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Comment Re:Al Gore = Einstein? (Score 1) 1721

Actually I believe the award is for the concept that as the planet warms, resources will become more scarce. Some areas will experience long severe droughts and others will experience unusual cooling streaks, wandering game will die off, nations will become more protective of their natural resources, etc.

Hence, spreading the word about the warming trend (to get people to help reverse the trend) will help prevent easily foreseeable problems in the future which could easily lead to war.

Get all mad all you want, just learn yourself on why they awarded it so you don't mischaracterize why it happened.

Comment Re:personally (Score 1) 1721

As a matter of record, Jefferson was not a Democrat of today. He was part of the Democratic Republican part (opposed to the Federalist party) and eventually split off and joined with the side of the people most mirroring today's Republicans (aside from his desire not to have a standing army).

While I agree that saying D's are better speakers than R's is pretty stupid, so is your apparent belief that political parties 200 years ago were even sort of similar to what they are today.


Goldman Sachs Tries To Shut Down Dissident Blogger 161

The Narrative Fallacy sends along a piece from the Telegraph on efforts by Goldman Sachs to silence a blogger who is posting commentary critical of the bank. "Goldman Sachs has instructed Wall Street law firm Chadbourne & Parke to pursue blogger Mike Morgan, warning him in a recent cease-and-desist letter that he may face legal action if he does not close down his website According to the C&D letter, dated April 8, the bank is rattled because the site 'violates several of Goldman Sachs' intellectual property rights' and also 'implies a relationship' with the bank itself. Morgan claims he has followed all legal requirements to own and operate the website and that the header of the site clearly states that the content has not been approved by the bank. In a post entitled Goldman Sachs vs Mike Morgan, the blogger predicts that the fight will probably end up in court. He went through a similar battle with US home builder Lennar a few years ago after he set up a website to collect information on what he alleged was shoddy workmanship in its homes. 'Since I went through this with Lennar, I've had advice from some of the best intellectual property lawyers, and I know exactly what I can and can't do. We're not going to back down from this.'"

Submission + - Introduction to math of 3d graphics

holden writes: "Graphics programming is seen as the cool thing by a large number of people. A lot of confusion arizes when people attempt to do 3d graphics programming without the proper mathematical background in basic linear algebra. Christopher Evensen recently gave a talk covering covering the important fundamentals. The math is also accompanied by a real world programming example."

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