I don’t suppose I can, can I?

What you almost see is the point curve of a cyclone. Imagine a tempest moving so fast you don’t realise it is a rotating storm. So small it makes a tropical cyclone look like a North Pacific gyre:
What puts you off is that the smoke stops rotating almost instantly. But underneath, the gravity wave is still cyclonic. (Without the still.)
What we need is a sophisticated IR camera that can see the hotter inner part of the stream and go straight through the darker clouds that hold you blind
on these bright, bright
deep stormy daze.
With the Antarctica stuff, we are too near the centre of the wrong lunar cycle to see examples of earthquake activity. Whilst the lunar declinations fall 5 degrees short of the tropics, we will only get volcanic activity for most of the time. Severe earthquakes in such spells tend to be limited to upper six magnitudes.
In periods where the lunar declination exceeds the tropical lines the masses of dark cyclones pictured in the BoM Antarctica charts run straight in to the continent from the sub-tropics.
Ordinary cyclones move to shore over some 120 degrees of longitude and the stuff of volcanoes move around the continent an inordinate distance.
I should ad some example here but in all fairness they are littering my ast postage already. Go and look.

It isn’t snowing on Boston

From another rant on Usenet:

On Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:57:40 UTC, Weatherlawyer  wrote:
> It remains to be seen what happens next of course. The region is on the shore near enough to include tropical storms in the remit.
> But being shoreside doesn’t preclude volcanism.
> To stand a chance of following me you’d have to already have followed me. (Sorry ’bout dat. (Not.))

I have been trying to look at news of snow in Boston but of course the websites Google direct me to are so larded with shit I can’t bear them. So here goes a punt in the dark:

I was just contemplating the warm weather we are experiencing here, where it has been relatively warm and dry due to the Blocked High weather in the North Atlantic. I was wondering how it might be possible to have the volcanoes that we should be having with the moon at its minimum declination cycle.

It never occurred to me that the opposite effect to Britain’s Blocking Highs is North Eastern USA’s Blocked Lows. I gather the worst of the weather managed to fall on one of its major cities. Due to sloppy journalism of course the USA is only going to gets its usual xenophobic reportage.

Only the very worst news get airtime there unless it involves people who tell lies for a living. Oh wait, I’m sure I could have phrased that better….

The other thing I was thinking about as my computer got switched on was how regionality played so large a part in disasters in days before the railways reduced national reactions to imbalance. And that in the days when there was no one watching our lords and masters they could do what they liked. Or ignore what they didn’t want to see.

Not all that long ago before we realised that the NSA was controlling Google and Facebook we still managed to get rid of half of our lords and masters including the Speaker of the House, when it came to light what a load of petty pilfering was going on amongst them.

How apt that the cranks and nut cases should be on the other end of the problem with the internet. The major nodes (controlled by Rupert Murdoch and the various branches of secret governance will tell us one thing and the people like me will say another. And never the twain shall meet.

There isn’t too much danger to today’s bitter harvest. The rich countries seldom suffer from food shortages due to flood or drought and a little cold this time of the year won’t hurt any agriculture in northern climes. A hard winter is considered good for the rest of the year in higher latitudes.

We can’t say the same for tropical weather but our lords and masters are adept at making deals with their lords and masters so who cares?

In something like 7 months we will begin to hear how reality bites; who gets to eat and who gets bitten. These things are slated to occur at “the time of the end” not because god is unhappy with us but because we have been left to ourselves. Those who do the right things will be seen for who they are and those who do the wrong things will be seen for who they are.

Deal with it. It is going global but it is in your own neighbourhood where your reactions will be seen for what they are. There will be an awful lot of wrong things to deal with in a corrupt world, so far from the god of its ancestors.

This’ going to be fun. I can’t wait.

Seriously though. The weather is affecting the state not the town. And if it wasn’t winter there would be a hardship upon the people whose shoulders the rest of us climb over the farmers and the fishermen of the region. What is of most importance though is how the make nothings of the world fare on the streets of Boston. Never mind the factories on the wrong side of the tracks.

