Sunday, March 11, 2007

Oh Yeah.

Just doing a little reading at FSJ. I usually don't go there for serious stuff, but it turns out that there are some reputable scientists saying that all this global warming hysteria is hype and hooey. Also, according to the NOAA, temperatures are down in North America this year so far. I was gonna guess that from watching the six o'clock news, but thank goodness we don't have to rely on my inexpert scientific opinion.

This isn't coming from Harvey's All Night Strip Club, Toaster Repair, and Climatology Lab, either. This stuff is coming from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MIT, NASA and a bunch of Colleges that don't sell degrees on matchbooks.

These scientists make the case that maybe human beings aren't as powerful as we think with regards to changing the planet's climate. Maybe, just maybe, the climate of our little ball of cosmic dirt will regulate itself quite nicely in spite of our stupidity. Google up "global warming swindle." There are a number of hits for it. It's fun to read about it. I'll own the movie as soon as I can get a copy.

A lot of people will suggest that those of us who don't believe in the whole "global warming" religion espouse profligate polluting and generally that it's okay to foul our own nest. That is analogous to the stupid arrogance of Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, Christian Scientists, Methodists, Baptists, Catholics, Calvinists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, and Lutherans who send each other to hell for tithing to the wrong plate. Nobody thinks it's a good idea to deliberately and carelessly trash the planet. There are a few, though, who think that maybe we should rely on some hard science to guide us before we greenify ourselves all the way back to the frigging stone age. I'll hang out with them.

Other Stuff

Daylight Savings Time went off without a hitch on the old G5. Whatever happened for everyone else is not a problem, either. I didn't even notice. Note: This does not mean that changing the clocks failed to suck. It feels later than it is, and looks earlier than it is in the evening, now.

As for Apple news, go check the Crazy Apple Rumors Site for that. I just make fun of stuff.

Raw Data

"I love my Zune" -- 876 Google hits.

"Zune sucks" -- 29,800

"I love Vista" -- 13,400

"Vista blows" -- 14,400

"Vista sucks" -- 62,600