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Tue Oct 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:56 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

LOTROQueen: He sounds like a real jerk for abandoning his wife and children.

His choice was between leaving home or checking into a mental hospital. His daughter, a student of mine, told me that no one in the family blamed him for his [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:14 AM

Re: CO2 Increase is not Nemesis

Peter: Some of these positive feedback processes can endure for quite a while.

Not silly at all. An appreciation for time scales is all-important when trying to decide whether a climate feature is worth bothering [more]

Mon Oct 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:38 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

Ray: I hate stories like this. The headline tricks you into reading the story in search of a money-saving idea that you haven't heard of yet. Instead you find some people who have adopted some bizarre, nomadic lifestyle that isn't anywhere close [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:24 PM

Re: CO2 Increase is not Nemesis

In response to a post from AstroPhool, DrBob2 asked this question:

Phil, given the positive feedbacks in the system, what do you see that stops runaway warming?

I'm not Phil, and Phil almost certainly knows a lot more about [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:51 PM

Re: Trackpad weirdness after update

GW -- I reset the SMC, as you suggested, and it WORKED!

My trackpad and I thank you.

Loren

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LorenCobb replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:30 PM

Re: Maybe you should care what "they"

This thread makes me want to short
companies that produce meds.
Clearly their sales must be
lower than expected.

Unexpected poetry!

Your lines almost reach Haiku levels of brevity and wit. Thanks!

LC

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:17 PM

Re: Phlebotinum, YEC, and Suspension of Disbelief

Fred Clark: The writers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to refer to such technobabble as "phlebotinum." It may be magical or mystical, it may involve theoretical physics (or just something that sounds kind of like theoretical physics). [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:39 PM

Re: silly movies...

1pg: Sometimes I recognize that a movie is mediocre (if I'm to be kind), but I still like it.

I decided long ago that my criteria for excellence in a film are quite different from those of either the critics or the great worldwide [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:30 AM

Re: CO2 Increase is not Nemesis

Lordfoolman: I have NEVER claimed that CO2 had NO influence. My stance has always been that it was small. Natural factors... the oceanic churnings, cloud cover, solar effects, volcanic eruptions, and even orbital mechanics (over very long term) [more]

Sat Oct 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:05 PM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

Totolapse: I would like to see that same plague scenario worked out for what happened [to the American Indians] in the Americas. I remember reading Cotton Mather's accounts of a 95% kill rate and was stunned as a teen. Only in Sci Fi had a kill [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:40 PM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

FLARAM: My one question about the talk is that you stated that wealthy societies are unlikely to go to war. This seems counter to my expectations. I tried searching for papers on this subject but came up short, any suggestions.

I [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Apple User's Group board. 1:57 PM

Trackpad weirdness after update

Several days ago I updated Mavericks to the latest security (pre-Yosemite) update. I immediately noticed an unwelcome change in my magic trackpad's behavior. When I login after a long period of sleep, the system starts up as usual by asking for my [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:07 AM

Re: As if the Cruise-ship needed this bad press

MetroChick: I like Belize's response, which is essentially "Um, no, we're not going to have any part of that". Except for Belize, seems like lots of bad decisions all around about travel.

FWIW (very little, I realize) I [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:29 AM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

Qazulight: So you are saying the simple exponential model is on the table?

What? If I suggested that, then I apologize. I thought I had criticized their model for not handling spatial and income variation. Such a criticism does not [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:18 AM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

ChanceEldrDancer: I do not know if you are the same guy, but a Loren Cobb with a similar skill set gave a wonderful Ted Youth talk on Math and Peace. I suspect you were the speaker -- if so, you have my sincere congratulations.

Wow. I [more]

Fri Oct 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:24 PM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

Qazu: This Math Model Is Predicting the Ebola Outbreak with Incredible Accuracy

No, it is not.

In forty years of working with epidemic models, I have seen too many claims of "incredible" accuracy -- all made during [more]

Thu Oct 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:00 PM

Re: Deflation?

Bruce: I don't understand it [the fear of deflation] because, if oil prices drop, then people will have more money to buy other things. It is just who benefits from the changes in the price of oil. It is only if people "save" it that [more]

Tue Oct 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:59 AM

Re: Free e-book:Pure Income Investing for Retirement

If I understand the Amazon page properly, this book is "free" only to subscribers to Kindle Unlimited, which costs $10 per month.

I am not about to add $120/year to my book budget. Is there some way I can just buy a regular Kindle [more]

Mon Oct 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:53 PM

Re: Posner of the 7th Circuit

Canam: I have no idea who Judge Richard Posner is or what his beliefs are (Slate calls him a "conservative" appointed by Reagan) but I took a listen to some of his counter-arguments regarding marriage.

I have been reading [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:13 PM

Re: Speaking of commutes

Ooh, I think I can answer that one.

Due south from Four Corners, and just west of the New Mexico border, there is a zone inhabited by several hundred Navaho families. There are dirt roads criss-crossing this area, as can be seen in this [more]

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