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Comment: Re:Yes we do. (Score 1) 358

by jmccarty (#27864415) Attached to: Do We Really Need a National Climate Service?
Are you kidding! Look, the Atmosphere is 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 1% "Other". Of that 1% Other, 3% is CO2. If you look at contribution sources of that CO2, something like 95-97% comes from natural sources, and the rest comes from people. Clearly this 3-5% human contribution of C02 since the 1940's is responsible for the destruction of the ice caps and the earth. I don't know how you can look at those numbers and deny humanities huge impact on the environment. You must be a communist baby seal hater or something!

Comment: Mencoder+Handbrake (Score 1) 501

by jmccarty (#27527991) Attached to: Decent DVD-Ripping Solution For Linux?
A shell script I use for iPod videos:

echo -n "Please enter DVD name: "
read name
mplayer dvd://1 -dumpstream -dumpfile $name.vob ./HandBrakeCLI -i $name.vob -r 24 -B 128 -X 320 -Y 240 -I -o $name.mp4
rm $name.vob
echo "Completed"

And if you want a regular DVD...

echo -n "Please enter DVD name: "
read name
mencoder dvd:// -oac mp3lame -ovc xvid -xvidencopts pass=1 -o /dev/null
mencoder dvd:// -oac mp3lame -ovc xvid -xvidencopts pass=2:bitrate=800 -o $name.avi

+ - $99 HP Laptop -- no Intel Chips.->

Submitted by jmccarty
jmccarty writes: From the article: ... NVIDIA is showing off an HP Mini 1000 at CTIA that it has totally gutted, replacing the laptop's stock Atom-based circuitry with its own Tegra wares atop a bone-stock Windows CE build. At first the move seems counterproductive since Tegra can't run XP or Vista, but if you look at this as the first prototype of a large Tegra-powered $99 MID, you're thinking along the right lines.
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Won't somebody PLEASE THINK (Score 0) 904

by jmccarty (#27520873) Attached to: EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush
Actually, I think that NOT thinking is the cause of this discontentment. Right after 9/11 when Bush had a record high approval rating and everyone was ready to surrender their rights to be safe from terrorists, no one was thinking about what might happen down the road. No one said "In 8 years, maybe we won't want invasion of our privacy. Let's NOT sign the PATRIOT act." Once you have given power to the government, it is very difficult to take it away.

Comment: Re:Just out of curiosity... (Score 0) 355

by jmccarty (#27520533) Attached to: Climate Engineering As US Policy?
Fixing, didn't mean to post as AC. Thanks for the feedback. I had assumed it was mainly propaganda when I first saw it, but I didn't know if the 'scientific' arguments were valid. The main point of the video seemed to be that the sun is the primary driver of global warming and CO2's impact is negligible, but it looks like that argument is already taking place elsewhere.

The Force is what holds everything together. It has its dark side, and it has its light side. It's sort of like cosmic duct tape.