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bplipschitz

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  1. Me and the GF racing.
  2. San Juan Bay, PR. Pressure near the eye was ~975 mBar.
  3. I built my own out of busted up peach crates -- twice as wide, so their were twice as heavy (as I found out).
  4. NOAA buoy off of St. Croix http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/plot_met.php?station=ltbv3&meas=pres&uom=E&time_diff=-4&time_label=AST
  5. Good luck -- hang in there!
  6. Right up there with the S extractor: sextractor.org
  7. Nah, he's gone back to using TP like normal folks. . .
  8. Lines run aft!
  9. I saw that on Reddit, too. I liked the guy who said "both my kids rode the short bus, and neither was handicapped." I have good friends whose son is mentally challenged, and we talked about that term once. (Somebody at the party we were at said something about the "short bus".) I specifically asked whether they found it "offensive." She simply said, "I wouldn't say that I'm offended, but I don't like it. " He said, "I would just think whomever said that is an insensitive clod." Both agreed that there are other things that are truly offensive.
  10. What about Radio? Empire of the Air! Sarnoff was a dick. . .
  11. Oooo! oooo! I have a caption! 'PANO'S UNDOING'
  12. Spinnaker for the jaguar. Made of her panties?
  13. Shakey's Pizza Mojos. They were $0.96/plate when I was in High School. I'm gonna have to try this. . .
  14. Everett Woodworth‎ to Rimas Meleshyus 9 hrs · my messenger is showing Rimas online LikeShow more reactions Comment Share
  15. If you've got the time and room, fry your fries twice. Once at ~300 deg F, second at closer t0 425/450.
  16. . . .and none of that really addresses my points. I do find it curious, that someone with all the qualifications you listed, can't be sussed (or find someone) to do a little graphing work. It's a couple of lines of R code. It would be interesting to get the raw observational data, and run some naive forecasting using that as input, to see how much error different forecasting methods produce.
  17. . . .and Christian. I like watching the crusty old guys. Reminds me of me, only more sailing.
  18. I'm guessing that -- perhaps if nothing else -- the millennials smell better than Slocum or Hornblower.
  19. You're kind of missing the point. The graph isn't very useful without the other information I was talking about. The observational data should have error bars, too. . .
  20. OK, let's talk about this graph. I use predictive modeling in my work, an it's important to understand what the underlying assumptions are, and where on the graph the model begins to "predict" possible outcomes from data that has been put in. So *where exactly* on the red line do the "predicted" levels start? That's important. What are the uncertainties in these predicted numbers (where are the error bars)? That's also important. What's the p value of these results? Also important. Without these additional bits of information, it's so much chart junk. I'm not saying it is, just that the graphic is scientifically lacking.
  21. Perhaps, but Maggie makes a fair point in saying that the climate scientists should also point out the time frame that such a rise would occur in, and how a cover like that is being overly dramatic. I would expect that maintenance on the SoL would have tapered off, and that the SoL would not be in such "pristine" condition, for example. Sort of jesting with that last statement. Sort of.
  22. Mmmmmm, Culvers. . .
  23. The Pentaverate!
  24. I get it. Jesus, I am old. . .