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I have blocked people before. Here are the types of people who have been blocked:

akatagirl4
corona.o.kate
nash_girl
alina.hot.22
isabell.200
go.d.syspc.19

All of them on skype. When random people with names like this try and "friend" me on skype, I block them.

I don't block them on facebook. I just don't "friend" them.


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Check: I managed to get banned from a "rational discussion' topic because I linked to a site that talked about statistics.

I have a guess to who the person is likely to vote for...

It isn't Gary Johnson... 
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http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/sod/lsa/SeaLevelRise/LSA_SLR_timeseries.php

I am learning that I need to ask better questions. This sea level rise seems significant right?

If the foot print of the altimeter is between 2km^2 and 11km^2, how many datapoints would you expect to find in the data?

I understand that summarized data is more useful for most people. I am uncomfortable when the line item data is not readily available. Let us just approximate on the short side how many data points there likely should be...

Google gets me 360,000,000 square km of ocean. At 11km^2 per point that makes 32,000,000 data points per pass. The time between revisiting each point is 9 hours. 1 year of data should then contain 3.6*10^13 lines of data.

30 years of data is quite a chunk.

Maybe it isn't quite possible to push that data to a server. ... Then again, maybe they aren't storing actual height measurements... 
Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry / Sea Level Rise. The following tables provide estimates of sea level rise based on measurements from satellite radar altimeters. Plots and time series are available for TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P), Jason-1, and Jason-2, which have monitored the same ground track ...
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Briggs attempts again to point at the white elephant in the science auditorium. It is very hard to point at though. Numbers are good, but numbers will make you be stupid. Averages are your friend. Averages will bite you in the ass. Never be too enamored of an average. Plot all of the data. Keep that plot handy when you start plotting the derived data. If you do not keep the raw data visible when you show your derived data, look in the mirror and make sure you aren't attempting to deceive the person you see.
 
You’ll have to listen in. This is the busiest time of year for me, so I haven’t the time to write out a transcript of the show. However, here is an outline. 1. Scientism, scidolatry, scientific clericalism; 2. Science as culture and dogma; 3. ‘Impact…
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In an activity this weekend, kids were running around the swing set. The merry go round was taped off. Apparently it is now illegal to have Merry-Go-Rounds in the state of Washington.

Too may broken bones.

One parent looked at the kids playing around the swing and thought it should be prevented from happening. Another parent and I felt that the danger was worthwhile. Learning about the dangers of momentum doesn't truly set in until you have "LEARNED" it the hard way.

This might happen on a sports field. It might happen on the playground. It will not happen if you make it impossible to happen. If it never happens, there is no physical learning that can be transferred to the future analysis.


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https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/16/05/25/206206/former-mcdonalds-usa-ceo-35k-robots-cheaper-than-hiring-at-15-per-hour

We keep making it harder for entry level people to get jobs.

Don't expect people to get fired for getting $15 / hour. Do expect fewer people to be hired. 
An anonymous reader shares an article on Fox Business: As fast-food workers across the country vie for $15 per hour wages, many business owners have already begun to take humans out of the picture. "I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are comin...
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http://digg.com/video/tentacle-porn-history

Flow with the market or the market will flow... 
Tentacle porn is a bizarre Japanese phenomenon that many Westerners love to make fun of. But interestingly, the West is partly to blame.
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I have to get an Insurance plan again.. But Hey there is an exchange to go look at...

I enter the information to get quotes. It comes back and tells me that my premium will be ....

$0 *

for a family of 4 in the state of Washington making what I make...

WHAT A FFFFF ING DEAL! That is awesome. Maybe Obama made some real stuff happen...

Before I get too excited and start asking for my Obamaphone....

The reason they show $0 * is that the * says "You will get a $960 tax credit!"

Okay that sounds sort of cool. I like tax credits.

Doesn't quite work out that way... Putting in the numbers, what really comes out is a $3,394 tax credit. Still nothing quite to sneer at, but not quite the $0 * premium they said... Well.. Wait a minute...

If my effective tax rate was 9% (ignoring medicare/medicaid), then that might actually be worth more than the premium I paid... Should I consider $3394 tax credit to be the equivalent of $3394/(effective tax rate) in income?


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Are they counting the tax credit as the penalty you would have paid had you not gotten the insurance?
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http://www.recode.net/2016/7/12/12161258/hyperloopone-shervinpishevar-broganbambrogan-roblloyd-lawsuit

That is not a noose. I suppose it is wrong that I judge the validity of a corporations elite group of talent by their inability to tie an impressive noose...

Of course the art of the noose is being lost because it is perceived in bad ways for some reason...

That doesn't even appear to be a good lasso. It is just a bad knot.

Three other former and current employees allege breach of contract, assault and more.
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http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a21228/chile-solar-energy-surplus/

You have to read the article closely before you get too excited. North Chile and South Chile are not connected. The solar panels are in North Chile. They were put there to support an industrial complex that isn't there anymore.

Before you jump on the "See it works, let's do it here train", find the numbers used to make the solar farm happen... It clearly happened. The funds came from someplace.

Energy companies would happily put oceans of solar panels in place if they can make the numbers work.

Figure out how to keep the power flowing when the sun isn't up.
​It sounds great, but it's actually bad news for the energy industry.​​
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http://digg.com/video/is-she-into-you

I love the flip side analysis. 
You should always read into every little detail because you never know. Maybe she's from, like, Canada and she's just being genuinely nice to you.
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http://www.vox.com/2016/5/13/11606760/emergency-facility-fees-american-health-care

Apparently all that was needed was a bandaid. This is where the resources meet the fan. If you are incapable of assessing the need for a bandaid, $629 is probably the price you need to pay.

The only way a Single Payer healthcare system will work will be if people like this become competent enough to put a bandaid on. Resources are scarce whether there is a single payer or not...

Once again, if the world is nothing but libertarians, single payer is easy to make happen. If you can't figure out the difference between a bandaid and an emergency room?


It reveals something important about American health care
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