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  • BitWhisper turns up heat on air-gap security

    03/24/2015 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    © 2015 Tech Xplore, ^ | March 24, 2015 - 5 hrs ago | Nancy Owano
    Ben Gurion University reported Monday that researcher Mordechai Guri, assisted by Matan Munitz and guided by Prof. Yuval Elovici, uncovered a way to breach air-gapped systems—that's quite something considering that air-gapped systems, said the Daily Mail, are among the most secure computers on the planet, used in high security settings such as classified military networks, payment networks processing credit and debit card transactions for retailers, and industrial control systems for critical infrastructure. The research initiative was given the name BitWhisper, part of research on the topic of air-gap security at the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University. Dudu Mimran,...
  • List of excuses for ‘The Pause’ in global warming (The current count: 52 excuses}

    03/18/2015 11:46:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies ^ | List last updated on September 11th, 2014 | WUWT and The HockeySchtick
    HOT LINKS AT SITE : An updated list of at excuses for the 18-26 year statistically significant ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings. List last updated on September 11th, 2014 1) Low solar activity 2) Oceans ate the global warming [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 3) Chinese coal use [debunked] 4) Montreal Protocol 5) What ‘pause’? [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 6) Volcanic aerosols [debunked] 7) Stratospheric Water Vapor 8) Faster Pacific trade winds [debunked] 9) Stadium Waves 10) ‘Coincidence!’ 11) Pine aerosols 12) It’s “not so unusual” and “no more than natural variability” 13)...
  • EPA rules on residential wood heaters fuel outcry in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    03/09/2015 6:47:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 82 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-7-15 | David Lieb
    Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country -- and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing. Citing health concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency now is pressing ahead with regulations to significantly limit the pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters. But some of the states with the most wood smoke -- including Minnesota and Wisconsin -- are refusing to go along, claiming that the EPA's new rules could leave low-income residents in the cold. Missouri and...
  • Report shows coal’s big role in northwest Colorado

    02/17/2015 7:30:43 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | February 16, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Coal is a small part of Colorado’s economy as a whole, but nearly half of the statewide industry is based in far northwest Colorado, where it helps boost average household income higher than the average for the state as a whole. ... While coal mining directly accounts for 4.6 percent of the region’s total employees, at 1,545 jobs, it makes up more than 17 percent of the region’s total economic output, says the report, by Broomfield economist Gary Horvath. Another 571 people are directly employed in the region’s electrical power generation industry, which is supplied by locally generated coal, and...
  • Anthracite Coal. need freeper input. vanity

    01/06/2015 12:57:00 PM PST · by sopwith · 44 replies
    home | 01/06/15 | me
    To all freepers with know how. on Anthracite Coal . Its gonna be cold hear for at least a week and I've been in a battle with this coal for a while now. Most of the time I lose . I confess I did not get the wood cut that I needed so I've been trying coal. I'm on the edge of victory, any tips or info would be helpful . Yes I'm logged in. :)
  • Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can

    07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 49 replies
    Newser ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    For two Harvard University undergrads, what began as "an excuse to eat a lot of cake" may turn into the invention of a lifetime. John McCallum, a 20-year-old from Louisiana, was daydreaming about cake his freshman year during his “Science of Cooking” class when he happened to see someone spraying whipped cream and thought to himself, why not spray cake? Is that possible? He and his girlfriend and fellow student Brooke Nowakowski went on to prove that it is, winning first place and $10,000 in the 2014 Harvard Innovation challenge, reports ABC News. Their "Spray Cake" involves spraying cake batter...
  • Yellowstone Closes Road Because It's Melting (What a world, what a world)

    07/10/2014 9:53:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 73 replies
    Newser ^ | July 20, 2014 | John Johnson
    You'll never guess why "Firehole Lake Drive" is temporarily off-limits to tourists in Yellowstone National Park. Yes, the popular 3.3-mile loop is closed for a while because the asphalt is melting, reports National Parks Traveler. "Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions," says a park release. While that kind of thing isn't uncommon given Yellowstone's geology, the damage to the road is "unusually severe," reports the AP.
  • Redemption is sweet: Spurs destroy Miami to secure fifth NBA title

