Posts by Tomas

1) Message boards : Science : Global Warming - Moved (Message 104726)
Posted 1557 days ago by Tomas
Does that mean he got the Nobel Prize for nothing?

Alas, he has been misunderstood - alot of people think he knows something about the topics upon which he speaks. He got the Nobel Peace Prize ( which isn't a science prize ) which you can get these days for something you are going to do : rather than for something one has already done. As Tullio points out, this is why we await data from reality rather than commercial and political hubris.


Whit this in mind I'm just wondering 'which' side you think are representing the commercial and political hubris? ;)
2) Message boards : Science : Global Warming - Moved (Message 104439)
Posted 1563 days ago by Tomas
So while Al Gore says that the Greenland ice sheet is a key indicator of warming, he didn't complete the sentence by mentioning that it's over 1 metre thicker and several thousand square km's broader than ~ 20yrs ago. Oh, and by the way - he is carbon credit broker.
Does that mean he got the Nobel Prize for nothing?


No. You have to be a loyer to cal an ice lost of 195 cubic kilometers per year
an indication of global cooling ;)

The folowing is taken from Wikipedia

"
The area of the sheet that experiences melting has increased about 16% from 1979 (when measurements started) to 2002 (most recent data). The area of melting in 2002 broke all previous records.[4] The number of glacial earthquakes at the Helheim Glacier and the northwest Greenland glaciers increased substantially between 1993 and 2005.[5] In 2006, estimated monthly changes in the mass of Greenland's ice sheet suggest that it is melting at a rate of about 239 cubic kilometers (57 cu mi) per year. A more recent study, based on reprocessed and improved data between 2003 and 2008, reports an average trend of 195 cubic kilometers (47 cu mi) per year.[6] These measurements came from the US space agency's GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite, launched in 2002, as reported by BBC.[7] Using data from two ground-observing satellites, ICESAT and ASTER, a study published in Geophysical Research Letters (September 2008) shows that nearly 75 percent of the loss of Greenland's ice can be traced back to small coastal glaciers.[8]
"
3) Message boards : Science : Global Warming - Moved (Message 104317)
Posted 1570 days ago by Tomas
Rewriting The Science

An old but intresting story from the land of the free mind ;)
4) Message boards : Science : Global Warming - Moved (Message 100620)
Posted 1759 days ago by Tomas
I would say that the people of Africa will pay the highest prize in this case
It's a question of what you value most, the freedom of driving your SUV
or the value of other peoples life.
5) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Wrong information in the Server Status page? (Message 100001)
Posted 1798 days ago by Tomas
Thank you Bernd.
So "S5R5 search progress" is actuallt "Work creation progress"
6) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Wrong information in the Server Status page? (Message 99996)
Posted 1798 days ago by Tomas
According to the Server Status page all the wu's are
crunched so the question is why can I still download
S5R5 wu's? Is there some kind of beta test going on?


S5R5 search progress
Total needed Already done Work still remaining
10,949,633 units 10,949,633 units 0 units
100 % 100.000 % 0.000 %
273.9 days 273.9 days 0.0 days (estimated)
7) Message boards : Science : Global Warming - Moved (Message 99893)
Posted 1802 days ago by Tomas
Nice one! Poor chap will probably be labelled a 'denier' now! No wonder people don't trust scientists any more - after the Cold War, Y2K, black holes at the LHC ....



Maybe it is the same people that
regard 'The Economist' as a scientific source ;)
8) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : ATI or Nvidia, any guesses for GPU? (Message 99393)
Posted 1830 days ago by Tomas
Thank you Bikeman.
I have to take a deeper look in how
the detector actually works.
9) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : ATI or Nvidia, any guesses for GPU? (Message 99390)
Posted 1830 days ago by Tomas
I just speculating here but I could imagine that a double precision based calculation will translate in a higher resolution of the wavelength that are being analyzed so I wonder what the precision of the GW detector is when it measure the wavelength of the light?
10) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : ATI or Nvidia, any guesses for GPU? (Message 98789)
Posted 1861 days ago by Tomas

Cuda__ Schmooda

Einstein @ home will never get any real work done until
they create and release an ATI app.

ATI cards are much more powerful than nvidia in double
precision crunching.

But, they won’t (anytime soon anyway)__ Why? You might ask.




Does Einstein@home use double precision crunching?
If not the double precision crunching in hadware capability
of the ATI card will have no advantage.


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