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Comment Re:Nukes are safer than coal. (Score 0) 248

Funny how they mention mercury in coal. Since 1960 designed power plants that hasnt been a problem. What power plants were those results based on?

Strange how wood burning, the pre-cursor and domininate form of energy that is used throughout the developing world to cook breakfast, cook lunch, cook diner and provide warmth while releasing actual harmful and actual noxic gas. Add that to the equation and see how bad coal is. The green industry is everywhere and forests are being subsidised to be cut down and burned. Look at what happened in 1960 when Chairman Mao decided to cut all the forests of china down so they could refine steel for weapons.

But history and logic arent fair to use. Tv says man made global warming is real therefore it is real, and TV is always right ;)

Comment Nice find (Score 1) 149

Thats a really well worded find. "Can" is soft-speak for 'we imagined really hard and after alot of debate, we might just mention this because our Sierra club membership requires us to buy into the scare".

So, ignore all the real problems. Plastic in the oceans - gotcha. The birds wont have grand children, so we should be alarmed. Stop making drinks with ice cubes today and you'll be saving the planet tomorrow.

What huberus. Why are these things posted when there is so much going on in the world that isnt to do with man made global cooling and eco-stasis.

Comment Re:i think it shows trends in GitHub's demographic (Score 5, Insightful) 132

And why would CSS be more than HTML? There's nobody who uses CSS without HTML, but people do use HTML without CSS. So CSS should be a subset of HTML (also neither are programming languages, but that's a separate argument). So even ignoring massive bias problems, I question their accuracy.

Comment lol, atleast the AGW message is still strong (Score 1) 185

Gotta make sure everyone signs upto the anti-plants plans @ paris. The doom sayers cant predict the future weather for 30 years. The rhetoric coming from those humans shows they have not spent enough time on earth. And is essentially another sad tale of people not selling out, but buying in.

2 Real time with Bill Maher's ago, Bill had Prof Mann on. You have to watch it. Not only does the most emminent figure of man made global warming make for a good guest, he also asks what do you want to hear, so he can say it to you: its worse than what we thought.

You cant make the climate agree with elegant theories because the earth doesnt know how to read. As long as the earth continues to be uncooperative with the AGW believer industry, we're all be headed for trouble and all the steps which we could do to adapt are being avoided. Its like winston churchill famously said: "America will try every option and eventually do the right thing."

Sadly we have to cut off our nose to spit our face when we could have used the last 20 years to figure out cancer or heart disease. Instead we have spent alot of money and opportunity on a fake feel-good "science" industry when people are dying today. When someone says 'think of the grand children", they know more things are more important than their pet cause. Who cares about unborn grand children when we're all dying of cancer today?!?!

Comment If you repeat a lie long enough... (Score -1, Troll) 417

Maybe these scientists wont be alive to be proven wrong, but the current 30 years of models have all proven to overstate alot of the forcings of reality.

So if you feel alarmed by their claim, dont worry, its just another press release before Paris. All the stories of freezing and no more Greenland or Arctic ice melting has these gravey train rent seekers scared.

I still think these ficticious articles need to be prefixed with 'CLAIM!' otherwise the website operators should explain why we should believe this denier-based faith should be taken seriously when reality hasnt cooporated with anything they have spent our tax dollars on ever.

And where is slashdot's link about the EPA dumping 3 million gallons of acid into the middle of america's water supply? Is that not worth talking about every day for the rest of the year? How many unborn children wont be born because our children are being killed by the agency whos job is to protect us from environmental disasters in the first place??

Comment Re:Well. (Score 1) 152

Only because company policy makes it so. If they want to fire you no reason given right now- they can. Many companies have policies they follow to CYA in case of lawsuits, as juries tend to be sympathetic to employees. But just firing you requires nothing more than marching you out of the office and sending you any accumulated pay.

Comment Re:Fat Shaming (Score 2) 206

That's the concern. Optional benefits (on campus gym, free/reduced cost gym membership, paid personal trainers, reimbursement for exercise classes, paying for home equipment) are cool. Forcing people is not. And if an employer is tracking my health, that falls into category 2 not category 1.

Comment Re:It's already happened before. (Score 2) 168

Which is absolutely stupid- Marvel has shown that they know how to do superhero movies and that they are willing to play ball to get control back (look at the deal they made with Sony for Spiderman). They'd be happy to do the same for Fantastic Four. The problem is the same studio owns XMen, and doesn't want to lose that cash cow.

Comment Re:And this is bad? (Score 1) 67

Yes. Letting them decide for themselves ends in a random decision worst case, canceling each other out. Letting Google decide for them basically gives Google their votes- which is enough to tip a close election. That's way too much power to give 1 company. Giving it to the media at least spread it out among a dozen.

Now if you want to argue that they shouldn't vote at all in that case, you have a good argument.

Comment umm (Score 1) 299

Or just ignore the AGW conspiracy machine and accept that CO2 is plant food and the sun controls the climate. Which was what 400 years of evidence makes you conclude when you realise that you cant afford $78 trillion dollars to 'fix' the climate. And maybe the weather right now, on average, over time, is the new average - ie be ready for man made global cooling. Time for this theory to go the way of the Ecosystem Theory and Man made global cooling.

"Gort, klaatu nikto barada." -- The Day the Earth Stood Still