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« Reply #100 on: Apr 30, 2017, 07:15PM »

Kinda comparing apples to oranges isn't it? I thought your cyclones were the same as hurricanes.
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« Reply #101 on: Apr 30, 2017, 08:01PM »

Kinda comparing apples to oranges isn't it? I thought your cyclones were the same as hurricanes.
Typhoon, Cyclone, Hurricane  - same thing, but in different places. You'll hear tornadoes called "cyclones" from time to time in the USA (as in The Wizard of Oz), but that's not too common any more.

In some ways, tornadoes can be more dangerous, even though they're orders of magnitude smaller. The wind speed is higher, for one thing. Plus there is the sheer randomness of their path. We've got pretty good models for where hurricanes/cyclones/typhoons will go, but predicting when and where a tornado will touch down just isn't really possible today.
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« Reply #102 on: Apr 30, 2017, 08:12PM »

I've weathered out multiple hurricanes, some right on the coast and some inland, some big and some small. I would take them any day over a tornado of any size.
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« Reply #103 on: Apr 30, 2017, 10:53PM »

"The only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. ... Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used."

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/cyclone.html
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« Reply #104 on: May 01, 2017, 04:09PM »

"The only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. ... Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used."

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/cyclone.html

Lest one forget the Coriolis Effect…also used in Artillery and extended Riflery solutions.
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« Reply #105 on: May 03, 2017, 09:55AM »

This is the last week of the Ringling Red Unit. eight shows/four days and we're done.

I just did an interview with the BBC in my train room. It was weird.

Hard to accept that in a few days this room I'm sitting in will be gone, and the people around me will have scattered to the winds. And a few weeks after that, no more Ringling at all.

Sorry to deviate from the topic of cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons...do emotional storms count?
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« Reply #106 on: May 03, 2017, 10:42AM »

Yeah, emotional storms count.  Are you rotating clockwise or counterclockwise? :-P

It's really sad to hear a 150+ year old tradition is going down the tubes.  I'll bet it was a great gig while it lasted.

Good luck with the BAC gig.
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« Reply #107 on: May 03, 2017, 04:19PM »

This picture from space illustrates my point about our Cyclones being much bigger across and therefor affecting a much bigger area:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-29/cyclone-debbie-big-picture-view-from-space/8396684

But I still think those Tornadoes that hit Texas recently are much fiercer and more destructive over a small area.
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« Reply #108 on: May 03, 2017, 04:31PM »

A cyclone/hurricane/taiphoon has wind speed of around 100 km/hr to 200 km/hr.  The torando is only a half a kilometer in diameter but the wind speed can exceed 400 Km/hr.  Few structures can withstand wind that strong.  Also, the pressure in the center is so low that windows tend to burst outward as the storm passes.

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« Reply #109 on: May 03, 2017, 05:35PM »

Yes, certainly much larger than tornadoes. These large tropical systems are most impressive. I am glad I've never personally suffered any loss from them, save a few weeks without power here and there, but also glad I was able to witness some of them firsthand. Wow, what a sight. Two of them stand strong in my memory, as they were particularly vicious in my area. I tried to find a figure on the size of Debbie to give myself some sort of scale - a picture next to Australia only helps me slightly. Hurricane Rita in 2005 was the first of the 'bad' storms while I was in Texas, pounding into Houston with winds over 200km/h.



Then in 2008 came Ike. Ike was worse. Winds not as high, coming ashore at about 175km/h, but the storm surge and sheer size of the system were devastating. The barrier islands and immediate coast were under 22 feet of water.



For all the trouble they are, I do miss the excitement of a good coastal storm. Watching the ocean churn and the clouds roll in is a fantastic sight.
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« Reply #110 on: May 05, 2017, 02:17PM »

Greetings, long-term Bunker residents and new TTF members!


This place is called "The Bunker" because here we can hide from the world and escape from reality, just for a little while. Please don't be shy, the Bunker is open to all, no dress code necessary. No dress necessary at all....

We're going in the Wayback Machine to 1912 aboard the RMS Titanic.



If we're in The Bunker, isn't that worse than travelling in Steerage ?

I mean we're being forced to shovel Coal all day to keep this beast running . . . .





          DuPage County Register, 26 Apr 1912, Fri, Page 7



I've heard that Bunker #6 was the troublemaker !




