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Define "cool" 0 deg C, 32 deg F or 273.5 deg  K  ;D
Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« Last post by Neven on March 22, 2019, 11:27:57 PM »
Careful now, Off-topic Day is behind us...  :)
The rest / Re: Elections 2020 USA
« Last post by Neven on March 22, 2019, 11:10:06 PM »
As someone that works in conservation in the US and sees the on-the-ground consequences of policy and electoral outcomes every day, I just thought I'd pop in here and say you have absolutely no clue what you're talking about.

Probably, but decades of neoliberalism and globalism hasn't been so great for 'on-the-ground consequences of policy and electoral outcomes every day' either, so you tell me what the best way to go is.
The rest / Re: Elections 2020 USA
« Last post by ritter on March 22, 2019, 11:06:14 PM »
"Every component of the ruling establishment (i.e., the government, the media, the intelligence agencies, the liberal intelligentsia, et al.) collaborated in an unprecedented effort to remove an American president from office based on a bunch of made-up horseshit … which kind of amounts to an attempted soft coup."

"This is the story Donald Trump is going to tell the American people."

Which is what I feared from the very start. Russiagate could very well be the primary reason for a Trump re-election. The other problem is that it has been used to smear progressives (aka Putin puppets or Kremlinbots). It is basically a double whammy, making Trump stronger and weakening progressive populism, the only thing that can beat Trump.

What a mess...

That pretty well sums it up. If there's nothing damning in the report, the Democratic party (mine) is going to look really bad and have one hell of a time in 2020.
Science / Re: Could this forum adopt the International System of Units please?
« Last post by Neven on March 22, 2019, 11:05:36 PM »
It'd be cool if there was some kind of function that automatically converts everything.  ;)
Seems a bit much to expect people to convert the numbers in a printed article. 
And to expect thousands of honest readers to figure the conversion themselves, is not it a bit too much? :P

Note that this is a bit off-topic here, so I started a dedicated thread for this units affair.,2610.msg192582/topicseen.html#msg192582
Consequences / Re: Conservative Scientists & its Consequences
« Last post by Klondike Kat on March 22, 2019, 10:47:20 PM »
We shall see if it pans out.  I am unimpressed.
Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« Last post by johnm33 on March 22, 2019, 10:43:08 PM »
The cause? My guess is that the Atlantic waters that seem to be 'colonising' the depths of the CAA are being both sucked in to and pushed back out of Nares by tidal forces. I'm less than certain about what coincidence of circustances need to be aligned for this to happen but it is very rare when the tidal range is low. So it seems the pressure forced up Nares from Baffin by tides/atmospherics is essential but not sufficient. One other factor is the extreme turbulence that can be expected from Atlantic waters in this vicinity. The tidal surges from the Atlantic penetrating Fram are not in sync with those in north Baffin, so maybe the Atl. waters arrive, on occasion, just as the tidal surge reaches the northern limits of Nares?
Bernard, El Cid was quoting numbers directly from the article he linked. Seems a bit much to expect people to convert the numbers in a printed article.
 I agree the one acre to feed a family is a much more dependable figure than the 200-500 sq ft for one person.  The article says it utilized fish meal to fertilize at about 119 lbs. per acre nitrogen . Quite a bit of fish meal from what would have been several hundred pounds of fresh fish.  Better to rotate planting more often if you have the space, and utilize cover crops , IMO.
 I think the crops chosen would yield plenty of food but I personally would add potatoes and cabbage if feeding people in adverse conditions was the motivating desire. Also the weed crops in the article include amaranthus and lambs quarters ,both good eating . Some acorn foraging would add some calories and food stored as insurance against crop failures.     
Science / Could this forum adopt the International System of Units please?
« Last post by Bernard on March 22, 2019, 10:02:37 PM »
I thought I had already asked, but can't find the subject now. Maybe I only intended to do it?
This is an international scientific forum, which makes two sufficient reasons to forbid local units such as miles, gallons, Fahrenheit etc.
Is it possible to use only units from the International System of Units in all posts in this Forum?

Note that SI will go through a major revision on 20 May 2019  :)
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