Irony So Thick, You Could Float An Oldsmobile On It

Another installation of the never-ending saga from the Church of the Holy Goreacle.

The Met Office has caused a storm of controversy after it was revealed their £30million supercomputer designed to predict climate change is one of Britain’s worst polluters.

The massive machine – the UK’s most powerful computer with a whopping 15 million megabytes of memory – was installed in the Met Office’s headquarters in Exeter, Devon.

It is capable of 1,000 billion calculations every second to feed data to 400 scientists and uses 1.2 megawatts of energy to run – enough to power more than 1,000 homes.

Algore wasn’t available for comment, since he couldn’t hear the questions over the hum of the SuperDome-sized air conditioners that were keeping his mansion at an “environmentally-friendly” temperature of 65°F. NASA’s James Hansen was also unavailable for questioning, only stopping just long enough on his way into his office to shout a statement to the gathered journalists (through a bullhorn that he strangely had stashed inside the trench coat he was wearing—in August), “Hey, we’re scientists. We’re not required to follow the rules that we’re pushing to have imposed on others. Now, get out of my face. I’ve got a lot of data to manipulaaaaa, er, adjust. Yeah, that’s it. Adjust.

F.E.T.E.

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18 comments

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    LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different.... says:

    But Met Office spokesman Barry Grommett said the computer was ‘vital’ to British meteorology and to help predict weather and environmental change.

    He said: ‘We recognise that it is big but it is also necessary. We couldn’t do what we do without it.

    ‘We would be throwing ourselves back into the dark ages of weather forecasting if we withdrew our reliance on supercomputing, it’s as simple as that.’

    As far as I’m concerned, a weather rock is a better prognosticator…..

    Oh, the irony….. :em01:

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    Princess Natasha, Decadent Delicious Deviant says:

    *cackle*… *snort*… Another scam comes crashing down. Hell, at least the Nigerian 419 scammers were amusing. These enviro-clowns are just sad. :em99:

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    Tallulah says:

    I’d say a supercomputer is worth spending a few joules on — if it does science.

    This herebelow is harking back to an earlier thread: on OVomit’s push to instate a new Soviet Socialist school of “art” in the US, supporting Leftist causes and indoctrination. And Bingo! I found just such a push already, connected to the Vermont Country Store catalogue. These folks sell nifty old-fashioned goods you can’t find anywhere else, and I was seriously disappointed to see their email heading this time: it had nothing to do with the “merch.”

    Ideas+Action+Change.

    The Arts Council is collaborating with visionary Vermont philanthropist Lyman Orton and Janice Izzi to produce and deliver the ART OF ACTION: SHAPING VERMONT’S FUTURE THROUGH ART. This project commissions visual artists to create suites of artwork that address issues identified by Vermonters as essential to our state’s future.

    Informed by research conducted by the Council on the Future of Vermont, the artwork created for the Art of Action is designed to inspire Vermonters to achieve their vision for our state’s social, cultural and political landscape. Elements contained in the CFV’s Final Report guided the artists’ thematic choices and explorations.

    It’s ON, brothers. It’s definitely ON.

    What’s even more alarming about this is that I’ve been getting emails and catalogues from these folks for several years: never a PEEP about politics. And now this. The roaches are coming out of the baseboard, people.

    I sent them this email.

    Leave me OFF your political list. I’ve gotten your emails and catalogs and ordered things from you for many years — but I am NOT INTERESTED in having politics stuffed in my inbox from businesses.

    Furthermore, the idea of political types telling artists what their themes should be, and paying them to produce propaganda, is exactly what the Nazis and the Communists always did. It has bugger-all to do with being a nation of free people.

    Sincerely.

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    LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different.... says:

    And under the Big Brother Department:

    Senate Bill Would Give President Emergency Control of Internet

    A Senate bill would offer President Obama emergency control of the Internet and may give him a “kill switch” to shut down online traffic by seizing private networks — a move cybersecurity experts worry will choke off industry and civil liberties.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/28/senate-president-emergency-control-internet/

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    LC The Major - Imperial Dispenser of Vapors says:

    Oh, speaking of total bullshit… It appears the EPA is finally going to rule that a byproduct of aerobic metabolism we exhale and plants use for photosynthesis, a gas critical to maintaining pH balance in the body and makes the FIZZ in fizzies, sodas and champagne… is now a deadly pollutant.

    OK folks, this is so far off the scale stoopid we are going to need a new term for it. THE FUCKING INMATES HAVE COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM!!!

    Step one: Flip up protective cover on big red button marked “RESET”

    Step two: Press aforementioned button.

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    Major, can we finally rid the world of the largest contributors of methane and CO2 on the planet, namely Congress? That’d buy us at least another 100 years before we have to open up surf shops on Prudhoe Bay.

