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Forum: Chillout Room 16 May 2014
Replies: 328
Views: 8,036
Posted By clunkfish
They say in this article: "While evidence...

They say in this article: "While evidence suggests fluctuations in solar activity can affect climate on Earth, and that it has done so in the past, the majority of climate scientists and...
Forum: Chillout Room 16 May 2014
Replies: 328
Views: 8,036
Posted By clunkfish
This is the argument from personal incredulity...

This is the argument from personal incredulity ("I'm just not convinced") coupled with dogmatic assertion ("There is nothing humankind can do about it"). Has the entire Intergovernmental Panel failed...
Forum: Chillout Room 16 May 2014
Replies: 328
Views: 8,036
Posted By clunkfish
It attacks a paper about the evolution of trends...

It attacks a paper about the evolution of trends in consensus amongst climate scientists. At one point they say "most skeptics as well as most alarmists believe humans have caused some global...
Forum: Chillout Room 16 May 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By clunkfish
If it takes, say, 5 minutes to rekey a lock, and...

If it takes, say, 5 minutes to rekey a lock, and all he does is rekey locks 8 hours a day, 260 days a year (we'll give him weekends off but no holidays!), then he has been rekeying locks for 120...
Forum: Chillout Room 16 May 2014
Replies: 328
Views: 8,036
Posted By clunkfish
A disclaimer - I am a professional scientist, but...

A disclaimer - I am a professional scientist, but a biologist, not a climate expert. My insights come from understanding how science works and how scientific advances are resisted by those who wish...
Forum: Chillout Room 09 May 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By clunkfish
Hardly know where to start with this story! ...

Hardly know where to start with this story!

First off, stomach acid and digestive enzymes would probably destroy most of the alcohol dehydrogenase, ADH, so there would be little of it left to have...
Forum: Chillout Room 17 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By clunkfish
You're confusing "meridian" with "median"...

You're confusing "meridian" with "median" ;)
Forum: Chillout Room 17 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By clunkfish
Erm...no. Your source is incorrect, I'm afraid....

Erm...no. Your source is incorrect, I'm afraid. It's a common error.[/QUOTE]
Proof?!?[/QUOTE]



Ante and post meridian are wrong because they are incorrectly formed Latin.

How do I know...
Forum: Chillout Room 17 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By clunkfish
[/B][/QUOTE] Erm...no. Your source is...

[/B][/QUOTE]

Erm...no. Your source is incorrect, I'm afraid. It's a common error.
Forum: Chillout Room 17 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By clunkfish
It's actually ante meridiem and post meridiem.

It's actually ante meridiem and post meridiem.
Forum: Microsoft Office 16 Dec 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By clunkfish
"In tables you will see one additional character,...

"In tables you will see one additional character, the universal monetary symbol (), which displays variously at various point sizes and magnifications but upon close inspection is seen to be a...
Forum: Chillout Room 06 Nov 2013
Replies: 1,076
Views: 33,560
Posted By clunkfish
That is absolutely awesome - thank you for...

That is absolutely awesome - thank you for posting it :)
Forum: Chillout Room 19 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
Kind regards to Cornwall from North Somerset :)

Kind regards to Cornwall from North Somerset :)
Forum: Chillout Room 19 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
But you don't know what my attitude is - you...

But you don't know what my attitude is - you don't know me or anything about me.

Why make nasty assumptions about people, criticise them in public, then run away? Not cool.
Forum: Chillout Room 19 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
Yes, and don't accuse me of things I haven't...

Yes, and don't accuse me of things I haven't said.

Being ignorant of some particular thing is not the same as being an ignorant person. I merely pointed out that what was being said was in...
Forum: Chillout Room 19 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
That is simply a fallacy..... nothing else....

That is simply a fallacy..... nothing else. Apparently it looks to be logical, but at the lower part of the solution it is not following the rules of mathematics.

Omitting variables from the both...
Forum: Chillout Room 19 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
Yes, and don't accuse me of things I haven't...

Yes, and don't accuse me of things I haven't said.

Being ignorant of some particular thing is not the same as being an ignorant person. I merely pointed out that what was being said was in...
Forum: Chillout Room 19 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
I'm not asking you to solve simultaneous...

I'm not asking you to solve simultaneous equations, or find solutions, I'm simply asking you to tell me where the maths is flawed for that proof that 2=1 :)[/QUOTE]

At the outset, we are told that...
Forum: Chillout Room 18 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
I'm afraid not - it's exactly the same. The thing...

I'm afraid not - it's exactly the same. The thing to do when you're wrong is learn from it, not pretend that you're correct really. That just misleads you and others, and there's already enough...
Forum: Chillout Room 18 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
No it isn't. 2! means 2 factorial, or 2 x 1. 2...

No it isn't. 2! means 2 factorial, or 2 x 1. 2 with a superscript 3 means 2 to the power of 3. Here this would usually be written 2^3.[/QUOTE]
Whatever. I didn't use an excalamtio point. it's a...
Forum: Chillout Room 18 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
No it isn't. 2! means 2 factorial, or 2 x 1. 2...

No it isn't. 2! means 2 factorial, or 2 x 1. 2 with a superscript 3 means 2 to the power of 3. Here this would usually be written 2^3.
Forum: Chillout Room 18 May 2013
Replies: 166
Views: 3,969
Posted By clunkfish
Well I don't know. This thread is marked as...

Well I don't know. This thread is marked as solved but three different answers have been given: 4, 8 and "2!3".

2!3 is wrong, because 2!=2 and 3=3, so 2!3=2 x 3 which is 6.

The answer depends...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 24 Apr 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By clunkfish
Great find - thank you :D

Great find - thank you :D
Forum: Chillout Room 08 Feb 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By clunkfish
That story is usually told of Carl Friedrich...

That story is usually told of Carl Friedrich Gauss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Friedrich_Gauss).
Forum: Chillout Room 13 Nov 2012
Replies: 1,908
Views: 98,730
Posted By clunkfish
Unusual to find an American working as a police...

Unusual to find an American working as a police sergeant in North London (it was not written by a British English speaker), and also for the sergeant not to realise that Hackney is not rural. Looks...
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