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Wed Jan 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:59 PM

Re: The Enemies of Data

MrC: That does not match the president's claim, (imports have been halved), not even close.

Okay, first of all he did not say that. According to the transcript of his farewell address in the LA Times, he said [more]

Tue Jan 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:06 PM

Re: Beating a dead horse

OldFool31: The worst result of the present administration IMO was bringing back racism which had been reduced gradually during the 1900's mainly by Republicans.

MetroChick: During the MAJORITY of the 1900's racism was alive [more]

Mon Jan 9

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:09 PM

Re: The enemies of science, and their lies

DD: Also remember that anthropogenic global warming is just a theory!

Great! Now DesertDave is an expert on what constitutes a physical theory. This is good news, and not just for us. The University of Colorado (Boulder campus) has a [more]

Wed Jan 4

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:25 PM

Re: Geographically dispersed wind turbines

Are you staying in the Boulder area?

Oh, yes indeed — unless we have to leave for health reasons. I was forced to resign and retire due to poor cardiac health, but I am still able to write and to participate in research seminars at [more]

Tue Jan 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:55 PM

Re: Geographically dispersed wind turbines

Finally, a post that speaks my language! Turbulence in air flow is a deterministic process that behaves as though it has randomness -- originating in the chaotic structure of the solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation. Kudos to Prof. Bandi for [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:18 AM

Re: Thoughts for 2017

How about this from Hillel the Elder? Hillel lived in the first century BCE and died in 10 CE, so his generation was the one immediately preceding Jesus (that dude from Nazereth). When asked to explain briefly the central teaching of the Torah, [more]

Thu Dec 22

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:59 PM

Re: Solar now cheaper than coal

Ajax is blowing soot again! He does not read the literature on electrical power generation. He just makes up stories.

Oh, it's much worse than that.

Ajax has become the TMF poster-child for delusional conspiracy theories. [more]

Tue Dec 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 8:51 PM

Re: The Climate Lie

Okay, let's set aside the fact that Hal Lewis died in 2011, at the age of 88, and that he wrote the cited resignation letter in 2010, at the age of 87.

About 30% of all people who are 85 to 89 years of age have dementia. In the [more]

Fri Dec 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:18 PM

Re: New trump Sycophants

Wessex: Jackie Evancho and Andrea Bocelli will sing at trump inauguration... Never heard of evancho and have a few bocelli records. Will never watch a performance or purchase any (other) recording by either. How creepy.

I think [more]

Tue Dec 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:45 PM

Re: One of the reasons sick-care is $u#$ed up

John Nash did NOT intend to prove Smith wrong and he did not prove him wrong... The idea that Nash rebuts Smith strikes me as coming from cheap shots made in the movie "A Beautiful Mind" that distort Nash's arguments for the sake of [more]

Sat Dec 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:19 PM

Re: ranking presidents

Damn, I forgot Lyndon Johnson. How could I forget him??

Reagan (sold out the country, repeatedly)
Nixon
Bush II (maybe even worse than Nixon)
Clinton
Bush I
Eisenhower
Carter
Johnson
Ford (did no harm, in a [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:16 PM

Re: ranking presidents

Well, this is fun. My list, from worst to best:

Reagan (sold out the country, repeatedly)
Nixon
Bush II (maybe even worse than Nixon)
Clinton
Bush I
Eisenhower
Carter
Ford (did no harm, in a very difficult [more]

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

Ghost of Imperfect Conditional Grammar

A worthy seasonal grammar joke is making the rounds. Apparently it started circulating over a year ago, but the original source is Demetri Martin, author of "This is a Book" (2012). An excerpt:

The Ghost of Christmas Future [more]

Sun Nov 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:20 PM

Re: The form over function thinking

Your post was somewhat garbled. Is this what you are seeking?

http://www.imacmount.com/

Or were you making a point about design philosophy?

Sat Nov 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:23 PM

Re: Fidel Castro died...

goofnoff: Unless someone is hiding it, you have many times the experience in Latin America as anyone on this board.

I have years of intense engagement throughout Latin America, yes. Mostly I worked with the top policy layers of [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:51 AM

Fidel Castro died...

...less than an hour ago. No tears here. He tried to make dictatorship work, and failed. Change is on the way.

Loren

Tue Nov 22

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:09 PM

Re: New Math

Wadigo: Maybe Loren should check his calculator battery.

I realize you are just trolling for chuckles here, but for the record I do not even own a battery-powered calculator. Does anyone? How old are you, anyway?

And I am [more]

Thu Nov 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:46 AM

Re: The Ice is in league with the Chinese!!

Bob, the first of the graphs that you asked about is GLOBAL sea ice extent (arctic and antarctic added together). The second is ARCTIC sea ice extent alone.

More at [more]

Sun Nov 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:40 PM

Re: End of World Poverty in Sight?

In absolute terms, the total amount of people living in extreme poverty peaked in 1970 when 2.2 billion of the world’s 3.7 billion people lived on less than $1.25 per day. Today, in an astonishing reversal, only 0.7 billion of 7.3 billion people [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:01 PM

Re: why O-care won't be replaced

Karen: If they allowed Medicare to negotiate drug prices, like every other [country] does, then the operating cost of Medicare would drop significantly. They could open Medicare to everyone.

Do you have any financial analyses of this [more]

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