Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Brandon Svec bsvec at teamonesolutions.com
Mon Feb 22 19:43:22 UTC 2021

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 11:37 AM Mel Beckman <mel at beckman.org> wrote:

> Either weather events are getting worse, or they aren’t.

No, nothing is so black and white.  Certainly not science.

> I provided solid evidence that they are diminishing.

No, you didn't.  You shared an opinion piece written by the president of a
science denying lobbying group funded by Exxon Mobil

> The truth of this issue is important to NANOG, because we build the
> infrastructure that runs the Internet, and we can’t afford to waste finite
> resources on alarmist claims.

That I can partially agree with.  I would say even if science is 100% wrong
about climate change and what is causing it, it is still a good
investment to prepare for the unexpected and unprecedented when it comes to
building and supporting resilient systems.


> > On Feb 22, 2021, at 10:23 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 05:48:06PM +0000, Mel Beckman wrote:
> >> Sorry Global Warmists,
> >
> > Right.  Sure.  Also, the earth is 6,000 years old (and flat), the moon
> > landings were faked, creationism is real, dinosaurs and humans
> co-existed,
> > vaccines cause autism, Elvis is alive, and...how does that line go?  Oh,
> > right: artificial sweeteners are safe, WMDs were in Iraq, and Anna Nicole
> > married for love. [shout-out to Levon Helm]
> >
> > This trash doesn't deserve rebuttal: it deserves ridicule.
> >
> > ---rsk
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