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  1. As per title. This was so bad that it was actually dripping *through* the laptop, from the keyboard through a vent on the bottom. After this I turned it off, took as many panels out as I could and cleaned everything. The power would not come on for a while< turning on briefly and then off. It turns on fine now, although I still have some lingering problems: 1. The keyboard is odd, some keys just stop working and caps lock turns on and off....at the moment it is on and I cant turn it off 2. When ac is unplugged and battery is present, The charging light is on< and the power on light is on quite faint 3. The Fan! The fan is on full bore, although I don't think my laptop is overheating at all 4. My touchpad. It is completely unresponsive. although the ribbon doesn't seem to have any coke on it at all....I'm not sure what to check here. For problem 1, I have washed the keyboard pretty thoroughly, is the problem coming from somewhere else? No idea about 2...i guess the button connections are dirty, but i could not find a way to get to them. My laptop does not have the removable strip just under the screen and above the keyboard most laptops do. No idea about 3....I made sure everything was clear, but I don't know what else could be causing this. No idea about 4 :( Any suggestions, please? Perhaps it will sort itself out as the coke residue fades away?
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    Hector smash!

    The interesting thing with the ultimate hulk vs wolverine series (aside from how long it took to be finished!) was with hulk ripping wolverine in half, it put just how unbreakable adamantium was into question. From what I understand this has yet to be addressed in the ultimate universe which is interesting since it is firmly established in the earth 616 universe.
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    The Supernatural finale

    Did anyone watch it? what did you think? I thought it was pretty amazing all things considered. I was glad that they used the original song for the opening again as well. I didn't foresee Michael being pulled into the pit as well, I wonder how that will turn out. I think they changed the ending slightly since they got renewed for a sixth season. The show was originaly designed to only be 5 season with a self contained arc. I wonder if they would have still had sam jump into the pit, or if they still would have brought him back if they knew the show wasnt ending. What do you think?
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    Who's a SCHMUCK!?

    Very beautiful dogs :)
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    Sex education in schools.

    Hopefully the law in Australia is rational enough to have a minor age for those who can be considered child pornographers.
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    Sex education in schools.

    How could the teacher reasonably have been unaware that that was occurring?
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    Sorry, I missed this part of your reply before. I'm going by the wiki link, and I find nothing indicating that these people have degrees loosely linked to climate studies. Rather it appears they are directly related to climate studies. The fields of the institutions or people I consider qualified are in part from the following disciplines: Academies of Science, General science, Earth sciences, Meteorology and oceanography, Paleoclimatology, Biology and life sciences I copied and pasted that directly from the wiki TOC, the article itself is a bit more in depth. Also, I am not taking the fact that they are on a signature list as verification. I am taking the statements from notable institutions and academies with a proven track record as an indication.
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    I have no doubt that it happens. I just don't think it is the case with the 50 or so in the wiki article. I would hope it is less likely when it's some of the most notable and respected scientific institutions in the world. Anyway, I'm happy to agree to disagree. I'll take the unanimous words of these respected institutions because of they're proven track record, until I find a reason to question it. Time to watch Supernatural.
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    The null hypothesis does not ever need proof. That's why it's called the null hypothesis. Your scientific illiteracy is showing again. My question again: do you actually know why some scientists believe the world is warming thanks in majority to human activities? I'm not talking about the null hypothesis. You made a positive claim. You said that each of those 50 or so academies did not poll their members, and the statements were issued by the 5-12 members of the board of those academies. I'm not going to just believe you, so can you back up that claim?
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    Based on what? What do you mean? How do I know they have the relevant education and experience? Because when people are admitted to academic panels or boards or hold professorships or have completed PhD's in those fields then I think it is likely that they have the relevant education. When those people have being working in that field in one of those capacities for a significant amount of time, then I think it is likely they have the relevant experience.
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    As I understand it there is a lack of complete data, so proof is currently not possible. This does not mean there isn't sufficient data to give a strong indication. I consider those people more qualified because they have the necessary education and experience in that particular field. There is strong indication that the world is warming. There is no strong indication humans are responsible. Do you even know why some scientists think humans bear the majority of the responsibility? Are you going to back up your claim or not? You said that each of those 50 or so academies did not poll their members, and the statements were issued by the 5-12 members of the board of those academies. I'm not going to just believe you, so can you back up that claim?
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    As I understand it there is a lack of complete data, so proof is currently not possible. This does not mean there isn't sufficient data to give a strong indication. I consider those people more qualified because they have the necessary education and experience in that particular field. It's time to stop believing. Everything I have said is true. You're a big proponent of not just taking things on faith. As such, I'm sure you won't mind backing up your claim.
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    Absolutely. All those academies that have signed, signed without polling their members, and even if they did so, it would still be irrelevant. The [people that signed were the 5-12 members of the board of those academies. I didn't count exactly, but there seems to be roughly 50 academies referenced. Many of these are highly notable and prestigious. I don't believe they make controversial claims without having decent supporting evidence. I also don't accept that out of these 50 or so academies that none of them polled their members. That's not even getting into the surveys and literature that is mentioned.
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    Are you saying that the majority of statements from the academies of sciences, surveys of experts in the field and of scientific literature are all as equally worthless as the letter in the OP? I have not handchecked every reference that wiki article gives but after reading it I think it is significantly more reliable than the letter in the OP.
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    Climate change issue resolved?

    I should have said currently impossible, and the reason is precisely because of a lack of data. I'm not going by or talking about the letter in the OP at all, but rather the wiki article on the scientific opinion on climate change I linked to previously. I am deferring to the opinion of those people who are qualified and do possess the knowledge I lack to have an indication. I'm not taking that opinion as fact as others have suggested and don't even care that much about climate change. Going by the fact that the vast majority of people qualified in the field or a related field seem to be in agreement then I think that gives a useful indication. I think it's right to disregard the letter in the OP for the reasons mentioned. I'm less likely to disregarding the prevailing scientific opinion from those who are qualified and experienced in such matters.
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