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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:25 PM

Re: Strange system crash or freeze

This one is entirely new to me. Never seen anything like it.

The fact that these messages go back forever suggests to me that you (or someone, or something) had some difficulty with setting up the User account in the first place. I would try [more]

Fri Apr 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:42 PM

Re: Reanalysis

Euler's prediction of the location of Halley's Comet is an early (the first?) example of reanalysis. Astronomers had observed Halley's Comet but didn't know where it would reappear the next time around. Euler achieved fame by using previous [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 6:00 PM

Re: How to build a worm

Vimal Ramachandran posted an excellent reply, copied here in case you missed it:

This is nonsense. Paul Nelson, you're making the mistake of looking at the end result - a worm with muscle, nerves, germ cells and intestine - and concluding [more]

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

Re: Muslim Extreme Misogyny

Sano: You don't care about women's tights in the USA.

Actually, I suspect that AOL, like most red-blooded American men, cares very deeply about women's tights.

Just sayin'.

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Thu Apr 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:51 PM

Re: Stephen Hawking sings the Galaxy Song

NOVA did a show on how math describes everything. I think they got to the universe being a mathematical expression. Math doesn't just describe the universe, it is the universe.

Yes! I have been eagerly awaiting that show [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:25 PM

Re: Muslim Extreme Misogyny

AOL: What are your thoughts of extreme Muslim misogyny in much of the Middle East where theocratic rule dominates? [...] Seriously, let's hear from you all. Let's hear the outrage. This is an absolute ongoing HOLOCAUST on Muslim women - and not [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:59 PM

Stephen Hawking sings the Galaxy Song

Funny, and marginally safe for work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfcC6FYyL4U

Some sample lyrics (as performed by Monty Python):

So remember, when you're [more]

Wed Apr 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 10:49 PM

Re: Over-Unity Reactionless Generator Invented

lindytoes: Breaking News: Over-Unity Reactionless Generator Invented In India

The news story reports that an inventor in India (Paramahamsa Tewari) has constructed an electric generator that runs with an efficiency of up to 250%. In [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:03 PM

Re: Poll: Auto engines

Category problems?

-- Every hybrid has an internal combustion engine.

-- Some hybrids are plugins, as are all purely electric vehicles.

I suggest a different category scheme:

1. Internal combustion engine [more]

Mon Apr 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:47 PM

Re: Loren Cobb - Please Stand Up

stillwater: Please Stand Up

Well, that is difficult to do while in a hospital bed, wired into all sorts of cardiac monitors. As of today I am back on my feet, but with a mountain of overdue work.

Very [more]

Sat Apr 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 6:07 PM

Re: Introduc--er, Inventing Dinosaur Peninsula!

Thanks!

After a couple hours in the ER, they moved me into the hospital for the upcoming night. If the "cardioversion" works, then I am oughta here in the morning.

The tech who monitors everybody's EKG just called to [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:44 PM

Re: Introduc--er, Inventing Dinosaur Peninsula!

So, here I am in the waiting room at the ER, waiting for those with more urgent problems to be seen and catching up on Fooldom with my trust iPad, and then this "Non-sequitur" hits. I laughed so hard I started coughing uncontrollably, my [more]

Wed Apr 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:48 PM

Re: 4000 Years of Temperatures From Taiwan

Ajax: ...the claim that temperatures were a straight line for the last 1000 years until the Global Warming of the 1990s...

I cannot recall *any* such claim from the peer-reviewed scientific literature on climate, and I have read many [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:47 AM

Re: The future of hybrids?

A gasoline-electric hybrid is still a hybrid whether or not is has an outlet for a plug. By the same token, a diesel-electric hybrid is also just another hybrid.

I would have bought a plug-in hybrid last year, but the extra cost was just not [more]

Fri Apr 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 4:54 PM

Re: existential question

Do you think we discover math, or have we invented it? Perhaps my arguments are faulty, but I just don't get btresist's contention that math is the fabric of the universe, suggesting that intelligence predated both the matter and energy we find [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:38 PM

Re: existential question

Nigel: There are some physicists and mathematicians that consider it something more than a formal language. Most don't.

Okay, I'll bite. I know a great many mathematicians and physicists. NONE of them believe that mathematics is [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:26 PM

Re: A new screen

I have not read Tortoriello's book (Quantitative Strategies for Achieving Alpha), so I am hoping that these questions were answered in the book:

1. If Tortoriello's goal is to create a screen which gives a portfolio that has the [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:20 PM

Re: Arctic Sea Ice Increasing

There is a technical difference between sea ice area and extent:

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/faq/#area_extent

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:55 AM

Re: She is deranged!

Yikes! Call 911! Another Fool has fallen victim to the dreaded conflation confusion!

(Sirens howl in the distance, coming closer with every passing second)

(Squad cars from the Thought Police -- General Semantics Division -- [more]

Thu Apr 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:57 PM

Re: A little Leviticus

A Little Leviticus?

Hmmmm.

Is it just me, or is "Leviticus" just a portmanteau for LEVITY and CUSS?

Is this why stand-up comedians are so foul-mouthed?

Was Moses really just trying for a [more]

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