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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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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:48 AM

Re: NZ Massive Earthquake Tsunami (?)

Geilenkirchen? Hmmm, brings back memories. I lived for a year in nearby Düsseldorf, as an exchange student. At first I found the local "street" German incomprehensible, but by the end of the year I loved its sounds and expressiveness. [more]

Tue Nov 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:12 AM

Re: Started My Coffee, Going To Vote At 7:00 AM

RockOYates is already one of your Favorite Fools.

Well, dang.

Loren

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:55 AM

Re: Loveable guy

This is your brain on Fox News.

Do not ever question the effectiveness of television and radio propaganda, especially when done right. Kudos to Roger Ailes, the most prolific purveyor of hate in the world!

LC

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:15 AM

Dixville Notch has voted!

Live coverage from Dixville Notch from NH1.com:

It's midnight, and the northern New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch is casting their ballots (all eight of them) in the 2016 presidential election. These are [more]

Mon Nov 7

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:22 PM

Re: terraforming Mars

Ralph: ... no snip due to NYTimes not allowing 'copy/paste'.

Um, what? Copy/paste from the New York Times works fine on my two primary Macintosh browsers (Safari and Firefox). Is this a Windoze problem, or are you doing it [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:47 AM

Re: Mr Softy's hardline on spreadsheets

This one of the ways that digital rot begins: a change in legal climate suddenly makes accessing your documents harder. (Another way: the vendor stops supporting an older document format, and after only ten years or so it becomes nearly impossible to [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:14 AM

Re: 320 Electoral votes => Hillary

I have my doubts about the poll aggregation procedure used by the Princeton Consortium. Among other things, they claim that their method of tracking eliminates the effect of inter-state correlations. Frankly, I don't believe it. Spatial [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:02 AM

320 Electoral votes => Hillary

Okay, I think this presidential race has settled down enough to make an actual prediction, not a mere projection.

I think Hillary will get 320-322 votes in the electoral college. That includes Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, [more]

Tue Nov 1

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:37 PM

Re: New Mac laptops

Given that I'm fresh off an interface swap, I'm finding myself pretty relaxed about yet another interface change.

I am not that relaxed. More like DefCon 4.

[For the non-military, DefCon 1 means nuclear war is [more]

Mon Oct 31

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

Re: What is libertarian, really?

MisterFungi: Most of the libertarians I have known are basically teenage boys at heart, who don't want anyone telling them how they should behave in public. Their worlds center around themselves, and only themselves. They insist that the [more]

Tue Oct 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:27 PM

Re: Arnold 2016!

goofnoff: The [political] divide will remain as long as Republicans think Democrats give minorities too much of an advantage, and too many free things. They almost universally believe that meme. Then, of course there are the religious bigots, and [more]

Mon Oct 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:33 PM

Re: University Stole Millions Faking Global Warming

This does indeed look like egregious academic fraud. The article fails to mention whether the funds were given to CCCEP as a grant, or as a contract. In the former case there is no requirement that the research result in any publishable [more]

Sun Oct 23

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:42 PM

I voted!

My ballot had 22 candidates for President. Who ARE all these people??

Anyway, when you do vote, please take the down-ballot races very seriously. Judges, district attorneys, and attorneys general are absolutely critical for maintaining the [more]

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