said the Windows 8.1 update will come with improvements for non-touch devices
What a fantastic strategy -- to put a few afterthoughts into 99% of their market...
(Casselton, North Dakota anyone?)
Lac-Megantic, Quebec anyone? One thing about pipelines is that they don't tend to go through the centers of every small town along their route.
and placing trust in an experiment or model's results only as far as
Experiments and models are very different things. Experiments test how well your model matches the actual universe. Models test how well your model matches your model.
I'd say that we should be tazing texters, physically beating serial talkers, and reserving the instant death penalty for people who answer their cell phones.
How can I vote for you?
In one week will we be reading about how country X is sending an icebreaker to free the three stuck icebreakers?
It'll be Canada to show you amateurs how it's done.
A math teacher would lose his job if he taught kids that 2+2=5.
No, he wouldn't; he'd be protected by his union.
AGW is also a theory
At this stage, it's only an hypothesis.
AGW is a complex thing - there will be no one conclusive experiment that confirms or blows the whole thing.
AGW has exactly one experiment (computer models are not experiments; they are just expressions of their models), and its results will only be known in retrospect a couple hundred years from now. But even then, they will need to untangle dozens of extraneous factors from the results before drawing any conclusions.