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Wed Oct 29

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 8:48 AM

New president of Zambia

After the death yesterday of President Sata of Zambia, an unusual bloke has taken the reigns. Guy Scott is 70 years old, white, and as British as the day is long -- though born in Zambia. He studied mathematics and economics at Cambridge, has a [more]

Tue Oct 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:53 AM

Re: CO2 Is Not A Black Body Radiator

Ajax: Godard has nothing to do with this paper or this post.

Holy Smokin' Spaghetti Monster, that's even funnier! You have been quoting Goddard in your posts once or twice a day for many years now. You have done this to such the [more]

Mon Oct 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 8:21 PM

Re: CO2 Is Not A Black Body Radiator

Ajax-Goddard: A paper published in Progress in Physics titled "On the Equation which Governs Cavity Radiation II" by physicist Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille finds that CO2 is not behaving like a black body radiator...

Well, [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:05 PM

Re: OT: I feel the earth, move, under my feet

That video, and shorter clips from it, have provoked a huge number of comments and controversy on Google+ and elsewhere. Given all the confusion, I thought I might contribute some clarifications and explanations:

1. The Sun, like (almost) [more]

Sun Oct 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 8:17 PM

Re: China's approaching coal peak

China coal consumption for 2014 to date has declined year-to-year for the first time in a long time despite a 7% rise in GDP and a 4% increase in electricity use. There is growing sentiment that China coal use will peak by 2020, if not [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:56 PM

Re: Strategies for deep decarbonisation

telegraph: Likely 90% of the population died after the collapse of the system. The land was farmed out....would not raise crops to feed 15 million. Most died.

Complete bunk -- and not even supported by the website that you [more]

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

Re: Strategies for deep decarbonisation

tele: The Mayans disappeared with changing weather pattens. Gone in less than 300 years - entire civilizations vanished.

Just a quick correction to this one point: the Mayans did not disappear. They are still there.

It is [more]

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

Re: Fabricating Temperatures In Australia

I see you've raised the bar for skeptics. Generally you just need to show a theory is incorrect and it is accepted. Now you are saying skeptics must show it is incorrect and come up with a better one.

You misunderstood what I [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:52 AM

Re: Fabricating Temperatures In Australia

"Firstly, 'homogenization' of temperature readings is a new and contrived concept," Moore said.

Homogenization is neither new nor contrived. Statistical tests for lack of homogeneity in climate data go back over sixty years (e.g. [more]

Tue Oct 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:56 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

LOTROQueen: He sounds like a real jerk for abandoning his wife and children.

His choice was between leaving home or checking into a mental hospital. His daughter, a student of mine, told me that no one in the family blamed him for his [more]

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

Re: CO2 Increase is not Nemesis

Peter: Some of these positive feedback processes can endure for quite a while.

Not silly at all. An appreciation for time scales is all-important when trying to decide whether a climate feature is worth bothering [more]

Mon Oct 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:38 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

Ray: I hate stories like this. The headline tricks you into reading the story in search of a money-saving idea that you haven't heard of yet. Instead you find some people who have adopted some bizarre, nomadic lifestyle that isn't anywhere close [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:24 PM

Re: CO2 Increase is not Nemesis

In response to a post from AstroPhool, DrBob2 asked this question:

Phil, given the positive feedbacks in the system, what do you see that stops runaway warming?

I'm not Phil, and Phil almost certainly knows a lot more about [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:51 PM

Re: Trackpad weirdness after update

GW -- I reset the SMC, as you suggested, and it WORKED!

My trackpad and I thank you.

Loren

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LorenCobb replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:30 PM

Re: Maybe you should care what "they"

This thread makes me want to short
companies that produce meds.
Clearly their sales must be
lower than expected.

Unexpected poetry!

Your lines almost reach Haiku levels of brevity and wit. Thanks!

LC

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:17 PM

Re: Phlebotinum, YEC, and Suspension of Disbelief

Fred Clark: The writers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to refer to such technobabble as "phlebotinum." It may be magical or mystical, it may involve theoretical physics (or just something that sounds kind of like theoretical physics). [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:39 PM

Re: silly movies...

1pg: Sometimes I recognize that a movie is mediocre (if I'm to be kind), but I still like it.

I decided long ago that my criteria for excellence in a film are quite different from those of either the critics or the great worldwide [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:30 AM

Re: CO2 Increase is not Nemesis

Lordfoolman: I have NEVER claimed that CO2 had NO influence. My stance has always been that it was small. Natural factors... the oceanic churnings, cloud cover, solar effects, volcanic eruptions, and even orbital mechanics (over very long term) [more]

Sat Oct 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:05 PM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

Totolapse: I would like to see that same plague scenario worked out for what happened [to the American Indians] in the Americas. I remember reading Cotton Mather's accounts of a 95% kill rate and was stunned as a teen. Only in Sci Fi had a kill [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:40 PM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

FLARAM: My one question about the talk is that you stated that wealthy societies are unlikely to go to war. This seems counter to my expectations. I tried searching for papers on this subject but came up short, any suggestions.

I [more]

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