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Hurricane Central / Re: Hurricane Patricia
« on: October 23, 2015, 10:54:23 PM »
This is truly an unprecedented storm and one that is going to cause a lot of terrible suffering for very, very many people.

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General Discussion / Re: The Pot Belly Stove
« on: October 18, 2015, 02:06:59 PM »
I was thinking the same thing.  Also, is this forum loading very slowly for everyone or just for me?

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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10
« on: September 22, 2015, 12:58:01 PM »
Still haven't be notified. :no:

You might have to initiate it manually.

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That figures. The Weather Channel goes back to weather AFTER I move to Canada.  :thumbdown:

But The Weather Network is infinitely better, in my opinion.  Where do you live in Canada?  I've visited Québec, New Brunswick, and a lovely two weeks on Prince Edward Island.

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I can't remember HOW many times in the past year alone, I get ready for a run and need to check a radar to see if it is going to rain while I run.  I wait for 15-20 minutes on TWC and NOTHING comes up.  I have to go upstairs to a computer to the NWS website or even The WeatherSTAR simulator to get a radar.

That's the kind of behavior TWC was banking on to justify so much longform - people would go to computers, tablets, phones, etc. for actual weather, while people would turn on the TV for everything but.

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Programming / Re: Local Radars circa 1989
« on: September 11, 2015, 11:24:14 PM »
The radars and their codes definitely helped me in regards to geography/map skills as I was growing up.

I had quite a lot of the three letter codes memorized back in the day.  I've forgotten 99% of them by now.

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OCMs & Personalities / Re: Vivian Brown DONE at TWC
« on: September 01, 2015, 03:36:13 PM »
I'm speechless. :cry3:

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General Weather Chat / Re: Harry Volkman 1926-2015
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:55:57 PM »
He was truly a pioneer, and you're right - his reporting on tornadoes, despite the FCC ban, undoubtedly saved lives and paved the way for the kind of warning system we have today.

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Everything Else TWC / Re: Weather Channel for Sale
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:54:58 PM »
It would fit in with Fox News already, in that all the women on air already wear tight dresses, short skirts, and impossible heels.

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Hurricane Central / Re: Tropical Storm Danny
« on: August 21, 2015, 10:37:06 PM »
Maybe someone could change the tile of this thread. :yes:

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Everything Else TWC / Re: Is TWC dying?
« on: August 21, 2015, 01:52:36 PM »
A lot of people here seem to think that The Weather Channel is going to go back to its pre-NBC days just like that if it does get sold, and I can't fathom that happening.  Not even by a long shot.

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Everything Else TWC / Re: Weather Channel for Sale
« on: August 20, 2015, 02:39:16 PM »
Imagine a scenario in which the digital platforms sell but the channel gets split off instead... or ceases to exist altogether.  (Or transforms into an entirely generic basic cable channel with no weather coverage to speak of.)

Scary to think about, but I don't think it's entirely out of the realm of possibilities.

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Hurricane Central / Re: Tropical Storm Danny
« on: August 20, 2015, 02:37:27 PM »
Both, actually.  El Niño makes conditions unfavorable for tropical development in the Atlantic, hence the lower numbers of storms, and those same unfavorable conditions also make it harder for storms that do develop to strengthen as fully as they might otherwise have been able to do.  There are exceptions, of course, but, in general, El Niño results in fewer and overall weaker storms in the Atlantic.

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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10
« on: August 04, 2015, 02:16:29 AM »
I'm not sure if it's been announced yet when Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7.  But that time will certainly come.  The free upgrade to Windows 10 is only available for a year, and I'd personally much rather upgrade to something that's going to be supported for a while (actually, since Microsoft now plans on continuous upgrades instead of entire new releases, it's going to be for a long while) than stick with something that's going to become obsolete sooner rather than later.

There are still a LOT of people who use Windows XP.  Yes, it was a great operating system, but its time has come.  Its moment in the sun is over.  It is no longer supported.  But people still use it, though entirely at their own risk at this point.  I wonder how many people are aware about that last part.

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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10
« on: July 31, 2015, 10:26:55 PM »
It's automatically downloading on my desktop right now. It's only at 5% so it's gonna be a while before I can actually begin the "upgrade" progress.

Fortunately, it usually doesn't take terribly long.

It's four hours later, so it must certainly be done by now.  How do you like it?

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