Debate is a contest of orators. Science is a contest of evidence.
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" It is a chilling, short story masterpiece about the role of technology in our lives. Written in 1909, it's as relevant today as the day it was published. Forster has several prescient notions including instant messages (email!) and cinematophoes (machines that project visual images)."
If you want someone else to do the research for then it has already been done. You reject their conclusions so why would my input be any different? If independent verification is what you require then get to work boring your own trees and analyzing the rings. Gather your own weather data and crunch the numbers. Write it up for the world to read and critique. Until then you are armchair quaterbacking.
Me, I have a job and it isnt as a statistician, mathematician, or climatologist. So when those people talk about their field of expertise I listen up and ask them dumb questions. I hope they would do the same if they had questions relevant to my field.
relevant Mr Show quote (NSFW)
If you had actually read up on the subject you would know the answers to your questions. It is much easier to cast unfounded doubt though.
It is very similar to the Music scene that way. It is very cool to be in the know of some awesome local band, but as soon as they get airplay and make a record all the cool wears off for the hipsters. "I used to go see them at all the local shows, but then they sold out."
I look at the graph on the Realclimate page and see the line labeled "Oerlemans-2005" showing a roughly
I will second this. I used this to encode all of my Kid DVDs so that the original copies are never ruined. My movies too, but for reasons of convenience rather than worries about damage. Combine this with a Popcorn Hour(my choice), MythTV, etc and you have your entire movie library at your fingertips.
Get ready to belly up to the gravel bar because some kooks answered this question in the 70s!
I have to disagree with you on this point. I replaced an Athlon64 3800+ machine with a Popcorn Hour because the Athlon simply did not have the power to play back 1080p content. It could manage 720p no problem, but would stutter on 1080p enough to make it unwatchable. It was also far harder to setup and use MythTV then it is the PH. Sure the PH has it flaws, but it works out of the box with a remote and plays nearly any media you stream at it. Also, if you are starting from scratch, it is cheaper.