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Comment btw the question is sea rise *acceleration* (Score 1) 442

for instance Morner did a study where he looked for - basically - the world's best historical tide gauge. (geologically stable, no land subsidence, post-glacial rebound, continental shelf issues etc.) that has records going way back.

he identified one in Croatia, I vaguely recall.

Anyway, the oceans have been rising there since the started recording ( in the 19th century) with no acceleration at all.

Advent of fossil fuels? no effect

amazing the number of people that post about this topic without understanding the basics

Comment Re:The problem with dark matter (Score 0) 190

"Anyone is welcome to come up with explanations"

Fine. The stars on the edge of galaxies aren't there - they are images bent by the Shapiro effect. Their origins are stars close to the galactic center. The light is bent and appears to as as "stars" on the edge of galaxies. This would be why galaxies appear to rotate like wheels with spokes. The observed redshift and blueshifts (on the opposite edge of Andromeda, for example) would be retained. ... no dark matter necessary

Comment someone should mention (Score 0) 155

there's a problem with the previous apparent heaviness of Dinosaurs, namely that in the current gravity it would have been impossible! My point is that since this a yet another computer model study, there is more chance for built-in bias. ie, they had a very strong motivation to downsize them.

Comment they did at least one close pass, only 15 km up (Score 0) 167

and yet still didn't get photos of the Apollo debris. it was there six months, too

this must be at least the fourth orbiter that cant find the time to photograph the stuff. Or something

of course, the Hubble telescope was supposed but didn't either.

Dear Chinese - next time please take a photo of the Apollo debris!

Comment sounds like BS (Score 0) 498

as if it was designed to keep the UFO meme in the public consciousness. A strategy which works. Much of the public think conspiracy buffs are crackpots. with UFO tales priming the pump. I see all the time statements like "you are saying the ___ was a lie and the ___ was not real, LOL. What's next, UFOs?"

Overall UFO tales are a way for folks who grow up in authoritarian backgrounds, who sense something is amiss, to dissent in a safe way (in their minds).

Comment Branson is right (Score 1) 673

I notice a lot of responses like this, the majority of slashdotters seem to be backing off from saying the planes would crash right away. which mean Branson wins the argument.

the maintenance of airplanes is the airline's business, not governments.

there were countries that had blue skies over head, and theire govt told plane owners they could not take off (even if they had no chance of -in your words- flying through an ash cloud more than once).

the ban was obviously a way over-reaction, IMO. I would give the politics of it, but this is tech forum

Comment that's crap (Score 1, Troll) 93

<quote>A dropping concentration of these cells in HIV+ patients' blood is a reasonable metric for the progression of AIDS.</quote>

translation: a lot of the time it isn't.

which means this machine will be responsible for more of the current tragedy taking place: healthy people are talked into taking poisonous AIDS drugs, the side effects of which will convince they were right to take the drugs. after years of debilitation finally their livers or hearts will fail, and AIDS hacks will call it "AIDS".

think this is crazy? did you know right now in the USA liver failure is the leading cause of AIDS death?

these are hacks. these mainstream scientists. hacks. people need to wake the fk up

Comment you are wrong in two way (Score 1) 335

First of all, you are trivializing the lives of millions that died in WWII by comparing what happened to them to this trivial thing.

Secondly, you are singling- out Venezuela/Chavez from what is a worldwide trend. here is an incomplete list of stuff you can't do by country, recent:

-- Venezuela - no violent video games
-- Italy - soccer players can't say "God damn it" on the field
-- USA - people can't photograph bridges or buildings
-- France - no burkas (?)

If you had just relaxed a little bit before you posted you would have realized loss of freedom is a worldwide problem

"Old age and treachery will beat youth and skill every time." -- a coffee cup