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The future looks cool
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That's too cool, that new satellite can't transmit soon enough.

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I know!
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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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These new satellites will do it all.
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-16

Very precise lightning trackers, among other things.  Real time hurricane imaging, it's fucking awesome.
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/20170214_GLM_ABI_meso_overlay_720p.mp4

They even track the sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=21807n8WHa0
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

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In a completely unrelated but still awesome future is cool way, we watched the digitally restored Wizard of OZ last night. The movie looks so completely awesome now, it is beyond amazing.

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This can't happen fast enough

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3190409/sustainable-it/unsubsidized-wind-and-solar-now-the-cheapest-source-for-new-electric-power.html

:clap:

Especially the rooftops and parking lots covered with solar panels.  The idiocy of not using the sun as a power source has got to end.
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 :parrot:
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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These new satellites will do it all.
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-16

Very precise lightning trackers, among other things.  Real time hurricane imaging, it's fucking awesome.
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/20170214_GLM_ABI_meso_overlay_720p.mp4

They even track the sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=21807n8WHa0
:unsure:

Lovely tech and all but given the hysterical quacks who will inevitably be in charge of interpreting the data it's not unlike giving a combo CT/PET/MRI suite to a hypochondriac.

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 :raisebrow:
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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Something I've learned in the last 9 years of researching climate change and weather, is that eventually the actual data is either published, leaked, or somebody figures out how to access it and make it available to anyone.  Toto pulls back the curtain, and that changes things.  Of course the fanatic or hard nosed capitalist will still want to spin things, but it becomes much harder when everybiody has an app on their phone that shows reality.

That shit, having mass access to data and reality, that changes things.  The dictator knows this, but the fanatic does not.


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The sooner we have good measurements, the sooner we can actually figure out what is going on, and then try to figure out why.
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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Do they have any sat images over Greece? It's nearing the end of October and we still have summer here. It's hot as hell.

In 1999 I remember basking in the sun on October 4th, wondering how it could be so warm that time of year. It seemed unreal then but 18 years later it's more-or-less normal.

I suspect that we'll be having hot and sunny Novembers and even Decembers as time goes on. It feels weird that there is so little investment in solar power in Greece, and instead people prefer to put their money on wind- Whose efficiency in Greece largely depends on the region and location, and usually works at intervals.
Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

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Do they have any sat images over Greece? It's nearing the end of October and we still have summer here. It's hot as hell.

In 1999 I remember basking in the sun on October 4th, wondering how it could be so warm that time of year. It seemed unreal then but 18 years later it's more-or-less normal.

I suspect that we'll be having hot and sunny Novembers and even Decembers as time goes on. It feels weird that there is so little investment in solar power in Greece, and instead people prefer to put their money on wind- Whose efficiency in Greece largely depends on the region and location, and usually works at intervals.

That's weather not climate blah blah blah....

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Do they have any sat images over Greece?
http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/?parms=fulldisk-13-24-0-100

Greece is near the edge of the disc (it is a geostationary sat)
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 :no:
Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

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GOES-16, previously known as GOES-R,[4] is part of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It provides atmospheric and surface measurements of the Earth's Western Hemisphere
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOES-16

"disc" (or rather "disk") means the area it images.  As in "Infrared Imagery for Full Disk ", where "full disk" is the entire image of the planet we can view.
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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Welp, Greece is not in that image. I don'teven think the Mediterranean is in there. :(
Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

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Oh.  Yep. 
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