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2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami
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mouse



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:

We done here?
I think so.


oh thank god.

because (speaking as someone who runs computer models all the time), it is indeed just that simple! models are always completely able to handle the variance in everything, including stuff we don't even know yet!

_so_ glad we're done with this now.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

except now i am going to be way to fixated on taking inspiration from this:
Thy Brilliance wrote:

Using this "model," you would be able to make a decent estimate of our descent into madness.

and modeling the factors and rates of our decent into thy-induced madness.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
Thy Brilliance wrote:

We done here?
I think so.


oh thank god.

because (speaking as someone who runs computer models all the time), it is indeed just that simple! models are always completely able to handle the variance in everything, including stuff we don't even know yet!

_so_ glad we're done with this now.


Then you would agree that to ignore such possibilities is a crime.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but to not ignore you is.
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Thy Brilliance



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:36 am    Post subject: It's been what, seven years? Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
quit shitting up threads, thy

tia


You clearly have no intention to tell me how to participate in threads constructively.

If you want me to leave, you should just say so sam.
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Monkey Mcdermott



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only been paying attention to your posts for about a month and i'd like you to leave.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:
Let me tell you a little about 1961, back when the nonexistence of powerful calculators and computers stopped any lazy asshole from being a scientist. Where work was done seriously and shown with incredible detail on paper and in practice. Everything known today builds off that work, and is at best a cheap mimicry of it, rife with assumptions that barely touch the cutting edge, and held back increasingly by corporate interests.

I understand the corporate interests part, I really do. That being said, the calculating power of computers is hardly mimicry, and they certainly do help push the cutting edge. Get over the fact that your book of logarithmic tables and slide rule are obsolete.

Thy Brilliance wrote:
Well let's see. First you would find the average time elapsed between different radiation leaks and combine that with the average radiation released into the environment and create something called a model.


Here's the funny part. You're talking about a computer model. You're so subtle with your humor, I almost didn't catch that Wink But the models for predicting reactors leaking would have to somehow take into account advances in safety techniques, decommissioning of old plants, 9.0 earthquakes, and unstable dictators on the Korean peninsula or in the Middle East. It's going to be about as reliable as the computer models they use to predict how much rain will fall next year.

More to the point, why should it even be included? The chart from Randall's blog (blag) is dated Mar 19, 2011, and specifically compares radiation levels for reference purposes during the Japanese crisis. Forget that there is no reliable method, there is no need to address the average background radiation in 2001, or 2021.

So, yeah, I think we're done.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:51 am    Post subject: Re: It's been what, seven years? Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:
If you want me to leave, you should just say so sam.

Please leave.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:14 am    Post subject: You say that every other week. Reply with quote

I asked sam, not you.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guy can hope, can he?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: It's been what, seven years? Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:
Sam wrote:
quit shitting up threads, thy

tia


You clearly have no intention to tell me how to participate in threads constructively.

If you want me to leave, you should just say so sam.


Also not Sam, but I also want you to leave.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: It's been what, seven years? Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:
You clearly have no intention to tell me how to participate in threads constructively.


This post brought to you by selective (but anticipated) ignorance of the many times I did try to constructively inform you why your posts were bad, bad things.

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If you want me to leave, you should just say so sam.


That would actually be great. Leave!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:
Using this "model," you would be able to make a decent estimate of our descent into madness.


DESCENT INTO MADNESS!


DESCCEEEEEEEEENNNNT INTOOOOO MAAAAADDDNEESSSS!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mouth, specifically

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally forgot how bat shit crazy Thy is. Sad
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