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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Why do mirrors flip horizontally (but not vertically)? Feb 19, 2015, 17:36 BobBob
 
She's cute and educational. Subscribed.  
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6. Re: Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games Feb 19, 2015, 17:29 BobBob
 
This will become Generation S (for stupid) if kids stop reading books.  
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 23:17 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 21:32:
You are right, Nin. WAY too many people get pets without any thought into what effort will be required to care for the pet.

Dogs are cool, but I have no desire to "clean up" after one of them. Not too mention the issue with them needing to go out when there's snow on the ground and/or its zero degrees out.

Wait a few years. Your perfect dog will be customizable and probably include free shipping. Thumbsup
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 13:59 BobBob
 
Have you ever communicated with your 'pet' so well that you were able to ask it, "Do you wish to be a pet or be free?" and got an answer that is 100% convincing?  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 13:51 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 13:30:
So the people going on a suicide mission aren't suitable because they lack long term survival instinct?

The main point of our going to Mars is for exploration, survival and expansion of the human race beyond Earth -- which arguably can only sustain human life for a limited time to come.

We shouldn't be sending people who are willing to go on a suicide mission -- period. Their first motive is a 'glorious suicide', anything else is secondary. It's nothing like the past noble space explorations. It's not a true mission to Mars that is meant to discover the planet, bring back new knowledge and experiences, and - most importantly - encourage others to become Martian colonists. It's more akin to doctor assisted suicide accompanied by a fancy theme park ride.

It reminds of this.

 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 13:18 BobBob
 
Interesting, I would think the people who currently qualify to go on one way trip to Mars lack the survival instinct to return, thus should be disqualified as they do not represent the kind of individuals that are needed long-term to survive, discover, progress and colonize the planet. My logic sounds backwards but give it some more thought. Essentially, the candidates are willing to commit a 'glorious suicide', but that's not what humanity needs for a sustainable future. It would be the equivalent of testing mice in a maze and passing only those who are willing to jump over a ledge to a lower level (unable to ever return) in order to get the cheese. Sure the mouse got the cheese but in the end it died from lack of foresight -- not exactly a genetic trait that desirable to pass on. The best mouse would be one wants to go back, and only leaps if it's possible, in order to store the cheese for later.

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8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2015, 12:49 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 12:40:
The weather is much nicer in San Diego... you really need to move out of that hellhole and get to someplace really nice.

Actually, where I am the climate is considered better than San Diego. Thumbsup

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2015, 12:29 BobBob
 
Good morning!  
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6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 17, 2015, 12:27 BobBob
 
Nevermind.

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2015, 20:31 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 11:34:
Damn, it's been colder n' a witch's teet around here last few days. Cannot wait for this goddamned month to be over.

You thinks that's bad? We had a marine layer until around 8 a.m. Missed my morning sunrise. It messed up my morning 6 to 7 a.m. beach walk. Fortunately, the sunset was perfectly clear.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2015, 16:26 BobBob
 
Educational summary of the day: Rich celebrities go to rehab, poor folks go to prison. Got it.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2015, 10:30 BobBob
 
Imagine all those sticky handshakes. Anxious  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 13, 2015, 02:25 BobBob
 
Why are the banks processing the check if it's clearly being withdrawn by the wrong company / individual?  
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5. Re: Hogan's Heroes, for no particular reason Feb 12, 2015, 12:31 BobBob
 
Ever been to "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" at Disneyland? I think it's one of my favorite (non-thrill ride) attractions there. A close tie to "It's a Small World".  
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 12, 2015, 12:21 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 00:39:
Reason number 21 why I love this blog:

Intelligent people rationally discussing pertinent issues of the day.

Quoted for truth. Thumbsup
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 14:19 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 13:54:
Why would the northern states ask for any of that when they have a lot more actual fresh water and natural resources to boot? And their next door neighbor north of them has even more of that stuff! And lastly, how is California going to provide that when the San Andreas fault drops you guys into the ocean sometime in the next decade?
Evilgrin


I'm holding out for my property to rise significantly in price when this area becomes an island. Of course, that's assuming I'll be alive in a ten to twenty thousand years.

Another version with names: Bay of LA -- Zoomed-In

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 11:51 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 11:48:
BobBob wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 11:13:
After a few are built and perfected across the coast-line, the rest of the country will be asking us for water (since we live near the biggest body of water on the planet)
Now that is funny. Desalination might reduce the problem some but it's not a solution on a large scale. Not unless we suddenly resolve cold fusion and get cheap, easily available energy.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102414278 Thumbsup
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 11:13 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 11:05:
BobBob wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 10:45:
Bit too hot here. Hitting the low 80's, even at the beach, due to the Santa Ana winds Should subside by Friday for the 3 day weekend. Thumbsup
Sunny
With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented drought.

No worries. The future is here. After a few are built and perfected across the coast-line, the rest of the country will be asking us for water (since we live near the biggest body of water on the planet); like they do for food, oil, technology and television and movies. Just don't ask us to share our weather.



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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 10:45 BobBob
 
Bit too hot here. Hitting the low 80's, even at the beach, due to the Santa Ana winds Should subside by Friday for the 3 day weekend. Thumbsup  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2015, 13:07 BobBob
 
Interesting, the colder it gets mid-west and east, the warmer it gets toward the Pacific. It's supposed to reach the 80s this week.

Extended Forecast

This article tries to explain why:

To find variability in weather, look no further than the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific and Indian ocean temperatures warmed considerably in 2014, NOAA reported.

Warmer Pacific Ocean waters created a warmer air blanket that can stretch 10 miles inland and, taken together, are a big reason why Long Beach reported the warmest year on record going back to 1958, said Joe Sirard, meteorologist with the Los Angeles/Oxnard branch of the National Weather Service.

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation — movements in ocean currents and temperatures — can stay stuck for decades. Patzert believes the recent oscillation phase has brought drought to California since 2000. It also created what meteorologists call the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge, a stubborn high pressure system off the coast that alters the jet stream and sweeps wet Pacific storms into Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, which eventually become the blizzards of the Midwest and Northeast.

These regional effects would explain the bifurcation of hotter and colder in the United States in 2014. Many who deny man-made global climate change say how can the Earth be getting warmer when we’ve spent the past two winters in the midst of a freezing, snow-filled polar vortex?

As evidence, 2014 was not the warmest year in the United States; the colder East and Midwest balanced out the hotter West and Southwest, scientists say.

Source: Global warming wasn’t the only reason 2014 was California’s hottest year

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