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Comment: volume? (Score 1) 310

by onemorechip (#44921709) Attached to: Arctic Ice Extent Tops 2012's, But Is 6th Lowest In History

"The volume of sea ice – that is, how thick the Arctic ice is..."

Er, no, "how thick the ice is" is called "thickness". Volume is thickness times area (or more precisely, thickness integrated over area).

That said, two data points (last year's area and this year's area) do not a trend make. I can't believe how many people don't get that (or enjoy telling lies so much that they don't care that it contradicts reason).

Comment: Re:How does this account for those who change part (Score 2) 758

by onemorechip (#42942047) Attached to: Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

Mod parent up. I wish we could count on our respective parties to uphold some core values. I don't vote for Democrats because I expect some return in the form of liberalization of government or society. Disappointment after disappointment has taught me not to do that. I vote for Democrats because I don't want more Scalias and Thomases deciding what the Constitution really means, and because I don't want the Bushes and Palins and Ryans and Romneys of the world pushing their crazy world views on us all.

Comment: Re:So what the article is saying... (Score 4, Interesting) 758

by onemorechip (#42942027) Attached to: Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

1. I've never called for censorship. I do like people to act civilly, but in any kind of public forum that can't be enforced, it's just a wish.
2. I'm not so much pro-gun control as I am opposed to letting one organization have such a powerful pull on what laws get made that we can't even expect our lawmakers to engage in a legitimate discourse on the topic.
3. I have no idea what you are talking about.
4. Seriously, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Maybe you need to talk to some real liberals instead of listening to stereotypes of them on TV.

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