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February 9th, 2021, 20:54
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I remember when several Nile crocodiles were discovered in Florida a few years back. No one knows how they got here, but it's assumed that they escaped from some idiot private collector. It's a scary thought if they had managed to started breeding and establish a foothold here.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/…a-dna-analysis
Yeah, you don't want those buggers getting established, and they probably feel right at home. They'll come out of the water like a surface-to-air missile if you come within range, and grab you by the head.
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February 9th, 2021, 22:10
Great, more reasons to avoid the canals and intercoastal areas near my home, weeee!
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February 9th, 2021, 22:59
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Great, more reasons to avoid the canals and intercoastal areas near my home, weeee!
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February 9th, 2021, 23:49
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Wise guy!.

an incarnation of pibbur who just added Florida to his list of places he shouldn't visit.
@a pibbur - is there ANYTHING on your list of places TO visit?
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February 10th, 2021, 00:49
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@a pibbur - is there ANYTHING on your list of places TO visit?
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February 10th, 2021, 01:09
The feline menace continues, making a mockery of a Texas courtroom.
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February 10th, 2021, 14:50
Originally Posted by a pibbur View Post
Bergen@Norway

an incarnation of pibbur who at the moment only have 5 places on his not to visit list, 3 of them he can't remember.
Come to think of it: Australia is on my places not to visit list AND my place to visit list.

an incarnation of pibbur who has always been ambivalent, but ATM is not so sure.

PS. Florida is still only on my not list, because of temperatures unssuitable for human living. Same applies to down under of course, but in the US I at least have a choice. Alaska, here i come (maybe). DS

PPS. Unfortunately the wife doesn't have Oz on any list, which means that the issue cannot be raised. DS.
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February 10th, 2021, 19:07
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That's because NZ Herald have become pay-gaters, making people pay for some content, and geo-restricting some others. "Oh no people will read stuff we stole from elsewhere without paying us the moneys!".

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February 15th, 2021, 14:19
Snow is melting, temperatures are in the positive again (Celsius). It's been a little bit chaotic as usual because there is little equipment and infrastructure to clear the roads. And of course, de-icing one's car is never fun

Then I just saw this, old gigs of Michael McIntyre always crack me up

How The British Deal With Snow
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February 15th, 2021, 23:57
See, where I live, we don't have that problem; it has never snowed here!!
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February 16th, 2021, 01:40
Well were I live at the roads are iced with power outages all day. Thanks to two ice and snowstorms covering over forty states in the last two days. Old man winter is a bitch.
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February 16th, 2021, 14:45
Yeah, it's -3F/-19C here in STL. About 5-8" of snow depending on where you're at exactly. We haven't had this much snow in a long time. Of course, PA has 36 inches, so I'm not gonna gripe too much.

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February 16th, 2021, 16:42
Aren't you getting more and more of that every winter in the US, these last years?
In Europe it's pretty random, I miss the durable and good snow I had as a kid, of course it wasn't funny for everyone - people used to stop their car in front of our house and give up, because the street went steeper, some even knocked at the door to use our phone and get help
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February 16th, 2021, 19:24
Bioware has postponed a patch due to bad weather in Austin, Texas. Is that true ? How bad is the weather there ? Link : https://www.swtor.com/community/show…5&postcount=51
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February 16th, 2021, 19:46
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Bioware has postponed a patch due to bad weather in Austin, Texas. Is that true ? How bad is the weather there ? Link : https://www.swtor.com/community/show…5&postcount=51
Bad neagtive low temps and Ice that looks like snow. You have to remember that Texas is not prepared for weather like this. Basically not enough salt or equipment to plow.

The result is deaths, injuries, and millions without power due to frozen power poles.
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February 16th, 2021, 22:01
Poles can be a problem when they're not fit for that type of weather. There were a few winters here with very low temperatures and many of them dropped, simply because of the extra weight of the ice accumulating on the cables. Even if poles resisted, cables would sometimes drop on the road, which isn't nice when you drive in the dark.
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February 17th, 2021, 20:14
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Bad neagtive low temps and Ice that looks like snow. You have to remember that Texas is not prepared for weather like this. Basically not enough salt or equipment to plow.

The result is deaths, injuries, and millions without power due to frozen power poles.
Sounds bad.

My own image (a false one, I presume) was that Texas was always a federal state with LOTS of heat and not that much rain …
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February 18th, 2021, 00:40
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Sounds bad.

My own image (a false one, I presume) was that Texas was always a federal state with LOTS of heat and not that much rain €
https://103kkcn.com/map-of-countries…exas-together/
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Texas is just stupid big though.
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February 18th, 2021, 07:08
It was 70f here today.

Just thought I'd let everyone know.
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February 18th, 2021, 07:48
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
https://103kkcn.com/map-of-countries…exas-together/
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Texas is just stupid big though.
Counterpoint it just illustrates how small Europe is.
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