Saturday, November 05, 2005

I Can Hardly Wait

My high speed Alienware computer is on its way back from Florida, now a proud veteran of hurricane Wilma. I've been tracking it using its FedEx tracking number and it supposedly left the FedEx depot in Sacramento early this morning. It will be nice to be back to full capacity, so to speak, once I get that thing up and running again.

Actually, this old 600mhz E-Machine isn't all that bad once it actually gets booted up all the way, but it's always a toss of the coin whether it will boot up right each time. Getting a bit weary of that.
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Not much in the local political arena to comment on today but I noticed this story in the Sacramento Bee. It talks about the possibility of warmer than normal winter storms having the potential to wreak havoc on the state. I was surprised to see, for probably the first time in recent memory, no one trying to link these "Pineapple Express" pattern storms on human caused global warming. They aren't, but I'm sure that if we give it a day or two someone will try to make a connection.

In case you're wondering, no, I don't think global warming is caused by human activity. Oh, sure, maybe on the local level a given area might be warmer due to human activity. Smog, paving and other such things might cause local temperature changes- an area that's been mostly paved over is certainly going to be at least a little warmer than an unpaved area a mile away during the summer, everything else being equal. While many agree that the earth seems to be in a warming trend, it's caused by solar activity, not people driving cars. That's why, according to some, the ice caps on Mars seem to be receding a bit along with ours.

Credit to Jeff's Rant and Rave blog for mentioning global warming and giving me something to post here today.

2 Comments:

At 6:23 PM, Anonymous leonidas said...

About those SUV's on mars go to:http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/newsroom/20050920a.html

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

Thanks for the credit Fred.

 

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