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Fri Dec 31

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:33 AM

Re: Worrying about Loren Cobb

We evacuated safely; more details later; thanks!
No info on house.
Not much sleep.
Loren

Sun Dec 5

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:10 PM

Re: China

Excellent post, even if it got zero recs. I regret that I have but one rec to bestow.

Concerning Japan, here is a little appreciated fact:

With a GDP growth rate of zero, Japan is still giving its citizens a higher GDP [more]

Tue Sep 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:13 PM

Re: Consciousness may create reality

I have a simple-minded approach to evaluating ideas like this: Show me the math!

If Tim Anderson cannot show me how his ideas are expressed in black-and-white mathematics, then I classify them as “too vague to evaluate”.

Then [more]

Sat Aug 7

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:31 AM

Re: Kiss Hank

THAT was the funniest goddam thing I’ve read in a long time. Thanks!

Loren

Sat Jul 10

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LorenCobb posted to the Apple User's Group board. 2:19 PM

M Disk experience?

Has anyone had any experience with the new "M Disk" technology?

As I understand it, M disks are at root Blu-Ray disks, but with a special coating that resists scratches and fingerprints. Various manufacturers claim 1000-year (!) [more]

Thu Feb 25

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 5:24 PM

2nd Covid Vax Happy Dance

Free at last
Free at last
Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster
I am free at last!

Loren

Sun Jan 31

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:04 PM

Conservapedia??

I checked in with Conservapedia today, on a sudden whim, to see how they think about our past president, and whether they still think that General Relativity is wrong. The site is down completely, even their servers. Does anyone know what’s going on? [more]

Tue Jan 19

Fri Oct 2

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 6:07 PM

"Well, this is awkward!"

... thus saith an internet meme, and today's apt headline in a British tabloid.

Awkward indeed. After all, someone has already told us in no uncertain terms that virtually nobody gets Covid-19.

Another circulating bon [more]

Fri Sep 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:14 PM

Re: Well, this is interesting

Are you sure that's a permafrost explosion?

It looks to me like a passing Siberian was fiddling with his calculator, and accidentally divided by zero. Example:

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Mon Jul 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:41 AM

Re: How a Republican "apologizes"

As an example of how women are fighting back ever more effectively, here is a speech by the former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to parliament, last February. This has become known as her "mysogyny speech":

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Sun Jul 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:07 PM

Re: I’ll take Years for $200, Alex

GH: Doing a tiny bit of research I find that in China It’s 4718. Hebrew? 5780. The Islamic calendar says it’s 1441, the Hindu tradition thinks it’s 2076, and if the Mayans were still around they’d be telling you it’s 3114. Obviously religion plays [more]

Mon Apr 6

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LorenCobb replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:22 AM

Re: For old timers: The Birth of BASIC

Wow, that really takes me back. As a HS senior in 1966 (i.e. just as the video ends), I and a friend journeyed up to Dartmouth in our Spring Break, to learn BASIC and to see what all the excitement was about. On the strength of that experience, when [more]

Sun Apr 5

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LorenCobb replied to the Pandemic Disease board. 3:52 PM

Re: NYC: The numbers I came up with

I would be very grateful to have access to those numbers.


TIA, Loren

Fri Apr 3

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LorenCobb replied to the Pandemic Disease board. 3:25 PM

Re: Anyone Know?

The first half of my (edited) interview can be found here:

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Thu Apr 2

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LorenCobb replied to the Pandemic Disease board. 3:55 PM

Re: Anyone Know?

Oddly enough, I still exist.

Yes, I had some severe health "issues". A whole series in fact. I had to retire earlier than I wanted because I just could not keep up with the work, even at 50% time -- and that was a psychological [more]

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]

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