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  2. And that would be.. ?
  3. Yes and how blithely you glossed over who was responsible for Libya and Syria and Egypt and Ukraine. Very telling also "on several levels".
  4. I'm worried about that poor little bird on your avatar ouija he look proper cold
  5. Yes but he clearly stated he thought she was a deer.
  6. NASA/NOAA ignores those problems. You can argue with them about whether it's reasonable or not. Read Post 205 where I said don't ask me to defend NASA/NOAA's methods. You apparently missed it. Doug
  7. It should never have occurred because the US should not have invested into another ousting of a ME head of state, right after seeding chaos in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya based on a similar rational mind you. I praise Putin for acting decisively in putting out a fire - reacting to massive efforts at destabilization / Balkanization - in his backyard the US was actively feeding with an abundance of high grade gasoline. '..Your incompetent prince of peace..'. Damn.. very telling statement, on several levels.
  8. You were completely wrong about the sound. I did not gravitate to what I believed. I looked it up to verify that MOST people heard sounds. The person that claimed all people reported silence was wrong. They probably gravitated instantly to what they believed. The fact that people reported different shapes, colors, height, sizes, etc. for the craft was in the newspapers at the time. I looked it up to check before posting.
  9. Thanks for sharing, dirtierdragoon4. These logs give more detail than the public schedule I'd been using. Interesting to read in the observing logs, that film crews were present at the start of the Breakthrough Listen Oumuamua observations at 20:45 GMT. This shows a good deal of interest by the news media, and makes it unlikely that any noteworthy discovery will not be quickly made known to the public.
  10. Raw data go back to different times in different places. And there are different datasets at each location. In Oklahoma we have five sets: Old Historical, Middle Historical, Recent Historical, Modern and Technological. Old is roughtly from 1824 to 1835. Only Fort Twoson operated during this time, so there is only one location, but they tried various ways of estimating daily average temperature and occasionally changed the time of day that measurements were taken. That means we need a dirunal model of temperature so we can fill in temperatures taken at 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and estimate the temperature at 7:00 a.m. I haven't got around to that one yet. If one can correlate temps with local populations, one can estimate the heat island effect. Turn that into an equation and you can use the measured temperature and population to estimate the temperature under the assumption of a steady population. BUT: All your temps will be estimates, even though they may differ from the measured temp by only hundredths of a degree. I'm willing to bet that even in Royal Observatory Data there are gaps. Somebody got sick and didn't come in to make the measurements that day; or a blizzard blocked the roads, or a piece of equipment broke, etc. Doug
  11. You are misleading people here. Nothing that you've just said is a reason NASA GISS is using unpublished Algorithms to adjust global Temperatures 6 times in the last 10 years!
  12. I'm not even going to bother to respond, the cat in now out of the bag regarding Mueller's team. We'll all see what happens now.
  13. Whooo... What a Charmer...
  14. Karma and Fate are poetic concepts to me, beautiful, austere and serene. They imply powers beyond human perception, influencing, directing and controlling our lives, which, to me, are fanciful, romantical notions to be cherished as such.
  15. There is, of course, the argument that the Abrahamic god is in fact Satan - sowing the seeds of discourse and dissent .......
  16. Indeed, when my mother used to say I lacked value as a human being because I wasn't Christian well, it hurt deeply. Her take on the Christian beliefs kept us from a relationship. It was tragic, and I am glad you brought this up.
  17. That is all religion is.
  18. Personally, I think your post was a gift for the intended. Sometimes the words one needs to hear the most are the hardest for them to hear. The intended is judgmental and doesn't see it. It takes courage to speak the truth, how one hears the message, if they do is their call. This applies to the intended too. He probably is doing the best he knows how, would be my guess. My middle son is full of passion and zeal to help others and in listening to how he wanted to save the world, I told him one thing: which may help you too, or not, it is your example that speaks the most, be the change you wish to effect and remember how you do or don't inspire another is not your call, or your place, let others tell you how you have helped them or not and how their experience has helped them. We can't speak on behalf of others or for others, only they can. There are those that do embrace their death and do so heroically, I have seen this too. Death is a personal thing to be dealt with as one sees fit. Feeling sorry for someone and extending compassion are two diffent things which Is what I have come to understand. I am not an advocate of western Karma as understood.
  19. Yes. First, an algorithm is an equation or series of equations. It is nothing more than a method for computing a number. Nothing magical about it, but it's a neat-sounding word, so people like to use it - makes them sound smart. More than anything else, the missing and incorrect data has to be replaced without biasing the result. That can be done, but because there are so many ways to screw up a set of measurements, there are a correspodingly large number of methods needed to detect and fix it. This is being done one dataset at a time. As each is completed, it is certified and made available. If they aren't making fast-enough progress for your needs, you can always obtain the raw data and clean it up yourself. Oklahoma is low-priority so I have to clean up most of my own data. That takes lots of time, so results are slow in coming. And not every mistake needs to be fixed. A lot of Oklahoma's stations were read in the morning rather than the evening. A station read in tyhe morning will show YESTERDAY's high temperature as today's. It's easy to fix, just set the high-temp readings back a day. But those situations are hard to find because nobody was making a record of it. And if you're calculating monthly temperatures, it makes almost no difference to the result. And for a year, it's even smaller still, so mostly, nobody bothers to correct for that. I can fill in missing data by fitting data from a station to another nearby one. For example, I could use Oklahoma City's Airport Station to fill in missing data at the Penn Avenue station - these stations are only nine miles apart, so they should show fairly similar readings. We use data common to both stations to fit an equation (In this case, a straight line.) to the dataset: Penn = b1*Airport + b0. Once we know b1 and b0, we can substitute readings at the Airport Station and the equation spits out an estimate for the missing data at Penn Avenue. Fortunately, stations within 50km almost always produce good fits, so there will be many stations where this would work. We can thus use four or five stations to fill in missing data at Penn Avenue. Even so, that will usually leave two or three missing monthly readings in a century-long datatset. If we absolutely have to have these, we can fill the empty slots with interpolations. The rules on interpolations are pretty tight, though. At most, one entry in 10,000 can be an interpolation. And even then, there are often unfilled gaps. For those gaps, we just have to get along without data. Doug
  20. "Punishment and reward" is a philosophy for horses and house pets. Not human beings....
  21. Its not distain for God Its distain for the religions that have grown up worshiping him* and opposing all others who do not follow their creed and causing much death and suffering as a consequence ...... Okay ..... Its distain too for a God that accepts/promotes this (if he exists as you understand him) * I use the male gender for convenience, I know there is no evidence God has any gender at all
  22. I told you before. God means little to me, but guilt tripping someone with the assumption that they are a vile sinful creature from birth. Its harmful.
  23. Like what the Abrahamic religions cause?????
  24. Again, that is a jury and not the investigators. We don't live in a Judge Dredd reality, where the police investigate and judge. In our society it is okay for police to have a bias against criminals. It's the judge and jury have to be impartial. Let me put it another way. You are obviously biased for Trump, yet you are qualified to investigate and present facts for argument on this forum, are you not?
  25. Why the disdain for God though? No one likes fanaticism, hate, or abuse. Small voices make a lot of noise. God Bless!
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