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Thu Sep 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:36 PM

Re: Paywalls

I doubt that "Plan S" as written will ever take effect.

The core problem is that rapid access to the very latest research (i.e. less than 6 months old) has considerable value for many researchers in many disciplines. One cannot [more]

Mon Aug 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:09 PM

Re: college Nazi

[Sorry about the garbled and misformatted post. My iPad really screwed up the input process. Here it is again, properly presented.]

Getting back to the Nazi roommate thing...

When I was a freshman in boarding school (ninth grade) I [more]

Tue Jul 17

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:44 AM

Here it comes!

Information has begun pouring out of the Mueller investigation(s), in the form of detailed indictments. Hold onto your socks, the flood has begun.

(Can’t write much due to continuing health issues, apologies!)

Loren

Fri May 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:15 PM

Re: Hard to believe this ignorance!

DB2: Maybe I'm missing something, but why wouldn't a rock displace water?

A rock tossed into a pond does indeed displace water, and the level of the pond rises, of course.

The root issue here concerns a comparison of [more]

Thu May 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 1:11 PM

Re: Berlinski's faith

Be careful with what Berlinski says, very careful. He is considerably smarter than the usual run of academics, authors, and scientists. He likes to amuse himself by toying with people, especially those in the grip of religion and ideology. He holds [more]

Wed Apr 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:12 PM

Re: Ugly car - but loving the range

Acceleration is provided by torque, not horsepower. DC motors provide constant (and maximum) torque from zero RPM up to their synchronous speed, which is why EVs and some hybrids seem to have neck-snapping acceleration.

Thanks for the [more]

Tue Apr 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:36 PM

Re: Ugly car - but loving the range

FWIW, my 6-month-old Toyota RAV4 Hybrid also has two electric motors and a 2.5 liter gas engine. Its real-world range seems to average about 425 miles. Our real-world MPG in the summer is 35, but in the winter it slips to 33, due to the extra [more]

Sat Apr 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:34 PM

Re: OT: LorenCobb

Are you the Loren Cobb in this article?

Yep. A very dubious distinction, I must say.

Loren

Fri Mar 30

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:44 PM

Re: Parameterization

Schneider: ... the new model could employ modern computational capabilities, including machine learning techniques, to harness and learn from diverse data. This capability would enable a model to continuously update and improve [more]

Mon Jan 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:23 PM

Re: Why the near future is renewables+gas

In the interactive map, the default discount rate is set at 10%. That seems very aggressive to me, and not at all realistic. Some businesses work in areas where a 10% discount rate is used for planning, but AFAIK only when enormous government tax [more]

Sun Jan 14

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LorenCobb posted to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 12:33 AM

Jeremy England

Jeremy England is a young biophysicist with an interesting take on nonlinear far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics: he sees life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. To quote from a recent article in Quanta Magazine,"his [2013] equations [more]

Sat Jan 13

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 7:48 PM

Re: ID = creationism?

Whatisid.com: Creationism typically starts with a religious text and tries to see how the findings of science can be reconciled to it. Intelligent design starts with the empirical evidence of nature and seeks [more]

Wed Nov 22

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:42 PM

Re: Reviewer bias in peer review

Pete wrote, Double-blind peer review results in different sort of reviews than single-blind. [...] Once papers are allocated to reviewers, single-blind reviewers are significantly more likely than their double-blind counterparts to recommend for [more]

Mon Oct 30

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:35 PM

Re: Bigger than I thought

There were two people indicted today (Manafort and Gates), and a third person (Pappadopolous) pled guilty. Everyone is focused on Manafort, but I am pretty sure that Papadopoulos is the sleeper. The information that he is providing to the FBI may [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Nanoviricides board. 7:26 PM

Apologies, avoid

I asked for this discussion board back in 2013, and have not had anything positive to post since then. I regret investing in this wretched little company.

Loren

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:03 AM

Re: A universe from nothing?

One way to understand what happened to time before the Big Bang is to ask yourself this curious question: "What lies to the south of the South Pole?".

Events that occurred before the Big Bang are like the lands that lie to [more]

Sun Oct 29

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:11 AM

Re: Inconvenient: oceans continue to cool

Anthony Watts makes the valid point that the oceans govern the global mean temperatures of Earth. He displays a figure showing sea surface temperatures (SST) starting in 2015. The pattern in this figure does indeed suggest that we have recently come [more]

Sat Oct 28

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 5:53 PM

Finite Simple Group of Order Two

Several days ago I found myself unable to post a link to YouTube on The Motley Fool. This post is merely a test to see if they have fixed the bug. If it works, then the link will take you to an a capella rendition of a hilarious tune, [more]

Fri Oct 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:45 PM

Re: A universe from nothing?

Hawkwin, your post (#500742 of this board) is so angry and harsh, I have to wonder what is eating at you so.

I found the hour-long video to be fascinating, inspiring, instructive, and popular. This is why I recommended it. He presents no [more]

Thu Oct 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:05 PM

Re: A universe from nothing?

It's easy to dismiss the objections of David Albert (a philosopher of science) and John Horgan (a science journalist). I won't waste my time on them.

The criticisms of George Ellis and I.S. Kohli are less easily dismissed. Their [more]

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