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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
65. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2013, 19:55 Prez
 
Even though I rarely read anything but ebooks anymore I'll alaways like the classy look of a bookshelf filled with bound hardcover books in my parlor.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
62. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2013, 19:39 Prez
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 18:10:
Prez wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 17:00:
You talk as if it is universally held in the scientific community that all global warming is man-made.

There are agendas and motivations everywhere but that doesn't mean we stick our head in the sand and ignore the mounting evidence and models. You say the scientific community is divided, who are these people that aren't convinced? What aren't they convinced about specifically? The idea that climate change discussion is fear mongering bothers me, its abdicating responsibility to act while we can still conceivably rectify the problem in favor of short term gain and third party interests. I'm sure that fear mongering goes on but it's the equivalent of media funded research with set goals, when people talk about climate change they aren't talking about the fringes.

Most of the climate change denial I've read has been traced back to funded media interests and tries to shift the issue with discussion about whether the change is a natural occurrence or not. If there is real, informed debate with scientific backing showcasing that climate change is hunky dory then I'm all ears and I'm sure many others are too.

ALL climatologists agree man is responsible for some global warming. They also all agree that cow flatulence, comprised largely of methane - which is around 25 times stronger than CO2 - is responsible for some global warming. And when the data they find is not spun to suit an agenda there is overwhelming consensus that much of the global warming occurring now is part of the natural complex and dynamic ecosystem of the earth. Consensus is not the issue. Conservative media distorting the truth is not the issue. The truth is people are getting tired of the chicken little routine that has been going on since the late '60's concerning the climate and have become accustomed to the dire predictions being proven false by time. So they tune out. As I tried to explain (and failed since it seems Cutter's lecture was directed at me) it would be far more effective to sell green initiatives by the tangible positive results they can and will yield in the short term rather than the typical bogey-man fear mongering about some far-off disaster that has long since started falling on mostly deaf ears. I like the idea of cleaner air and a more beautiful earth. I just don't want to see my utility bills "necessarily skyrocket" in the process, especially since doing so is anything but necessary and is an overly drastic solution to what has yet to be definitively proven to be more than just an imaginary problem.

Global warming is happening, and it could get severe. But could we all calm down and start thinking of sensible, productive, and doable solutions for a change?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2013, 17:49 Prez
 
Good points Jivaro. And for the record, I believe in being sensibly 'green' myself, and support many of the 'green' intitiatives being enacted in communities around the U.S.. What bothers me is on both extremes one side keeps pretending that only the other has an agenda. The basic truth as I see it is really doesn't matter what you believe - the immediate effect on our current living conditions is what we should be worrying about. When that dump truck that hasn't had proper maintenance spews a huge cloud of black smoke into the air, I'm not thinking about how that's contributing to what the new mean global temperature will be in twenty years - I'm thinking "Blech - I have to breathe that crap!". When I used to fly cross-country into Newark, NJ and I knew I was getting close because out the window I could see the black cloud of pollution in the distance over the city I wasn't worried about greenhouse affect; I was thinking that can't be healthy for anyone or anything.

If you really want to affect real change in peoples' attitudes and behaviors, there are better ways to do that than deliberately misrepresenting the data and waging a massive fear-mongering campaign based on gross exaggerations in the hopes people will be so scared that they will allow themselves to be regulated to death.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Joins Oculus VR
61. Re: John Carmack Joins Oculus VR Aug 7, 2013, 17:21 Prez
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 17:04:
Prez wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 16:24:
Until my kids are grown and moved out and my wife comes to her senses and divorces me I can't see ever using a VR headset no matter how inexpensive and awesome. I just can't be seen wearing something like that without feeling overly self-conscious.

I get it to some level, but vs other things people do should I be ashamed? Dope, Alcoholism, etc? I mean is VR worse than those?

I try not to do those in front of my wife and kids either.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2013, 17:00 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 16:52:
Prez wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 16:07:
Sounds like conservative media got to you Prez.

Nope. Don't watch or listen to it, and don't listen to people who do. You are flatly incorrect about the amount of empirical data that is presented as is from what I have seen. It is a political issue, which means that all too often the truth is skewed depending on who is talking. Your bias has blinded you to objectivism.

The bottom line is that the evidence is strongly in favor of the conclusion that the earth is indeed warming. But those who claim that it also proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is a man-made phenomenon (with many supposed "scientists" among them) are spinsters - there is far from overwhelming evidence of that. The jury is still out on that as far as I am concerned.

Those stories about climate scientists fudging the data are part of that exact effort to discredit the science. Which is why I'm telling you they got to you, even if you don't watch. Every time I've seen some scientist called out for "spinning the data" in a short time that person has been vindicated:

Climate scientist vilified by sceptics 'relieved, vindicated' and back at CRU
'Hockey stick' climate scientist quietly vindicated for the umpteenth time

Climate scientists will be the first to tell you that they wish anthropomorphic global warming weren't true. More than anyone else, they understand the consequences, but they have to draw the conclusion that the data and research give them.

