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Lamiaceae



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Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: People who study the weather  

Due to Av's faggotry, this quote

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You shall be treated to a four-part special on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


Failed...


Therefore, I have come up with a poll instead.


We all know that there is one great failsafe topic of conversation, for when you can't think of anything else to talk about, and feel awkward in silence with someone.

The weather.

So, is someone who studies 'the weather' one of the most interesting people known to man, or one of the most boring because they study something that is the last ditch effort to try to talk to someone?

Pickle, not seen you about for a bit so your opinion will overrule all others :)
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IceMan



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Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject:  

I dont know if its the man or just the topic on its own but I find it really really interesting and have done several modues about it for my degree and have picked to carry on studying about the weather next year too.

So really I cant answer this poll as I would be one of the men that people would be talking to that finds it very interesting



Oh I also know why pickly hasn't been around well I know 2 reasons now but the 2nd was only quite recent :P
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Lamiaceae



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Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject:  

IceMan wrote:
Oh I also know why pickly hasnt been around well I know 2 reasons now but the 2nd was only quite resent :P


Oh, well so long as she's ok that's alright then :)
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spartman



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Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject:  

I am fascinated by the weather. I did weather observations whilst working in the control towers during my career and had a course or two in it. If I were not convinced those folks were half mad/suicidal, I could be one of those "storm chasers " that go after tornadoes. Weather man would be a good job. After all, you have a 50 percent chance of being right ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Spart
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Rach



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Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject:  

I suppose I talk about it quite a lot, but then I am British, its what we do!

When we lived in Michigan and my gran came to visit she was fascinated by the weather channel, it was right much more often than British weather forecasts, and you pretty much knew exactly when it was going to rain. I don't really watch the weather that often, but I think it can be interesting. I don't mean the British weather, its so tame and repetitive (rain, partially cloudy, the occasionally sunny day), don't get me wrong its more pleasant to live with than the more 'interesting' weather, but it doesn't make it good to read about!

When I was younger I wanted to be a volcanologist (so, volcanoes aren't really weather, but it links in somehow), and I find catastrophies interesting. I would like to go and see some active volcanoes, and perhaps maybe live through a tornado, but I wouldn't want to have those events become part of my everyday life. Having said that in Michigan I lived through several near misses, and my school had 'tornado drills' as often as we did fire drills
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Specter



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Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject:  

As part of my meteorology course (compulsory part of my Physics major) We visited the local met station. I can assure you that weather forecasters are passionate about what they do and truely believe it is fascinating, but its still boring as hell.
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aalpha



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Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject:  

We have a weatherMAN here who is quite entertaining. And of course the weatherBABES only have to show up. *sigh*

As for the subject I find it interesting but I do get tired of over coverage and weather people trying to stand up in 80mph winds telling us how rough the hurricane is. We know already!!! :roll:
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pickle



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Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject:  

Yea Sorry I haven't been around lately. Enjoying the weather too much with too many barbecues going on and also moving house shortly.

The reasons why I find the weather interesting because here in the Great British Isles the weather is soo varied. In one end of the country it could be blizzard like conditions and in the other nice bright sunshine.

I don't find it dull or the people who study it dull, it is quite fascinating how the weather works.
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area51newmexico



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Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject:  

Weather can be very boring or very interesting. The average British weather is dull, cloudly, drizzle, some more cloud (out of interest, it's glorious sunshine today! I'm melting!) But I do love a good storm - I find them very exciting. I love to watch very heavy rain (you know the kind that bounces off the ground) from indoors. I love thunder and lightening.

I too when I was younger briefly wanted to be a metrologist and chase tornados (how cool would that be!)

Now, I'm not that interested in weather. I only watch the forecast if I have outdoor plans, which isn't very often!

As for when it will rain, the cows will tell you! Hehe
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Lamiaceae



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Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject:  

area51newmexico wrote:
As for when it will rain, the cows will tell you! Hehe


Now you know that's not true :wink:
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Rach



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Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject:  

Actually we saw this when I was doing an archaeological dig at Silchester. There was a field of cows just by the dig-site, and the proportion that were sitting down roughly equated to the percent likelihood of rain.
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