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Title: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: anunitu on January 27, 2015, 01:03:09 AM
Well,once again we Meracans are facing yet another disaster level event,and it is only yet to be given an Apocalyptic name(Like snowmagedion)

Oh No,its SNOW!!!!!!


So bear with us as we once again run screaming and yelling..."The sky is falling"
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: GoneFishing on January 27, 2015, 01:46:26 AM
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Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: Gunther on January 27, 2015, 03:00:36 AM
Hi anunitu,

it's a hard winter this year in the US. Here in Berlin we've had luck. The temperatures are pretty mild here and we had only 4 days of snow until now.

Gunther
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: GoneFishing on January 27, 2015, 04:53:23 AM
Iteresting, after my previous post  this website performance SUDDENLY decreased to very slow speed while all other pages worked as usual.  Once I had such experience here . Mistery ... :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: Gunther on January 27, 2015, 06:14:49 AM
Hi vertograd,

Iteresting, after my previous post  this website performance SUDDENLY decreased to very slow speed while all other pages worked as usual.  Once I had such experience here . Mistery ... :icon_eek:

no, works fine here. The speed is okay. Must be the hard winter. :bgrin:

Gunther
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: GoneFishing on January 27, 2015, 07:42:55 AM
Hi Gunther,
No , we have very mild winter here
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: rrr314159 on January 27, 2015, 08:05:50 AM
The majority of the East Coast is, as u say, panicking about nothing - the snow is a minor inconvenience. But, there are exceptions.

In rural areas, like mine, we worry about power outages. Half a million households can be without power for days in a big storm. The infrastructure is crumbling due to inadequate maintenance (i.e. funding), and it will only get worse. So, we make sure our Honda generators are in good shape, stow our Toyotas in the garage, call each other on our Samsung smartphones to commiserate, fire up our Chinese-made computers to type great posts like this one, and wonder where all the jobs and money went.

Talking about money, the other class that worries legitimately about the snow is the homeless, whose number approaches a hundred thousand (will pass the million mark in a decade, with no end in sight). After a major storm, a few corpses will be found huddled under highway overpasses. The shelters are overflowing; down at "CrossRoads" people sleep sitting up on benches in the waiting room. Many are folks exactly like myself, minus the pension/retirement fund (often thru no fault of their own).

And then there are a lot of abandoned cats - their owners couldn't afford them anymore, the pound was full and couldn't take them - who did OK in the warm weather but won't make it thru this winter. Of course, not many count them - I'm weird in that regard.

When I get depressed by such considerations it helps to think of Bill Gates, Lloyd Blankfein and similar. Bill's closing in on 100 billion. He could make all those homeless people financially whole for the rest of their lives, and still have far more money than anyone could possibly need. Together with Lloyd and a few others, he could fix the infrastructure and they'd still be worth obscenely many billions. But that's not the point. I feel great thinking of them, because ... at least somebody's doing well! That thought always cheers me up immensely!



Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: jj2007 on January 27, 2015, 09:51:26 AM
Many are folks exactly like myself, minus the pension/retirement fund (often thru no fault of their own).

Yep, it takes very little to fall off the grid. Food for thought 8)
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: hutch-- on January 27, 2015, 01:15:46 PM
rrr,

You could always come home and only have to suffer Tony Abbott.  :P
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: xanatose on January 27, 2015, 04:03:15 PM
Well,once again we Meracans are facing yet another disaster level event,and it is only yet to be given an Apocalyptic name(Like snowmagedion)

Oh No,its SNOW!!!!!!


So bear with us as we once again run screaming and yelling..."The sky is falling"

This started when news networks ceased to be news networks and became entertainment networks. Nowadays everything is a world threatening disaster.
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: rrr314159 on January 28, 2015, 03:08:07 AM
Shortly after I posted last my internet connection died, presumably a line is down somewhere. Fortunately my smartphone still has a few megs left for the month, and I'm using it sparingly, but u might see less of me around here for a while (congratulations!) The snow is maybe a foot deep and coming down faster all the time! Looks like it really will make 2 feet, .. or, who knows, it might rival the blizzard of '78? There's no traffic, so it's all white, and incredibly beautiful; unlike Tony Abbott, who's white, but ... Somewhere within, say, 20 miles, a poor homeless guy is probably entering that wonderful numb, warm state you enter shortly before you die of hypothermia, but, hey, it's not such a bad way to go! Sorry - it's impossible to be depressed looking at this pristine white landscape. Also, nobody will be coming round to disturb "the old man", so perhaps I can finally get this 64-bit project off the operating table. Have a G'day!
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: dedndave on January 28, 2015, 03:21:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/mGGqbBu.jpg)
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: Gunther on January 28, 2015, 05:17:33 AM
Hi Dave,

interesting image. One question: I assume that the temperature value is in Fahrenheit. That would be approximately -12 degrees Celsius, right? That's cold but it's a normal winter temperature. In Siberia is it much colder.

