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Mon Jun 29

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:55 PM

Re: Investing by the Greeks: From Alpha to Zed

Or, your kids could simply employ a turbo-encabulator app. The technology has been around since 1946, but the newest versions have been entirely rendered in software, using Apple's remarkable new Swift language. No matter which implementation your [more]

Sun Jun 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:10 AM

Re: Obama's eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney

InconclusiveFool: But I too wondered why he continually gets a "pass" and is not criticized for invoking the name of God. Someone like George Dubya would have been criticized all over the place had he used an equal number of religious [more]

Sat Jun 27

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:09 PM

Early days of the Gay Liberation Front

There was no such thing as a "Gay Liberation Front" when I arrived at Cornell University as a freshman in 1966. Gays and lesbians were severely closeted, and homosexuality was considered to be either criminal or, at the very least, a deeply [more]

Fri Jun 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:19 PM

Re: 800 dead and finally,

a prime example of religious stupidity

It sounds like it, but in fact it is not. No one in Pakistan needs a damn fatwa to forego fasting during Ramadan. Everyone understands that some Muslims will not be able to fast, whether [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:47 PM

Re: Statistical analysis of nuclear risk

Jaagu: "Of Disasters and Dragon Kings: A Statistical Analysis of Nuclear Power Incidents & Accidents" [by Wheatley, Sovacool, & Sornette]. Loren Cobb should be interested in this statistical analysis with resulting Pareto [more]

Thu Jun 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:23 PM

Re: Hottest May, Spring, and Jan-May

That is quite a picture of heat-drenched misery you draw, Loren. Hard to imagine trying to sleep on the street at night when the temp never drops below 100°F.

That's June, the hottest month. At the end of June the monsoon rains [more]

Tue Jun 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:28 PM

Re: Hottest May, Spring, and Jan-May

2015 is likely to be the second year in a row that we set a new record for hottest calendar year ... hasta la vista hiatus!

Ugh. I am not looking forward to this.

I had my fill -- and then some -- of very high temperatures as [more]

Mon Jun 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:23 PM

Re: Carl Sagan and John Muir

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the obvious contender.

Perhaps. I like him, but I hesitate to put him in Carl Sagan's class.

Both Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson owe a lot to a writer/astronomer who may be unknown to most people [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:04 PM

Re: Carl Sagan and John Muir

Who carries the cosmic spiritual torch today?

Good question. Really good. I wish I knew the answer.

I can name three young(ish) science writers who might, with luck, mature into cosmic spiritual torchbearers over the next [more]

Thu Jun 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:59 AM

Re: My new blog post about Office for Mac

For a long time, the big knock on Apple computers was that they didn’t support Microsoft Office...

Ooooh, bad one. Inexcusable. Good catch!

I would have written it a little differently:

For a long time, the big [more]

Mon Jun 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:27 PM

Re: Ayn Rand, moralist for the tea party age

alstro: ... But Colorado holds a special place in my heart with good memories.

Now, now. None of that. We who live in Colorado know that we have bitterly cold winters, mountains of snow, blizzards, sleet, and hailstones big enough to [more]

Tue Jun 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:48 PM

Re: Winning the War on Coal

My central heating is more efficient than electric heating. It's NG.

I have never used electric heating. You might as well burn $1 bills for heat. My central heat and hot water are both state-of-the-art efficient NG [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:32 AM

Re: Winning the War on Coal

Lindy: people should be turning down their heat and wearing more clothes. Put on a sweater! Put on some warm socks. I keep my house between 55°F and about 62°F during the coldest months. People used to live in much colder circumstances [more]

Sun May 31

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LorenCobb posted to the Apple User's Group board. 4:42 PM

Recycled Apple I computer

Did anybody on this board drop off a box of old Apple parts at a recycling center in California recently?

If you did, the recycling center has a check for $100,000 they would like to give you.

It turns out that the box of [more]

Thu May 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:50 AM

Re: Restarting Japan's Nukes

Waterfell: Japan has totally revamped its nuclear regulatory structure, and plant emergency response procedures have more importance.

Okay, but this invites some questions.

In your opinion, was this revamp necessary? Or [more]

Tue May 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 12:59 PM

Re: How ID is helping kill Christianity

bt: It wouldn't surprise me if it turns out that the Discovery Institute and their highly publicized efforts against evolution were significant contributors to this result [the apparent decline of Christianity in the U.S.], particularly with [more]

Mon May 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:58 PM

Re: What if ...

What if the US merged with Mexico? For the purpose of my hypothetical, just say we suddenly have 21 more states.

Given Mexican national pride, this is a hypothetical with probability ZERO of occurring. We already have had the [more]

Sun May 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:21 PM

Re: Is math misused in economics?

Is math misused in economics?

Excellent question!

This is an issue I have struggled with, off and on, for 48 years -- ever since I took my first college-level Econ course in micro-economic [more]

Wed May 20

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

Re: $94 trillion

I have to say that it is personally a great relief to me to see these discussions of ways and means for mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. We should have begun focusing on this debate many years ago, but at least it has [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:31 PM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

This is an argument that has been addressed about 15 times on this board, but I'll repeat myself in hopes that at one point it sinks in.

Oh, I understand the economic point perfectly well.

What you are advocating is the [more]

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