Did an Untamed Coal Fire sink the Titanic?




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« Reply #111 on: May 05, 2017, 04:15PM »

Eagles on this morning's walk.


I live on a lake about an hour south of Garrison Keillor's Mythical Lake Wobegon.


My  lake  is said to be 215 acres in area and it stretches out just a bit more than a mile.


Normally, winter's ice thaws out until it's just little klinkers that come ashore,

in our bay, all at once, on a Windy afternoon.

(  Nature's Music can be quite Beautiful ! )



Just a few years back, the spring thaw-out didn't proceed as it normally would.


About a third of the ice cover disappered.

The rest of the ice sheet seemed still solid enough for a man to walk on.


This is a shallow lake ( average depth 3 meters ) which has frequent freeze-outs of fish,

and that year was a real Doozey !


The appearance of a Bald Eagle is still a rare event in my neighborhood.


That year there were Six to Ten Bald Eagles  seemingly

Bivouacked at the edge of the ice,

doing what Fish Eagles do best,

but in quite a leisurely fashion.

They stayed several days.



I almost imagined them sharing miniature six-packs of Beer.

     (  Well, normally, they probably lived in Mist County. )





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« Reply #112 on: May 05, 2017, 04:17PM »

Nope, wrong kind of bunker. It is more like the Wikipedia description:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunker

Also it is of very special construction with its own bar (the corner seat is mine!) and our own time machine stored in a lower lever for use by members. It has been around since the beginning of this forum, maybe even part of the predecessor but I can't remember if it was originally dug by rlb, Billy or RHM. Billy will know for certain.
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« Reply #113 on: May 05, 2017, 06:44PM »

I think the first Bunker was set up by RHM.  But RLB was a frequent visitor.  I miss him.  And his fury green thong ;-)
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« Reply #114 on: May 05, 2017, 09:29PM »

Rascal that I am, I couldn't resist taking advantage of

the opportunity to feign offence on behalf of Sailors

everywhere who still 'Bunker Up' before they leave port

( even though their fuel now flows in through a hose ).


(( Not All Gathered Here know that Coal was stored onboard ships in Bunkers.

    Many think of a Bunker only as an annoying hazard on a golf course. ))



And the article I linked to was almost printed on New-Year's Day !



Also, . . . , Page Two of this Skit was to involve some sort of joke about

Trombonists performing in Black-Face . . . and frequently Coughing.

( Coal is really Dark and Dusty, ya know ! )




Oh, and Hey !  We're in The Bunker--anything goes !


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« Reply #115 on: May 06, 2017, 06:55PM »

Earlier I snuck up to the Radio Room.

It seems they have a special transmission prepared for Tonight !

RMS Titanic "SOS"
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« Reply #116 on: May 06, 2017, 08:56PM »

Earlier I snuck up to the Radio Room.

It seems they have a special transmission prepared for Tonight !

RMS Titanic "SOS"


Was the guy playing two trumpets on a pogo stick there? :-P
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« Reply #117 on: Jun 27, 2017, 05:52PM »

Sad how the Bunker seems to have lost popularity. I suppose because most of the old inhabitants have left the forum.

I have not been posting on the forum myself for the last few days due the last Windows 10 update completely crashing my computer; to the extent I had to take it back to the shop I purchased it. I suppose the fact that my Toshiba laptop (but used as a desktop) is over five years old does not help, although the guy in the shop did say it was a very powerful piece of equipment. Anyway, $500 later I have it back with the data recovered, but not of course the programs.

As you can see, I have managed to get the Internet up, although not even close to the way it was previously setup. It is all making life very difficult, I can tell you, and I hate Microsoft for causing the problem in the first place. Although it does appear that there was a fault on the hard drive, according to the repairman.

It is now obvious to me that I am never going to understand the current methods of using computer programs, particularly not Microsoft operating systems and programs. I hope the younger people are able to use today's software because I find no logic in it whatsoever. I guess it has a lot to do with the I-pad/I-phone revolution, which mostly passed me by. Yeah, RIGHT.

 
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« Reply #118 on: Jun 27, 2017, 06:12PM »

I was starting to wonder about you, Grah. Thought maybe you were on holiday...
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« Reply #119 on: Jul 16, 2017, 03:46PM »

The lead role in British sci-fi television series Doctor Who will be played by a woman?  :-0
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