    06/16/2014 6:40:38 AM PDT · by laotzu · 27 replies
    San Antonio Exoress News ^ | 6/16/14 | Dan McCarney
    The Spurs started Game 5 of the Finals poorly at the AT&T Center, giving coach Gregg Popovich an unsettling flashback to one of the worst moments in franchise history. The Spurs trailed the Heat by 16 at that point, and visions of a return flight to Miami and squandered control were looming. But unlike last year, when fate conspired to steal the championship from their grasp, they simply would not be denied, crushing the Heat by 37 over the next two quarters and cruising to a 104-87 victory that capped their fifth championship and the most lopsided Finals triumph in...
  • San Antonio Spurs beat down Miami Heat, earn fifth NBA title with Game 5 win

    06/15/2014 8:09:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 54 replies ^ | 6-15-14 | Mark Heim
    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, '05 and '07. They nearly had another last year, but couldn't hold off the Heat and lost in seven games. The rematch was no match at all. San Antonio rebounded from an early 16-point deficit by outscoring the Heat 37-13 from the start of the second quarter to midway in...
  • San Antonio Spurs Beat The Miami Heat To Take Home 2014 NBA Title

    06/15/2014 8:07:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/15/2014 | STEVE MULLIS
    n a dramatic Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs triumphed over the Miami Heat to win the NBA title Sunday night, closing out the series with a 104-87 victory. After a dismal start, the Spurs rallied and turned things around, entering halftime with a 47-40 lead. When the game resumed, they never looked back and were up by more than 20 points multiple times in the second half. The Spurs went into Sunday's game leading the series 3-1, a monster deficit for the Heat that no team has overcome in the NBA Finals. It was no...
  • Here’s Video of Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge Hanging Out at NBA Finals Game

    06/13/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    Mediate ^ | 06/13/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    It’s no secret that conservative titans Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge are close friends. But it’s always interesting to see the latter come out of his elusive shell to make a public appearance, especially so with Coulter; and even more so when it’s at a major sporting event like game four of the NBA Finals.
  • Miami Heat’s dream is coming to a crashing halt

    06/13/2014 7:53:28 AM PDT · by laotzu · 67 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/13/14 | Greg Cote
    The Heat looks like a team out of answers, and worse, out of belief. The Heat looks like a team out of hope, and just about out of time. Miami’s dream of a third straight NBA championship is expiring, and it is not doing so nobly, but rather wrapped in something uncomfortably close to embarrassment. This is not ending as much as it is crashing with the sound of something broken. Something shattering. You heard booing in the downtown bayside arena Thursday night as the Heat was crushed 107-86 in a Game 4 Finals loss that put the Spurs in...
  • Miami Heat loses Game 3 of NBA Finals after historic first half by San Antonio Spurs

    06/11/2014 6:44:01 AM PDT · by laotzu · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/11/14 | Joseph Goodman
    Records weren’t broken in the first half. They were demolished by a wrecking ball rigged with dynamite. Doors weren’t blown off in the game’s first 12 minutes. They were launched into Biscayne Bay. The Spurs didn’t shoot out the lights. They simply absorbed all the electricity pulsating from AmericanAirlines Arena and Miami-Dade County in two hard-to-believe quarters. “They jumped on us and they were the aggressor tonight,” LeBron James said. “They had us on our heels from the beginning. This is something that at this point in the season shouldn’t happen.” The Spurs shot 75.8 percent in the first half...
  • Popular chef killed at nightclub had Miami Heat ties

    06/10/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 10, 2014 | Shandel Richardson
    MIAMI — The man shot and killed inside a popular Miami Beach nightclub early Tuesday morning had ties with the Miami Heat. Antaun Teasley, who was fatally shot at Mansion, was the personal chef for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole. According to news reports, the shooting occurred after a fight started in the nightclub. No one else was injured.
  • Steamy conditions at Game 1 of Heat-Spurs NBA Finals a bizarre, embarrassing twist

    06/06/2014 6:24:18 AM PDT · by laotzu · 66 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/6/14 | Greg Cote
    SAN ANTONIO -- Did the Heat just lose to the Spurs, or to the heat? What a shame there would be any doubt about that. What an outrageous embarrassment for the NBA, on its greatest stage, that a game-long lack of air-conditioning in San Antonio’s arena would leave fans sweating and, far worse, affect so crucial a game. This night was about the heat in all its forms. The literal kind draped itself over the arena here like a sopping blanket due to an electrical problem that powered the AC, sending temperatures above 90 degrees. The Heat that starts with...
  • El Niño's About To Bring The Heat

