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Real Time Lightning

Real Time Lightning

Everything happens in Real Time.  Just not everything is visible to humans in real time.  Especially when it spans the entry Country.  Luckily, this is where technology comes into play.  That and $200 of your own DIY money.  You can set up a simple system that will be used to detect lightning strikes across the world.  You can even view a map of the world and have real time lightning strikes pop up.  I like it.  I might see what’s involved in setting up my own detector.  But installing it on some property far away from where I actually live, naturally.

If you want to get involved, you can give them your email address and they’ll send you some information on what you need to buy and how to set it up.

{reddit}

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No Pay

no pay

 

Ordinarily, something like this would make it into the next STUMBLES post, except who knows when that will be, and if the Government shutdown will still be around by then.  So instead I’ve decided to give it it’s own post.  Yay NOAA.

If you want to see if for yourself, check out the actual NOAA page.  At the time of this writing, you’ll have to click on version #5 to see what’s happening.

I gotta say, one of the more depressing things about the government shutdown is the lack of accurate weather from the Weather Prophet, hopefully everything will be back to normal soon because I can never use weather.com, and Google Weather is only slightly better.

{reddit}

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Deadly Computer

Sandy

I don’t normally post posts about the generic propecia weather, unless it’s something big and amazing.  Hurricane Sandy happens to be one of those times.

Last year Irene hit the area alright, but this year Sandy seems to be the bigger event.  Mostly because it has the chance to turn into a Hurricane/Snow storm.  As Chris told me the other day, let that sink in.  If you are not nearly as excited as I am about that, then there is something wrong with you (or more likely, me).

Anyway, I’m just preparing you for the chance of this lovely blog to be down due to power outages in the coming days.  Sorry.

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Snowplow Sorrow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKRz2WThyf0&feature=player_embedded

It’s alittle jumpy, but it’s worth it, wish there were some sound.  Apparently this happened down in Georgia, durring their big snow storm that they’re not used to, and the truck was loaded with 2 tons of gravel and it fell through the floor of the parking lot.  However, they say that the parking lot was structurally sound, and no beams broke.  Maybe he drove over a drain, or some other weak point, and it was just too much.  I don’t know, all I know is I was not expecting that.  I thought he maybe would push some cars off the edge cause he was pissed off or something.

{Accidents Planet}

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Why I hate the Ocean

I hate the ocean, hate the smell, hate the waves, hate the wind, hate it all.  So seeing this video just reminds me why I don’t want to go on a cruise.  Apparently, in 2008, while about 400 miles off the coast of New Zealand, a freak storm tossed the ship and it’s 1700+ passengers around for a joy ride.  Heavy equipment such as forklifts were thrown like childrens’ toys.  42 people were injured, most suffering broken bones, but no one was killed, which is insane, cause one worked just barely misses being crushed by a forklift.

The (un)lucky passengers that were caught in the storm were offered 25% off of a future cruise with the company, and one passenger is stuck in a lawsuit battle with the company for injuries.  That person is an ass.

I think they should have given them 25% back on that cruise, because honestly, how many of those people are gonna go on another cruise again after that?

Also, the silent unmoving video is just plain creepy.

{DailyMail | Consumerist | original source}

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Stumbles I lost count

Another heaping helping of wrongness courtesy of everyone’s favorite add on, Stumble Upon.  We got memes, gifs, Nazis, and more, all for your viewing pleasure, all right after the click.  Play a game of scrabble, hop on a plane to Australia, and remember, you are getting all of this information through the internet, what is yours called?