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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:41 PM

Re: UFO's - some of the best cases

AOL: All these vast advances in about 100 years!! Think what we are going to achieve in the next 100 years. It's mind blowing. Now imagine an alien race 200 years ahead of us. We probably couldn't even being to understand their technology. Could [more]

Sat Mar 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:23 PM

Re: Red spruce doing well

DB2: It is sometimes claimed that the pine bark beetle infestation increases the risk of forest fires... A study out this week from Colorado University researchers found fires were not more likely in beetle infested areas.

Let's be [more]

Sat Mar 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:15 AM

Re: Friday morning musings

Are you willing to elaborate? I would like to know what you think.

Sure... But I am on the road, heading south to New Mexico and then Utah. It may take a week before I can respond properly.

Loren

Fri Mar 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:05 PM

Re: How We Cure Disease

sw: This [aducanumab] is quite possibly the most significant advance in history in finding a cure for [Alzheimers] which currently affects 5 million Americans with millions more expected to be sufferers in the coming years, and perhaps 15 million [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:01 AM

Friday morning musings

James Flynn is one fascinating dude.

If people know of him at all, it is because he was among the first to discover that the population of almost any country in the world is becoming smarter at a rate of about three IQ points per decade, and [more]

Thu Mar 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:26 AM

Re: I need geek help

We cut the cord last July, and have not regretted it. CableTV, as it is now experienced in the USA, is a toxic, poisonous, stew. We only realized how true that is when we cut the cord.

Here is a wrap-up of our experience with AppleTV, [more]

Mon Mar 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:33 PM

Re: Exodus fuels hatred??

Archaeologists gave up trying to find traces of the Exodus in the Sinai many years ago, after more than a century of searching. The idea that 600,000 Israeli men, plus an uncounted number of wives, children, elderly, and non-Israelites -- a total of [more]

Sun Mar 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:23 PM

Re: The Ice may be getting thinner faster

Jim2B: For the most part, predictions like this one [ www.the-cryosphere.net/9/269/2015/tc-9-269-2015.pdf ] based upon the hypothesis of AGW keep predicting disaster. The [more]

Fri Mar 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:29 PM

Re: alkali metals and water

1pg: I would think it very difficult to model this in continuum mechanics since it is directly a result of the non-continuum nature of the material. If it is continuous then there are no discrete charges/ions to be created, and the repulsive force [more]

Thu Mar 12

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 10:23 AM

Re: Cloudy California? Ivanpah update

6 + 24 = 30/2

This is true only for very small values of 2.

LC

Wed Mar 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:02 PM

Re: Bloatware

awl: What's your opinion of the open Java packages, e.g. OpenJDK 6 or 7, and whether we can ever get away from Oracle?

I think FlyingDiver gave a good answer for the present.

In the longer term, I think that the Java bytecode [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:37 PM

Re: Bloatware

Oracle is not (and never has been) a trustworthy software vendor. Without even trying, they are going to kill Java -- and that is a real tragedy.

Loren
(Java fan)

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:24 AM

Re: alkali metals and water

So the explosion is due to the sudden reversal of the surface pressure of the sodium from positive (surface preserving) to negative (surface destroying). Fascinating. "Exotic" is too gentle a word.

We have been exploring (in my [more]

Tue Mar 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:33 PM

Re: BBC on Climate Change

WuLong: Certainty is "at least 66%". (timestamp 1:11:45)

Interesting video.

It is 75 minutes in duration, with intolerably slow BBC-style verbal delivery, so I recommend using the YouTube "control wheel" [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:25 PM

Re: Piketty redux

That WSJ article is behind a paywall. I searched around, but was unable to find an alternate source. Any ideas?

I think it is significant that Piketty's long-time co-author Emmanuel Saez refused to join him as an author of the book [more]

Mon Mar 9

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:02 PM

Re: A Glimmer of Climate Optimism

Ajax: That is epic cherry picking. Why don't you start from 1650 the middle of The Little Ice Age and the beginning of the current warming? How about using these periods instead?

Evidently you misunderstood my post, yet again. The R^2 [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:04 PM

Re: Oil & Moore's law?

Tele: If you look at the decline rates you showed in the article....70-80 percent first year decline rates....then 50% the second year!.....wow...that is down to 10-15% of the original production in two years. You've got to keep drilling like mad [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:43 PM

Re: A Glimmer of Climate Optimism

AOL: In other words, temps start increasing (or decrease) followed by the rise in CO2 by 800 years. CO2 increase LAG temp increases. Temp increase CAUSES the rise in CO2.

Jeez, you are behind in your reading. Several research groups [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:27 PM

Re: A Glimmer of Climate Optimism

DB2: Looking at the blue historical curve, it shows current global temps 0.2°C warmer than the 1998 El Nino peak. What data set was used? GISS, for example, shows a 1998 value of 0.61 while the highest year since was only 0.67, which would be [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:14 AM

Re: A Glimmer of Climate Optimism

Waterfell: You provided a link to your "scatterplot" of temperature as a function of ice core CO2 concentration. As you mention, the 2013 data point is way outside the normal "blob". If it were a straightforward relationship, [more]

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