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Comment ProtonMail users (Score 4, Informative) 26

I've been a user since their beta days, and I can say the service generally works well with a few exceptions in the UI. Most notably it's slow, very slow, and the TOR interface seems to be even slower. Combine that with lack of features (like mailbox purge) and mandatory space constraints it makes the service very hard to use for day to day messaging needs. That all said, I really do like the service and find the entire concept of browser based encrypted UI, with encryption handler happing within the browser itself very interesting and a neat way forward (possibly for larger sites like gmail in the future).

Submission + - Top DoE Scientist Fired by Obama Administration 1

RoccamOccam writes: Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist (Dr. Noelle Metting) who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

Comment Re:All climate research data and modelling should (Score 1) 534

Okay, so the reference is to human caused activities vs other? I can't seem to locate the total green house gas production, only the total "human caused". The numbers are big, relativity, but meaningless without proper context? If it's 16% of 0.0000001% of the total, then who cares? If it's 16% of 100% then that's concerning.

Comment Re:You sow the wind ... (Score 1) 534

Global warming is a complex process resulting in increased total energy of the biosphere. What we have been told is a narrow story about carbon, methane, air temperature and hand wavy claims about sea levels. We simply don't know what we haven't been told. We can't guess where the gaps might be. It is inexcusable we weren't given the data.

Excellent point.

Comment Re:Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit Will Be Happy (Score 1) 534

The issue has been, and countenues to be that the source data has been adjusted, abridged, or modified from its original form. There may be good reasons for this, however doing so has thus far resulted in poor performance of the climate prediction models and overall distrust of the conclusions reached by awg supporters.

Comment Re:Awesome (Score 2) 324

Trump has stated that he would be "looking into" the H1B situation. Many talking heads, supporters and haters are assuming this means that changes are coming. The money thinks changes are coming, so likely changes are coming but he's not in office yet. In either case this is more winning for Trump even before he's entered office. Very much new CEO strategy.

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