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Comment: Re:Stop blaming the Soviets (Score 5, Insightful) 144

by pastafazou (#48037279) Attached to: Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry
Why do you declare it a fuckup? They diverted the water, and now have farmland where before they had desert. That was their plan. If you're telling me that they wanted farmland in the desert as well as the Aral Sea to stay the same, then yes it was a fuckup. But I don't think that was the intention.

Comment: Yes they do (Score 5, Informative) 475

by pastafazou (#47972933) Attached to: US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria
The Raptor has three internal weapons bays: a large bay on the bottom of the fuselage, and two smaller bays on the sides of the fuselage, aft of the engine intakes.[140] It can carry six medium range missiles in the center bay and one short–range missile in each side bay;[141] Four of the medium range missiles can be replaced with two bomb racks that can each carry one medium-size or four smaller bombs.

Comment: Re:Talking Point (Score 2, Insightful) 427

by pastafazou (#47864651) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013
That's not moving goalposts. If you ask for the data, you expect you'll get the original recordings, not a bunch of values that have been adjusted arbitrarily at someone's whim without an explanation of those adjustments and a means of extracting the original values.

The Universe is populated by stable things. -- Richard Dawkins