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Comment Re:Climate is not weather (Score 2) 837

It does very much. If if we pretend that using the atmosphere as a dumpster doesn't ruin the the climate while it actually is we are missing the opportunity to change our behaviour. The tilt of the earths axis is not something we can change, but the moderation of what we dump into the atmosphere is! We had great success in reducing the growth of the ozone hole and reducing the acidity of rain despite nature contributing to these threats as well.

Comment Re: Refers to Observable Universe Only (Score 2) 194

[1] Astrostatistics and Data Mining
pp13. Luis Manuel Sarro, Laurent Eyer, William O'Mullane, Joris De Ridder .. ISBN 1461433231, 9781461433231
[2] Applications of Bayesian model averaging to the curvature and size of the Universe
Vardanyan, Mihran; Trotta, Roberto; Silk, Joseph .. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, Volume 413, Issue 1, pp. L91-L95.

Comment Theory schmeory (Score 1) 82

/dev/null earns its name because the device is so small nothing can be read from it. Oddly, though, physicists have come up with a bit of theoretical sleight of hand to retrieve a speck of information that's been sent to /dev/null. The calculation touches on one of the biggest mysteries in physics: how all of the information written to /dev/null hole leaks out as heat from the CPU and gets 'dispersed' by the heat sink. Many theorists think that happens, but they don't know how to put humpty dumpty together again.

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