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Comment: Um, but Antarctic LAND ice, on the other hand... (Score 1) 744

by mik (#39798387) Attached to: 'Gaia' Scientist Admits Mispredicting Rate of Climate Change
The Globe is a big place - and "global warming" implies that the *average* temperature is increasing, not that all points on the globe rise as you suggest. You are correct that sea ice in the southern hemisphere has been increasing, but the *land* ice in Antarctica has not only been decreasing, but has been doing so at an *accelerating* rate... Sea ice anywhere is floating and displaces water. Imagine, for a moment, where there missing land ice in Antarctica is going... in your words, "Uh oh."

Comment: Re:typical slashdot scare mongering (Score 1) 207

by mik (#31259780) Attached to: <em>Second Life</em> Tries To Backpedal On the GPL
I dunno, while the threat is "we'll ban you from Second Life", the constraints on software are darn clear - they want developers to require shrinkwrap EULA to *distribute* downstream derived works, and require developers to assume liability for all downstream developer and user actions. Sounds like GPL conflict to me.

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