    06/04/2014 6:15:28 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI - Live Science ^ | 6-4-2014 | Becky Oskin, LiveScience
    Becky Oskin, LiveScience Jun. 4, 2014Global temperatures in 2013. A massive oceanic heat wave is rolling toward the eastern Pacific Ocean right now, a telltale signal of a brewing El Niño. An El Niño is a natural climate cycle marked by warmer-than-average temperatures in the waters of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Forecasters won't make their final call until later this summer, but all signs point to an El Niño this year, perhaps one as powerful as what occurred in 1982 or 1997. But even a weak El Niño could hike global temperatures to record levels, scientists think.Chart of the temperature...
  • Soccer President Admits World Cup in Islamist Country w/122 Degree Temperatures a Mistake

    05/19/2014 7:56:36 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | May 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Who knew holding the World Cup in Islamist hell would be a bad idea? Some mistakes are minor. Others are really big. It’s estimated that as many as 3,000 foreign workers will die in Qatar working in preparation for the totalitarian Islamist country’s big event. Most of the workers who have died already, died of heart attacks. And they probably won’t be the only ones because aside from being an Islamic dictatorship that sponsors terrorism, Qatar is also really hot. Blatter had earlier suggested that gay people just shouldn’t do gay stuff, which is illegal under Islamic law. Maybe now...
  • best high efficiency natural gas furnace ?

    02/28/2014 12:53:02 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    me | 2-28-14 | TZ
    I've never seen brands rated in Consumer Reports. Time for a new one and this winter only made it more apparent.
  • What the heck is Michelle Obama doing in this video? [VIDEO]

    01/21/2014 2:01:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-21-2014 | Caroline May
    Michelle Obama and the Miami Heat recently filmed a promotional video for the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity. Let’s Move! released the PSA Tuesday, explaining that the video was filmed in the Diplomatic Room last week when the team was at the White House to celebrate their 2013 championship win. “Rumor had it, during their visit, they teamed up with the first lady in support of Let’s Move! to highlight the importance of eating healthy and drinking water to perform like a champion,” Elyse Cohen, the deputy director of Let’s Move!, wrote in a blog post....
  • Jimmy Cagney in 'White Heat' on TCM tonight

    12/03/2013 3:52:14 PM PST · by Bender2 · 41 replies
    8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central - White Heat
  • (Exempt) Democrats feel political heat despite ObamaCare ‘fix’

    11/17/2013 7:28:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/13
    **SNIP** Martin Frost, a former Texas Democratic congressman who headed the House Democratic campaign committee, said many people still may lose their coverage because state officials have ample power over insurers. And he said the Obama administration cannot allow additional foul-ups. "If I were still in Congress, I'd be concerned," Frost said. Sensing an edge, the GOP plans to cut commercials featuring Democrats' promises that people could keep their health insurance.
  • Heat turned off at women's shelter because of $21,000 gas bill

    10/25/2013 4:53:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Michelle Manchir
    An Englewood women's shelter is without heat this week due to a long overdue bill. Some of the women and children who live in a 13-unit building called Clara's Place are using extra blankets or keeping boiled water on their stoves to keep warm this week, during which temperatures have dropped overnight to around freezing, said Darlene Morman, 53, who said she moved to her two-bedroom unit that she shares with her 8-year-old niece and a roommate four months ago. The founder and director of the shelter, Clara Kirk, who oversees two shelters that take in and provide meals for...
  • Global warming believers are feeling the heat

    09/26/2013 8:45:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/25/2013 | James Delingpole
    On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers its latest verdict on the state of man-made global warming. Though the details are a secret, one thing is clear: the version of events you will see and hear in much of the media, especially from partis pris organisations like the BBC, will be the opposite of what the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report actually says. Already we have had a taste of the nonsense to come: a pre-announcement to the effect that “climate scientists” are now “95 per cent certain” that humans are to blame for climate change; an evidence-free declaration...
  • Too late to stop extreme heat waves (hoax deniers still out there)

    08/18/2013 5:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    B Recorder ^ | 8/19/13
    Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming carbon dioxide we emit, a study said on August 15. But targets adopted today for curbing greenhouse gas emissions will determine whether the pattern stabilises thereafter, or grows even worse. High temperatures and heat waves in the last decade are widely blamed on climate change that occurred over the last 50 years - amounting to global warming of about 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 deg Fahrenheit), said the study in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
  • 50 Ways to Beat the Heat

    07/26/2013 3:46:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | July 26, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    It's definitely time, past time, to update this annual list of heat-beaters. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, or add your own. 1. Delete all unwanted emails without opening them. Especially if they're from types who are always a bit hot under the collar anyway. If you must open any, under no circumstances reply. Soon you'll be on their heated level. Last year I heard from a Satanist -- no, actually he said he was a pagan -- and, you guessed it, he was hot as hell. 2. Forget talk radio and 24/7 television news. Switch to...
  • 15-year-old Canadian girl invents flashlight powered only by body heat...

