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Jul 23, 2011, 08:51 AM
 
According to The Weather Channel, New York City is supposed to get up to 100F (just under 38C), while Corpus Christi, Texas is supposed to only get to 98F (about 36.6C). We sort of expect Corpus to get up to near 100 in late July, but this is pretty hot for NYC. A couple fo days ago, my sister told me that it got to 101F in Monroe, Michigan, and her late shift crew was sent home because of the temperature - while the "great deal" on electricity she got for giving Detroit Edison the power to shut off her air conditioning is no longer sounding so sweet, since they shut it off for a very long time. It was cooler here in San Antonio that day...

I think this all qualifies as "too damn hot."

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Jul 23, 2011, 03:54 PM
 
Let's face it people, you're not traipsing around Afghanistan with an M249 on your back wearing kevlar body armour while people shoot at you in 113-122 degree heat. So stop whining.
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Jul 23, 2011, 09:09 PM
 
Doofy has an excellent point. However, noting that, for example, this has been the hottest summer in Southern Michigan in 16 years, noting the disparity between New York and Corpus Christi temperatures, etc, is more than just whining. It is hotter in Iraq and Afghanistan this year than it typical too. It is unseasonably hot just about everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere this summer.

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Jul 23, 2011, 10:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I know you don't see this...but it's pretty funny to see that, since you've no experience with them, you can't "think" in metric units. It's like really old people in Canada for instance...they still "think" in feet/miles/F and then work out the conversion in their heads.

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I know you don't see this... but it is kind of funny sad to see that you have very little reading comprehension as I stated earlier in this thread that I prefer metric in all area except temperature. Oh well. I guess you can blame the poor educational system you grew up with.
     
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Jul 23, 2011, 10:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
It's just amusing to see the US staunchly refuse to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 1900s.

Why do I need a second toolset just to deal with stuff from the US? This is 2011, not ****ing 1874.
What do you have that is USA-made and not metric? A 1988 Cavalier?
     
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Jul 23, 2011, 10:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I'm hoping his post was tongue-in-cheek, as I hope yours is as well.
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Jul 23, 2011, 11:06 PM
 
Dear The Final Dakar, Waragainstsleep, Laminar, Subego, Spheric Harlot, CreepDogg, turtle777, Railroader, ShortcutToMoncton, ghporter, SpaceMonkey, andi*pandi, Athens, and imitchellg5.

To get away from this heat (Yesterday local was 101 F/37.7 C/310.9 K/559.67 R/30.22 Re, all before humidity which is a bitch in New England), I'm going on vacation up north to Canada.


Since you're all so worldly with conversions, can you please tell me: how much will I get Canadian for 37 Galleons, 15 Sickles, and 3 Knuts?
What, me worry?
     
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Jul 23, 2011, 11:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Since you're all so worldly with conversions, can you please tell me: how much will I get Canadian for 37 Galleons, 15 Sickles, and 3 Knuts?
2, maybe 3 Salty Sprinkles. At the most.

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Jul 24, 2011, 12:01 AM
 
A loony and a toony.
     
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Jul 24, 2011, 12:37 AM
 
Dear complainers: welcome to Louisiana for the past few thousand summers.
     
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There's a reason that only 0.066% of the worlds population live there

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Temp 33°C RH 73%
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
There's a reason that only 0.066% of the worlds population live there

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That high, huh?
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
What do you have that is USA-made and not metric? A 1988 Cavalier?
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Jul 24, 2011, 03:32 AM
 
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Jul 24, 2011, 05:24 AM
 
Yes it's hot!

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Jul 24, 2011, 06:18 AM
 
Cold is just a lack of heat. You should really say "unhot"

I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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If you were on SI, "below freezing", at least, would be.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I know you don't see this... but it is kind of funny sad to see that you have very little reading comprehension as I stated earlier in this thread that I prefer metric in all area except temperature. Oh well. I guess you can blame the poor educational system you grew up with.
Hahaha, don't make that guy post that graph of educational systems again....
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
A loony and a toony.
What! No Canadian Tire Money? Along with the "Loony" and "Toony" I still can't figure out how our dollar slipped below yours*



*OK, I actually DO know how it happened, but as my fragile and already damaged/ashamed ego can't take it, please do not comment on it.
What, me worry?
     
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Hahaha, don't make that guy post that graph of educational systems again....
As inaccurate as it was, you certainly didn't take advantage of The Superior System™
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Dear complainers: welcome to Louisiana for the past few thousand summers.
I see the pictures you post (EXCELLENT photography btw) and am always amazed at how heavily dress you all are. I think "Isn't it like 80ºC" down there, how are those people not soaked in sweat in those clothes?".

I could NEVER live down there. If God called me to a ministry down there... I'm just afraid of what I would have to tell Him.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Three Hammond organs, two Leslies, two Rhodes pianos and a handful of moogs.
Touche'.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
As inaccurate as it was, you certainly didn't take advantage of The Superior System™

If you are going to claim it is inaccurate, it would be great if you can substantiate your points so that we have something other than your feelings to debate.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
If you are going to claim it is inaccurate, it would be great if you can substantiate your points so that we have something other than your feelings to debate.
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Jul 25, 2011, 06:27 AM
 
Touché?
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Dear complainers: welcome to Louisiana for the past few thousand summers.
Don't fault us for your poor life choices. Anyway, I hear every few years the Gulf of Mexico gives all of you above ground swimming pools.

Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Let's face it people, you're not traipsing around Afghanistan with an M249 on your back wearing kevlar body armour while people shoot at you in 113-122 degree heat. So stop whining.
I'm sure I'll get crucified for this but:
A. They signed up for it.
B. They get paid for it.

Which is not to say that I don't value what they do or that I can't do it, but just because children are starving in Ethiopia doesn't mean I'm not going to call out a meal for tasting like shit.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Don't fault us for your poor life choices. Anyway, I hear every few years the Gulf of Mexico gives all of you above ground swimming pools.
YEOW! Bang, zing, etc.

The people and the food make up for it.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
YEOW! Bang, zing, etc.

The people and the food make up for it.
An' werr sheped lik' a boot!
     
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Jul 25, 2011, 12:36 PM
 
So is Italy.
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So is Italy.
Astounding observation.
     
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Jul 25, 2011, 01:12 PM
 
Today's high: 76ºF/24ºC. I frigging love Seattle.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Astounding observation.
Yeah, I thought I had somewhere to go beyond that but then I just lost interest and couldn't be bothered to edit it to something worthwhile.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Yeah, I thought I had somewhere to go beyond that but then I just lost interest and couldn't be bothered to edit it to something worthwhile.
Surprisingly great response - I thought you had nowhere to go
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