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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:51 PM

Re: The Bell Curve rears its head

Bell Curve authors (Herrnstein & Murray): intelligence is largely to mostly (40% to 80%) genetically heritable

Most people who see this statistic interpret it on the individual level: one's intelligence is partly inherited from [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:03 AM

Polydeists want to know...

... if a tree falls in the forest, and Fox News is not there to cover it, is it still Obama's fault?

http://www.justpo.st/post/36800

My question: Who are these polydeists, anyway? And [more]

Wed Nov 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:53 PM

Re: Thought for my day

Malaoshi: Just realized that this is one of the only boards I really enjoy these days... interesting posters, often good food for thought, nice humor, some news items I need to know, and completely free of the vitriolic tone that many other boards [more]

Tue Nov 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:45 PM

Re: Another disciple of Permanent Portfolio

I dunno. Without judging in any way whether the advice is sound, I just have to say that it reads like yet another journalistic puff piece, designed to function like an advertisement. I hate puffery.

Link: [more]

Mon Nov 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:48 PM

Re: Yosemite Update 10.10.1

Wondering if it [update 10.10.1] fixed the security issues?

No word from Apple on whether the "Rootpipe" security issue has been fixed. Quite a few older issues were fixed, but Apple is silent (so far) on [more]

Fri Nov 14

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LorenCobb posted to the Apple User's Group board. 1:23 PM

Thunderbolt Overdrive?

Apple is now offering a 1TB solid-state storage unit, with the latest thunderbolt interface. It is extremely fast, has no moving parts, and is extremely expensive ($995).

My question: What should the expected lifetime be?

I would be [more]

Sun Nov 9

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:16 PM

Re: Excel Macros on a Mac

I bought Excel for Mac 2011 when it first came out, specifically because it offered macros. It has been a while, but I recall that it took a little bit of fussing around to make my old macros for Mechanical Investing work.

Scanning your code [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:03 PM

Re: RSS Confirms: CO2 Does Not Drive Temperature

Ajax, channeling C3: RSS Confirms: CO2 Does Not Drive Temperature.

Ajax-C3: For the last 30 years there is no correlation between the CO2 trend and the RSS Temperature trend. Take a look: [more]

Sat Nov 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:39 PM

Re: Friendly bet

SP: so what is it, do we have a bet?

You talkin' to me or DirtyDollie?

Reviewing the thread, I see that DD proposed a bet and in response you proposed a different bet. I kibitzed, offering unsolicited commentary on the [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:58 PM

Re: Friendly bet

So you say the odds are even on the earth's temperature rising at all year over year despite a large increase in anthropogenic CO2.

Large increase? Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have been increasing at [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:52 AM

Re: Friendly bet

SP: How about [betting that] 2015 will be warmer that 2014? That's putting your money where your mouth is. I am in if that is the bet.

I don't see how this is a good bet for anyone. There is simply too much year-to-year random [more]

Thu Nov 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:28 AM

Re: A Look At The Arctic Death Spiral

"TheCrusader": When does your model say that the warming pause will cease, next month, next year. So tell us how much and by when.

Happy to oblige. Here is a graph showing my best current predictions for global temperature. [more]

Wed Nov 5

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:02 PM

Re: A Look At The Arctic Death Spiral

Ajax-Goddard: if you look at a graph of the Arctic Sea Ice Extent that starts earlier, say 1974 [...] then you realize that Arctic ice is cyclical - it has its ups and downs and right now it is heading back up. The graph you presented starts in [more]

Tue Nov 4

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:36 PM

Re: what do professors do?

How many hours do you work a week Loren?

Good question. I don't know! I have recently reduced my salaried hours to 40% of full-time, which amounts to just 16 hours a week. My actual work in hours? Hmmmm. Something like [more]

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

Re: what do professors do?

From the original study, despite the long hours, professors are spending about 23% of their time on the thing they really like... Why so little?

Because the entire sample for that study was from Boise State University. [more]

Mon Nov 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:47 PM

Re: Naturalism > Atheism

Jello: Rapacious capitalism was never advocated by our founding fathers nor in our founding documents, but to hear the current generation of rapists glorify it, you'd think it must be one of the Ten Commandments: Greed is Good - better than [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:59 PM

Re: Naturalism > Atheism

Wessex: While I agree that we are part of "Nature," it appears to me that the logical conclusion of the rest of your post regarding those who harm the environment is that the rest of us should do nothing. Our actions against those who [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:24 PM

Re: Naturalism > Atheism

MetroChick: You're entitled to your own opinion, but the generally agreed definition of "nature"/"natural world" does not include human manufactured objects/interaction... A diamond is seen as "natural" - meaning it [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:22 PM

Re: Naturalism > Atheism

sano: Can you describe some examples of "revenge" that you say environmentalists are seeking? There are fines, orders to cease and desist, bans on stuff proven harmful to people and the environment ... but revenge?

Perhaps I [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:54 PM

Re: Naturalism > Atheism

goofnoff: ...in all of nature we are the only ones that can make a moral judgement about our actions. We can even look into the future to determine the possible outcomes of our actions. We are the only thing in nature that can make moral [more]

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