    06/30/2013 2:01:44 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-29-13 | By Ashley Collman
    ...and earns spot in Google Science Fair finals This girl's science project really puts your baking soda volcano to shame A 15-year-old girl in Canada has invented a flashlight that only needs the warmth of the hand to turn on. Ann Makosinski, a high school junior in Victoria, British Columbia, was trying to think of a way of harvesting untapped energy when she was inspired to make the flashlight. She realized that the warmth generated by the human body was an overlooked energy source. Her project objective was to create a flashlight that ran solely off the heat of the...
  • Can You Believe This Crap?

    06/29/2013 4:53:16 AM PDT · by Big_Harry · 65 replies
    I try to ignore the stupidity that seems to rush in waves from our, so-called, government, but the following email from my daughter has really set me off. Yesterday, she told me that my son-in-law, (along with every other soldier and Marine in Afghanistan), was working in 125 degree heat. Now this morning I get this report: "Just got an email from_____. He said they just received communications saying in an effort to cut costs, they want them to turn their thermostats in their living areas up to 77 when they are there and 81 when they aren't. Are you...
  • [Vanity] NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs vs. Heat

    06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    self | 2013-06-20 | Me, myself and I
    Game Seven. In the realm of sport ($1 to RINO Romney), those are two stirring words. And in just a few hours, the San Antonio Spurs have a shot at redemption after frittering away what should have been a slam dunk for a fifth NBA title and a deserved crowning of a dynasty. Game six is still fresh in my mind. Not only Tuesday's collapse when the Spurs were up by 5 with 20 seconds left. Yet another game six is still painful for this Texan. That of course was the 107th World Series when the Rangers were two...
  • Finding ET in the Data (Hunt for Dyson spheres heats up)

    04/17/2013 9:10:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 4/17/13 | Paul Gilster
    Finding ET in the Data by Paul Gilster on April 17, 2013 As we saw yesterday, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) has been the source of data for a number of searches for unusual infrared signatures. The idea is to look for the artifacts of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, under the assumption that a sufficiently advanced culture will be capable of engineering projects that could be detected from light years away. A Dyson sphere, existing either as a completely enclosed star or as a swarm of artifacts around a star, is but one example of such engineering, but it’s a sensible...
  • New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected

    01/11/2013 10:55:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | Jan 11,2013 | by David Chandler
    FULL TITLE: New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors. The approach relies on engineered materials consisting of nanostructured semiconductor alloy crystals. Heat is a vibration of matter—technically, a vibration of the atomic lattice of a material—just as sound is. Such vibrations can also be thought of as a stream of phonons—a kind of "virtual particle" that is analogous to the...
  • Australia’s Weather Is So Hot, New Colors Added To Weather Map

    01/08/2013 4:15:45 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Yahoo - Lookout - AP ^ | 1-8-2013 | Claudine Zap
    Australia’s Weather Is So Hot, New Colors Added To Weather Map Claudine Zap The LookoutJanuary 8, 2013 Australia weather map adds new colors for record breaking heat (Image via Bureau of Meteorology) The forecast in Australia: Hot, hot, hot—and getting hotter. As a record-breaking heatwave hovers over many regions and territories (which are in their summer months now), the continent’s Bureau of Meteorology has added two new colors to the weather map to reflect the rising mercury. The map currently shows the weather in orange tones at the top, which indicate temperatures 40 to 48 degrees Celsius. But forecasts are...
  • The French Great Socialist Revolution Will Be Homework-Free, And Very, Very Cold

    10/19/2012 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Whereas some may have welcomed the latest development in the Great French Socialist Revolution chronicles, primarily those 8-16 year olds who would directly benefit from president Francois Hollande's attempt to capture the vote of those still ineligible to actually vote, by promising to do away with homework (because it encourages "inequality" as homework apparently "favors the wealthy"), everyone else saw right through it for the sad attempt at populism it was. Luckily, the impact of this idiotic policy, if it were to actually pass, would not be visible for at least a decade at which point French society would be...
  • Fan Sues Dallas Cowboys For Burned Buttocks

