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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:51 PM

Re: Tripwire in Poland?

WAPO: Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine.

Ah, yes. Clearly this [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 5:19 PM

From the Dept of One Born Every Minute

In which we hear from the Virgin Mary's 65-times-removed cousin:

MURRYSVILLE, PA —A Westmoreland County woman claims she is the 64th great-granddaughter of Saint Joseph Ben Matthat Arimathaea, who was the paternal uncle to the [more]

Sat Apr 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:23 PM

Re: Getting an iMac

Why not just get a humongous screen? I use a 27" Apple display with my MBP at home, and it works fine. At the office I have a similar setup.

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:07 PM

Re: HadCRUT4 trends

As long as you are going to the trouble of regressing Temperature on Year (to get the rate of increase in temperature per year), you might as well also include CO2 in your regression. After all, the increase in global mean temperature has been [more]

Fri Apr 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:35 AM

Re: OT- For everyone who loved steam

Huge Big-Boy steam locomotive...

I am still waiting for my steam-powered iPad.

Loren
(steam-punk fan)

Thu Apr 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:05 PM

Re: the GOP's war on science

1pg: I knew things were bad when I saw a "my kid can beat up your honor student" bumper sticker. I mean, really? That's something to be proud of??

I take such messages to mean that there is a class of people who feel [more]

Wed Apr 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:44 PM

Re: DPRK drones

CNC: This article suggests the DPRK doesn't yet have a warhead for its missiles. Do they know something we don't? Or does Loren?

I was not even thinking about missiles with warheads. I was picturing something much more mundane and [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:11 PM

Re: 13-year-old Eagle Huntress

There was a documentary on these folks a few years ago following a young boy who was being trained by his father and in turn training his own eagle. I found a small clip from it.

Thanks!

I am overwhelmed all over again by the [more]

Tue Apr 15

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:26 PM

13-year-old Eagle Huntress

In this BBC Magazine story, the photography alone is worth the visit. However, it is the story that really amazes. It profiles Ashol-Pol, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who hunts with her "tame" golden eagle in the high mountains of western [more]

Mon Apr 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:06 AM

Re: Calling the cops on Jesus

Even if the statue made no reference to JC, and even if it weren't placed in front of a church, it would still be a brilliant piece of art. It may in time become as iconic as the Little Mermaid of Copenhagen harbor. I hope so.

Loren

Fri Apr 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:35 PM

Re: Does this sound familiar?

I have no doubt that Henry Wallace thoroughly loathed and feared the kind of people he described (lust for money or power, combined with extreme intolerance), and I agree that these are loathsome dreadful people, but this whole description does not [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:09 AM

Re: The anti-CMIP

Geez, I feel like I'm teaching an intro to the scientific method.

You are, BT, you are. The only salient difference between this board and a seminar is that some of the participants come in with a huge burden of resentment, anger, [more]

Thu Apr 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:53 PM

Re: The anti-CMIP

Windchasers: You could easily do this with a statistical model of the climate, since if you use too many fitting parameters, you can basically make that model say whatever you want. It's not statistically rigorous, but that hasn't stopped people [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:07 PM

God evolved from ancient chimp deity

Science news flash:

BERKELEY, CA — Challenging long-held views on the origins of divinity, biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, presented findings Thursday that confirm God, the Almighty Creator of the Universe, evolved [more]

Tue Apr 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:35 PM

Re: Cosmos again

Hawkwin: Since light has no mass, why the correlation between the speed of light and how fast mass can travel?

Light (photons) are said to be massless, but this is just a weak translation of a more subtle mathematical [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:03 PM

Re: Cosmos again

Hawkwin: Speed of Light. The narrator [of Cosmos] was quite emphatic that nothing moves faster than the speed of light. That seems to conflict with previous posts here that suggested otherwise. This is possibly due to the expansion of space -- [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:05 PM

Re: Alarmist Science: It Is OK To Lie

Steven Schneider: To do that [working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change] we need to get some broadbased support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have [more]

Sun Apr 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:57 PM

Re: DPRK drones

CNC: Unleash South Korea.

Five minutes after hostilities begin, Seoul will be a smoking ruin with many millions dead or dying. The metropolitan area of Seoul contains 25 million people -- half the population of South Korea -- and ALL [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:38 AM

Re: Dr. Leslie Woodcock on Climate Change

bj: So not a lot of people who read not a lot of people know that know that they know less than they did before they read about what that blogsite knows nothing about.

Perhaps you could rephrase that? It looks like English, [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:22 AM

Re: Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Everyone knows that the United States has long suffered from widespread shortages in its science and engineering workforce, and that if continued these shortages will cause it to fall behind its major economic competitors.

In my [more]

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