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Comment Re:The math (Score 1) 365

We can't say that such an increase has not happened, you are correct, since the resolution of the historical data is not the same as the present. But I think it's highly unlikely to have happened before.

My main point being that it took millions of years in a very slow process to sequester all of that carbon into the Earth. I can't imagine any natural process that would be so methodical as to extract only the pockets of carbon in the ground and put them back into the atmosphere. Even an asteroid impact would only dislodge and release a small section of carbon around the impact. There are no natural processes that can release all buried carbon on a global scale within a span of 300 years (assuming we pump every last drop out of the ground in the next hundred years).

Comment Re:resistance is futile (Score 1) 214

It's terrible for British manufacturing, as the necessary raw materials (which largely do not come from the UK) now cost more. It's also terrible for British people who have to import a great deal of their food. But you're right - companies which sell services or which can magic commodities out of thin air will benefit at the expense of everyone else.

Comment Re:resistance is futile (Score 1) 214

No, they are angry with misguided reasons. It's easy to scapegoat the voiceless refugees - they have no power, no position, nothing. They literally fled with the clothes on their back. You seem to be entirely ignoring the failed policies of France and Belgium when it came to integrating immigrants. You are also confusing "refugee" and "immigrant", which is not surprising for someone posting such hyperbolic nonsense. You talk as if the immigrants/refugees/muslims/brown people you detest are acting as a single organisation, with a single goal of destroying Europe. It's madness. You seem woefully ill-informed and scared. The coward's position is not something one should be proud to hold.

Comment Re:Something's fishy (Score 1) 214

Doesn't Britain's trading with other countries fall under its membership of the EU? Should Britain leave the EU wouldn't it have to forge those trade agreements anew, from a less powerful position? That wouldn't be fun, especially as the British government has repeatedly said it is pitifully low on negotiators...

Comment Re:Something's fishy (Score 1) 214

Britain would have to import materials before it can export, as it has precious little raw materials of its own. The low pound will not help in that regard. Yes, there are other markets, but currently ~45% of all UK exports go to the EU. Unless you can instantly line up comparable trade deals with the non-EU countries as soon as Britain leaves the EU, it will be OK. As that is going to be practically impossible, Britain will spend years without these trade deals, which will be hell for the small businesses trying to import/export. So yeah, if you gloss over the details and focus on a few aspects and ignore the timeframe in which they must come to fruition it can seem positive. Anything else will reveal the stark problems facing British businesses in the years to come. (Do you know how long it takes to negotiate a trade deal? Did you also know that Britain is forbidden from entering into trade talks while it is part of the EU, that no country will want to start trade talks while Britain's future relationship with the EU is unknown (as one can't negotiate when the cards are yet to be written) and so these talks will have to start after Britain has left the EU?)

Comment Re:Renewables will never work (Score 0) 286

Sure. As soon as you admit that "installed capacity" != "capacity factor", meaning that renewable are still generating only a small fraction of the power of non-renewables.

Or, to put it another way, when you take away the spin - this "accomplishment" isn't very impressive. Your demands for others to kowtow to you are considerably premature.

Comment Re:Am I missing something? (Score 1) 141

Funny this is. My family and friends we have all tried to use things like kix, hangouts, and skype to sent messages on our phones to each other. We always go back to the built in SMS app on our phones. Some of us install a 3rd party sms app like chomp, but basically its just good old SMS at its heart.

I don't want messages popping up on all my devices. If I'm using my tablet to read I don't a message getting shoved in my face. My phone dings and I get around to it in my own time. If it's really important they call me.

Comment The math (Score 4, Informative) 365

The math of climate change is fairly straightforward. CO2 and methane in the atmosphere cause more heat to be trapped in the atmosphere and oceans. There's a certain amount of carbon that was stored underground over millions of years in the form of oil and coal. That carbon was slowly extracted from the atmosphere by plants over the course of 500 million years and stored underground. During that time, the planet's temperature went up and down for various reasons 1) Earth's orbit and distance from the sun 2) volcanic activity releasing CO2 3) aerosols reflecting light back into space 4) the reflectivity of the surface of the earth from accumulation of snow or melting of snow during those other changes 5) sudden die off or surge of plant life 6) other reasons.

The rate of change for temperature and CO2 levels during all of those changes was gradual, with the changes taking place over thousands or millions of years. When CO2 was released in previous times, it was gradual. What's different about the current climate is that humans have raised the CO2 levels in the atmosphere by 140% in 200 years (280ppm to 400pm). That rate is way faster than any natural change in the history of the planet. That rate is what is so significant about human caused release of CO2 into the atmosphere. There are simply no natural factors to compare the methodical migration of carbon from the ground into the atmosphere.

So, yes this is significant.

Comment Re:Were the users randomized? (Score 1) 524

Call me ignorance, that is a laugh. You where the one that doesn't know what a domain controller is.

Dude, mixing in iphones, ipads and macs only? That is a walled garden. That is the exact example of one. One where one set of devices made by on manufacture interact with each other by specifications set by said manufacture. In this case apple. That is the exact definition of a walled garden.

Comment Re:Were the users randomized? (Score 1) 524

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) service is usually what a DC is running. AD back bone is LDAP, to put it simply. Basically a LDAP server could be called a 'domain controller' as it serves the same function as a DC.

Just to correct your assessment. You should have said "Macs and Linux machines don't have to be plugged in to a DC". This would be correct, and nether do Windows machines. Depending on the size of the environment these machines do need be plugged in to a DC.

If you have a only a handful of machines, say less than 20, then its fine to go along with out a DC. But even in this environment its better to have one. In a medium or large organization having a DC forest set up is essential. I would almost say required.

Since you do not work in IT this would be a good thing. Please do not move into this field, less people will hate you in life and I doubt you would be happy there.

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