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Comment Note that what's large... (Score 1) 11

.... is the size, not the intensity. The air moves only slightly faster or slower than the surrounding atmosphere as one passes through the wave.

They weren't expected on Venus, though. Venus's surface is dozens of kilometers down, thick and "soupy" there, transitioning to thinner layers above. It was surprising to see that surface features that far away, in a fluid that can compress, would still make clear phenomena like gravity waves in the high atmosphere.

Comment pooh. (Score 1) 105

Assuming you believe lie detector results, it sounds like they were just measuring how honest the participants were about how many naughty words they new. And from that perspective it goes without saying that there would be a correlation between being honest and reporting more words.

Also, as regards holding back on the actual use of naughty words (which, BTW, they didn't measure), they need to consider the difference between "dishonesty" and "manners".

Comment Re: Pardon Manning and Snowden (Score 1) 255

And you do it again ... you have a really big blind spot going there when it comes to victim-blaming.

Wow...how did I just KNOW that accusation would come? No, no, and no. Go back and read my first comment on this topic again as I didn't make any kind of blame, nor do any of your "excuses" apply in any way to anything I said.

And as is typical, you just conveniently ignore every point I make that smashes your worldview as if I just never said it to begin with, and because of that these long protracted discussions you end up getting into ultimately never go anywhere. To be brutally honest, with as much narcissism as you routinely demonstrate, I think you're starving for attention from people who won't give you any, and that leads to you having a victim mentality, which is very common among narcissists, and in your case that desire for attention may have ultimately lead to you desiring a sex change. (Didn't you know? Roughly half of all people with gender dysphoria have narcissistic personality disorder.)

And I say all of this because people who really are often sexually assaulted are rarely narcissists, and instead are usually overly modest/timid, while narcissists themselves often claim sexual assault or sexual harassment even in cases where it can proven that none occurred (see the Hugh Mungus video for example) and in many cases narcissists are likely to be sexual abusers themselves.

So you'll have to excuse me if I don't believe you.

Comment Re:FCC Complaint (Score 1) 61

If that fails, I can't help but wonder if you can just hit them with a small claims lawsuit and they'd instantly roll over and cut you a check. Even if they won, it's likely to cost them more just to send somebody out to defend it in court than it would cost to just issue you a refund, especially if you live in a state where they don't offer fixed line service.

Comment Re: Population density (Score 1) 285

In general terms, satisfying the average need (in other words, helping the largest number of people possible) is satisfying the business need. There are any number of outlier scenarios that simply cannot be rationally created. The masses, as you put it, are by a very large degree, well within usage patterns where EVs would work the large majority of the time. It is a pretty small minority, overall, no more than probably 20-25% for which EVs are not viable, and I don't think anyone is proposing that those people be forced to use an EV.

Comment Re:Not the same rate of INCREASE (Score 1) 285

And, just in case you're the least bit interested, there is an explanation as to why the differential between CO2 PPM increases and observed surface temperature rises, largely because of that substance that covers 2/3s of the planet:

https://www.skepticalscience.c...

But I'm sure you will handwave that away. Once again some random poster on the Internet with no actual ability to assess the data thinks they're moronic strawman somehow topples an entire field of research.

Comment Re:Not the same rate of INCREASE (Score 1) 285

I'll ask you once again to provide citations where climatologists claim PPM and temperature should rise in lockstep? You keep foisting this strawman, which is entirely of your own creation (or rather, the creation of someone like the Heartland Institute, I doubt very much you made it up yourself). Until you provide such citations and can demonstrate that this is what the climatologists are actual stating should be observed, you're just repeating a strawman, a logical fallacy, either because you're ignorant, or you're a liar.

Comment Re:Dynamic Relational [Re: That's not how it works (Score 1) 216

Darwen and Date tend to be pedantic and don't focus on things shops actually care about. They spend far more time on chalkboards than in the field.

Plus, SQL, or a variant of it, can be adjusted to fit most of their complaints. That would be more practical than entirely throwing out an established standard and starting over again from scratch.

Again, I have gripes about SQL also, but something typically has to be significantly better to replace a standard, not merely somewhat better. And the SQL standard can be adjusted and expanded as new actual lessons are learned.

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