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by judge56988
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 45456

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

My point is that "training" and "conditioning" is the same process as evolution, except that the meaning of the word "evolution" describes a general species-wide transformation over time. If Monkey Girl were to have met and married a Monkey Boy with the same adaptations, their kids would have the s...
by judge56988
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 45456

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

A few years ago there was a girl in the U.S., about 16, who was the best rock climber without equipment in the world, better even than any man. Her family had been missionaries in Africa, and when she was about three years old her parents gave her a pet monkey. She wanted to be just like the monkey...
by judge56988
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 45456

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

Creatures developed eyes because they wanted to detect more information about their surroundings, and lizards developed wings because they simply wanted to fly, Will is the causality of not only everything that happens in evolution, but everything that happens, period. I want a bigger dick - do you...
by judge56988
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

For those who don't remember or who didn't pay attention, that was the one who brought us propaganda funded by the fossil fuel industry. Propaganda/data from here Who funds it? - No idea. Probably the US government. What is your field of expertise HFat? I doubt it's maths or engineering, if it were...
by judge56988
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

The steepness of the curve represents the rate of increase of emissions.
You don't seem to trust charts - perhaps you don't know how to interpret and represent data.
You sound as if you know what you're talking about but what you actually say gives the game away.

Merry Christmas.
by judge56988
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

MikeC wrote:Self-preservation is natural, ain't it tho?
Of course it is. You're right.
I think what bugs me so much is the fact that so many people have such an anthropocentric view of the world - I suppose that's natural too.
by judge56988
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Mike said, 90% of the species that have existed on earth are extinct.The figure is actually thought to be closer to 99.9% however I'm not one for splitting hairs. You get the idea. It's normal and extinction events pave the way for new species to evolve. If the dinosaurs had not gone then it wouldn'...
by judge56988
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Here is the best synopsis of the science and the myths surrounding anthropogenic global climate change: http://www.youtube.com/user/potholer54#p/c/A4F0994AFB057BB8/0/52KLGqDSAjo I learned a lot from watching these videos, and I think you will, too. He does a reasonable job of explaining the physics...
by judge56988
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:06 pm
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Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

There may not be enough time if the greenhouse gas emissions continued unabated & the earth keeps getting hotter. The biggest risk is that as environmental changes cause food, arable (and livable) land, water, and energy to become increasingly limited, the global cooperation needed to eliminate gre...
by judge56988
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

I have no idea what that page says. But I know Wikipedia is usually a decent place to start when looking up a topic about which one knows next to nothing, assuming one is not willing to use a textbook (see above for a suggested textbook). The pictures do not speak to me. I'm not impartial. I clearl...
by judge56988
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

No, the instrumental record is not alarming at all. Chart-gazing is not science. Nor is making stuff up. The time you spent putting up pictures would be better spent reading up on scientific methods. Start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_modelling lol It's hardly chart gazing, I've ma...
by judge56988
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:27 am
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Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Temperature change over the last 140 years looks alarming: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/images/temp-anom-larg.jpg Over the last 2000 years it doesn't look much better http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/images/last2000-large.jpg Over the last 150,000 years we can see things ...
by judge56988
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Neil, Hfat - I think that you are both missing the points I am trying to make: 1. There is indisputable geological evidence that the earth is currently in a cool "interglacial" period which is part of a longer era of glacial and interglacial periods. It is also clear from temperature records that th...
by judge56988
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

I am trying to be open minded about the subject and will remain so until I see some sound scientific evidence. If you're not happy simply going with the most cited research Google Scholar finds for you, the research judged relevant for public policy by the world's governments is referenced here (ch...
by judge56988
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

NeilBlanchard wrote: we are using up way too many resources, way too fast. An economy based on growth is simply fantasy.
On this subject, I'd have to agree with you Neil.
by judge56988
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

We are not "due" for an ice age. This is FUD. It's not FUD - as Hfat says, look at the science. I studied geology at university, I know a little bit about it. Look at the facts and the cycles of glaciation over the last few million years. Find out about when the earth was completely covered by ice....
by judge56988
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Replies: 74
Views: 15638

