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Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 196

While we shouldn't dismiss problems ranging from rape to unprofessional behavior as just being prude.
Academia is very hierarchical in structure, so there is a pecking order in power there. So having men who are in a higher power position hitting on women in lower power positions puts them in a disadvantage. While they can go forward, it will still mark them as being "Miss. Woman's Lib" and isolate them from working up the power command of academia.

     

Comment Re:Predictions, so far, have been accurate (Score 1) 477

Look up "polar amplification" or "stratospheric cooling", these are phenomena that were seen in models before they were observed in nature. There are about a dozen such phenomena that have been discovered via climate models.

BTW: Climate models are based on finite element analysis, AKA numerical integration. Statistics doesn't come into it until you compare the results to historical data (hindcasting). Hindcasting is the standard method to test any FEA model, doesn't matter if you are modeling the casting of an engine block or the earth's climate.

Last I check you need at least eight decimal places and statistically significant sample not to be laughed out of most fields.

In cosmology and astrophysics getting a result that is within a few orders of magnitude is considered "accurate". In archeology a radioactive dating result with 10% is considered a "good result". Science isn't all about measuring the width of a proton, other than particle physics, there are actually very few scientific fields that "demand" eight decimal places of accuracy.

The problem I have with critiques of climate models like yours is they are non-sequiturs and born from ignorance, they don't make any sense because they are sourced from MSM articles that (for political reasons) aim to convince you that modeling physical phenomena is some kind of scam that scientists are using to make money. If you want to critique the models then write a paper explaining why you need "eight nines" to convincingly demonstrate to others that the north pole is melting. There are lists of rebuttals to these fake critiques on the web, skepticalscience is one of the better ones, I'm sure you will find a few of your favorite talking points torn to shreds on that page..

Comment The downside (Score 5, Insightful) 72

The downside here is that means you can't just get rid of CPU intensive ads by disabling Flash.

Like the HTML5 video tag, that was supposed to free us from evil Flash, but just brought forth the unblockable autoplaying autoloading multimegabyte video ad, this isn't as great a piece of news as it might seem...

Comment Re:I want to go first party. What should I read? (Score 1) 580

That's the first step. The second is to provide a web form for advertisers to upload suitably sized images and set the placement, caption, link target, and start and end dates, so that you can just approve, approve, reject, approve.

This leaves two problems: finding what rate to charge, and getting advertisers to find this contact information page.

Comment Banks should still roll a joint for you (Score 1) 416

And there's no way most banks are going to let me pay her card from my account.

Since when are banks that issue payment cards no longer willing to let a cardmember add a joint account holder?

Hell...Discover, for example, won't even let me manage my own two cards from the same account...I need a separate online account for each card.

Then perhaps that bank needs to Discover some cardmembers that aren't you. Facebook gets a lot of things wrong, but separating auth and auth is one thing it gets right: each person has one account, and that account is connected to resources.

But thanks for clarifying. Now I have a sound bite to use against cookie haters: Basic auth is broken because logout in long-running browsers is broken.

Comment Re:$52 a YEAR? (Score 1) 580

if they dropped it to some micropayment (give us $5 now and we'll deduct 10 cents per visit and re-bill you $5 when you run out)

If you read one article on each of twenty different sites, which is entirely plausible if you find articles through an aggregator such as reddit, SoylentNews, Slashdot, or the Twitter accounts you follow, how much will you have paid in total to set up these micropayment accounts?

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