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Indeed. In fact since the 1750's the Earth has warmed by as much as 0.4C. Of course how much of that is due the the quadrupling of the human population and the advent of the industrial revolution, and how much is due to more accurate measurements is uncertain.
We do know, however, that the alterations in orbit, solar output, volcanic effects and seismic activity do have a massive effect on the atmosphere, and certainly more than us mere humans could achieve.
One large volcanic release causes more change on a global level than hundreds of years of human activity, so one must be wary of any claims not based on evidence, but on belief.
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It's just that there is so much evidence, and it's often contradictionary - so to make any sence of it, you have to put in a real effort - and even then you really can't be cretain about the conclusions - belief, on the other hand, is just so much easier, so in the end decisions are mostly based on belief.
And what do we know about people who are dead wrong? They're usually better at grabbing the attention, etc. So perhaps the toss of a coin would, in general, provide a better decision model. (But then some people would probably cheat ...)
Weather goes in cycles. I remember winters with heavy snowfall and winters with no snowfall, summers win no rain and summers with so much rain there were continual landslides where I now live. My parents and grandparents remember years with severe drought and years with excessive rain.
Where I currently live, there is a definite yearly pattern where we have a cold snap in October and a nice warm period in early November. Likewise, in late spring, it will warm and then we'll get hit with a very cold storm in May or early June. For the longest time, some of the local weathermen would act like this was a big surprise. Fortunately, they now said "as expected" or "like every year since recorded history."
On top of all nature doesn't really care. It just is. There is very strong evidence, in fact, that the 20th century was an anomaly--that it was IN GENERAL unusually moderate in many climes. Just be glad we aren't living during the Younger Dryas.
Oh, and don't forget the "Blizzard of 1977." I lived east of Buffalo and have pictures of mountainous snow piles on my street. I was also remembering when I moved to my current state 21 years ago; it was during the coldest two weeks in recorded history in the state--two weeks below zero during the day, 20 below zero at night. It was a last minute move and I'd forgotten that I had warm temperature wiper fluid in my car--it froze solid.
I just figured out a way to build external c libraries a lot quicker. The problem is when library x uses library y, which in turn uses library z. For each library you have to create pointers to the include directories, pointers to the include lib directories, and the lib inputs and set the runtime setting for each of the projects, etc, etc,... which is actually quite a lot of work. What I do is dump all the source code for all projects into one directory. Add all "c" files into an empty project, then build the bastard. You'd think that it wouldn't work, but it does. The people who write these libraries probably would get angry that I'm building their code the "wrong" way, but it saves me a sh*t load of time.
No matter how you arrange, format, comment, assemble the code someone is going to say it's wrong. But in most cases if it compiles without error, however you do it is just fine. As long as it is maintainable.
The main disadvantage of doing something like that is analogous to a brick and mortar library in that there needs to be some organization. Simply putting the books on a shelf and expecting everyone to know where they are can lead to problems and errors.
I’m not saying your method is bad, I’ve done similar in my embedded code where the libraries are few and easy to navigate. But in a large project I can see it leading to confusion.
Note that with you re-compiling the source code for the library, there may be compiler settings that are required by certain functions in order to use those functions properly. One of the reasons for segregating out the libraries in the first place was likely to use certain compiler settings. Think things like DEBUG, multi-thread, wide characters, etc. You have been fortunate not to have encountered bugs in using these libraries in this way.
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So finally I am moving out of the city to quite suburb after staying in the city for 6 years.. there are always people around when I go out or when I peek out of balcony (I live next to university )... but it will all change when I move to suburb... no more that lively environment.. I stayed in the same place for 6 years and its time for adopting new environment...
Anyone has any tips to cope with suburb environment ?
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Anyone has any tips to cope with suburb environment ?
The one thing that I would say that most new suburbanites need getting used to is the distance to places that are normally within a few blocks or a short distance away. Places like the grocery store and other markets. And traveling to visit friends and family. (This can be an advantage... )
There are advantages I like, if you move into detached housing, is the privacy of not sharing walls with the neighbors, having a private garden, I have my music studio in a detached building out back.
There are definitely tradeoffs like commuting to work, needing a reliable vehicle to get around, but in the end, I prefer it.
Some people love big cities, others don't. A good friend and I live in very similar suburban towns, yet for me this is as "big" as I want and for him, it's as "small." Were it not for family and work, I'd go even more rural. (I like living in places with fallow farm land, but close to a decent grocery store and a freeway--not easy places to find. Where I live now has been, but is hell bent on becoming like Burbank, CA. I figure it has 10 to 20 years left; just in time for my retirement.)
I've a former work colleague who can only live in a city downtown area, which we have one of in the region. It would drive me crazy.
Point is. Don't try coping. Just see if you like it. If not, move again.
I grew up in a small city. By the time I reached my 40th birthday, it had grown into a much larger city. I could no longer see more than a couple of stars in the sky. A 1.5 mile trip to the nearest grocery took 20 minutes through 7 congested traffic lights. My 25-mile commute by interstate to work took an hour, both ways. The neighborhood was always noisey, with kids blasting crap music into the wee hours.
We got fed up with it all and moved two counties south, not just to the 'burbs, but to a very small town surrounded by farms. It increased my commute to 30 miles, but travel time was cut just 30 minutes. (A year later I was given an offer I couldn't refuse that increased the commute back to an hour. ) The nearest grocery is now 5 miles, but only takes 5 minutes to get there. No congestion, no rap music, just a peaceful, quiet environment, tand he kids don't have to go through metal detectors to get into school.
The bad thing is that theaters, malls and hospitals are long way away. But the great thing is that theaters and malls are long way away.
Coping tips? Well, for long commutes, take up books on mp3 if traveling alone, or brush up on your conversational skills if not. Buy a rack or saddle bags for your bike for short trips to the grocery that can double as exercise trips. Learn how to garden and mow the grass. Enjoy the quiet.
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Oh well, I guess I will go to the Dark Side then. It is teeny tiny and looks pretty neat, but I refuse to stick things in my ear so I will use some lightweight Sennheiser headphones I have. I may have to admit defeat and get the wife to help me get iTunes set up - she has Apple stuff - but that just seems so wrong...