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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:15 PM

Re: Kill the Messenger

gijam: I know about the Iran/Contra perpetrated by GOP god Reagan, but I have not heard of this connection [CIA-->drugs] before. Are the rest of you familiar with it? I was also disturbed by how quickly WaPo, NYT, etc. got in line to push [more]

Sat Aug 29

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:21 PM

Re: iCloud keeps asking for password

I have also seen this happen, on my wife's Mac.

The occurrence of two or more repetitive dialog boxes is easily explained: two or more different facilities or applications are expecting to have legitimate but behind-the-scenes access to [more]

Fri Aug 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:42 PM

Re: the socialist

Just to be clear about what is and is not socialism...

Webster's definition of socialism contains a lot of shorthand, and manages to muddy rather than clarify what socialism actually is.

I like Wikipedia's definition a lot [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:14 AM

Re: Your help needed

TheCount: I sent a reply to Jeff this afternoon, and he received it graciously.

Okay... if you care to share, I for one would be interested in what you covered in your response to your friend.

If it were me, I would probably [more]

Thu Aug 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:59 AM

Re: Your help needed

I found his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ4N7poqJvPCIDOiqUBDTJg

All the videos are made in the same way: a powerpoint slide show with music [more]

Wed Aug 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:46 PM

Re: How to Destroy an Atheist in an argument

If only the math on the blackboard behind the "speaker" were correct! Oh, well. Can't have everything, I suppose.

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:40 PM

Re: GMO

To my mind, GMO hysteria is just another unfortunate episode of panic about the unfamiliar, in a world that is changing too fast for most people to keep up. There have been many of these episodes over the last 200 years or so, ever since the Luddites [more]

Sun Aug 23

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:49 PM

Corpse flower blooms ...

... at the Denver Botanical Gardens, after ten years of vegetating. The scientific name is Amorphophallus titanum (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphophallus_titanum), which conveys, [more]

Thu Aug 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:40 PM

Re: Advanced Help for Mac

Touting?

It was a joke, from beginning to end! My sincere apologies for having a warped sense of humor. It has tripped me up countless times, but I still try, and still frequently end up apologizing. And yes, Eliza certainly is an [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:44 AM

Re: Advanced Help for Mac

Bingo! It is indeed the venerable Eliza, built right into your Mac. It's an Easter Egg provided by some jokester on the Apple MacOS group.

Loren

Wed Aug 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:28 PM

Re: sunspot history suggests CC not due to nat.

It would be nice if Loren reappeared to discuss model tuning. Are you out there, Loren, or was that just a drive by?

Sorry, here *very* briefly. This is the second day of classes in the Fall semester, so chaos reigns. I may not be [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Apple User's Group board. 5:16 PM

Advanced Help for Mac

There is a lightly-hidden feature in MacOS Yosemite that offers access to an AI (artificial intelligence) help program running on an experimental mainframe computer in Cupertino. This help system is not yet publicized because they are still [more]

Mon Aug 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:46 PM

Re: sunspot history suggests CC not due to nat.

Bob, your comments in this thread are interesting, and deserve a careful response. Here goes:

1. All [climate] models have to successfully recreate the 20th [century] climate history in order to see the light of day. Thus, the models are [more]

Fri Aug 14

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:03 PM

Arrest in Bangladesh

You may recall the recent assassination of Niloy Neel in Bangladesh. He was the fourth atheist blogger to have been hacked to death with machetes in Bangladesh. All of these killings are assumed to be the work of a single Islamic fundamentalist group [more]

Mon Aug 10

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:33 PM

Fabulous pix from Ceres

NASA's spacecraft Dawn has been sending back some truly amazing photos of the surface of Ceres, one of the dwarf planets in our solar system. And how about that pyramidal mountain with a glowing face, four miles high!

NASA used computer [more]

Sat Aug 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:49 AM

Re: "brain droppings"

Interesting slice of life.

During the Republican "debate" on television last night, here is what we did:

1poorguy watched Neil deGrasse Tyson at a skeptics' conference,
SpeedBump13 watched several old jazz concerts on [more]

Thu Aug 6

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 3:21 PM

He said WHAT??

Some opponents of abortion say that if we send any federal money to Planned Parenthood at all, then we taxpayers are still supporting abortions indirectly. This is an economic argument, based on the fungibility of money. This argument is used to [more]

Mon Aug 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:24 PM

Re: Big problems for hydrogen refueling stations

I couldn't tell if they charged for electricity, or if it was free.

FWIW, here in Boulder (Colorado) there are about 20 public battery charging stations for a city of 100k people. As far as I can tell, all of these charging stations [more]

Sun Aug 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:21 PM

Re: Question about Laptop

I have several bits of by-gone computer hanging on the wall of my study. The motherboard of a very old PC graces one wall. The frame and interior of an Apple Cube sits on a table next to an ancient Corona typewriter with two complete ranges of keys [more]

Sun Jul 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:17 PM

Re: Safari Quitting

GWPotter: I did however have some very odd Mail issues yesterday and when I use Disk Utility found out that I needed to Repair my HDD.

Verry interesting. I had to repair my SSD yesterday also -- and it had previously been a model of [more]

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