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    Tallulah says:

    Hey, sportsfans —

    Lookie what I found over at the Wall Street Journal (comments section).

    want to get really angry?

    In 2008, the average wage for 1.9 million federal civilian workers was $79,197, which compared to an average $49,935 for the nation’s 108 million private sector workers. The federal advantage is even more pronounced when worker benefits are included. In 2008, federal worker compensation averaged a remarkable $119,982, which was more than double the private sector average of $59,909.

    Pitchfork, anyone?

    The guy didn’t mention his sources, but the Census might have the stats. If this is true, it needs to be put out there early and often. These gubmint drones are the ones who refused (in Rhode Island, most recently) to take a two-week furlough to save their state, staggering under debt, some money. The union gangster/leaders have taken the state to court instead of let their grasping little paws lose the grip on one thin dime.

    Of OUR money. Paid for civil [sic] servant [sic] drones.

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher says:

    Tallulah sez:

    Leave me OFF your political list. I’ve gotten your emails and catalogs and ordered things from you for many years — but I am NOT INTERESTED in having politics stuffed in my inbox from businesses.

    Furthermore, the idea of political types telling artists what their themes should be, and paying them to produce propaganda, is exactly what the Nazis and the Communists always did. It has bugger-all to do with being a nation of free people.

    Sincerely.

    You forgot the line that says “In view of your political actions I can no longer do business with you.” loss of a customer usually gets a businesses attention.

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    Tallulah says:

    In regards to VonZorch Imperial Researcher’s comment @ :

    You’re right! but I was so damn mad I forgot. Has the world gone completely crazy? I’ve never, never, never understood the Leftists. And I used to be a Democrat.

    Although, knowing what I’ve found out since I left the reservation (boy, have my eyes been opened), I don’t think I ever was one. Because I always loved my country and knew her for the greatest force for good in the world. Because I’ve always been damned proud of my Anglo-Saxon heritage. Because I have always believed that the government we have should work for us, not the other way around. And I’ve always been a hawk.

    My mom and dad are real amused at my “conversion,” I can tell you. To their credit, they’ve never said “I told you so.” Bless their hearts.

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    LOBO says:

    Don’t forget Algores bio fuel yacht, on a lake that has no bio fuel.

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    Darth Bacon says:

    LOBO sez:

    Don’t forget Algores bio fuel yacht

    IIRC, it’s still ordinary-diesel powered.

    Thank Gore, because biodiesel is even worse for the environment.

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    LOBO says:

    Darth Bacon sez:

    LOBO sez:
    Don’t forget Algores bio fuel yacht
    IIRC, it’s still ordinary-diesel powered.
    Thank Gore, because biodiesel is even worse for the environment.

    Yeah how much corn did it take to power that fucker? And that I grew up on those “lakes” and they do not sell any bio fuels. But they do sell old fashioned “leaded” gasoline.

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    Draven32 says:

    I’d say a supercomputer is worth spending a few joules on — if it does science.

    Of course it does science-

    Using computer models that do the following:

    -assume solar output is constant
    -do not compensate for changes in cloud cover, or any factors that might make the amount of cloud cover change (like, say, reduced solar wind)
    -use twenty year old inaccurate figures for the capability of the world’s oceans to act as carbon sinks and heat sinks
    -use temperature figures from recording stations in the middle of parking lots, on top of buildings, or directly in the exhaust path for building air conditioners; many of which are clogged with dust, bird nests, etc.

    See? Science!

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    I’d say a supercomputer is worth spending a few joules on — if it does science.

    It’s not a matter of “spending a few joules on”, Tallulah. It’s the overriding hypocrisy of the “green movement”, when it comes to following the very “green” rules that they wish to impose on us peasants. It’s the things like Algore’s flying on private jets, owning a mansion that consumes more power than 28 American homes, a multi-million dollar private “green” yacht (that has to have fuel brought in by tanker truck), Puglosi ordering fistfuls of private jets for Congress, the Socialist/Communist *spit* Useless Nincompoops *spit* IPCC holding their conference in Bali (and flying in on 1,000+ chartered jets), all of the Whoreywood Intelligentsia who drive around in stretch limos, etc., ad nauseum, ad infinitum

    Marie Antoinette was a rank amateur, when it came to hubris, compared to the vast majority of “green” betters.
    :em72: :em72: :em72:

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    The Lone Haranguer says:

    In regards to BC, Imperial Torturer’s comment @ :

    It’s the things like Algore’s flying on private jets, owning a mansion that consumes more power than 28 American homes, a multi-million dollar private “green” yacht (that has to have fuel brought in by tanker truck) […]

    I have no problem with that, were it not for the fact that he tells the rest of us how to live. :em96: (But I don’t remember nothin’ ’cause my head is like a sieve. :em93: )

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