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Comment: Re:No Static Typing (Score 1) 177

by rs79 (#49324979) Attached to: Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices

"It is also interesting that 40 years of careful research into programming language design, including very sophisticated systems such as Algol 68 and Common Lisp, had absolutely no effect on the design of what are the most commonly used hack languages today. (PHP and C.)"

You may have won the Internet today. I salute you sir.

(btw I'm totally stealing this)

Comment: Whether you think climate change is real or not&md (Score 1) 416

by rs79 (#49277339) Attached to: Politics Is Poisoning NASA's Ability To Do Science

8th December 2010 13:24 GMT - A group of top NASA and NOAA scientists say that current climate models predicting global warming are far too gloomy, and have failed to properly account for an important cooling factor which will come into play as CO2 levels rise.

Why did Earth’s surface temperature stop rising in the past decade?

"Since the turn of the century, however, the change in Earth’s global mean surface temperature has been close to zero."
"Since 2000, temperatures have been warmer than average, but they did not increase significantly." Data courtesy of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

A hypothesis that the heat was sequestered in the ocean abyss was proven incorrect by NASA in October of 2014 - "the cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005", according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have stopped in 1998. It started in 1978. But there really has been no warming this century.

"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

Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014

Sea ice is increasing

OP is less aware of the science than Cruz is. How is that even possible?

Comment: SYMBOLICS IS NOT THE FIRST DOT COM (Score 5, Informative) 48

by rs79 (#49253175) Attached to: Oldest Dot-com Domain Turning 30

Everyone gets this wrong.

BIND was written at Digital when Brian Reid looked at Mockapetris spec and got Vixie to take the Berkeley B-Tree code and produce BIND.

Now what do you suppose the chances are that he didn't bother to grab How bout zero? If you guessed that, you deserve a cookie.

Reid has the nic receipt for and it predates February vs. March, NSI screwed up the dates in one of their transitions.

Ref: Brian Reid. Ask him yourself. This was explained on one of the domain mailing lists during the DNS wars.

Comment: Re:Price Controls? (Score 0, Troll) 279

by rs79 (#49218629) Attached to: California's Hot, Dry Winters Tied To Climate Change

Diverting 93% of the water to grow lettuce in the desert since 1920 had nothing to do with it.

Also, ignore the arctic ice that's been increasing for three years, the antarctic ice that's always grown and hit a new record in 2014, snow in Hawaii, and the great lakes that have frozen early,and that have frozen over compete the last two years. Ignore Niagara falls that has frozen over two years in a row and ignore all the record cold around the country. Ignore the fact we kill killed half the worlds trees in the last 100 years and where we do theres drought and ignore the fact the IPCC did not admit trees ate CO2 until 2010. Ignore the fact NAS falsified the CO2 hypothesis in 2010 and ignore the fact the climate models now have 95% error.Ignore the fact corals have genes that upregulate to ignore acidification and warming and ignore the fact pollution (I'm especially looking at you big oil) has gotten worse while we're distracted by this nonsense. Ignore the fact not a single IPCC prediction ever came true.

And especially ignore NAA/NOAA when they say "there has been no warming this century"

Creation science, social science, climate science... if you have to add "science" to a word to give it legitimacy, it's not science any more than the Democratic People's republic of North Korea is a democracy. Real sciences yield natural laws to quote Feynman.

Instead, look at 01% of a country that is 2% of the world.

1) Ice

2) records:

3) Trees:

4) Coral

5) Model:
"8th December 2010 13:24 GMT - A group of top NASA and NOAA scientists say that current climate models predicting global warming are far too gloomy, and have failed to properly account for an important cooling factor which will come into play as CO2 levels rise."

6) Pollution:

7) "There has been no warming this century"

Comment: Notice they don't mention temprature? (Score 3, Interesting) 366

Wouldn't you expect them to say "It's gotten x degrees warmer every year" for some value of x?

Notice they stopped postings graphs of how much warmer it is? They used to.

The sum total of all harm is itemised in one paragraph: "The state of Florida is the region most susceptible to the effects of global warming in this country, according to scientists. Sea-level rise alone threatens 30 percent of the state’s beaches over the next 85 years."

How can the sea rise only on 30% of beaches? has a nice temperature dashboard that has all the data you can play with and graph in realtime. May I suggest you go and look at it to find out what x is? Aren't you curious?

The explanation for the 30% figure is twofold. If you'll notice, where they ripped up all the trees, erosion takes place. In the Keys, whihc they can't touch, not so much.

Also, they've been pumping groundwater out for ages. Do you think this leaves behind a great huge hole and a vacuum? No really, the land sort of sinks:

All the simple programs have been written.