Old 5th January 2009, 01:04   #81
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Global warming is a stupid term, much used in error and for propaganda. It should be, global climate change (which is initiated by a warming trend in ocean waters due to holes in the ozone layer over the poles).

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Old 5th January 2009, 01:09   #82
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Old 5th January 2009, 04:27   #83
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The low temperature tonight is supposed to be 8f. More snow forecast for tomorrow with 1 to 3 inches by tomorrow night. High temperature tomorrow is supposed to be below freezing.

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Old 5th January 2009, 05:19   #84
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Fort Yukon, Alaska -47°F

The worst I've seen in Ohio so far this season, is -1°F. Less than a week later it was 63°F.
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Yeah, that was strange... I was out on the patio of Renee's parents' place (just south of Canton, Ohio) in a long sleeve shirt (no jacket) talking to some friends on the phone, and I could swear it was even warmer than 63. It was some time between the 26th and the 30th of December. Later, still before New Year's, there was a bad thunderstorm (lots of lightning) in western Pennsylvania, something I have NEVER seen between Christmas and New Year's. Strange.

Now that I'm back in South Dakota, I'm back to the cold, but it's not intolerable.

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When I read some of the posts here, I must say that we're relatively lucky with the weather here in Europe (SW Germany). The lowest temp I recorded during the last weeks was -6°C (21.2°F), At the moment (3 AM) we have -5,5°C (22,1°F). But the last two years were definitely warmer (no snow at all last winter, except a little on Eastern (!)).
The coldest I've ever experienced over here was -19,9°C (-2,2°F) on Sylvester 1996 and the warmest was 41°C (105,8°C) in Aug 2003 and Jul 2006.

However I've always been against the theory of significant man-made influence on climate ever since that global warming hystery started ~2 years ago. There are enough credible scientists in the world who have alternative theories for the climate change we're (maybe?) just experiencing, but they are all ignored by the IPCC. It wouldn't amaze me if some of the officials there were actually "funded" by those who profit from that hystery (like e.g. solar cell manufacturers). I'm glad that all that fucking "global warming hype" has decreased strongly during the last half year, thanks to the current global economical crisis, and I hope it never comes back again, at least not in that annoying form (WE WILL ALL DIE, IF WE DON'T ... BLA BLA BLA )!
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Snowed 3 inches this afternoon. And I was working out in it. Again. It stayed well below freezing all day long. We actually had to have another coworker bring out a large diesel-powered jet heater just to keep the back of the drill rig and the tooling from freezing up. 12 hours out in that crap. I'm tired.
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Yay! New negative temp record for this season until now: -11,2°C (11,8°F), and it's just 11:30pm here. I'm curious what the night minimum will be... And I'm even living in one of the warmest parts of Germany. There was a low of -24,8°C (-12,6°F) in Saxony last night.

And BTW, driving a 14-year-old car without air conditioning really sucks That thing takes about half an hour to reach an acceptable temperature.
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Worked 12.5 hours out in that crap today. It never stopped snowing the entire time we were out there.
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You know, after a few years indoors (with the exception of the paint crew during summers), I think a job like yours would be good for me. For some demented reason I like cold weather so long as I can find a way to stay mostly dry.

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Old 8th January 2009, 05:06   #91
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Staying dry in this line of work is definitely not guaranteed, but once you know the basics and a few tricks of the trade, that goal is mostly attainable. And there's a somewhat decent possibility that my boss might be hiring for a couple new positions in the not-so-overly-distant future. It's tough work, things go wrong sometimes, the weather and site conditions are never ideal, site technicians can be a pain in the ass sometimes, and personal injury is always lurking close by... but it's an honest living.

Today wasn't quite as bad as the last two days (as for the weather, anyway). It was sunny and much warmer (it warmed up to a little above freezing). We finally finished the boring we've been working on for the past several days. The site tech was expecting us to hit rock at ~135 feet. We drilled 165 feet and still had nothing but soft slightly sandy silty clay, which is not good for the supporting foundation of a proposed bidge overpass. The engineering firm and subcontractors ought to have fun with that project. :P
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The beauty of it is that you get paid your same rate whether the project is successful or not, right? Although the long term might be less desirable.

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The success of each project determines how much work we get in the future. If the site technicians/engineers like the work we do, we get more jobs from them as they pop up. If we constantly screw things up, damage things due to neglegence, cause personaly injury which could have been avoided, etc... then we probably won't be chosen to do future work for them. Of course, things happen that we just can't control. Samples will fall out of the sampling tubes from time to time. Equipment will be damaged here and there. Drilling tools will be lost in the ground on occasion. Traffic and weather conditions will cause us to be late once in a while. And regardless of how great a site might appear on the surface, it's a completely different ballgame 50 or 100 feet below. "I'm sorry the shelby tube was damaged, but we shoved it into a layer of SOLID ROCK with 10,000 POUNDS of pressure."

My company pays me a steady hourly rate regardless of which client we happen to be working for each particular time. My time is billed to the client that we're working for on each particular job, so yeah, I get paid the same amount regardless of how well the job goes. We try to make the jobs go well so that we'll get more business from the clients, though. I just hope I can stick with it for a while.
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That's basically what I meant. I'm just saying work time = pay for you, while others either get paid big for success or owe money for fail.

