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by ghostface
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Re: Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Coo

I am so thrilled to see this in a ZS book review.

plus 1
by ghostface
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru GHB??? (More pics and banging around)
Replies: 54
Views: 9715

Re: Kifaru GHB??? (Pics)

Something like this may work so thanks for pointing me in the right direction. http://www.extremeoutfitters.us/granitetacticalgearaquatherm.aspx http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=219 I have these and highly recommend them if you don't need a Nalgene pocket at all times. The ...
by ghostface
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Supertyphoon Megi
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Supertyphoon Megi

Well, they call 'em typhoon's over here in asia, cos that's their name I don't think that there shouldn't be local/regional names for things. I just think it might be better from a science communication standpoint to use standardized terminology for phenomena that have different names in different ...
by ghostface
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Supertyphoon Megi
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Supertyphoon Megi

for those that aren't aware, a supertyphoon is similar to a cat 4-5 hurricane in the US. "Super-typhoon" is a term utilized by the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center for typhoons that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 65 m/s (130 kt, 150 mph). This is the equivalent of a str...
by ghostface
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: TS Richard - Atlantic 2010
Replies: 104
Views: 4922

Re: TS Paula - Atlantic 2010

Paula is a good example of how the upgraded tech is increasing the number of named storms. Pre-2000 they'd never have named this one. The sat data for Atlantic TCs goes back to the 60s and by the 80s is believed to be relatively robust. I'm not sure what specific observational or reanalysis change ...
by ghostface
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: TIP: MSR MIOX users, you may like this!
Replies: 14
Views: 1195

Re: TIP: MSR MIOX users, you may like this!

Thanks, great tip!

Love my MIOX.
by ghostface
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Mad Max 4: Fury Road
Replies: 101
Views: 23362

Re: Mad Max 4: Fury Road

skarface wrote:Who the crap is Tom Hardy?
You know, I thought he did a decent job in Inception. Likably prickish.
by ghostface
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: TS Richard - Atlantic 2010
Replies: 104
Views: 4922

Re: TS Igor - Atlantic 2010

Sorry- it looks like Karl already achieved hurricane status this morning. My mistake. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; All the Atlantic season needs is another point of ACE and it will officially be an "above-average" season. That s...
by ghostface
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: TS Richard - Atlantic 2010
Replies: 104
Views: 4922

Re: TS Igor - Atlantic 2010

Probably need an update for TS Karl : Conditions for intensification are ideal in the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche, with wind shear expected to be low, 5 - 10 knots, SSTs warm, 29°C - 30°C, and the atmosphere very moist. These conditions, combined with the topography of the surrounding coast whi...
by ghostface
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: TS Richard - Atlantic 2010
Replies: 104
Views: 4922

Re: TS Igor - Atlantic 2010

Two Cat 4's for the price of one : The Atlantic hurricane season of 2010 kicked into high gear this morning, with the landfall of Tropical Storm Karl in Mexico, and the simultaneous presence of two Category 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic, Igor and Julia. Tropical Storm Karl's formation yesterday mark...
by ghostface
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: TS Richard - Atlantic 2010
Replies: 104
Views: 4922

Re: Hurricane Danielle - Atlantic 2010

..additionally AL96 (behind Danielle) is at the moment, on track to impact the US east coast. AL96 has been upgraded to Tropical Depression 7 and is expected to develop into Tropical Storm later today, and then Hurricane Earl in a few (4-5) days. Thankfully, it has been a very quiet hurricane seaso...
by ghostface
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Iran Nukes
Replies: 463
Views: 35054

Re: Iran Nukes

While trying my best to avoid politics, I'd like to point readers to this Marc Lynch article on the chances and wisdom of a strike on Iran in the near future. Suffice it to say that Lynch doesn't think much of either. A point that he makes, which I've seen enumerated to great rhetorical and comic ef...
by ghostface
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Russian heat wave
Replies: 59
Views: 3147

Re: Russian heat wave

We are heading into solar maximum. Nasa scientists say there will be unprecedented solar activity/storms. I hope you all have extra sunblock in your BOB's. 8) FYI, in terms of solar irradiance, the difference between solar minima and maxima is typically 0.1%, or a little over 1 W/m^-2. Nothing to g...
by ghostface
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12450
Views: 774906

Re: "Walking Dead" New Cable Series

by ghostface
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Haiti Earthquake - Donating to Active Organisations in Haiti
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: Haiti Earthquake - Donating to Active Organisations in Haiti

Here's a list of some that have already been mentioned and some who haven't.
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

Thank you for the long and detailed post. Any time! Let me tell you that I am certainly impressed with your knowledge of this subject and your ability to dig up all kinds of great documentation . It kinda makes me wonder what kind of a super intelligent person would immerse them self in this subjec...
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

The real problem is the AGW proponents haven't proven their case It's a bit difficult to do when someone believes that the relevant scientific community is engaged in a global conspiracy of unprecedented scale. and it has strangely gotten colder in the last decade. A) Globally this is false, B) 10 ...
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

I'm not so sure discussing the failures of Objectivism or any other political philosophy is either kosher in terms of the forum rules or particularly relevant to this topic. Maybe PM?
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

To get to the point, bluntly, I am unconvinced, and I am a skeptic. There is NO amount of posting and linking that the pro-global warming posters in this thread could do to try to sway me towards their side. So do NOT even try. You'll just be wasting your time and bandwidth. What you're describing-...
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

There was a thread started about, roughly, assuming GW is real and coming, and getting worse, what areas will be worst affected, and what to do about it. It didn't last long and wasn't updated much, I think. There were some links to rising water level maps, and that was about it. That might be an i...
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

So creationists need not apply? When people display blatant antiscience beliefs like creationism or denial of smoking-cancer, they tend to display others. It's called "crank magnetism". It's not sufficient to dismiss everything that he or she has ever published, but to people with limited time and ...
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

Then forgive those of us who are not so enlightened as you, for we simply seek to search out the truth, and when there are two sides to a coin, both must be examined. I'm not claiming to be "enlightened" or that no one should examine things for him or herself. That's why I'm constantly providing li...
by ghostface
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming
Replies: 649
Views: 27741

Re: CLIMATEGATE: Hacked Emails cast doubt on Global Warming

Is Dr. Spencer a denialist? Yes. Has be poo pooed cigarettes causing cancer? Does he beat his wife? Don't know. He is a creationist, though. Some Comments on the Lindzen and Choi (2009) Yes, when you brought up Lindzen earlier in the thread, I pointed out that his last paper was so bad, even other ...

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