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Mon Aug 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:24 PM

Re: Big problems for hydrogen refueling stations

I couldn't tell if they charged for electricity, or if it was free.

FWIW, here in Boulder (Colorado) there are about 20 public battery charging stations for a city of 100k people. As far as I can tell, all of these charging stations [more]

Sun Aug 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:21 PM

Re: Question about Laptop

I have several bits of by-gone computer hanging on the wall of my study. The motherboard of a very old PC graces one wall. The frame and interior of an Apple Cube sits on a table next to an ancient Corona typewriter with two complete ranges of keys [more]

Sun Jul 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:17 PM

Re: Safari Quitting

GWPotter: I did however have some very odd Mail issues yesterday and when I use Disk Utility found out that I needed to Repair my HDD.

Verry interesting. I had to repair my SSD yesterday also -- and it had previously been a model of [more]

Fri Jul 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:13 PM

Re: Dear friends of officer a-hole

Have you ever heard of an American cop offering to give someone a lift who has run out of gas?

Sure. It happened to me once, in upstate New York. My interactions with cops have generally been cordial and correct. But then I'm just a [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:30 PM

Re: IEA: Current Efforts Not Enough

Jaagu: [bjchip] is being bamboozled by some form of irrational optimism that nuclear power can save the earth. People and countries will adopt my approach much sooner than the nuclear approach.

That is not bjchip's position, as you [more]

Thu Jul 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:52 PM

Re: Can we agree that this should be

Hawkwin: Regardless of one's position on the 2nd amendment, can we obtain agreement that 1200 guns is too much for private ownership?

I think this should be considered as a public health issue. It should be classified as a serious [more]

Tue Jul 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:54 PM

Re: Senior cardinal breaks ranks with Pope

Daily Mail: Cardinal George Pell, who was appointed by Pope Francis last year to manage the Vatican finances, said the Roman Catholic church had ‘no mandate’ to lay down doctrine on scientific matters.

Wait a minute. Did a high [more]

Mon Jul 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:14 PM

Re: Default Word Font

I have not yet upgraded to Word 2016. However, I can say that, from its very very earliest versions in 1983-84 right up to Word 2011, the default font for Word has always been prescribed in the Normal style. Change that style and the default [more]

Sun Jul 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:08 PM

Re: Colorado pot power

Pete: Presumably, prior to marijuana legalization, the plants were grown indoors to keep them from being seen by suspicious neighbors or the local cops. But pot is legal now. Why not just plant it outdoors and let the sunshine provide the energy [more]

Sat Jul 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:24 PM

Re: OT: Hot hands...

DB2: An interesting essay exploring the kinds of errors high numeracy people are more prone to make. For example, you're flipping a fair coin 12 times. It has just come up heads five times in a row. Is the next flip more or less likely to be heads [more]

Fri Jul 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:04 PM

Re: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on recor

Calabogie: I live in Germany and 3 German language papers as well as 2 English language German papers stated in December that 2014 was cooler than normal in Germany and overall Europe was cooler than it had been for the past 4 years. In [more]

Tue Jul 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:30 PM

Re: Going' down, down

Any thoughts on what might have happened in 2005-06 to turn the trend downwards?

Delayed effect of the attacks of 9/11/2001?

Publication of "The God Delusion"?

War in Iraq and Afghanistan drags on and [more]

Mon Jul 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:35 PM

Re: Accuracy of New Horizons

After checking my arithmetic, which is always better the morning after a calculation, I see that I did indeed commit a booboo. The correct probability is 3 x 10^-17, or

0.000 000 000 000 000 03

for hitting the target required by New [more]

Sun Jul 12

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:05 PM

Accuracy of New Horizons

The planetary space probe New Horizons looks to be on track for an extremely precise flyby of Pluto, in just two days time.

Exactly how precise was NASA's aim?

The New York Times today tried to give an [more]

Fri Jul 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:34 PM

Re: iOS update 8.4

I updated my iPad to iOS 8.4 last night. The first thing I noticed is that the screen rotation feature seems to be annoyingly random now. Sometimes it works, and other times not. I can find no pattern to it. Definitely a bug, though.

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:49 PM

Harper Lee hometown in Frenzy

On the eve of the release of Harper Lee's second novel (the first was To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960), the town of Monroeville, Alabama, is in a frenzy.

Down at the Boo Radley Café, the weekly teacake order was [more]

Thu Jul 9

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 5:57 PM

Communist Crucifix??

Now here is a sight that you don't see everyday! Pope Francis visited Bolivia this week and was given a carved crucifix by President Evo Morales. Not just any damn crucifix either! This one features a crucified JC hanging from the business end of a [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:46 PM

Re: Normalizing Islam

Sano: What puzzles me is 1) why so many "David Koreshes" occur in Islam and 2) how these "nice normal people" either cannot, or will not, deal with their "David Koreshes" such that their "David Koreshes" are [more]

Wed Jul 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:59 PM

Re: 15 YO finds a mistake

So, what was the mistake? Where is the offending equation? Those who have ever heard of the Golden Ratio (All three of us) want to see what was in the museum that was a mistake.

Yes, indeed.

I checked the link, and found that [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:11 PM

Normalizing Islam

I think that if it were not for all the terrorism going on in the Middle East -- most of it Muslims blowing up other Muslims in the Shia/Sunni civil war -- Islam would seem like just another religion. It certainly seemed so to me when I lived in [more]

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