Definition Of Data Tampering

2. Quality control: Continually adjusting a process to compensate for variations in its output. If the variations are within the control limits of a stable system (and all stable systems have variations) then tampering invariably makes things worse. Only a change in the system itself (and not any ad hoc adjustment) can reduce variation and improve quality. Urge to tamper (trying to do ‘one’s best,’ but actually messing around) springs from the naïve desire to do something anything to improve results without sufficiently understanding the system, and ruins an otherwise working process.

What is tampering? definition and meaning

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19 Responses to Definition Of Data Tampering

  1. Eric Simpson says:

    The quotes below show a desire by the leftist fear mongers to bullshit and lie in order to “be effective” [in duping the public]. The fact that they call for making up bs “scary scenarios” makes it easy to see that to “be effective” they should also not be honest about reporting temperatures. These guys, the Hockey Team et al, are wall to wall bullshit and lies.

    My wuwt comment:

    The failure of specific predictions of climate change to materialise creates the impression that the climate science community as a whole resorts to raising false alarms.

    Yeah. And as damning is their explicit and repeated calls for dishonesty, for making up baseless “scary scenarios,” for flat out lying:
    “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.” -Paul Watson, Greenpeace
    “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing.” -leftist Senator Tim Wirth, 1993
    “I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation… on how dangerous it is.” -Al Gore
    We have to offer up scary scenarios… each of us has to decide the right balance between being effective and being honest.” -Stephen Schneider, lead ipcc author, 1989
    “Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” -Sir John Houghton, first ipcc chair
    “The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” -Daniel Botkin, ex Chair of Envinronmental Studies, UCSB
    Only sensational exaggeration. makes the kind of story that will get politicians’ attention… this is the only way to assure any political action and [get] more federal financing.” -Monika Kopacz, Atmospheric Scientist

  2. Cicero418 says:

    Off topic but… I know this guy is completely disingenuous but I would love to see the expression on his face if he was sent even a tenth of what is posted here. Maybe everyone can join in on the act!

    Physicist Offers $10,000 To Anyone Who Can Disprove Climate Change

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/23/3451810/physicist-offers-climate-denier-reward/

    When not refuting the 97 percent of scientists who believe in human-caused global warming, climate change deniers often draw upon the conspiracy that it’s is a fabricated theory invented by those in a position to gain financially or otherwise from efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A Texas-based physicist is turning that notion on its head by offering $10,000 of his own money to anyone who can disprove mainstream, accepted climate science.

    Dr. Christopher Keating, a physicist who has taught at the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Naval Academy, says in his blog post that the rules are easy: there is no entry fee, participants must be over 18, and the scientific method must be employed.

    “Deniers actively claim that science is on their side and there is no proof of man-made climate change,” Keating told the College Fix by email. “You would think that if it was really as easy as the deniers claim that someone, somewhere would do it.”

    Keating is planning to post entries on his blog along with comments. He is willing to field a wide array of submissions and is also offering $1,000 to anyone that can provide any scientific evidence at all that climate change isn’t real. “They are even free to find proof on the Internet and cut and paste it,” he said.

    • Ernest Bush says:

      He has an out here. There is always climate change. That argument is a straw man. No skeptic believes he is being genuine in this offer; he will simply quote some leftist position as factual against any real data being brought forward. Then he will declare victory based on the bogus position. There will be no winning.

  3. Over at Huff Po and places like Think Progress… all they offer up are disaster scenarios… FEAR… “the science is settled”… Manhattan and FL are sliding into the Ocean!!

    • _Jim says:

      And the crowds love it; don’t expect changes ‘in the menu’ at that rate. Misery loves company and add in the ‘drama queen’ aspect it forms a winning combo for the HuffPo and TP crowds. More Drama and Fear. Winner.

  4. tom0mason says:

    “The science is settled” has moving goal posts.

  5. Chip Bennett says:

    I’m sure Six Sigma (with its formal DMAIC method of reduction in variability) is as foreign a concept to the Religion of Climate Change as the scientific method is. After all, these are the folks who, with a straight face, presented to us the Black Box Climate Model, that takes data – any data, even contradictory data – and spits out a hockey stick.

  6. B says:

    I’ve found scientists do not understand established engineering principles or practice. It’s not in their world.Thus a definition of tampering that comes out of manufacturing will mean nothing to them. They will simply try to correct for previous interventions with new ones at an ever increasing rate until system collapse occurs.

    HG Wells’ version of the top-down technocratic future had engineers running things. We got politicians, bureaucrats, and scientists instead and it shows in the results.

    • Gail Combs says:

      The best two bosses I ever had were both Chem Engineers.

      The worst was a retired US government bureaucrat named Bernanke of all things.

  7. tom0mason says:

    I see that NikFromNYC is over at http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2014/6/24/watts-reasons-with-goddard.html bad mouthing this blog’s host and the commenters here. Apparently he thinks that we are extreme right-wing conspiracy nuts pandered to by Steven Goddard.

  8. philjourdan says:

    SOunds like the IRS emails – among other things.

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