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Wed Feb 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:32 PM

Re: Faster or slower?

At the top of this thread, DrBob noted the apparent conflict between two scientific studies of the jet stream: one (Paul Williams) has the jet stream increasing, while the other (James Overland) found the opposite.

In fact, there is no [more]

Mon Feb 8

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:59 AM

Re: Boston Globe supposrt Hillary

Boston Globe supposrt Hillary

Hey, look at that! A two-letter transposition! (rts ==> srt). I thought I was the only one around here that does that kind of thing.

It's a mental glitch that comes from the same class of [more]

Fri Feb 5

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:56 PM

Re: Corn belt/Bible Belt

Sano: They're growing corn to burn while Africa is in real trouble feeding its swelling population. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Shakespeare board. 5:16 PM

OSF sold out!

We had to rethink our visit to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this year. They are selling out of tickets many months in advance. I just tried to get tickets for our annual summer pilgrimage (late June), only to discover that most shows are [more]

Thu Feb 4

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:41 AM

Re: Bernie and/or Hillary

Rharmelink: The problem is that too often it is Republicans vs Democrats...

Amen, brother.

I am sick to death of people from both parties playing politics as though it were a full-contact team sport, cheerleaders and [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:01 AM

Re: rapid affordable energy transformation

Interesting concept; worthy of discussion. The original paper is in Nature, which has a paywall, but I have a copy. Anyone here who would like to read it, just drop me an email.

Loren

Wed Feb 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:14 AM

Re: Ablative Palin Absolute (yay!)

PM: My H.S. Latin class didn't mention Vocative, fwiw.

Absence of evidence (from high school) is really not evidence of absence.

When it comes to Latin I confess to being a miserable autodidact. The closest I ever came to [more]

Tue Feb 2

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 5:19 PM

Ablative Palin Absolute (yay!)

We have before us, for your grammatical inspection and pleasure today, this unique submission from Sarah Palin:

And he, who would negotiate deals, kind of with the skills of a community organizer maybe organizing a neighborhood tea, [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:51 AM

Re: guess the correlation

Cute. I should test my graduate students with this -- it might be a humbling experience. I only got a +8 score. It's certainly tough enough for a general population, but there's room for some really devilish patterns.

Loren

Sun Jan 31

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LorenCobb replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:37 PM

Re: Ad Hominem Sunday

Concerning "Post Hoc Friday", some comments:

-- I think this one should have been "Post Hoc Thursday".

-- The logical fallacy known as post hoc ergo propter hoc is only very loosely related to the idea [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:46 PM

Re: MacBook Pro Reinitialization Fail

It would help to know which model you have, so we can figure out what versions of OSX it can use. Without knowing this, my first **guess** would be the following:

1. Download Snow Leopard (MacOS X 10.6) from the web. Google is your friend: [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:03 PM

Re: Multiple regression analysis

tommurphy9: I think this is extremely valuable information that may not be easily assimilated [Richard Nisbett's "Crusade Against Multiple Regression" -- [more]

Mon Jan 25

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:20 PM

It's Burns Night!

This evening, as on every January 25th since 1801, Scots everywhere will be celebrating Burns Night. Laphroig single malt scotch will be quaffed -- or some other single malt for the faint of heart and weak of stomach -- and voices [more]

Sat Jan 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:09 PM

Re: From my cousin

Here is one way to register your support for this executive order:

action.citizen.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=1...

LC

Fri Jan 22

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:27 PM

Re: RAID 1 question

I had a "no wake from sleep" issue for many years, which finally went away about a year ago. I cannot be absolutely sure, but I am reasonably certain that the cause was an inexpensive external USB hub. First I replaced the hub, and saw some [more]

Thu Jan 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:00 AM

Re: Now it begins...

Desert Dave, expecting the usual looking-down-the-nose-adult-to-child response. Do y'all know how childish those responses make you look to regular (non self appointed elite) people?

I have a pretty good idea. Rush Limbaugh fairly [more]

Tue Jan 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:51 AM

Re: Message for Loren Cobb

Gordon: Where the heck does one find the commands to use in terminal?

Heh. Welcome to the hall of mirrors known as Unix shells. Ready?

Like all versions of Unix, OSX has multiple command-line syntaxes, one for each scripting [more]

Mon Jan 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:47 PM

Re: A question

My daughter, 3000+ miles away is trying to search an external harddrive, apparently it's not indexed with spotlight... She's not versed in terminal, and I'd hate to try to get her to use it.

Um, why?

I strongly recommend that [more]

Sun Jan 17

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LorenCobb posted to the Climate Change board. 2:28 PM

An Astronaut Reflects

Piers J. Sellers, a British bio-meteorologist and NASA astronaut with three missions to the International Space Station and six space-walks to his credit, has written an interesting end-of-career meditation on the future of human response to climate [more]

Sat Jan 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:13 PM

Re: Domestic Terrorism Quiz

Yep, it's hard. I scored only 44%, but the average of all people taking the quiz is (according to the website) 45%. OMG, this is the first time I can remember ever scoring below average. I may have to turn in my Lake Wobegon birth [more]

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