Comments by dan
Posted on June 8 at 11:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
A few points about John Gaetani's letter. 1) 30,000 is a made-up number. As more than 97% of scientific papers about the subject endorse the idea of anthropogenic global warming. 2) Statements about climate change by Richard Lindzen ( https://www.skepticalscience.com/skeptic... ) and Dr. Frederick Singer ( https://www.skepticalscience.com/skeptic... ) have been debunked again and again. 3) The dictionary calls a theory a PROVEN hypothesis. Seems a little disingenuous to leave that word out of the definition. You can see the difference between a theory and a hypothesis here - http://www.diffen.com/difference/Hypothe... 4) Before it was figured out as a law of physics, Newton had a theory of gravitation. Just like before it was determined as true, there were theories about man-made climate change. 5) The name change from "global warming" to "climate change" wasn't because "global warming" was incorrect. The earth is definitely getting warmer. The change was because ignorant people thought that meant the weather where they were had to be getting warmer, ignorantly claiming cold days disproved global warming. When in fact global warming, or climate change as we now prefer to call it, can be responsible for record-breaking cold weather as well.
Posted on April 3 at 12:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Is the 185' x 150' numbers the size of the actual turf? Is there a website for information about it?
Posted on April 2 at 10:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Is it common knowledge where "Old Niskayuna" is? I lived in the Nisky zip code for about six years and I have no idea.
Posted on March 31 at 11:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It's not just "often" defined. Terrorism IS defined as "the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims." It's a word that's been overused a lot lately, and without the "pursuit of political aims", it no longer meets the definition of "terrorism" - it's just a terrible crime.
Posted on March 25 at 6:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Vito reminds me of someone on the Titanic who insists the ship isn't going down because their end just rose 200' (http://i.imgur.com/6zcc4MD.png). A few points, GLOBAL warming (which is actually better called "climate change") is something that affects the whole world... not just where you are. While we may have had cold temperatures here, other parts of the world are facing record-breaking heat waves... Australia was over 115 degrees last week ( http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-... ). Heck, even closer to home San Diego is getting record hot temperatures ( http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/mar/16/hea... ). Vito doesn't seem to understand that it's winter, and arctic is really really cold in the winter. It's maybe an average of 60 degrees below what we get here in the northeast. So of course that's going to be colder. The ice caps are melting in the summer... not the winter. If we get below-0 temperatures in Schenectady this Summer, Vito may have a point. But he doesn't. Climate change is real.
Posted on March 20 at 2:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Odd this article doesn't mention password managers. Those are probably the best way for people to have very secure passwords without having to remember them all.
Posted on February 18 at 8:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So this is why they just discontinued the NBC News podcast that I've been watching daily for over five years? Eh.
Posted on February 6 at 10:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic - I'm not sure what the big bang has to do with anything. And I guess if you want to go into an evolution tangent, I'm not sure how something can be "half man/half ape" when humans are apes. But I guess the evidence you're looking for is AL 288-1, more commonly known as "Lucy", discovered 40 years ago, proving Darwin's theory of evolution in humans (it's crazy that some people still don't believe it to be true). You can read more about Lucy here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Austr...)
Posted on February 5 at 10:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Thomas A. Romano Sr. - Where has any climatologist ever said that a cold, snowy winter is "proof" of global warming? That sounds like the same ignorant anti-science BS that anti-evolutionists use when claiming evolution states that "humans evolved from monkeys". Just to be clear, climate change (that's what climatologists call it, not "global warming") is gradually increasing the chances of more extreme weather over time. One storm or one season does not prove anything, and no climatologist would ever say that.
Posted on January 30 at 12:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Pretty sure it's Farley Place, not Farley Drive.