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05 Dec 2012 10:50 PM   |   2992 clicks   |   Fairbanks Daily Newsminer
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ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  
Damn snow miser

05 Dec 2012 08:46 PM
Zarquon's Flat Tire     
It's a little chilly here, 61F.

05 Dec 2012 11:00 PM
CruJones     
Why can't they work in some sort of shelter? Make it say, zero degrees?

/80s last weekend, that stupid time of year where I use both heat and AC on the same day

05 Dec 2012 11:02 PM
My Bologna Has A Maiden Name     
HA! HA! THEY'RE EXPERIENCING GLOBAL WARMING!!!1! 

05 Dec 2012 11:02 PM
amquelbettamin     
Brrrr
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05 Dec 2012 11:04 PM
teamollie     
I.m not in fairbanks (thank the fsm) but it's 35 below outside right now. Dog dick freezing weather.

05 Dec 2012 11:04 PM
breakfast_in_bedlam     
I woke up this morning and it was in the low 50's. Dressed accordingly. Threw about 20 miles under my bike before I went to work and everything was dunkey horey. I froze my ass off riding home because the temp dropped 20 degrees. A mini "day after" indeed.

05 Dec 2012 11:07 PM
fatassbastard    [TotalFark]  
This is no surprise, AGCC theory has long predicted more extreme temperatures in both directions:

Link

But oh yeah, "they" keep changing the name, and "they" say everything is caused by global warming, and "they" are all lying for grant money.
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05 Dec 2012 11:09 PM
slackananda     
Wow, that is ironic.

How disappointing....

05 Dec 2012 11:19 PM
TheManofPA     
I would have went with (c) old weather

Just so people in the thread could have started for four or five posts of "What's old weather?"

05 Dec 2012 11:25 PM
TomD9938     
Too cold to ice-skate.

Link

05 Dec 2012 11:28 PM
soosh    [TotalFark]  

TheManofPA: I would have went with (c) old weather

Just so people in the thread could have started for four or five posts of "What's old weather?"


I did think about doing that.

05 Dec 2012 11:33 PM
evilsofa     
"The 30- to 40-below-zero temperatures that have plagued Interior Alaska for close to a week"

This is like talking about the rain that has plagued the Seattle area for the last week. The cold isn't newsworthy until it hits 50 below and the ice fog makes driving impossible.

05 Dec 2012 11:33 PM
robodog     
I can't imagine why people would want to live where it gets that cold this early in the year, the all time record here was -25F and that was in late January when it's supposed to be cold. At -25 it hurts to breath deeply without something over your face to keep some of your exhaled heat in to warm the incoming air, I can't imagine what -40 must be like.

05 Dec 2012 11:40 PM
vengethis     
Gary Black relocated to Fairbanks late last week.

05 Dec 2012 11:41 PM
Representative of the unwashed masses     

robodog: I can't imagine why people would want to live where it gets that cold this early in the year, the all time record here was -25F and that was in late January when it's supposed to be cold. At -25 it hurts to breath deeply without something over your face to keep some of your exhaled heat in to warm the incoming air, I can't imagine what -40 must be like.


Man up Nancy. -55c will toughen you up

05 Dec 2012 11:46 PM
Meesterjojo     
It's Fairbanks. More likely to be threatened by Eskimo gang violence.

/isn't kidding.
//Fairbanks is like Detroit, but worse.
///never wants to see another honeypot

06 Dec 2012 12:02 AM
StoPPeRmobile     

CruJones: Why can't they work in some sort of shelter? Make it say, zero degrees?

/80s last weekend, that stupid time of year where I use both heat and AC on the same day


No shiat.

/went swimming today

06 Dec 2012 12:12 AM
Gyrfalcon     
Finally, a proper use of the ironic tag.

06 Dec 2012 12:17 AM
gadian     
It's cold and has super super shiatty air quality. 2 asthma attacks in a week. I'd take the cold weather with a lot more humor if my neighbors wouldn't burn garbage, tires, and wet wood to stay warm. Seriously though, weather wise, interior Alaska sucks most of the year. March is pretty nice, but otherwise stay away.

06 Dec 2012 12:21 AM
soosh    [TotalFark]  

gadian: It's cold and has super super shiatty air quality. 2 asthma attacks in a week. I'd take the cold weather with a lot more humor if my neighbors wouldn't burn garbage, tires, and wet wood to stay warm. Seriously though, weather wise, interior Alaska sucks most of the year. March is pretty nice, but otherwise stay away.


March is nice? March sucks down here in Juneau.

I've been in Fairbanks in July. That wasn't bad, outside of having to tape aluminum foil to my hotel room windows to get any sleep.

06 Dec 2012 12:23 AM
Farking Canuck     

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: HA! HA! THEY'RE EXPERIENCING GLOBAL WARMING!!!1!


Took 4 posts until the first weather == climate moran. Deniers are slipping.

06 Dec 2012 12:25 AM
NotARocketScientist     
I can't imagine why people would want to live where it gets that cold this early in the year,

Don't need air conditioning in summer - sunny, 60-80 degrees and breezy 24/7 during summer
Can always get through traffic lights in less than 1 complete cycle. - "Rush Hour" means it takes me 15 min to get home instead of 12.
Low population pressure means that you get better service - 1 person complaining is important.
Facebook page for our neighborhood watch has moose pictures.

You can always put on a few more layers, or stay inside curled up by the wood/pellet stove with a good book when it gets cold, but you can't replace some of the other things.

//Fairbanks is like Detroit, but worse.
///never wants to see another honeypot


Where were you living? I'm in Fairbanks and I've never seen a honeypot.

06 Dec 2012 12:26 AM
gadian     

soosh: March is nice? March sucks down here in Juneau.


March is great. It's not hell frozen over freezing cold and not mud season yet. Dare I say, rather pleasant in an Alaskan sort of way.

06 Dec 2012 12:27 AM
soosh    [TotalFark]  

gadian: soosh: March is nice? March sucks down here in Juneau.

March is great. It's not hell frozen over freezing cold and not mud season yet. Dare I say, rather pleasant in an Alaskan sort of way.


ah, see, it's prime mud season here. February is kind of like that here. More daylight, temperatures don't feel as bad, good stable ice, more clear nights.

06 Dec 2012 12:30 AM
Whiskey Dickens     
Originally posted by you are a puppet:
Scientists: Earth's temperatures are gradually rising. Independents: Then why is it cold sometimes? Scientists: You're right, that doesn't add up at all. You are smarter than us at science. Independents: Yeah no shiat, we figured that out when you tried to pretend our parents were monkeys or whatever. Vote Republican.

06 Dec 2012 12:34 AM
TwowheelinTim    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: Finally, a proper use of the ironic tag.


Came here looking for this comment.

I concur.

06 Dec 2012 12:34 AM
TwowheelinTim    [TotalFark]  

NotARocketScientist: I can't imagine why people would want to live where it gets that cold this early in the year,

Don't need air conditioning in summer - sunny, 60-80 degrees and breezy 24/7 during summer
Can always get through traffic lights in less than 1 complete cycle. - "Rush Hour" means it takes me 15 min to get home instead of 12.
Low population pressure means that you get better service - 1 person complaining is important.
Facebook page for our neighborhood watch has moose pictures.

You can always put on a few more layers, or stay inside curled up by the wood/pellet stove with a good book when it gets cold, but you can't replace some of the other things.

//Fairbanks is like Detroit, but worse.
///never wants to see another honeypot

Where were you living? I'm in Fairbanks and I've never seen a honeypot.


Meh, air conditioning here is unheard of; heating in the winter is minimal; traffic isn't an issue for me; traffic jams are as likely to be caused by tourists gawking at elk as anything else; the population for the entire county is about one tenth that of the city of San Francisco. I'm happier than a pig in a waller here in Humboldt. Yeah, we got that too, and if you're paying for it, you're doing it wrong.

06 Dec 2012 12:43 AM
jst3p    [TotalFark]  

Farking Canuck: My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: HA! HA! THEY'RE EXPERIENCING GLOBAL WARMING!!!1!

