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Way too big....
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On 2010-08-08 09:53, Dannydoyle wrote:

Well this does beg some questions doesn't it Payne? For example how is it that those who invented computers, didn't know that eventually we would get to the year 2000? It was a non issue.



This was a known issue for decades. A friend of mine who works for IBM remembers bringing up the issue in the seventies when he was learning to code.

Back then memory and media space were extremely expensive and it was more cost effective to save the date in a two digit format instead of a four. The logic was that by the time the roll over occurred all the computer systems and programs would have been replaced. It didn't happen that way.
Five years out people started realizing there was still a lot of equipment and hardware out there that wouldn't handle the date change correctly. My first work on th Y2K issue was with POS equipment. The software needed to be changed so that it recognized credit cards with an expiration date of 00 as being greater than 99. To accomplish this we needed to work with the banks and credit card authorization companies and agree on a new format for the information on the magnetic strip of your credit card. They implemented more complex anti fraud solutions in the strip at the same time.
After this I worked with billing and financial systems as well as checking hardware on GPS, video and various computer systems to assure that it would rollover without issue and replace the hardware that failed to do so.
In the end it was cheapness and lack of foresight that caused the Y2K issue. And yes, the media did blow it completely out of proportion. It was a problem for many businesses. But the world wide shutdown of all computer systems that was popularized by the press was mostly a myth. Primarily because any vital systems that might have failed because of the Y2K problem were recoded or replaced.
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On images :

It's not considered polite to 'hotlink' images, especially from smaller non-government sites. If you paste an image url, everytime that image is accessed, it's that site that pays for the bandwidth. They may delete the image or change it so that your image of two dolphins playing becomes an image of a sign saying "Stop stealing my bandwidth you inconsiderate *********".

http://imgur.com/ is a free site where you post images and then post the imgur link to message boards and blogs. They don't care about you using their bandwidth, nice chaps that they are.
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Nobody can claim this was caused by global warming. On the other hand nobody can claim that it wasn't. Said Andreas Muenchow, professor of ocean science and engineering at the University of Delaware. But not doubt they will and go on from that and claim its man that made global warming, thought Tommy.
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Where did she say that?

The only quote I read was "Prof Muenchow said it was difficult to be sure the event occurred due to global warming because records on the sea water around the glacier have only been kept since 2003."
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'Nobody can claim this was caused by global warming. On the other hand nobody can claim that it wasn't,' Muenchow said.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a......w72bqnzC
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On 2010-08-09 02:04, MagicSanta wrote:
Way too big....


But it does capture the spirit at that size.

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On images :

It's not considered polite to 'hotlink' images, especially from smaller non-government sites. If you paste an image url, everytime that image is accessed, it's that site that pays for the bandwidth. They may delete the image or change it so that your image of two dolphins playing becomes an image of a sign saying "Stop stealing my bandwidth you inconsiderate *********".

http://imgur.com/ is a free site where you post images and then post the imgur link to message boards and blogs. They don't care about you using their bandwidth, nice chaps that they are.


I was not aware of this. I will hotlink cautiously.

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On 2010-08-09 09:30, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
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On 2010-08-09 04:44, Nosher wrote:
On images :

It's not considered polite to 'hotlink' images, especially from smaller non-government sites. If you paste an image url, everytime that image is accessed, it's that site that pays for the bandwidth. They may delete the image or change it so that your image of two dolphins playing becomes an image of a sign saying "Stop stealing my bandwidth you inconsiderate *********".

http://imgur.com/ is a free site where you post images and then post the imgur link to message boards and blogs. They don't care about you using their bandwidth, nice chaps that they are.


I was not aware of this. I will hotlink cautiously. (Though a link at the Café is likely only to produce 10-100 links in the lifetime of the thread, so it's probably a very small deal.)

John
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On 2010-08-09 08:40, tommy wrote:
'Nobody can claim this was caused by global warming. On the other hand nobody can claim that it wasn't,' Muenchow said.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a......w72bqnzC


Thanks, Tommy.
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On 2010-08-08 23:50, balducci wrote:
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On 2010-08-08 23:43, MagicSanta wrote:
How do you get those lil charts to appear?

Wishing makes it so. Smile

Actually, we could tell you the real way, but then Danny would go on again about the "elite class ... pointing out how we must be guided". Smile


Naw I am pretty sure you know the difference between being asked a question and providing an answer and just spouting off like an obnoxious jerk then hiding behind a little wink smiley face to pass it off as if nobody notices.
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On 2010-07-31 12:32, landmark wrote:
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On 2010-07-31 11:40, Dennis Michael wrote:
One thing is certain...The world has change from the beginning of time and it will continue for many thousands of years.



Probably true, the question is, are humans going to maximize our time here?

So, I go back to my question which no one has yet answered:

If global warming were shown to be occurring significantly, but not largely man-made, should we take steps to try and change it?

Let's deal with first things first.


No, because we have no business INTENTIONALLY changing a natural cycle. Besides periods of warmth have historically been shown to be benificial to mankind.
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May I ask the believers here, how much doubt they have that man is causing significant amounts of global warming? Or are you 100% sure?
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I am 97% sure.
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Whit

What is your 3% doubt based on?

:)
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Junk science.
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Just science you mean Dan his 97% sureness is based on junk. Smile

I am 103% sure its a scam.

I am 97% sure Whit invented it.
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But if 90% of anything is junk...
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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This con is better than the movie The Sting.

It’s a con within con within a con within con within con, within……..well its got more layers than an onion.
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It's an apple if you like red shiny things
It's an onion of you want layers of truth/meaning
It's a distraction plain and simple
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