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weatherman.

be wrong 365 days and still have job security. that's cushy

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Today I have -18°F (-28°C). About the only area colder on the continental US map at this moment is in Maine where it is 33 below 0 (F).

[edit - I see now a few miles west of me, it's -26F.]

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jeezze, we're in the middle of a drought cycle and are seeing the warmest and driest January since the last drought back in the late seventies. It was in the 70's and sunny all week in San Francisco. lots of girls in shorts and tanks. A bit of upside to the lack of moisture. The Sierra are 40-60% down from the usual snow pack and water shortages, power failure and fire will be a part of next summer. Yet the rest of the country freezes under a shitpile of snow and ice. Freaky weather this winter.

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It was raining for the past few days, and it switched from raining to snowing earlier today. Got an inch or two on the ground now, and it's supposed to continue through tomorrow sometime. Power connector fried last night, so we had no heat in the camper. Froze my ass off trying to get sleep. Had to get a new connector and cut/splice/repair the cable this morning out in the rain/snow. And fun was had by all.
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WTF is this shit?

3"-5" in Louisville expected tonight

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and it's coming my way...

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Old 28th January 2009, 04:33   #101
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Our temps range from -5F to +25 We have about 4-6 inches on the ground. Not bad really.

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Old 21st March 2009, 18:18   #103
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be wrong 365 days and still have job security. that's cushy
Sorta like being a US President, CEO of AIG or in Congress....
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Last night we went from no snow at all to a couple feet of snow. Last day of March. Go figure.

Some of the drifts go right over buildings making them look like a roof that starts at the ground.

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Here's Daisy trying to find global warming:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KPznwYUYEM

Note the look of confusion. Daisy was a liberal, but she's beginning to realize that Bush wasn't the only one that lied.
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I liked the post and video until the political part. She looks like she's doing pretty well otherwise though.

We had a 2:00 p.m. early dismissal Monday, School off Tuesday, and (at least so far) a 10:00 a.m. late start Wednesday. Here's why (this is where I work):




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Daisy is such a priss. She really hates to get wet. I wish I had the conversation I had with her that morning on video.

"Daisy, go outside". She took one look and turned around at the door. "Look... I know you have to go potty". The gears turned and you could see what she was thinking.... "Hmmm... yeah... Potty... Oh crap!... Yep. I'm floatin'" and off she went crashing through the layer of ice that covered the snow that morning.

I've trained her to stay on the back door floor mat if she's wet....until dry.... The 20 minutes of segregation seems to be unbearable, especially for Daisy... for some reason... She is really good about it, though.... cleans the mud off her paws.... waits until she's "good to go". I can say "Good to go" if she's not that wet or I clean her feet. Very occasionally she'll "forget" and track up the kitchen, but not very often. Then you say "It's MUD!" and she gets all embarrassed and a little chagrined that she didn't get to pull a fast one on me..... off back to the matt to clean her paws.

She was giving the vet technician a little drag at the vet's office the other day. A boxer puppy wanted to play. 90lbs of Daisy and 95 pounds of cute little vet tech wasn't working out so hot. I told the vet tech to tell her to "Heel" ... Daisy immediately stopped like "Yes.. maam!".

Funny dog.

Yeah, despite Daisy's near demise a year and a half ago from her AIHA, she seems to be doing pretty well on her meds. She'll be 8 this year.... no gray yet.. a few aches and pains like an older dog, but otherwise seems real good. Just about a miracle really. AIHA is mostly fatal. The vet said putting her down was a reasonable option. Glad I didn't. I almost did. Talk about luck out! One of her meds went to generic this year, so instead of $44 a month, it's now $4. Neat

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The link below has a few more winter shots of our area. Come and visit! Renee and I have rooms with spectacular views!

http://img11.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=img2038i.jpg

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No thanks, I'll stick to the glorious spring that has just this week sprung.


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Beauty weather here in Oregon too. 65F ... supposed to be 74 tomorrow.
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Snow finally stopped falling, sun is out. Perhaps the meltdown will start now. I should just put my CPU out there and all of the snow will be gone.

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Yeah, so it was nice and near-70 on Sunday, rain game in throughout the night because of the cold front, and now it's in the 30s, still drizzling, and there's talks of light flurries tomorrow, with highs in the lower-40s...

Wednesday should bring back the 60s and sun...

But what the fuck? In April?

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Alternative energy sources are, I think,
and there is that direction which will deduce the world from crisis.
The epoch of oil and gas monopolies will end.
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Old 23rd May 2009, 18:00   #114
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???

Anyway, We had a day of 100 Fahrenheit last week; since then it's been in the high 60's.

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Only good proof I've ever seen for global war... er climate change. Whatever the fuck they're calling it.
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Here's a nice then and now glacier image from livescience.com

http://www.livescience.com/environme...cier_melt.html

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Actually here is a better link to a photo gallery. some not terribly striking, some pretty amazing.
http://www.livescience.com/php/multi...gid=42&index=0

I was in British Columbia last summer and they have this huge glacier you can walk out on and on the hike up to it they have markers showing the leading edge of the glacier, or where it used to be in 20 year increments. Melting pretty fast, it is.

No big deal you might think, but glaciers are major aquifers. no water no crops.

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July: one of the coolest. Curious thing about global warming advocates; no matter how hot or cold it gets, they always claim global warming is the cause of it.
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