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Eager to hear opinions on this "lukewarmer" stance.
 
An excellent article on Climate Science which does a good job explaining the "lukewarmer" position.
My only critique is that Ridley thinks Global Warming is somewhat unique in how it's bent "Science".  He mentions a few other examples (dietary Fat, Lysenkoism), but I personally don't think climate science is particularly unique.  Much of what we call "Science" is not science in the sense of rigorously tested hypotheses. 
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+Daniel Egnor, I forgot to ask (in response to "[I] have often hoped, for some sort of thoughtful and systematic reference for material like this"), have you been through https://www.skepticalscience.com yet?

Their pitch is "Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn't what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?"

I've enjoyed using it in the past when I do run into people who are most flagrantly abusing any of the common "denier" lines of reasoning, some of which (despite the site's arguments) I still have issues with (i.e. see above for my version of "models are unreliable").

The lukewarmer stance most directly opposes the "It's not bad" argument, which they poke at at https://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-positives-negatives.htm, and they have "basic"/"intermediate"/"advanced" citations to the literature, depending on the audience.  It's the closest thing I've seen to what you were mentioning that you wish you had.
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Google search: nailed it.
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An uncommonly well-written piece in today's milieu of clickbait listicles.
 
Wow, I've been inside Harveys multiple times and never knew this fascinating bit of history: an extortion plot with a complicated bomb in 1980.

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-zero-armed-bandit/

h/t to +Daniel Erat.
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And they've put these awesomely told stories in podcast form for me to listen to on walks. Marvelous!
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Why do women buy soap with food in it?

This is pretty unusual, but I actually think I can speak for most men when I say: I spill food on myself all the time. I use soap to clean the food off me. I don't need more food in the soap.

(Edit: as will have been obvious to anyone who had already consumed their morning beverage of choice, I of course can't actually speak for most men.)
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Wait a second.  We are being trolled.

Since when does +Adam Bliss have any hair to shampoo anyways?
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In a rare show of advanced planning, +Mary Conger and I have decided that we'll be moving to NYC in a few months.

I need to find daycare, a job, and a place to live. If you can help me with any of those, please get in touch.
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I may be able to help with temporary housing. When do you get here?
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I am so excited about this movie that I just watched the trailer twice (not sure if I've ever done that before).

However, I'm not sharing the video like everyone else, because it's not actually a very good trailer. Every trailer has the inherent problem of trying to show enough of the movie to make you want to watch it, without giving away all the good parts. I don't think this trailer does a very good job.

Instead, I am sharing a link where you can get a free sample of the book and then buy it for $8.39. I think this will do a better job of making you look forward to the movie. 
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. <br><br>Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.<br><br>After a dust storm ne...
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I shared the trailer but totally agree with everything in this post.
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Do churches carry insurance against acts of god?
The State Law Enforcement Division says that there was no evidence of criminal intent at the church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday. Thunderstorms had passed through the area that night.
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I've been deliberately ignoring this story, but even I was shocked to read "[The Office of Personnel Management] had no IT staff until 2013."

(Thanks +Mike Stay​ for this morning's facepalm.)
Foreign hack into Office of Personnel Management servers could prove devastating and put government employees’ lives in danger.
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I propose that we gather up the authors of apt, yum, cpan, cran, pip, gem, pear, pecl, npm, bower, composer, "go get", "puppet module install", and every other dependency-resolving package management repository ever.

We invite them all to a little conference, see. Each one gets to make a one-hour presentation on the unique advantages of their particular choices of syntax and semantics. Then we hand each one a weapon and lock the doors. The bloody battle royale continues until only one is left alive. Then we all standardize on that person's model of dependency specification and live happily ever after.

Either that, or someone needs to write a package manager manager smart enough to say things like "oh, phpunit's authors are having a playground spat with pear, so decided to take their ball and go home. You need to use wget to install the latest version, which isn't compatible with nodes/php puppet module so you'll need to switch to mayflower/php, but that one uses the same name for the redis client as the redis module uses for its server, so you need to take redis out of pear and install php5-redis through apt instead, which isn't available in Ubuntu LTS 12.04, so you need to upgrade to 14, but be careful not to pick up the newer version of npm which disables self-signed certificates or everything will stop working."
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14 standards?! Ridiculous! We need to develop one universal standard that covers everyone's use cases.
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In a happy surprise, it turns out these dinky cable locks aren't totally worthless.
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That's awesome!
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I'm less than halfway through, but I am seriously loving Seven Eves. It meshes perfectly with my habit of stealing hours to spend in Kerbal Space Program.
<p>From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilati...
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It's early yet, but I'm gonna go ahead and call Best Unicode Pun Of 2015 for +Noah Friedman​.
 
As I noted elsewhere today, one of the things I like about unicode combining characters is that it's possible to spell Spin̈al Tap correctly.

Someone else claimed though that the Combining Diaeresis character (U+0308) doesn't work with the "Pile of Poo" character (U+1F4A9), but in my firefox browser it seems to work just fine:  💩̈

Does it render for you with the diaeresis over the pile of poo or beside it?  If the latter, what browser or app/device are you using?

(And what do we call this new character?  Diarrheasis?)
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