The New Scientific Method

I wrote a post yesterday on the most off-the-wall Climate Terror prediction ever.

A while back, I codified what I call the “New Scientific Method.” It is as follows:

  1. Has a feelz.
  2. Tweet.
  3. Consensus!
  4. The Science is settled!

That’s pretty much how it works now. And that is not going to get us to Mars. It’s not going to get us Space Marines. It will get us the dystopia you find in the short stories in Forbidden Thoughts.

President Trump To Raise Earth Temperature by 250 Degrees?

Apparently, Stephen Hawking (kookspiracy¬†theorist) thinks Donald Trump’s Presidency will raise the Earth’s temperature by 250 degrees and cause acid rain.

When I first saw that, I thought “Trump isn’t just a God Emperor! He’s a FIRE GOD!”

Seriously, Hawking is a “Theoretical Physicist”. He deals in math, but his assumptions CANNOT be proven under the Scientific Method we learned in about the 4th grade.

Remember what the Scientific Method was?

  1. Ask a question.
  2. Form a hypothesis.
  3. Design a test.
  4. Analysis
  5. The answer, or repeat?

Maddox has a decent video about the Scientific Method. I don’t agree with all of his conclusions, but it’s a good start:

But seriously, let’s say you do not “like” Donald Trump. OK, I’ll give you that. How do you get from not liking an individual to believing he’ll somehow raise the Earth’s temperature by 250 degrees?

I’m still waiting…

Oh, wait, he’s a FIRE GOD!

You still can’t test it.

Global Cooling/Warming/Climate Change/Climate Terror is still bullshit until somebody conducts an actual Scientific experiment with falsifiable results.

In 6th grade (1985-1986), my “science” textbook said we should be all out of coal, oil, and everything else by now. Nope. It’s the middle of summer, and gas is still about $2.06 a gallon here in Virginia (compared to over $4.00 a gallon when The Obammesiah was President). And they’ve found fuckloads of reserves since the 1980’s.

Where are all these islands and atolls that were supposed to be submerged by now, thanks to “Global Cooling/Warming/Climate Change/Climate Terror?”

Wasn’t the Statue of Liberty supposed to be underwater by now?

Global Cooling/Warming/Climate Change/Climate Terror is the WORST predictive system known to man. It is NOT science; it is religion. And Stephen Hawking is a kookspiracy theorist.

How In The Hell Is Sling TV “Al La Carte?”

With Scumcast now gone, I started looking at Sling TV for my wife. I was in the process of signing up for a 7 day trial, when I realized something.

This is in no way, shape, or form “al la carte.” In order to get my wife Food Network, I have to pay $20 a month for several ESPN, Disney (Yes, I know Disney owns ESPN), and Fake News Networks that I’ll never watch.

Forget it. This isn’t “al la carte.” This is the same bundling bullshit Scumcast does, but in a lower price range.

Sling, when I can get Food Network, Spike, and whatever channel airs “Air Crash Investigations” (because I can’t find new ones on YouTube anymore), I’ll sign up. I’m not paying you for the same networks I paid Scumcast for that I’ll never watch.

I signed out and closed the browser tab before I got to input my credit card. I’m not doing it.

Comcast Is Gone

Having options is wonderful.

My wife and I bought this house 2 years ago. We were on an agreement with Comcast. They apparently renewed the agreement when we had our service moved to the house, and it finally expired. And of course, the payment shot up over $30. I assume we were supposed to call them screaming about it, and be talked into a new agreement with some upsells.

They royally pissed us off more than 18 months ago. We had a few shows we DVR’ed, and suddenly, they weren’t on the DVR anymore. Turns out, they took those channels and put them in a higher priced package. Oh, we could get them back if we wanted to pay more. I said “Hell, no!”

For the first time in my life, we have an alternative. My neighborhood has FIOS. So with the agreement run out, we got FIOS Internet installed. That happened today. Then, my wife called Comcast to cancel. She was too nice to them. But then again, yelling at some customer service rep who probably works in a call center that Comcast contracts is not the best approach.

I’m probably going to have to get my wife Sling so she can watch Food Network. I saw that Hulu now has “live TV”, but I’m not going from $12 to $44 a month just to get Food Network.

I never watch “live TV.” Haven’t in years. Anything important that happens will be on YouTube. Tucker Carlson clips are my favorites. His “you are so full of shit” face is classic.

Normally, when you post something negative about or a complaint about Comcast on blogs or social media, somebody from “Comcast Cares” will contact you. I don’t know why the entire company isn’t “Comcast Cares.” But if Comcast really cared, they’d find a way to deliver what 21st century customers want without having to keep adding on extra packages. “Oh, yes, I know we only have the last 5 episodes available On Demand. But if you pay us more, you can unlock more of them!” Screw you. I’ve been paying for a package full of channels I wouldn’t accept money to watch (Oprah, Disney, ESPN, multiple ESPN channels, CNN, PMSNBC, etc.) but I have to pay extra to get Spike or NatGeo. Forget it.

It’s nice to have competitors.