WTF Blizzard? – The Ancient Gaming Noob

This entry was posted in Blizzard[1], Diablo III[2], entertainment[3], World of Warcraft[4] and tagged Cataclysm[5], Facebook[6], Masters of the Obvious[7], Real ID[8], Robert Heinlein[9], StarCraft II[10], WTF Blizzard?[11] on July 9, 2010[12] by Wilhelm Arcturus[13]. This entry was posted in Blizzard[14], entertainment[15], World of Warcraft[16] and tagged Real ID[17], Security Flaw[18], WTF Blizzard?[19] on July 8, 2010[20] by Wilhelm Arcturus[21]....

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It’s the Final Push to Restore Power

Thursday’s snow has melted, but problems caused when the record snowfall snapped tree branches, downed power lines and collapsed carports remained long after the snow storm. As of 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oncor Electric Delivery said crews had restored power to the majority of customers, but that isolated outages remain and will be restored before midnight. Oncor reported in total 500,000 were effected after the...

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Book Review: Oxford Weather and Climate Since 1767

Above: The Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford, England, as viewed from the southeast circa 1814 (about the same time the continuous daily series of temperature records commenced). Image credit: R. Ackerman, A History of the University of Oxford, 1814, Green Templeton College, Oxford. I recently received an advance copy of a fascinating weather book, Oxford Weather and Climate Since 1767, authored...

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Winter storm risks

Winter storms differ from tropical storms not only in terms of their areas of formation and tracks, but above all in their intensity and geographical extent. They form in the transition zone between subtropical and polar climate zones. When outbreaks of cold polar air meet subtropical warm air masses, extensive low-pressure vortices are generated. The storm intensity peaks in late autumn and winter, when...

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