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Comment Only now? (Score 4, Insightful) 590

That should have been done years ago. It's stupid to keep something unique, important, and easily duplicated in a single country. The "Trump" point is that some people think he's got a low regard for constitutional rights, and will pack the Supreme Court to this end. This could make it possible (and legal) for the government to effectively revise history by editing the archives.

Comment I doubt it. (Score -1) 191

The paper is behind a paywall, so I can only speculate. I suspect the authors might be confusing weather with climate. The increase in temperature we've experienced so far is minimal when you look at it in terms of geographic latitude. In other words, the climate is a few degrees warmer when you go south a couple hundred miles. This doesn't prevent forest fires in British Columbia or cause them in New Mexico. El Nino has made much more difference lately.

Comment Idiots (Score 5, Informative) 212

Akamai is throwing away a great marketing opportunity and turning it into a huge negative. Why would I move to Akamai, knowing that they'll kick me off their network if I ever have trouble? They're throwing away their primary competitive advantage with one stupid decision.

Comment Re:Can't make it any worse... (Score 1) 68

That's true! I just looked at yahoo.com for the first time in several years, and it's hopeless. Unbelievably bad. There is absolutely zero value in that declining portal with its huge overhead. Maybe Flickr is worth something -- it used to be -- if they haven't screwed it up beyond recognition.

Comment Re: Will be? (Score 2) 618

This paper is far from established science. It is contrary to the IPCC's and other accepted climate models, without providing the physics to back it up. The strong opinionation, right or wrong, do not belong in a research paper: "There is a possibility, a real danger, that we will hand young people and future generations a climate system that is practically out of their control. We conclude that the message our climate science delivers to society, policymakers, and the public alike is this: we have a global emergency. Fossil fuel CO2 emissions should be reduced as rapidly as practical."

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