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Comment Re:Why Are We Deferring to an Economic Organizatio (Score 1) 715

I think after quashing a hundred or so of this type of allegation, only to find out it was absolute rubbish put about for propaganda, one quite rightly gets tired of chasing down the filibustering allegations of the tin foil hat denialist brigade. The obviously fervent prejudices of this "Institute", plus the precise timing, sets off enough alarms to warrant skipping further analysis. As other people have said here, show me the top-tier peer-reviewed climate science journal article if you want to be noticed. If you believe there is some massive global collusion amongst scientists preventing such articles from being published, then you know very little about scientists (or global politics for that matter).

Comment Re:How can they tell... (Score 1) 746

"Can you cite some research which isn't based on CRU's Hockey Stick graph which has been debunked" Can you cite some research about atoms that isn't based on the 'plum pudding' model of atoms, which has been debunked? The point is that the climate models evolve over time. The word "based on" that you use is ambiguous - we must assume you mean 'refined/evolved from'. Example of an improved climate model:

Comment Re:How can they tell... (Score 2, Informative) 746

There is a natural variability that correlates to several known processes. There have been dips and peaks of greater magnitude since the start of the industry and beyond. The long term clear is very though; and fits well with the increasingly accurate climate models that have been refined over time to include these know processes.

Submission + - Apple takes action over Australian logos (

sams67 writes: Australian supermarket Woolworth is on the receiving end of an action from Apple over Woolworth's new logo. The green, highly stylised logo, shown side-by-side with the Apple logo in the linked article, could at best be described apple-like. As described in the article, Apple is taking similar action in Australia against music festival promoter, Poison Apple, and pay TV provider Foxtel, over their fruit-related logos.

Computers Key To Air France Crash 911

Michael_Curator writes "It's no secret that commercial airplanes are heavily computerized, but as the mystery of Air France Flight 447 unfolds, we need to come to grips with the fact that in many cases, airline pilots' hands are tied when it comes to responding effectively to an emergency situation. Boeing planes allow pilots to take over from computers during emergency situations, Airbus planes do not. It's not a design flaw — it's a philosophical divide. It's essentially a question of what do you trust most: a human being's ingenuity or a computer's infinitely faster access and reaction to information. It's not surprising that an American company errs on the side of individual freedom while a European company is more inclined to favor an approach that relies on systems. As passengers, we should have the right to ask whether we're putting our lives in the hands of a computer rather than the battle-tested pilot sitting up front, and we should have right to deplane if we don't like the answer."

Comment Evolve, or ... (Score 1) 948

"is it time to concentrate on consolidation and standardisation in GNU/Linux in general, and the desktop in particular?"

Another thing that annoys me is the diversity of animals and plants on Earth. It makes it so hard to study them all. Isn't it time to concentrate on the consolidation and standardisation living species in general?

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer