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9th Oct 2005, 21:09
Europe bound:eek: Moving NE..France, Spain, Portugal, Uk....where??
HURRICANE VINCE FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 2
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL232005
2100Z SUN OCT 09 2005
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 34.2N 18.6W AT 09/2100Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 15 NM
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHEAST OR 45 DEGREES AT 5 KT
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 987 MB
EYE DIAMETER 10 NM
http://www.west-cheshire.ac.uk/weather/atlanticeuropezoom.asp :eek: :cool:
9th Oct 2005, 21:28
How many bloody hurricanes has it been so far? Loads! Christ, at this rate they'll end up running out of anglo-saxon names... Headlines: "Hurricane Fidel Castro threatens Miami", "And we can confirm that Hurricane Pippi-Longstockings has turned to the west...", "Hurricane Yosser Hughes swings towards Liverpool". If only.
One hears they're almost out of gods for the naming on planets and minor planets. Gonna have to start again and call the next planet they find after footballers and the moons after their girlfriends.
Trouble is there's bloody millions of kuyper belt objects out there, and many of them'll turn out to be big enough for gravity to make 'em go spherical. Point of interest: round planetoids get names, non-round ones are usually left with numbers, unless there's a billion dollar probe sent their way, in which case they're named pretty damn quick. Anyways, give it a while and we'll all have half a dozen named after us, our pets, and our potted plants.
Actually, Aspidistera's a great name for a planet. More catchy than Sedna, that's for sure. Daft name, Sedna. Not as daft as one major planet we all know, you understand, but daft enough.
O-er, now that Herr Draper's gonna waffle on about how a small crater on the moon's named after some ancestor of his. But just so we all understand that this digression's got nowt to do with the naming of craters on the moon.
A small disgression, but a worthy one under the circumstances.
9th Oct 2005, 21:31
NOAA National Hurricane Center maps (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/204430.shtml?5day).
There is also a newcomer heading toward NC & SC : 22 (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/024022.shtml?5day) hasn't got a name yet (let's hope it remains so)
9th Oct 2005, 21:39
The new one seems small. Best call it Hurricane Yasser to save our anglo-saxon name inventory. Precious resources, so must be managed somehow.
9th Oct 2005, 21:41
Good grief!,one wasn't aware that any prooner knew of the Drapers having Lunar craters named after em Mr Woo, one would just like to add that it is on the frontside,any oink can have a crater named after em on the dark side.
PS, one is fully aware there is no dark side, but remember, we are dealing with prooners here.
9th Oct 2005, 22:01
Old Henry Draper'll do well to hold onto it, Herr D.
The Astro Society's got a bad habit of evicting well established crater names and renaming them after 'people of great historical significance'. One hears that the dearly missed Pope John Paul II's about to get one, but relax, it'll be an asymmetrical one so you're safe. Probably give it to that Stephen Hawkings, or, lord help us, Richards bloody Dawkins.
Hmm, if they consider 'people of great historical significance' then why doesn't old Napoleon Bonaparte or Josef Stalin get one? Fairly significant historically the two of them, if yer catch my drift. Hmm, scratch that idea; would get tricky if they ever put a moonbase on 'em.
Did you lot know most of the craters on 'the other side' are named by and after Russians? That's because not only were the russkies the first to put man into space, and then the first man into orbit, and then the first woman into space, and then the first probe to another planet, and an awful lot more stuff that the yanks did second or even third ('cos the russkies did it twice before the yanks did it once), not only all that, but they were the first to send a probe to the other side of the moon.
Soooooooo, as times have most certainly changed, and with the demise of the Soviet Union, and the economic difficulties of Russia, it shouldn't be hard to give some russian official a backhander, and secure a nice round symmetrical crater, with unbroken walls, and a nice central peak, all for my good self. One near one of the poles would be a good idea, so it'll get loads of press one we finally get moonbases and stuff going.
Really a very interesting digression this.
9th Oct 2005, 22:09
Is there VALUE in 'owning' a crater, or is it merely a liability? When the Superhighway needs resurfacing, will liability for filling-in said crater not fall upon the critter whose crater it is?
9th Oct 2005, 22:18
One shall have you know Mr Woo, that Drapes numbers Mr Dawkins among his all time heros,no politician or religious leader should ever be so honoured,they deserve it not.
Thats true about the far side Mr Woo,however twas only a matter of time before the cousins German rocket scientists overtook Ivans German rocket scientists.
10th Oct 2005, 08:32
Just had an investment idea which might be attractive to a nearly scot like yerself.
Them russians are not only skint, but they've a large stockpile of old solid fuel ICBMs hanging about the place, plus a shedloads of nukes that are about to go past their shelf life. I reckon we there's plenty of internet millionaires and the like who're gagging for their own crater on the moon, and I think we could persuade the russians to blast a few new ones using their legacy cold war hardware.
We could offer added value, i.e. round ones, square ones, triangles, and even spell out google.com 'cos lots of little nukes can be used to create crater pixels and pretty much spell anything. Probably with a few adjustments, we can even do colours and stuff, but only as a value-added proposition, you understand.
Whatever that means.
Would probably have to test it somewhere closer like Antarctica, until we got it just right. Melt a few holes in the ice and see if we can make a few simple craters. Always seemed like a blank canvas to me, so we can call it a 'happening', or some other art term for vandalism; neo-craterism.
I like it.
Now where you come in is this: you've likely still got family connections to those crater naming people, what with the annual get togethers you crater people probably have. All champagne and Copernicus this, and Plato that. Hmm, might be quite small gatherings seeing as people with craters named after them tend not to bother with families, most of 'em being gay as Christmas. Especially the Greek ones, hence the well known term 'in the greek', if yer catch my drift. Not to allege yer Uncle Henry was a puff or anything, 'cos I know you geordies are too 'ard to be puffs, even if I had my doubts about that Brian Ferry. Him and his fluttery eyes, very camp indeed, even if he was a geordie crooner with an unexpected geordie accent, and not a puff. No way. My dear old mother would be very upset if she heard that Brian was a bender.
Anyways, you arrange the crater naming people, and I'll call up my russian mates again and put our name down for an ICBM or six.
Hmm, this hurricane thread's a bit digressed out. Will find another thread to continue with our discussions, and leave this broken shell of a thread to die its natural death. Sort of thread cuckoos, yer Tricky Woo postings. Seem to do better in other people's threads that in their own.
10th Oct 2005, 13:39
Vince is moving NE as he has heard his mates Kev, Wayne, Darren, Barry and Trev are all on holiday in Majorca. Vince reckons Florida sucks.
10th Oct 2005, 13:44
"There is no dark side of the moon really. As a matter of fact it's all dark."
No prizes for guessing which album this was uttered on......
10th Oct 2005, 13:54
Vince is moving NE as he has heard his mates Kev, Wayne, Darren, Barry and Trev are all on holiday in Majorca
And as Stockpicker family is off to Majorca on hols on Thursday, he can jolly well naff off back out to the Atlantic, thank you VERY much!
10th Oct 2005, 14:22
It must be W's fault! (http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/wew/articles/05/blaming.html)