* Posts by What can possibly go wrong

6 posts • joined 19 Jan 2010

Ocean-seeding experiment re-ignites geo-engineering debate

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Could be a practical way to slow CO2

Phytoplankton carbon sequestration would seem to hold promise. At reasonable expense, carbon is extracted from the air, and sequestered as carbon snow on the deep sea bed.

Of course there are real risks, so we need to be really sure of the effects of a given amount of iron seeding. My thinking is that, spread over a large expanse of ocean, the negative effects of such seeding might be minimised and acceptable.

Safeguards would need to be in place - monitoring of effects, and capping the level of seeding in any given area of ocean.

Given the potential benefit in slowing the growth of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, I hope this is given serious consideration.

Atmospheric DOUBLE-WHAMMY: fertilizers deplete ozone, add to warming

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But why stop there?

Once they're done scrapping the CSIRO, move on the the Australian BoM. That could be a warm up for going to war with the following list of science organisations which warn us about AGCC:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Astronomical Society

American Chemical Society

American Geophysical Union

American Institute of Physics

American Meteorological Society

American Physical Society

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

British Antarctic Survey

Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Environmental Protection Agency

European Federation of Geologists

European Geosciences Union

European Physical Society

Federation of American Scientists

Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies

Geological Society of America

Geological Society of Australia

International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

National Center for Atmospheric Research

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Royal Meteorological Society

Royal Society of the UK

Zoo man uses virtualisation to tame his server herd

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You'd be an American then?

Just a guess.

Out here in much of the Rest of World, we have to pay for our bandwidth usage by the gigabyte, or with capped plans.

Fujitsu: 'iPad? That's ours'

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"Biphasic defibirllation design..."

Would you buy emergency lifesaving equipment from a company that can't be bothered to spell defibrillation correctly?

And would you trust them that it had a "Saef and relaible design...", and have any confidence that when the terrible moment came it would fire up and save the day?

Google mystery server runs 13% of active websites

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Not forgetting O3B

... backhaul for the other three billion.

Google has interests in O3B too. This is an organisation that is putting a string of MEO satellites up over the equator that are planned to provide instant backhaul infrastructure to a sizable chunk of humanity, pretty much instantly.

These guys like to think big.

Near-ready Firefox 3.6 gets second RC sausage

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A criminal in the Ukraine owns your computer

I'm just assuming my XP systems are compromised these days, and even my Ubuntu systems.

I do my online banking through a live CD. I would have thought that paranoid even a few years ago, but not today.

I wonder how other el-reg readers are doing their online banking?


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