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Comment: Not going well is right, not the way you think (Score 1) 308

We've been conducting a geo-engineering experiment by increasing the CO2 content of the atmosphere and, so far, it isn't going well.

You're right. As an experiment to show CO2 causes warming it totally has sucked, because it shows in fact the opposite - over a decade without warming even as CO2 emissions continue to increase.

It's quite obvious at this point temperature changes have very little correlation to CO2 added to the atmosphere. Which was only logical one you realized what a tiny part of the atmosphere CO2 really is... so our percentage increases of it add little in terms of absolute amounts.

Comment: Wrong, moisture comes from evaporation. (Score 1) 308

You are assuming that a warming climate is more helpful, but you could have a warm dry desert

Wrong. A warmer climate releases more moisture into the atmosphere from the oceans, which winds up on land. You always have a net positive effect on moisture...

This has also been noted in explanations of why snowfall amounts are up in some areas.

Deserts are the result of specific weather patterns not allowing moisture to flow to a region, but it always goes somewhere...

We also have proof of this simple fact, the medieval warm period was a fair amount warmer than we are now, and it was in fact a great time for agriculture.

Lastly, you are again ignoring jungles which are as hot as deserts... you seem to think that a great amount of heat automatically means desert which is very far from the truth.

But the most rise we are predicted to see anyway is about 2-3C.

Comment: Err on the side of warmth (Score 0) 308

If the climate were generally cooling, I'd agree with the thought we need to figure out how to stop or slow it.

But a warming climate? That has far more helpful benefits than downsides for life in general and biodiversity across the planet. You have only to look at the jungle compared to that arctic to realize that...

So please do NOT screw up whatever warming process is underway and move us to a cooling phase.

Comment: Re:Global warming is bunk anyway. (Score 0, Troll) 308

It's only "warming" in the sense of a global average

Which also has not been warming either for the past decade or so. :-)

For which, there are a lot of excuses but not much warming... all that time CO2 has continue to increase so obviously what temperature changes there are, is disconnected from CO2.

Comment: Re:innovation thwarted (Score 1) 131

by SuperKendall (#48435499) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

They were taking OTA signals and retransmitting them across the internet for profit without paying the broadcaster a dime.

I could do that myself legally (I do so all the time, recording over the air signals and replaying them later on other devices), so why couldn't I pay someone to put an antenna somewhere for me?

The key was they really did have one antenna per customer, so it was exactly that - an antenna rental.

So why do YOU see anything wrong with that?

Comment: A CS degree is a pretty good base (Score 1) 158

by SuperKendall (#48420495) Attached to: Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

To get a CS degree, he would have had to do a fair degree of programming - but even better is that he understands concepts like O(N) difficulty... it's important to have an understanding that sometimes things are not very possible because of sheep computational needs.

Comment: Dear FCC (Score 1) 104

by Lumpy (#48420255) Attached to: Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

The problem is NOT funding, The problem is that we have people in charge of the schools that are complete MORONS in regard to technology.

Want to really do some good? design a plan. for the technology backbone in every school and force the schools to adhere to it. Part of the plan is REQUIRED spending on maintenance and replacements. Schools try to use crap forever, I know of TWO schools that still has 10 base T switches in place and Freaking HP routers.

Schools need to be forced to upgrade the gear. All networking gear replaced every 5 years no matter what. Until we get competent people in charge at public schools the technology will continue to be a joke.

Even rich school are running with 10+ year old crap. Honestly VGA for the classroom video to a freaking projector that needed a bulb 2 years ago is shameful.

Comment: Re:Beware the T E R R O R I S T S !! (Score 1) 428

by Lumpy (#48418273) Attached to: Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

"You're willing to sit on the sidelines while ISIS engages in a campaign of genocide and ethnic/religious cleansing?"

This has been happening in the Middle East for more than 1000 years. If you think ISIS is something new then you really need to get an education.
Murdering each other is a way of life in the Middle east. Their holy books demand you kill non believers.

Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)"

The difference between the factions of Muslims are trivial, yet they murder each other based on this exact passage. ISIS LIVES by this passage and guess what, Thousands upon thousands of groups before them have done the same.

Trying to bring peace to the middle east is as futile as trying to stop the sun from shining.

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