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Comment: Re: Who did the study? (Score 2, Insightful) 246

by rs79 (#49154675) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Who is NASA shilling for when they say "there has been no warming this century" ?

Who was NASA shilling for when the pointed out in 2010 the IPCC model was indeed broken in the exact same way Freeman Dyson said it was?

Who was James "Gaia theory" Lovelock shilling for when he said "I was wrong, and being alarmist . CO2 has gone up but the temperature hasn't risen this century. But them I'm not getting a climate grant so I can say that".

Who is the national snow and ice center shilling for when they point out the arctic ice as grown steadily for three years?

If you're so sure it's warming, how much warmer has it been each year compare to the previous? Why don't you know this? Why have all the graphs in the press shtoped showing up?

Because the temperature had flatlined that's why. Only the Daily Mail got this right. Imagine a world where out of all the newspaper only the Daily Mail had data that aligned with NASA and CERN, the rest misinterpreted it.

Don' t give me that "hottest year" crap, the 2014 data won't be qualified until march 2015. Not that one year indicated a trend.

At some point the math will run out. "Truthout" printed this:

"The last time we had this discussion was 2013, remember? Before that it was 2010. Before that it was 2005, and everything started with the Super El Nino in 1998. Statistically, saying that 2014 was the hottest year ever is a very valid thing, and if you understand statistics, I am envious of you."

Maybe if you hadn't skipped grade 10 stats you wouldn't be so confuzzled.

"But the global average temperature for these years, and every year since 1998 except 1999 and 2000, have all been virtually tied, if one is a casual civilian statistician watching or reading reporting on television or other media. But a few things have been overlooked in this and the periodic media outbursts that have preceded this event."

Look, I'm no math major... oh wait, yes, yes I am a math major. Not that that matters, "stats for the humanities" will also learn 'ya that when a record is tied for sixteen years that sorta mean it's NOT GOING UP. How many math classes do you have to skip to write something that fucking stupid? All of them?

When did the US become such a fact free zone?

The fact that The Guardian just got popped for publishing ghostwritten climate article as stories when they're ads may not help.

As a liberal I'm just revolted at this dumbing down. What the hell kind of world has a Comedian pretend to be a "science guy" with no science degree but who contradicts the guy that took over Einstein's job? And secretly influences media because of his "fame". Blinky the science clown strikes again.

Facts used to matter it he US.

Comment: Re:Who did the study? (Score 0) 246

by rs79 (#49154587) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Slashdot, where facts go to die under the weight of a commercial sponsored misinformation campaign. To future historians looking at this - we're so sorry. Some of us actually know better.

To the rest of you: y'all have a lot of reading to do. Stop listening t opinions on blogs and introduce yourself to the actual data. What you don't know would make a great book.

Why and how America has gone down the shitter

It can all be summed up by the last part of THAT speech. "We used to aspire to itelligence not belittle it. We used to be informed."

Comment: Re:Just damn (Score 1) 394

by rs79 (#49152679) Attached to: Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83


Space seed
City on the edge of forever
all the old movies
All the new movies

Since mid december I've had this playlist in VLC on shuffle for reasons I cannot explain. I stopped a couple of days ago. Again for reasons I can't explain.

When You look at just how popular he was and the length of time he played that role the math says he may well have been one of the most loved people in the planet.

Comment: Re:When will slashdot follow? (Score 1) 184

by rs79 (#49145083) Attached to: Facebook Puts Users On Suicide Watch

>facebook is mostly a teen phenomenon

Unlikely. FB has proven to be the most handy tool for collaboration worldwide between ichthyologists to ever happen. I can't speak or other disciplines but it's changed the face of this particular science.

Tumblr needs this WAY more tan anything else. Of course that would affect half the userbase.

Comment: Re:the samples are resistant to anti-malarial arte (Score 5, Interesting) 71

by rs79 (#49103765) Attached to: Drug-Resistant Malaria May Pose Major Threat

"In malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, for example, depletes its host of Vitamin A, possibly resulting in blindness in some cases. However, 200,000 International Units of Vitamin A, given to children every three months can reduce significantly their susceptibility to malaria. This would seem to be a minimum child dosage for the treatment of the disease."

Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 2, Interesting) 438

by rs79 (#49103725) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

"Wei-Hock Soon, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who claims that variations in the sun's energy can largely explain recent global warming."

