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Comment Boy.,... I wonder what it thinks about me? (Score 1) 183

Moderate is NOT a word to use to describe my political views. Nor is conservative. Nor is liberal...

I'm most closely a "Communist Libertarian"....and am an odd hodgepodge. I passionately supported Bernie Sanders, but vehemently oppose Hillary Clinton. I'm pro-gun, and would rather see a national healthcare program than this horrendous mess. I think Trump's tax plan is much better than HRC. I support Black Lives Matter. I'm just a mess politically.

Guess... I'm just a bloody American!

Comment Dear Square Peg (Score 3, Informative) 674

From Round Hole,

Please go look at some old houses and barns. Guess what, the construction is almost all "post and beam"...and guess what, they did it by hammering square pegs into round holes.


Because it is very hard to drill a square hole. And making round pegs is far more labor intensive than square ones, and wastes a ton of wood. Lasty, friction baby.....that's right. A round peg in a round hole will either slide in and out too easily and not be secure OR it will be so tight that the friction will make it nearly impossible to fit it in. So instead, they hammers a square peg into a round hole. Both the peg and the hole deformed slightly. Allowing for a tightly fitted peg to lock the post and beam together.

Comment MEANINGLESS (Score 1) 343

You see, technology advances. And while our radars can't find the F-35....remember when the F-117 was shot down? It was an adaption of multiple radars. Sure, the Romulan cloaking device, sorry, I mean F-35 stealth technology is more advanced, but it will fade. Other nations will put effort into identifying how to identify the aircraft. They will do's just a matter of time. And they likely won't tell us when they have succeeded.

The F-117 was shot down in a combat role, in a secondary engagement environment. This means our enemies, had the means to track the F-117 well before that engagement. We just continued to think it was untrackable. This is like the German strategic error with the Enigma machine.

So that leaves the real question....when the F-35 is trackable by our opponents, how well does it perform? If it loses it's stealth advantage does it remain competitive?

Comment Re:DATA INACCURACIES (Score 1) 303

Wasn't my personal anecdotal evidence. Yes, I think there are significant issues with regards to data collection, and reporting. And I don't even deny the earth is warming. Though I dislike the fact that everything is blamed on warming and the rest of environmentalism has been chucked out the door. Coral Reef damage is blamed on warning. But a lot of marine scientists have expressed that they think pesticides may be the truth cause. And have shown data correlating damage with higher pesticide levels. And they get ignored because it is not helpful to the global warming cause.


Comment Re:DATA INACCURACIES (Score 1) 303

No, I am not...

a) The report was specifically referencing a period, of 4 months. I am addressing that specific period of monitoring in question. The fact that the report for that period listed us as significantly warmer than usual when in fact we had an extremely colder than usual spring, represents an inaccuracy of data collection methods.

b) Such inaccuracy calls in questions ones overall methods and results of analysis.

You sir are the one confused.

Comment Re:DATA INACCURACIES (Score 1) 303

How you adjust, and how you correlate differing temperature records is extremely significant. Especially when dealing with a mere 1 degree variation. And most of those calibrations to correlate data were influenced by human bias.

But when it is being reported that your region experienced significantly warmer than usual spring, and the fact is that your region in fact experienced a very cold and prolonged spring. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR DATA.

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