Snow falls according the streams set up by two unlike weather systems a cyclone and an anticyclone lying alongside each other. Everything else is trivia. Here is what it looks like on a global scale:

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Seriously North America, I just looked up “North America Weather”. Where are you? You seem to have your heads shoved so far up your backsides that you can’t face yourselves! No wonder that nobody there knows or cares for anything but Fox journalism. There IS nothing but Foxed journalism in North America.

You are all The Simpsons.

All that volcanic crap falling on Cascadia is mirrored on the other coast of the continent by snow falling everywhere there. Hasn’t anybody noticed?


Just holding this piece for my Vivaldi blog. I can’t seem to get in there these days. I can’t think why, it isn’t based in the USA.


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(The mouseover to my “Talk” tab appeared as “Your talk page is shite.”)

There is no content in this page.

Is it any wonder?

[edit] Sign your comments please

Please remember to sign your comments on the discussion pages with four tildes (~~~~). There have been quite a few places where you’ve forgotten to.
Also, your edit on the discussion page of Talk:964: Dorm Poster needlessly doubled the size of the comments section. Please format your comments responsibly. —Pudder (talk) 14:29, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

“Please sign your comments with four tildes. There have been quite a few places where you’ve forgotten to.”
When I started commenting I had no idea what the requirements were.
If you could be so kind to link to all the bothersome little errors I am sure I can get around to fixing them for you one day.

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 06:53, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

I assume your latest entry on Talk:687: Dimensional Analysis was in reference to my comment above. Perhaps I came across as a little blunt, but the point of my message was that that edit in particular makes the discussion section needlessly large. As far as the comment on Talk:687: Dimensional Analysis, it doesn’t have anything to do with the comic so would have been better on your talk page for example. —Pudder (talk) 17:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

I have no idea. Perhaps you feel it is a waste of your time to offer a quote?
Edit: I have just read the terrible text and in case you can’t understand the context, it was intended for the author of the hidden complaint.
How much do all those electrons cost? I am sure if there is an urgent need, some of your more wealthy members can help you out?
I’d help out if it costs real money (or, at least, I’d like to think I might but I don’t imagine I will be using this place any more as I can’t stand to hurt people’s feelings) but all my loose change goes into a tin I keep for a charity.
Maybe you are worried that all the busy visitors to “Explain xkcd because you are thick” comics will find my few lines to an ancient post an unbearable hindrance to their lives?

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 06:53, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Admin here seconding, I’ve been cleaning up after you and I don’t really want to have to. You make a lot of comments, so it would be really nice if I could add you to the list of people whose talk comments I don’t check for formatting. Also, yeah, stay on topic and respond to messages through the relevant channels. Davidy²²[talk] 19:47, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

I am not sure what needlessly large is on a computer. Maybe you are thinking of people who are stuck with accessing the site through mobile phones?
If the website offers formatting techniques that you are unhappy with perhaps it will save you a great deal of time if you can get the engineers to change the website to suit you better?

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 06:53, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Formatting

Here’s an handy hint for you – After you’ve written out your insightful comment, and before you hit the ‘Save page’ button, you can use the ‘Show preview’ button to view it as it will appear on the page. This can help to spot if your comment is going to run into an existing comment, whether the spacing is right, that you have signed your comment etc. —Pudder (talk) 10:07, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Complaint

Another user has taken issue with your comments on 500 and 522. Try to avoid deliberately inflammatory comments if you can. Davidy²²[talk] 19:34, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

If a user is having problems with the screen settings on my computer he shouldn’t be accessing my computer. If he has problems with the word shite he is a hypocrite and should be told he isn’t supposed to be reading a comic of this nature.
If it is something else, kindly tell me.
Edit: Just been there and seen what I wrote. If it is untrue remove or hide it. I think it is fair comment. If your poster comes from Texas throw him a banana.

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 06:53, 1 February 2015 (UTC)