Took 4 posts until the first weather == climate moran. Deniers are slipping.


My money says he was trolling for smug fish and he caught you.

06 Dec 2012 01:09 AM
StoPPeRmobile     

jst3p: Farking Canuck: My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: HA! HA! THEY'RE EXPERIENCING GLOBAL WARMING!!!1!

Took 4 posts until the first weather == climate moran. Deniers are slipping.

My money says he was trolling for smug fish and he caught you.


Yup.

06 Dec 2012 01:15 AM
Skyd1v     

robodog: I can't imagine why people would want to live where it gets that cold this early in the year, the all time record here was -25F and that was in late January when it's supposed to be cold. At -25 it hurts to breath deeply without something over your face to keep some of your exhaled heat in to warm the incoming air, I can't imagine what -40 must be like.


I can tell you what -51 feels like.

Fire. Any exposed skin burns like a flame is being run over it. Nerve endings can't tell the difference in your skin cells rupturing from intense heat or flash freezing. It doesn't last long though. The exposed area goes numb pretty fast.

THAT'S when you need to worry.

06 Dec 2012 02:54 AM
Farking Canuck     

jst3p: Farking Canuck: My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: HA! HA! THEY'RE EXPERIENCING GLOBAL WARMING!!!1!

Took 4 posts until the first weather == climate moran. Deniers are slipping.

My money says he was trolling for smug fish and he caught you.


Poe's Law. You still need to call them on it.

I don't care if someone calls themselves a troll ... it doesn't change what they posted.

/what is smug about pointing out a moronic post? Especially when this particular brand of stupidity runs rampant.

06 Dec 2012 08:54 AM
Bullseyed     

fatassbastard: This is no surprise, AGCC theory has long predicted more extreme temperatures in both directions:

Link

But oh yeah, "they" keep changing the name, and "they" say everything is caused by global warming, and "they" are all lying for grant money. [img.wlxrs.com image 19x19]


So if the weather changes, AGCC is right? The weather never changed on its own before. No sir.


Liberalism causes the stock markets to fluctuate. If the market goes up or down we have to kill liberals to make it stop.

06 Dec 2012 09:00 AM
Bullseyed     

Whiskey Dickens: Originally posted by you are a puppet:
Scientists: Earth's temperatures are gradually rising. Independents: Then why is it cold sometimes? Scientists: You're right, that doesn't add up at all. You are smarter than us at science. Independents: Yeah no shiat, we figured that out when you tried to pretend our parents were monkeys or whatever. Vote Republican.


"Scientists": Hey when we remove most of the cold weather data from Russia it makes it look like the temperature goes up 0.5 degrees a year.
Everyone Else: Will money fix it?
Al Gore: I'll take that!
"Scientists": Hey can we have some of that money?
Democrats: Only if you keep putting out doomsday publications.
"Scientists": OK, sure.
Everyone Else: OMG WE'RE DYING. Nevermind that a global rise in temperature could potentially solve world hunger by opening up more food locations, the media told me I need to BE VERY AFRAID.

06 Dec 2012 09:10 AM
Bullseyed     

Farking Canuck: jst3p: Farking Canuck: My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: HA! HA! THEY'RE EXPERIENCING GLOBAL WARMING!!!1!

Took 4 posts until the first weather == climate moran. Deniers are slipping.

My money says he was trolling for smug fish and he caught you.

Poe's Law. You still need to call them on it.

I don't care if someone calls themselves a troll ... it doesn't change what they posted.

/what is smug about pointing out a moronic post? Especially when this particular brand of stupidity runs rampant.


Yes, the IPCC brand of stupidity is running rampant.

06 Dec 2012 09:12 AM
Farking Canuck     

Bullseyed: Yes, the IPCC brand of stupidity is running rampant.


"Those darn scientists with their measurements and book-learnin'. The devil's work I say!!!"

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
― Isaac Asimov

06 Dec 2012 10:51 AM
fatassbastard    [TotalFark]  

Bullseyed: So if the weather changes, AGCC is right? The weather never changed on its own before. No sir.


See?

06 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
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