|Will on 18 Dec 2016 13:56:53 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] Wanted: volunteers with bandwidth, storage, coding skills to help save climate data|
The sequence of this thread is telling. Rich Kulawiec offered some info
and a mailing list for those who want to preserve the data in case it's
later destroyed. It didn't attempt to persuade anyone to change their
mind about anything. I presume he posted it here because people on this
list are likely to have a lot of disk space they know how to back up and
One would think there would be two possible responses to Rich's post:
Either sign up on his mailing list and try to help, or ignore it and
But nooooooo. Person after person lined up to proclaim that there's no
need for worry, stating opinions as facts, or voicing just plain
ad-hominums. What is the make and model of their crystal ball? What is
their motivation in arguing with a call for volunteers? Why were there
any replies, *on this list*, to Rich's call for volunteers? Why argue
with him? Why not let him have his post and move on?
And finally, may I point out that history is littered with carnage that
started with people saying "it can't happen here."
On Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:11:26 -0500
Will <email@example.com> wrote:
> As someone that works a site that researches climate data, we are
> nearing a quarter exabyte of data. The data is fine and nobody should
> concern themselves. Someone can do me a huge favor however if they
> tell me the data is HDF of NetCDF formatted.
> -Will C
> On Dec 17, 2016 11:08, "Christopher Barry"
> > On Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:32:33 -0500
> > Rich Kulawiec <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >If you have an interest in preserving a lot of scientific research
> > >data:
> > >
> > > Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data,
> > > fearing it might vanish under Trump
> > > https://www.washingtonpost.
> > wp/2016/12/13/scientists-are-
> > climate-data-fearing-it-might-
> > >
> > >I've set up a mailing list to coordinate IT efforts to help out.
> > >Signup via climatedata-request@
firemountain.netor, if you prefer
> > >Mailman's web interface,
> > >http://www.firemountain.net/
> > >work.
> > >
> > >---rsk
> > While I greatly respect you Rich, this whole thing seems a bit like
> > 'the sky is falling' to me.
> > Does anyone /really/ think Trump would seize or delete their data?
> > That's seriously paranoid and weird. Why can't they just throw it
> > up on github or somewhere like that?
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Christopher
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