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by cwDeici
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 20689

Re: 1429: Data

This thread is getting me agitated... ;P I suppose a linguistics-bachelor will do that to you, even if you chose it under the English Language Studies instead of tasty literature just to shore up your grammar. Anyway, DSN wasn't the most watched, but it is often rated as the highest quality Trekker ...
by cwDeici
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Why use so much mental resources talking to the wild ones when we could be discussing geoengineering? :( (I guess the answer is that it is somewhat useful and necessary as well as (primarily) an emotional trap (a trap that affects both the unorthodox/insane and the conventional/sane.) Please, someon...
by cwDeici
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 20966

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

It's one of those things most people liked when they were kids.
I never really did though, and am a bit irrationally proud of it.

I did like a lot of the Goosebumps books though.
by cwDeici
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Some people are actually saying we need to end industrialization? I guess I saw that somewhere and responses to it.

Ugh... that's very roughly at the level of saying firewood is an efficient fuel or that most people should die to keep emissions down.
by cwDeici
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Sea level rise is expected to continue for centuries.[13] In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected that during the 21st century, sea level will rise another 18 to 59 cm (7.1 to 23.2 in), but these numbers do not include "uncertainties in climate-carbon cycle feed...
by cwDeici
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Roadways This is really interesting if perhaps overambitious. Thanks Cocoa! Tell us more about fusion? :) Sorry to cut in uninvited but since it came up (especially in relation to solar roadways, with which it was compared only days ago in a rather heated reddit t...
by cwDeici
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Well, I dunno, Randall has always been VERY concerned with the environment, to his credit. He's generally very accurate (and the 200 meter claim isn't without strong proponents), but he isn't above making mistakes, and I suppose he might have his blind spots on issues he's concerned with. I'd be hap...
by cwDeici
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

For all the faults of our present era it is the most vibrant ever. We're well on our way to an interplanetary civilization.
Status quo right now is a good thing.
by cwDeici
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I don't think discrimination can be inferred simply from pointing out facts (especially when properly sourced). I mean, saying "on average men commit more violent crimes" with a link to a study supporting this is like saying "women tend to have less physical strength" with a pro...
by cwDeici
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I think it's better to just assume the denialists and doomsayers have internalized a bit too much propaganda and ignore them.

Let's discuss solutions! :)
by cwDeici
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Roadways This is really interesting if perhaps overambitious. Thanks Cocoa! Tell us more about fusion? :) Given that the Chinese make more greenhouse gas than the USA, EU, and Japan combined and are building one coal plant a day and the average Chinese is still a d...
by cwDeici
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

So, what should 'we' (whatever that is) do?

Research into fusion primarily and renewables secondarily for where the power grid can't reach efficiently.
Aerosol sulphates? Artificial trees vacuuming up CO2? More stuff from that horribly inaccurate FotW game I've played a bit too much?
by cwDeici
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Ugh guys, everyone reasonable here (except Randall it seems) agree AGW is a major problem, and that there may be good solutions to it (does anyone who knows about Aerosol Sulphates think it can be used to block the temperature rise without any major disturbances outside a change to the rainfall patt...
by cwDeici
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 151894

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

As for "geo-engineering" - sorry, but magic wands are for fairy tales. We're fucked: stare that in the face for a while until the urge to spout stupid happy-talk goes away. We're doing geo-engineering right now as a side effect... You're basically saying that changing the Earth is a fairy...
by cwDeici
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 73513

Yellowcake Uranium

I think I forgot to mention the Yellowcake Uranium in my last post, like 55 metric tons or something. Just the remains of Saddam's nuclear program.
by cwDeici
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 73513

Re: "Height" Discussion

You're forgetting the Yellowcake. While intel efforts were largely a failure (and an excuse (the Casus Belli of the old UN resolution being vague and in the grey area)) the ambition and foundation was there. The same people who wished to avoid war also wished to lift the successful sanctions. Iraq w...
by cwDeici
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 40324

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

I only find it offensive that the Pope and his organization would have an institution of crafting falsehoods. I find 'the capture of God' so alien I can not comprehend it, find it anything more than marginally absurd and therefore funny, and much less be offended by it. By the number of people who t...
by cwDeici
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 40324

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

I doubt there will be hate mail, because the concept itself is so deeply ridiculous, and you have to look to relative depth before you can interpret anything as being truly offensive. You'd be surprised how shallow a basis is needed to cause offense. There are people out there who will react to som...

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