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The Oil Drum | Deepwater Oil Spill - A Longer Term Problem, Personnel - and Open Thread 2

Editors' note for first-time visitors: What follows is a comment from a The Oil Drum reader. To read what The Oil Drum staff members are saying about the Deepwater Horizon Spill, please visit the front page. (Were the US government and BP more forthcoming with information and details, the situation would not be giving rise to so much speculation about what is actually going on in the Gulf. This should be run more like Mission Control at NASA than an exclusive country club function--it is a public matter--transparency, now!)


By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 05:24:59 AM EST
Migeru:
This should be run more like Mission Control at NASA than an exclusive country club function
Engineers have a cute worldview...

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 05:45:36 AM EST
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Maybe the should add a Cynisicm 101 course to engineering degrees?

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 06:01:51 AM EST
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disappointing.  

This was in the TOD Comments, after all, and a lot of complete nonsense gets posted by a lot of people and does not earn a disclaimer.  

Of course, some of the comments are very, very good, which is why I read them.  

But if dougr's analysis has defects, I would like to see them examined and spelled out, since the knowledge he assumes in developing his position seems to be the same information that the front-pagers are drawing on.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 11:39:10 PM EST
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It does appear that TOD FPers and some regulars are beginning to get tired of people coming in with Gulf discussions. This might end up leading to a DKos-like "no conspiracy theories" ban - in this case "no Gulf of Mexico technobabble".

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 12:53:33 AM EST
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The disclaimer was posted because that comment was widely linked to from many places (reddit or something like it and then by many others) and at one point half of the traffic to TOD was pointing at this comment.

The TOD crew is rather skeptical of the comment (I have no way to say either way, I haven't even read it in full)

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 05:24:03 AM EST
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