You talk as if it is universally held in the scientific community that all global warming is man-made. That is far from the case. This is what I mean by spinsters - you are spinning right now. It is not universally accepted at all despite how you spin it. Posting a few links does not change the fact that many in the scientific community are spinning the data to fit pre-conceived notions because they have agendas too (if you are under the delusion that "green energy" isn't as huge a money racket as oil and fracking then you need to learn more about the issue). Many of the legitimately fair and unbiased climate scientists are still not certain and need to further observe and experimentation. Anyway, I really don't want to discuss this further since you apparently assume my viewpoint is 'tainted' and therefore less valid than yours. Yeah, that's fair. Totally pointless

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News Comments > John Carmack Joins Oculus VR
57. Re: John Carmack Joins Oculus VR Aug 7, 2013, 16:28 Prez
 
Of course if they update it with smellovision for use with the porn mods, then I'm there!  
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News Comments > John Carmack Joins Oculus VR
56. Re: John Carmack Joins Oculus VR Aug 7, 2013, 16:24 Prez
 
Until my kids are grown and moved out and my wife comes to her senses and divorces me I can't see ever using a VR headset no matter how inexpensive and awesome. I just can't be seen wearing something like that without feeling overly self-conscious.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2013, 16:07 Prez
 
Sounds like conservative media got to you Prez.

Nope. Don't watch or listen to it, and don't listen to people who do. You are flatly incorrect about the amount of empirical data that is presented as is from what I have seen. It is a political issue, which means that all too often the truth is skewed depending on who is talking. Your bias has blinded you to objectivism.

The bottom line is that the evidence is strongly in favor of the conclusion that the earth is indeed warming. But those who claim that it also proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is a man-made phenomenon (with many supposed "scientists" among them) are spinsters - there is far from overwhelming evidence of that. The jury is still out on that as far as I am concerned.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 7, 2013, 12:38 Prez
 
For those who want the quick and dirty on the best and worst laptop article:

Apple won. Discounting Apple, according to the article the best PC-type laptops are from Lenovo and Asus; the worst from Acer and Toshiba.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2013, 09:51 Prez
 
Man Saves His Dog from Sinking Yacht, Then Comes Back for Wife

They post this as if he did something wrong or something. Go figure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2013, 09:46 Prez
 
Another vote for Amazon here. Great customer service and selection of products. Shipping with Prime cannot be beat either.

Conservative media’s attacks on climate science effectively erode viewers’ belief in scientists.

Conservative media, as "head-in-the-sand" and irrational as it tends to be, isn't the only problem. Too many scientists are spinning the data and experiments to fit their pre-conceived notions rather than allowing their research to shape their conclusions which has also helped weaken the public's trust in climate science. It has gotten too political an issue to trust either side and finding what I consider to be an objective source is getting very difficult.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
21. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 6, 2013, 20:46 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 14:45:
It is actually possible to be both good looking and talented, I should know Smitten

LMAO! A lack of modesty is SO sexy!
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 Clues?
35. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 3 Clues? Aug 6, 2013, 20:35 Prez
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 17:41:
Prez wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 14:59:
Left 4 Dead 3 is really the only zombie game I want. Left 4 Dead was doing it before using ombies in games was borderline nauseating cliche, and the simple formula is still interesting. But 'Valve' isn't actually developing Left 4 Dead 3, are they? They just acquired the studio that makes the series.

You are mistaken, because Turtle Rock Studios was almost completely absorbed by Valve. Between the acquisition and the release of the original Left 4 Dead, they operated as a subsidiary studio, but that was shut down shortly thereafter. They let whoever didn't want to join Valve proper have the name back, but if there is anybody remaining of that team, they're not doing much of anything anymore. Turtle Rock Studios did not do Left 4 Dead 2, only helped with a couple of DLCs, and their last release was a mobile game called "Leap Sheep," which doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. They were working on another FPS with THQ a couple years back, which was bought up by 2K during the bankruptcy, so who knows what's going on with it now. Only thing ever known was that it was using CryEngine 3.

Doesn't sound like I am mistaken as much as we are talking semantics, but okay. The part of the team that stayed at Valve is who is doing L4D3, which is what I was inferring. The rest of Valve (the vast majority) is still doing Valve things. You know, like making new hats for F2P games, pushing source, and making money with Steam while every once in a while denying that anything is happening with HL 3.

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 Clues?
30. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 3 Clues? Aug 6, 2013, 14:59 Prez
 
Left 4 Dead 3 is really the only zombie game I want. Left 4 Dead was doing it before using ombies in games was borderline nauseating cliche, and the simple formula is still interesting. But 'Valve' isn't actually developing Left 4 Dead 3, are they? They just acquired the studio that makes the series.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 6, 2013, 13:37 Prez
 
The head of Ubisoft Toronto said that there is a perception at conferences like E3 and GDC that innovation is only coming from the indie scene, and is worried the rising costs of big-budget titles will "stifle innovation".

That "perception" exists because it is largely the reality.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 Clues?
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2013, 12:56 Prez
 
Honestly it seems as though Valve is content just making truckloads of cash with Steam, the Source engine, and F2P games. They may build more Source engines for other developers/indies to use down the road as that fits nicely within their current business schemes but I am sensing that they would rather not focus on the more complex game creation like with Half-Life. I am doubting there will ever be a continuation of the Half-Life series (at least in-house by Valve) more and more. It just doesn't fit their new business model.  
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Next Week
8. Re: PAYDAY 2 Next Week Aug 6, 2013, 12:06 Prez
 
Thanks Spectral. I am excited to see how the additions work in the sequel.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2013, 21:02 Prez
 
What???? Comcast doing something sensible? Quick - someone check to see if there's a freeze warning in hell!  
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News Comments > Betrayer Announced
25. Re: Betrayer Announced Aug 5, 2013, 17:49 Prez
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 17:03:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 16:35:
Okay, honestly? Stop fooling around with this stuff and make Shogo II already.

Hellz no, Remake of Blood 1.

I'll take either.
 
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News Comments > Betrayer Announced
16. Re: Betrayer Announced Aug 5, 2013, 14:15 Prez
 
Enough with the zombies! Not liking the gimmicky graphics either.  
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