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  • Why Solazyme Jumped On Its Latest Announcement [View article]
    Actually, SZYM *did* announce a delay at Moema, back in November. And looking at the chart above, that's about the time the short interest started to grow.
    Jan 31 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Solazyme Jumped On Its Latest Announcement [View article]
    The surprise is that the Clinton facility started production before the Moema one.
    Jan 31 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Progress Continues Even As Uncertainty Spreads [View article]
    Well said!
    Oct 3 01:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Progress Continues Even As Uncertainty Spreads [View article]
    Really? You think a single Motley Fool article could even theoretically have a bigger effect on a stock price than multiple misguided estimates from Wall Street analysts? And an article that expresses cautious long-term optimism will push the price down?
    Oct 3 01:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Progress Continues Even As Uncertainty Spreads [View article]
    I don't think it's fair to characterize Chatsko's article as a "rather blunt attempt to instill fear."

    Despite his alarmist headline, Chatsko says he plans to invest in SZYM this year, and he cautions readers against staying on the sidelines, pointing out by analogy that after the crash of 2008, the investors who held back are the ones who have risked the most--they've missed out on four years of gains.

    The Motley Fool often highlights the gulf between short-term and long-term thinking, and advocates investing for the long term. Chatsko's SZYM article fits that mold. He expects short-term turbulence due to what he considers unreasonable analyst expectations, but he also sees a company with "a great amount of long-term potential."
    Oct 2 03:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    Actually, satellite data *does* show a warming trend. http://bit.ly/1fc2hSO
    Sep 23 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    @Robert Wagner:

    " That experiment is so obvious, but I've never seen it written about. My guess is because when you do that, there is no change in temperature."

    That experiment was first done by John Tyndall in the 1850s. By making slight adjustments to the amounts of trace gases in the air, he was able to determine how much heat is trapped by each gas. This research is so basic, and has been known for so long, I'm shocked that you haven't heard of it.

    But I guess the standards are different for those of you living in denial.
    Sep 1 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    @trader57:

    "Here's a good place to start, from the highly-respected BBC."

    Wrong on so many levels. That film was neither produced nor commissioned nor aired by the BBC.

    Two of the scientists who appeared in the film--Carl Wunsch and Eigil Friis-Christensen--have since alleged that the film misrepresented their views.

    http://ocean.mit.edu~cwunsch/papersonline/...
    http://bit.ly/17sZ3pK

    Other "experts" appearing in the film--John Christy, Patrick Michaels, Richard Lindzen, and Roy Spencer--have all had research projects funded by the oil industry. But of course, statements from that industry have no effect on you.
    Aug 30 04:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    Where should I start?

    * "Temperatures have been flat for over a decade"

    This is just false. The past decade has seen the *two* hottest years on record globally http://bit.ly/14Kp4ys . What's more, 1997 was a record high at the time, 13 of the 15 years since have beaten that record. That's not flat, any more than the earth is flat.

    * "Current temperatures are about to violate the 95% confidence level on the cooling end. Violating the 95% confidence band means that you reject the null hypothesis, violating the 95% confidence level means that your model is invalid."

    While this is technically true, it's misleading. Current temperatures are at the low end of the 95% confidence range, but they are still within the range. Only if temperatures drop from current levels will mainstream climate scientists have to revise their projections. On the other hand, denialists have been making predictions that fall far short of the 95% confidence level.

    IPCC projections vs. denier predictions: http://bit.ly/1dygHMh

    and, to make it personal, Hansen vs. Lindzen: http://bit.ly/14Kp4yw

    * "Steve McIntyre...exposed one of the greatest scientific embarrassments in history called the 'Hockey Stick Chart.'"

    The North Report, commissioned by a Republican Congress to look into the claims of the "hockey stick chart", found that although some of the methodology for obtaining paleoclimate data was questionable, this criticism did not affect the results. The North Report's conclusions were, in the words of chairman Gerald North, "essentially the same as the hockey stick." http://bit.ly/14Kp1Ti

    * "I'm pretty sure the people that put a man on the moon don't want to be associated with models that are being rejected at the 95% confidence level."

    As evidence, Wagner points to a letter sent by 49 astronauts and engineers to the director of NASA. However, the bulk of NASA scientists support the consensus view that global warming is real and is caused by human activity. Here's NASA's own website detailing the evidence: http://1.usa.gov/HYfT2a
    Aug 30 01:36 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    Here's a chart (http://bit.ly/1dygHMh) of IPCC projections vs. denier projections. While mainstream climate scientist projections are less than perfect, they are much more accurate than those of the deniers.
    Aug 30 12:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    This article is nothing but lies and propaganda.
    Aug 30 10:31 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme Takes One Step Back Before Running Forward [View article]
    I was really impressed with how many times they used the phrase "ahead of schedule" in the conference call.
    Aug 8 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Plastics? Paper? New Value In Co-Product Concepts Derived From Algae [View article]
    The link is broken, but it will work if you add a forward slash (/) at the end of it.
    Jul 17 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is 3D Printing A Huge Bubble? [View article]
    Is Charles Hull from the video the same guy as 3D Systems CTO Chuck Hull?
    Feb 19 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Solazyme Be The Next Big Thing? [View article]
    I'm not sure how we can have a "free, competitive economic system" with more than $10B annual subsidies to fossil fuel producers. If we eliminated these subsidies, fossil fuel costs probably would go up; then we might truly see competition sort things out over time.
    Dec 10 12:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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