    08/16/2012 9:29:57 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 52 replies
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a case of a woman with burned buttocks, literally! A Dallas Cowboys fan is suing the organization and owner Jerry Jones over burns she says she received because of their negligence. Jennelle Carrillo, of Cleburne, received severe burns to her backside after allegedly sitting on a bench outside Cowboys Stadium. “She sat down on this black bench, outside an entrance and unfortunately she suffered third-degree burns as a result of it and had subsequent skin grafts,” explained Carrillo’s lawyer, Michael Wash. The incident occurred in August of 2010, when Carrillo attended the Blue & Silver...
  • New study links current events to climate change

    08/04/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-4-12 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON—The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist. The research by a man often called the "godfather of global warming" says that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through the 1980s was rarer than 1 in 300. Now, the odds are closer to 1 in 10, according to the study by NASA scientist James Hansen. He says that statistically what's happening is...
  • Triple-digit temperatures set June record for D.C. area

    06/30/2012 5:12:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Shannon Odell
    <p>The National Weather Service said temperature reached 104 degrees around 3 p.m. on Friday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, breaking a 78-year-old record high for the month of June. The heat index, which reflects what the temperature feels like after humidity is factored in, was 111 degrees.</p>
  • Hot Time in the Summer - New AirCon Unit?

    06/21/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 36 replies
    None | 06/21/12 | GRRRRR
    It is summer for sure. Colorado is experiencing 90-100 degree F days in the north east plains. Forest fires, high winds and dust complicate the time we can have the windows open as even at 80Deg in the house, the low humidity makes it comfy. The Carrier AC unit for this house (3,500+sq ft, 4BR, high ceilings) has had issues since I moved in. Refrigerant leaks and an electrical issue. Now, with the heat of the summer coming back, the AC unit can't keep up again. I've cleaned the unit outside, replaced the inside filter and am still getting some...
  • Military unveils new 'heat beam' weapon

    03/27/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 17 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Diana Demarest
    The Active Denial System, called ADS for short, is a non-lethal weapon that has been in development for 15 years. It delivers a man-sized heat beam on a radio frequency of 95 gigahertz. Accessing the same millimeter wave technology used in airport body scanners, the beam penetrates only 1/64th of an inch into a person's skin and cornea, heating water molecules in the tissue and generating an instinctive urge to run from the effect. The prototypes the military demonstrated where installed on two different vehicles -- one built onto a heavy expanded-mobility tactical truck, the other onto a Humvee. "You're...
  • Physicists 'record' magnetic breakthrough

    02/07/2012 10:44:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/7/12
    An international team of scientists has demonstrated a revolutionary new way of magnetic recording which will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology. The researchers found they could record information using only heat - a previously unimaginable scenario. They believe this discovery will not only make future magnetic recording devices faster, but more energy-efficient too. The results of the research, which was led by the University of York's Department of Physics, are reported in the February edition of Nature Communications. York physicist Thomas Ostler said: "Instead of using a magnetic field to...
  • Back to the future.

    12/09/2011 5:10:03 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 5 replies
    Open Source Survival ^ | 12-8-2011 | Brother Rat
    Revisiting the resilient lifestyle… Things finally collapse, and you go to the basement, start digging out survival gear and freeze dry food. You gather the family around the radio, shotgun in hand and begin worrying about how long the “stuff” will last. OR You get up at six AM as usual, open a bag of your favorite coffee, mixing it 50/50 with the chickory root you gathered in the summer. Opening the spout on the Big Berkey water filter, you fill the percolator you picked up at a yard sale, for 2 bucks. You set the coffee on the woodstove...
  • Killer Russian heatwave product of climate change

    10/27/2011 7:12:20 AM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies ^ | 10/26/2011 | Jeremy Hance
    Killer Russian heatwave product of climate changeLooking at local warming in the region from 1880 to 2010, Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coumou with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found an 80 percent likelihood that the heatwave was due to climate change. "For July temperature in Moscow, we estimate that the local warming trend has increased the number of records expected in the past decade fivefold, which implies an approximate 80 percent probability that the 2010 July heat record would not have occurred without climate warming," Rahmstorf and Coumou write.
  • U.S. experiences second warmest summer on record Texas has warmest summer on record of any state

    09/08/2011 9:14:35 PM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 48 replies
    NOAA ^ | Sep 8 2011 | NOAA
    Texas has warmest summer on record of any state The blistering heat experienced by the nation during August, as well as the June through August months, marks the second warmest summer on record according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. The persistent heat, combined with below-average precipitation across the southern U.S. during August and the three summer months, continued a record-breaking drought across the region. The average U.S. temperature in August was 75.7 degrees F, which is 3.0 degrees above the long-term (1901-2000) average, while the summertime temperature was 74.5 degrees F, which is...
  • Dallas Records Second Most 100-Plus Degree Days