Re: Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

The fact that we are overdue, by historical standards, for another ice age may be due to human intervention. http://www.nzclimatescience.org/images/PDFs/archibald2007.pdf Who to believe? When I was at school in the 70's all the scare stories were (apart from the very real threat of a nuclear war) ab...
by judge56988
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 28328

Re: Life Sucks

Hi judge There isn't one. Why does there need to be? Given that life serves no innate purpose, a rational person would choose not to reproduce because it can be rationally argued that procreation is unethical. A child does not benefit by being brought into existence, because you can't deprive someo...
by judge56988
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 28328

Re: Life Sucks

PlanetOfTheApes wrote:The search for a rational, ethical reason for creating another human goes on without success.
There isn't one. Why does there need to be?
It's just what organisms do isn't it?
by judge56988
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice on a new phone?
Replies: 12
Views: 4174

Re: Advice on a new phone?

You can keep your iphones and Android touchscreen HTCs and Galaxy whatevers, this is IMHO, still the best phone ever made - for making calls, battery life, signal strength, call quality and ultra reliable bluetooth connection to the car. Still using mine.
by judge56988
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says
Replies: 14
Views: 3170

Re: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says

You can't make this up :) "IE6 users have an average IQ score barely over 80, according to a recent study by Vancouver-based psychometric consulting company, AptiQuant." hmm... Now I feel better about having gone back recently to Internet Explorer after 3 or 4 years using Firefox. IE9 is actually p...
by judge56988
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says
Replies: 14
Views: 3170

Re: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says

As long as the definition of intelligence is simply "what an IQ test measures" these kinds of discussions are rather pointless imo. Agreed, but these days I don't think it is. Scientists have moved on and define intelligence in a much broader way. I would think that most people - your average man o...
by judge56988
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says
Replies: 14
Views: 3170

Re: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says

capoeira wrote: You don't have to be intelligent to be a doctor
Well that's news to me.
by judge56988
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says
Replies: 14
Views: 3170

Re: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says

It isn't obvious to me that IQ has any direct correlation to wealth.... except that maybe really really stupid people may tend to be less wealthy than average IQ people. Are you being deliberately obtuse? Do you look at the real world much? I'm reasonably certain that any survey would show that gen...
by judge56988
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold fusion ressurected?
Replies: 30
Views: 29590

Re: Cold fusion ressurected?

Fantastic! This sounds like just the thing I need to power the warp drive I built last night. Now, what to do with all that copper?
by judge56988
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hows the Seasonic S12II 520 Bronze ??
Replies: 7
Views: 11646

Re: Re:

I got a Seasonic M12 II Bronze M520 a couple of months ago and I'm very happy with it. As far as I can tell from the reviews, it's identical otherwise to the non-modular version. The VX 450 is in my circumstances at least, certainly a lot louder than the S12; I know that from personal experience be...
by judge56988
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617810

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Those were the days; sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. Shame we get old.
by judge56988
Tue May 24, 2011 7:15 am
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Topic: The Story of Stuff
Replies: 16
Views: 3426

Re: The Story of Stuff

A good start would be to ban advertising, stop importing dirt cheap goods from the third world and impose a hefty tax on non-essential (luxury) items to make it financially unviable to throw away and replace every 6 months. That's a top-down solution. I think we are way past that point, the system ...
by judge56988
Tue May 24, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Story of Stuff
Replies: 16
Views: 3426

Re: The Story of Stuff

Well, there's a lot of truth in that film but nothing new. What do you suggest we do? Stop making and using "stuff"? I jumped off that treadmill she talks about quite a few years ago. A good start would be to ban advertising, stop importing dirt cheap goods from the third world and impose a hefty ta...
by judge56988
Fri May 20, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 24468

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

Sure, Apple is a cult for maybe 5% of buyers but for the rest, an Apple product (particularly the laptops) is an aspirational product and bought by people who would also aspire to wearing Gucci, Prada or any other designer label clothes/perfume/watch/sunglasses etc etc. Most people who buy a laptop ...