He's in good company here, this scientist in 2008, using the same hypothesis correctly predicts the awful and cold winters of 2013 and 2014 The IPCC discredited him, but they have never predicted anything correctly. In fact their model flew off the rails with 75% error after 35 years of refinement.
NASA, NOAA point out warming has stalled, no temperature has exceeded 1998's.

"Since 2000, temperatures have been warmer than average, but they did not increase significantly. Data courtesy of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center." -

"Nearly every scientist that I know (IAAS) has a project on the side either studying the climate or cancer (preferably child cancer); this is what they must do in order to support their main research, since it probably has no funding."

Another Anonymous (why?) post on slashdot

'The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books — mine included — because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened," Lovelock said. "The climate is doing its usual tricks. There's nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now," he said. "The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,"

"'I made a mistake'
As “an independent and a loner,” he said he did not mind saying “All right, I made a mistake.” He claimed a university or government scientist might fear an admission of a mistake would lead to the loss of funding.
Lovelock -- who has previously worked with NASA and discovered the presence of harmful chemicals (CFCs) in the atmosphere but not their effect on the ozone layer -- stressed that humanity should still “do our best to cut back on fossil fuel burning” and try to adapt to the coming changes.
Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring and attribution at the U.K.’s respected Met Office Hadley Centre, agreed Lovelock had been too alarmist with claims about people having to live in the Arctic by 2100.

And he also agreed with Lovelock that the rate of warming in recent years had been less than expected by the climate models."

You think it's warming? Show me your data that proves NASA wrong then.

You do understand that that "97%" was 73 guys getting a climate grant each, right? Not that consens ever equalled truth:

"97%+ of geologists agreed the continents were stable. It was Settled Science. Hundreds of research papers supported it. Overwhelming consensus. And wrong. And, oddly (not really, if you think about it a moment), it was not a geologist but a meteorologist, Alfred Wegener, who ultimately showed all the mutually agreeing geologists they had it all wrong; the continents move." - Dr. Michael K. Oliver"

Comment: Re:Seiki (Score 1) 330

by rs79 (#49042073) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

I got a Seiki too for a few hundred bucks new. I was gonna spend more on a non-4K set but the sales droid was honest and said "this is better and cheaper". To be honest I don't even drive the thing at 4K. I played with some yt 4K files in the store but just use it to play 1920p files and it's stucking funning frankly. I don't see how you can beat this bang fir the buck, higher quality beyond this is all an expensive diminished return.

Sure I'd love a 60" 3d 4K curved Toshiba. But is the picture twice as good as the cheapest 4K monitor? No, not really.

Find a store that has a Seiki and play a 1920p and then 2160p video on it and see if that's good enough. Cold, dead, fingers etc. for mine.

The thing about micro miniaturization and automation is, "cheap chinese" is now of higher quality than Sony stuff was two decades ago and really isn't any loner an instant kiss of death imo. Hell, Mercedes has TRW make some suspension parts for them there, people there make what they're told and if you stop telling them to make crap they can crank out some pretty amazing stuff.

Comment: Re:IOW, he's a rentseeker. (Score 1, Informative) 175

by rs79 (#49008059) Attached to: The Man Squatting On Millions of Dollars Worth of Domain Names

We've been through this for 20+ years. The counterargument is people can use these name now that otherwise wouldn't be able to. Long term it's a wash.

I met Gary 20 years go, he's a decent guy. Although I haven't talked to him in over a decade he was always a man of his word.

Comment: Re:Wrong (Score 1) 958

by rs79 (#48966565) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness

You literally don't know what you're talking about.

"Nearly every chronic disease is the result of one nutrient deficiency or another".

The guy that said that won two nobels and his discovery let him create the fields of biochemistry, quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Einstein didn't understand his work, Feynman did later on and switched to biology.

I've spent a few years reading this stuff and the works of others and I'm telling you there's an entire branch of science you don't understand.

But go ahead tell me what you've read about this. What part exactly is it you disagree with? Perhaps you can summarize for out lovely anf talented audience Potters work with cancer or why and how Shaefer's cancer detection scheme is so cunningly clever or how many people in Uganda have been saved by a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids or what the efficacy rate is.

Best of all, let's hear your hypothesis about why EBOV seems to have stopped.

According to all the latest reports, there was no truth in any of the earlier reports.