Gunther
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: jj2007 on January 28, 2015, 06:17:41 AM
Dave: Why tall people? I would go for fat people, just in case.
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: dedndave on January 28, 2015, 11:14:42 AM
i dunno - lol
probably some form of lightning protection   :lol:

i saw that pic, and thought you guys might enjoy it

last year in Michigan, everyone was hoarding bread and milk
looks like bacon has taken over
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: hutch-- on January 28, 2015, 11:19:08 AM
That makes sense, I am both tall and reasonably lean and I do very badly in the cold. At the other end I can live in heat that will kill most people. If you look at genetic adaption in different parts of the world, both current and past, folks who survive in very cold climates are physically compact and reasonably rotund, they store more body fat for both insulation and energy reserve. People who have a genetic history from temperate to hot climates are usually lean and long, people who come from a genetic history of cold climates are a different adaption.

Similar thing with skin colour, people from cold climates are often very fair and can absorb vitamin D even in low light conditions where folks from hot climates with dark skin often suffer from Rickets (vitamin D deficiency) if they live in a cold climate. At the other end dark skinned people can survive in hot climates and high sunlight and absorb enough vitamin D where fair skinned people get badly sunburnt and are high risks to skin cancer.
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: xanatose on January 28, 2015, 06:12:31 PM
That's a simple example on how the fittest organism for one environment is not necessarily the fittest organism for another environment.

There only way there would be a perfect race is if the environment was static (which is only possible on an unchanging universe). Overspecialization of a species to a given environment is one way to guarantee its extinction.

Feel free to tell that to all eugenicist wannabe and master race advocates you encounter.   :bgrin:
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: hutch-- on January 28, 2015, 06:42:54 PM
 :biggrin:

> Feel free to tell that to all eugenicist wannabe and master race advocates you encounter.

After seeing the motley crew that made up the inner circle of the Nazi era, you would wonder what it takes to be superior. About the only one that was even close was Reinhard Heydrich and that was probably due to his Jewish grandmother. While the rise of Nazi Germany had much to do with the appalling economic circumstances that did so much damage in the late 1920s and onwards, modern neo-nazis around the world tend to be a bunch of freaks covered in tatoos with a nostalgic view of power from the Nazi era and a chip on their shoulder for being powerless.
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: Zen on January 30, 2015, 07:21:08 AM
Here in California, we all know that climate extremes are a myth.
In fact, the local pro-caliphate religious extremists enforce the bikini edict, to devastating effect,...
...And, of course,...in Colorado and Arizona all the approved bikini babes belong to the open-carry movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_carry_in_the_United_States),...
Isn't FREEDOM great ???
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: dedndave on January 30, 2015, 07:02:55 PM
dunno 'bout the rest of you guys, but it gets fucking hot in Arizona....

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p527/DednDave/FuckingHotInAz.jpg)

that's ok, wifee bought some doughnuts  (http://dedndave.x10.mx/files/whew.jpg)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p527/DednDave/WifeeMadeFuckingDoughnuts.jpg)

Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: jj2007 on January 30, 2015, 08:07:07 PM
Aaaah.... doughnuts!! :dazzled:

2960 in Cave Creek - that must be Fahrenheit degrees then, right?
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: dedndave on January 30, 2015, 08:51:25 PM
yah - those are "outlying areas"   :biggrin:

not as big a fan on doughnuts as i was when i was younger
if it had been bacon, we'd be good   :t
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: jj2007 on January 30, 2015, 11:51:37 PM
yah - those are "outlying areas"   :biggrin:

You mean Cave Creek, or do you refer to the second photo?
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: dedndave on January 31, 2015, 03:10:59 AM
bacon for the second photo   :t
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: anunitu on January 31, 2015, 03:27:06 AM
Not saying anything about large hams at all......I was not here...
Title: Re: Saying goodbye from east coast USA
Post by: Tedd on February 05, 2015, 08:13:26 AM
"Surprise - 1350 F"
Yes, that is quite a surprise! (1350 F = 732 C)


As for the second picture, I don't see how those would keep you cool, but they do look delicious (obviously I'm talking about the donuts.)