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(Phys Org2)   Scientists studying organic acids in the troposphere accidentally discover a disturbing fact: the plants are trying to kill us all   (phys.org) divider line 25
    More: Scary, troposphere, plants, vascular tissues, megatons, University of Sydney, Amazonian, chemical processes, best regards  
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2012-08-17 12:59:20 PM  
www.miserableretailslave.com

Run away!
 
2012-08-17 01:09:22 PM  
Well, after all, you don't want zombies on your lawn.
 
2012-08-17 01:22:00 PM  
WHAT A TWIST!
 
2012-08-17 01:52:40 PM  
www.noreascon.org 


/obscure?
 
2012-08-17 02:33:08 PM  
geektyrant.com

Worst movie of the year they said... nonsense and contrived plot devices they said.... well, who's laughing now?!

/Shamelessly admits to actually enjoying that movie.
 
2012-08-17 02:35:34 PM  
So current computer models being used to predict 'global climate change' have not been taking into account all of the variables of the ridiculously complex systems of this planet?

I'm shocked.
 
2012-08-17 02:50:26 PM  
Jordy Verrill nods sadly and knowingly.
 
2012-08-17 02:50:29 PM  
I blame the vegetarians. If you all didn't hate plants so much, but instead embraced the predation of other plant consumers, we would be on much better terms with the archaeplastid kingdom. :p
 
2012-08-17 03:06:26 PM  
As someone with allergies, I have known this for a long time.
 
2012-08-17 03:20:22 PM  
I feel like Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener owes M. Night Shyamalan an apology now.
 
2012-08-17 03:26:18 PM  
Holy Balls! We need Marky Mark!
Actually, I don't get the headline v content of the article. Unless just decide to read "organic acids" as "face-melting rains" or something.
 
2012-08-17 03:35:03 PM  
I keep trying to tell you people! It's not a bad movie!! It's actually a "pretty decent, better than ok, entertaining enough to be called good, but let's not go overboard, just a little good" movie!
 
2012-08-17 03:41:37 PM  

Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: So current computer models being used to predict 'global climate change' have not been taking into account all of the variables of the ridiculously complex systems of this planet?

I'm shocked.


There's a difference between "not taking account of" and "unable to explain the origin of". Not knowing why organic acid levels were so high doesn't mean they weren't aware that they were; in fact, asking that sort of question pretty well implies they did know they were higher than they should be.
 
2012-08-17 03:41:46 PM  
You mean they might not like the fact that we literally shiat all over their corpses on a daily basis?
 
2012-08-17 03:49:57 PM  

Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: So current computer models being used to predict 'global climate change' have not been taking into account all of the variables of the ridiculously complex systems of this planet?

I'm shocked.


Nevertheless, we all have to go back to living in caves, without fire, to stop global warming.
 
2012-08-17 05:32:26 PM  
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2012-08-17 05:38:31 PM  

Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: So current computer models being used to predict 'global climate change' have not been taking into account all of the variables of the ridiculously complex systems of this planet?

I'm shocked.


They don't need to take into account "all the variables". In pretty much any realistic problem, most of the uncertainty is dominated by a handful of primary variables; see "sensitivity analysis". For global temperature, for example, those important variables are known and mostly have to do with cloud feedbacks, ocean heat mixing rates, and cloud-aerosol chemistry. Organic acids are a second-order effect for as far as global warming is concerned. (They may be main effects for other applications.) The "we can't predict anything useful about complicated systems" argument is silly.
 
2012-08-17 07:14:37 PM  

Ambitwistor: Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: So current computer models being used to predict 'global climate change' have not been taking into account all of the variables of the ridiculously complex systems of this planet?

I'm shocked.

They don't need to take into account "all the variables". In pretty much any realistic problem, most of the uncertainty is dominated by a handful of primary variables; see "sensitivity analysis". For global temperature, for example, those important variables are known and mostly have to do with cloud feedbacks, ocean heat mixing rates, and cloud-aerosol chemistry. Organic acids are a second-order effect for as far as global warming is concerned. (They may be main effects for other applications.) The "we can't predict anything useful about complicated systems" argument is silly.


Yeah, that argument is as silly as, say, arguing that a butterfly flapping its wings in China could precipitate a cascade of events that ends up causing a hurricane to form out over the ocean.

Oh...wait.

/sensitivity to initial conditions is a biatch
 
2012-08-17 07:17:26 PM  
Say hi to your mother for me, okay?
 
2012-08-17 07:28:03 PM  
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I really got hot, so I had to hose myself down with seawater.
 
2012-08-17 08:48:28 PM  

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Worst movie of the year they said... nonsense and contrived plot devices they said.... well, who's laughing now?!

/Shamelessly admits to actually enjoying that movie.


The movie was funny on one AND ONLY ONE CONDITION:

RiffTrax: The Happening

You watch it with Rifftrax commentary.
 
2012-08-17 08:53:09 PM  

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I really got hot, so I had to hose myself down with seawater.


Did you really get hot when you saw Jim and Scott?
 
2012-08-17 09:52:37 PM  
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2012-08-17 09:56:20 PM  
How did this become a meeting thread for dumbfark deniers?
 
2012-08-17 09:58:57 PM  
George Bush warned us about the dangers of broccoli.
 
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