atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#5145: WTF weather

When I got up this morning it was 29° outside, so I wore my parka to work. When I left work to get lunch at 1 PM, I didn't need my coat at all. Ditto for coming home.

The temperature rose 35 degrees in five hours. Shit.

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173 horsepower in a motorcycle. Understand, my Jeep Cherokee boasts 190 HP, and it weighs about four times as much as this motorcycle does. The motorcycle probably generates that 173 HP at some insane engine speed (10,000 RPM?) but the inline six in the Jeep would melt even if you could somehow get it to turn that fast.

I don't know how something like that keeps the dirty side down without active gyroscopic stabilization.

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"Too much food". How long has starvation been a problem in the world? Now people have more food than ever, so much so that obesity is a real problem. Dang.

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Land of the taxed out the wazoo, more like.

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I laughed at this. It's good.

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Okay, I admit I was fooled by the "reflected tv show" thing, but at least I didn't fall for this one, and for two reasons.

1) Apple wouldn't sell something more powerful than the Raspberry Pi for $50. What they would do is make something almost as powerful as the Raspberry Pi, sell it for $99, and claim they'd invented microcontroller prototyping boards.

2) Apple wouldn't sell anything that could be modified by users. It's not their thing. That's why you can't replace the battery in any iDevice. Hint: "closed ecosystem"; Apple doesn't believe in letting people do their own thing.

I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to radio astronomy, but I do know my computer hardware.
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