    08/24/2011 7:55:34 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 93 replies
    KERA News ^ | 8/23/11 | Bill Zeeble
    Dallas is closer to a new heat record, now that it has registered the second-most hundred-degree days in a year, with 57. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more.
  • Texas Heat, Drought May Continue into September

    08/04/2011 10:57:02 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 21 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | Aug 4, 2011 | Alex Sosnowski
    Most people in Texas and neighboring areas may have to wait until fall for lasting relief from the heat. Many more days of triple-digit heat are on deck as iron-clad high pressure at most levels of the atmosphere continues to squat over the south-central U.S.
  • Drought Withering Away Any Chance Of Recovery

    07/27/2011 11:32:06 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    SHTF Plan/Ready Nutrition ^ | 7-27-2011 | Tess Pennington
    Drought Withering Away Any Chance Of Recovery Tess Pennington July 27th, 2011 Ready Nutrition The following article has been generously contributed by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition. Editor’s Note: On a recent trip through Central Texas we noticed land that had been plush with hay, corn and vegetables is now completely barren. It’s been so dry for the last six months in Texas that we’ve broken just about every record since the 1890′s. One of the ranchers in the area we were visiting says that he is being forced to sell all 1500 head of cattle on his property due...
  • Hot town, summer in the city: New York breaks record for hottest July 22 ever and DC feels like 120F

    07/22/2011 6:55:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:52 AM on 23rd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Americans sweltered today in the scorching heat in what was officially the hottest day of the year in scores of cities across the country. The heatwave covered a million square miles, affecting 141million Americans. New York's Manhattan experienced the hottest ever July 22 recorded, with an overwhelming 104-degree temperature in Central Park. The Washington DC region continued to be smothered in heat and humidity with temperatures reaching 102 degrees but with a heat index of more than 120 - hotter than Death Valley at daybreak
  • Alonzo Mourning Accused of Hit-and-Run Car Crash While Driving Porsche (Hussein Supporter)

    07/21/2011 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | July 20 2011 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    A Miami art school student is set to file a lawsuit against Alonzo Mourning claiming that the former Heat star crashed his Porsche into the student's car on the Julia Tuttle Causeway early Sunday morning before fleeing. Mourning did return to the scene, however, nearly an hour later in a separate car driven by his wife Tracy. William Candelario, 21, a student at Miami International University of Art and Design, claims he was driving back from Miami Beach on the Julia Tuttle in his 2010 Audi when he got into an accident with another car, and came to stop near...
  • Goal is to prevent deaths: Flights home begin for illegal immigrants found in Arizona desert

    07/11/2011 2:58:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star |
    The eighth annual Mexican Interior Repatriation Program will feature one flight a day instead of two and is expected to cost the U.S. government about $10 million. Under the voluntary program, non-criminal Mexican illegal immigrants caught by the Border Patrol in Arizona are offered free flights to Mexico City. From there, they are given bus passes to return to their hometowns. The goal of the annual summer initiative is to prevent illegal immigrants from trying to cross the border again in the hopes of saving lives during the scorching summer months when hundreds die each year in Arizona.
  • Heat Index in Paducah: 153!

    07/11/2011 2:44:14 PM PDT · by Renfield · 30 replies
    At 5:20 PM EST(4:20 local time), 7-11-2011, the Weather Underground website showed the heat index in Paducah, KY, to be 153 degrees (99 degrees with a 92 degree dew point). I've never seen it like this. (I'm in another part of the state, where the heat index is a paltry 111...I feel like a piker). Post your astounding summer weather reports hot is it where you are?
  • Beating the heat: USA Today gets all hot and bothered in heat stroke graphic

    07/07/2011 1:27:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/7/11 | Vince Coglianese
    How exactly did this one happen? (Reportedly from the July 1st print edition of USA Today)
  • Record heat forecast for Texas and Florida

    06/14/2011 3:13:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/14/11 | Colleen Jenkins - Reuters
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) – Above-average temperatures were hitting across the southern United States on Tuesday, with drought-parched west Texas and north Florida bearing the brunt of the heat. A high of 110 degrees is forecast for Midland, Texas on Tuesday, shattering the city's daily record of 105 degrees set in 1945, said Victor Murphy, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Fort Worth. Florida's capital city of Tallahassee is expected to reach 102 degrees, breaking the previous record of 99 degrees, Murphy said. Southern parts of Georgia and Alabama will also top the century mark. The average temperature this time...