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Old 05-15-2018, 09:28 AM   #24766
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I think SyFy started going downhill when they changed their name/logo. SyFy (?) really?
Science Fiction! Sci-Fi.

They dumbed down science fiction and this is what we get.

No more Stargate, although they really were starting to run out of enemies. Heros are only as good as the enemy to be overcome.
One Sharknado after another... [SARCASM] There's some high quality stuff there[/SARCASM]
WTH did they do to The Magicians? Similarities with the book nearly ends with the characters names and some locations.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:33 AM   #24767
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 One Sharknado after another... [SARCASM] There's some high quality stuff there[/SARCASM]
I wouldn't complain about any Sharknado... but you can really only watch it in the "SchleFaZ" series (Schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten = the worst movies ever) with all the nonsense and jokes around it.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:11 PM   #24768
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We had a massive Tornado today, with one bad injury and according to the vast video evidence, a lot of people who had been really lucky. (Its really rare that somebody gets injured by a Tornado here.)



Despite the lot of dust - the worst damage observed was EF1 or less. Still dangerous enough.

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Old 05-17-2018, 04:34 PM   #24769
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There's a dash cam video on social media with a truck, emerging from some woodlands directly in front of the tornado. Ar that point, the truck just stops and doesn't back away,until it ends up engulfed in the outer circulation. The car doing the filming doesn't back out either. I guess some people just feeeze in such situations.

Yep, quite a lot of supercells lately. France had a strong-ish tornado a while ago as well. Not sure what warning system Germany has, apart from MeteoAlarm, which is pretty much useless for nowcasting these things, but it worked.

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Old 05-17-2018, 05:15 PM   #24770
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Well, if it was an EF0 tornado, the worst I've heard of happening to a car was when one came through my old town, lifted a car about half a meter into the air, blew out all the windows, and then dropped it back to the ground. Scared the ever living daylights out of the driver, but he got away with just a couple scratches.
Same tornado did rip some air conditioner units off the roof of some nearby warehouses and knocked over a fence, but that was the extent of the damage, as far as I can recall.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:17 PM   #24771
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 Well, if it was an EF0 tornado, the worst I've heard of happening to a car was when one came through my old town, lifted a car about half a meter into the air, blew out all the windows, and then dropped it back to the ground. Scared the ever living daylights out of the driver, but he got away with just a couple scratches.
Same tornado did rip some air conditioner units off the roof of some nearby warehouses and knocked over a fence, but that was the extent of the damage, as far as I can recall.
It must have had EF1 strength somewhere during its Z-shaped course. A few mobile homes had been moved around.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:07 PM   #24772
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Just saw some photos with the damage. Houses with missing shingles, none with the entire roof blown. That, and uprooted trees. Quite light damage, actually
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:45 PM   #24773
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A weather station has confirmed wind speeds of at least 223 km/h, making this a EF3 tornado, according to Wikipedia - but the damages correspond better to EF2 now.

In the more suitable TORRO-scale for Europe, its rated T5 now.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:00 PM   #24774
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My old Honda is getting a rather Puckish sense of humor in its old age. I brought it in for inspection today after doing some repairs and generally giving it a good look over for an issues. The attendant did the inspection, OK'd it, and put a sticker on it, and pulled it out of the inspection bay. He got out with the car still running, door ajar, said everything was fine, and started commenting that it was looking great for a car with its mileage.


As I was talking with him, I glanced behind him and saw that my airbag light was on, definitely was not on when I rolled in. Drats....14 year old car, it *has* the sticker, should I raise the issue now? I decided to just get out of there, so I thanked him, jumped in the car (keeping myself between him and the light) and went home. Pulled the SRS code, good old 9-3, driver side seatbelt latch switch - a Honda thing with this generation. 2 minutes with a screwdriver and contact cleaner, all good. I wonder how many millions people have spent getting that light shut off at the dealership.
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:22 AM   #24775
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 My old Honda is getting a rather Puckish sense of humor in its old age. I brought it in for inspection today after doing some repairs and generally giving it a good look over for an issues. The attendant did the inspection, OK'd it, and put a sticker on it, and pulled it out of the inspection bay. He got out with the car still running, door ajar, said everything was fine, and started commenting that it was looking great for a car with its mileage.


As I was talking with him, I glanced behind him and saw that my airbag light was on, definitely was not on when I rolled in. Drats....14 year old car, it *has* the sticker, should I raise the issue now? I decided to just get out of there, so I thanked him, jumped in the car (keeping myself between him and the light) and went home. Pulled the SRS code, good old 9-3, driver side seatbelt latch switch - a Honda thing with this generation. 2 minutes with a screwdriver and contact cleaner, all good. I wonder how many millions people have spent getting that light shut off at the dealership.
Far too much, Thunder... Far too much.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:49 PM   #24776
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Speaking of natural disasters, gotta love Hawaii. Golf, anyone?

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