies have decimated the black community.

Comment: Re:Strangely mixed signals here (Score 0, Troll) 239

by mi (#49752629) Attached to: ESA Satellite Shows Sudden Ice Loss In Southern Antarctic Peninsula

Ha! The submissions can all be dismissed as "biased" without trying too hard. All of the Climate-scientists paid by the government and international institutions, for example, are inherently biased — should they conclude, there is no danger in global warming, their grants will dry out and they'll lose their jobs and influence.

Worse! Even if the scientists themselves are sincere, the people who run their departments and the international institutions are politicians and thus (far) less trust-worthy. And it is in their interest to only seek-out and hire scientists, who favour their agenda — sincerely or otherwise. A good scientist may still be able to find employment, but if the International Panel on Climate Change is closed, a lot of the currently-influential people will become nobodies...

The conflict of interest is so stunning, I'm surprised we can still breath in the room with this giant elephant. Compared to that bias, a blogger's personal agenda is nothing to speak of...

Comment: Re:Any materialized predictions? (Re:Sudden?) (Score 0) 239

by mi (#49752537) Attached to: ESA Satellite Shows Sudden Ice Loss In Southern Antarctic Peninsula

Here's the latest one.

Like I said many times before: once the result is known, finding somebody having "predicted" is too easy to be convincing. If you put 720 stalled clocks into one room, each set to a different minute, one of them will always show correct time.

No, please, link to a prediction published — anywhere, be it "peer-reviewed" publication or a tabloid — online before it materialized... And not just one, but at least two or three.

Comment: Re:Any materialized predictions? (Re:Sudden?) (Score -1, Troll) 239

by mi (#49752477) Attached to: ESA Satellite Shows Sudden Ice Loss In Southern Antarctic Peninsula

it isn't a good example of a prediction.

Of course, it is not a good example of a prediction — it failed! I "cited" it as an illustration of a "binary" prediction only. Sorry, I don't know of any "good" predictions made by the Climate-scientists, so I cited a bad one. Do you?

Are you ready to try again? Of all people, you already know very well, what I'm seeking — and agree, that the format I ask for is not unreasonable...

Comment: Re:Strangely mixed signals here (Score 0, Troll) 239

by mi (#49752411) Attached to: ESA Satellite Shows Sudden Ice Loss In Southern Antarctic Peninsula

It was about sea ice. The ice loss in evidence is land ice.

Distinction without difference. Both would evidence to the dangers of global warming — or lack thereof. That one was posted, while the other was not, hints at a bias...

It fails to distinguish between Arctic sea ice (which is retreating) and Antarctic (which is advancing).

The difference between the poles may affect local residents on each, but it does not affect the debate of whether or not the whole planet is warming to an alarming — or even perceptible — degree.

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