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Comment: Heat pumps (Score 1) 442

by tmosley (#47727949) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic
"Shows the heat absent from the surface plunging int the North and South Altantic Ocean."


Where's your heat pump? Or what's the insulator that kept this cold water completely isolated from the surface for the last two hundred years? If you can't explain either of these two potential scenarios that could lead to what you say being true, you are making shut up to defend your moribund theory. I don't care which side you are on, that kind of behavior KILLS THE SCIENCE. Stop that shit.

Comment: Re:Singularity (Score 1) 39

by tmosley (#47502273) Attached to: Method Rapidly Reconstructs Animal's Development Cell By Cell
Well damn.

Uploading can also work by doing it gradually, replacing neurons one at a time with artificial ones, or fast links to an emulator. This could actually be done after being placed in a Matrix-like device that replaces signals going into and out of the brain. This has the upshot of not creating copies, meaning that there isn't a "you" that dies in the process.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous! (Score 1) 590

by tmosley (#47463421) Attached to: Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman
It's like saying CmdrTaco will now be a woman. Thor is the name of a person, not a super-hero alter ego like Dread Pirate Roberts or something.

If it's a woman who takes up the Mjolnir, then fine, but it's not Thor. I don't care it its another blond haired blue eyed ponce from Sweden, it's not fucking Thor. Its Sven. Or Svetlana. Whatever. Let them be their own person with their own personality, not a canon fucking rule 64 gag.

Comment: Re:Good? (Score 2) 273

They're just blaming Uber for what they themselves have done to the taxi industry. It should cost NOTHING to start a cab company, aside from the price of your cab and fuel. But government intervened on the side of big cab companies to force them to pay huge amounts for permits to decrease the competition.

If Snapple had lobbied to force other drink companies to pay a million dollars for each distribution truck, you can bet that whatever drink companies were left would be charging outrageous amounts, and would probably try to ban people from drinking tap water. Such an arrangement would certainly be taken down by a series of lemonade stands.

Uber has just pointed out the inefficiency and waste that has been created by government interference in the transportation industry.

Comment: Re:Weather is NOT climate (Score 0) 567

So where's the warming? Both poles have more ice than usual.

If you want to claim its the oceans, then you are going to have to explain where your heat pump is, or why the oceans just now started warming instead of a hundred years ago. Yes I have had this conversation before.

We do have AGW, but it is caused by humanity shifting the water vapor equilibrium (through irrigation, paving, combustion, and cooling towers). It is a tight equilibrium, so there is very little chance of runaway global warming. Ocean acidification, however, is an extreme problem that is far more likely to do grievous harm to humanity. But no-one wants to actually think for themselves and do the calculations themselves. They just want to fit in.

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