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(Washington Post)   Wednesday: US ambassador to Libya killed by local militants. Thursday: 90 year old Libyan record for hottest temperature ever recorded, is invalidated by US scientist, returning the title to Death Valley. Coincidence?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 55
    More: Unlikely, Death Valley, weather records, Libya, Weather Underground, World Meteorological Organization, ambassadors, temperature records, activists  
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2012-09-13 02:42:05 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
Geaux Tigers?
 
2012-09-13 03:05:25 PM  
No, subs. It is part of the conspiracy to force more muslims to move to the US, get a gay spouse and infiltrate, through stealth, into Real America. Then, once there, they will secretly take over the small town government and maybe the mayor's office, too. And then they'll work up the government ladder, hand in hand with the Kenyan President until they control the police and the churches and the hospitals and have taken all our guns. And once they've done this, they'll start their death panels and force Real Americans to get gay abortions after they convert to Islam.

Praise Allah the Fabulous.
 
2012-09-13 03:46:25 PM  
Friday: hottest temperature on record stolen by submitter's mom's crotch.

Coincidence?
 
2012-09-13 03:46:26 PM  
Justice has now been served. America, F*CK YEAH.
 
2012-09-13 04:03:03 PM  
And we'll just take back that Shaittiest place to live award and give it back to Ohio, while we're at it.
 
2012-09-13 04:34:33 PM  
www.patentspostgrant.com
 
2012-09-13 04:36:06 PM  
The driving force behind the investigation was Weather Underground's Christopher Burt, who long suspected the Libyan record was questionable.

"Christopher Burt"
dammit subby I think you've nailed it. Also this guy is the mastermind behind that movie.
 
2012-09-13 04:37:30 PM  

gopher321: Friday: hottest temperature on record stolen by submitter's mom's crotch.


Nope. That was a dry heat.
 
2012-09-13 04:39:07 PM  

vudukungfu: And we'll just take back that Shaittiest place to live award and give it back to Ohio, while we're at it.


As much as I would like to stick to Libya, i think they still have us beat in the "shiattiest place to live" department.
 
2012-09-13 04:39:11 PM  
Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

img.photobucket.com

img.photobucket.com

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-13 04:40:39 PM  

Dahnkster: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 800x531]
Geaux Tigers?


Well, Jesus, of course it's going to be hot when you build a stadium next to the eye of Sauron.
 
2012-09-13 04:43:14 PM  

JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x343]

[img.photobucket.com image 700x223]

[img.photobucket.com image 430x600]


Awesome pictures.
 
2012-09-13 04:43:34 PM  

JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x343]

[img.photobucket.com image 700x223]

[img.photobucket.com image 430x600]


Oh. Mormon Tea. Mmmmmmm.
 
2012-09-13 04:45:08 PM  
How you invalidate a 90 year old temp record is kind of fascinating to me. I've read the article and see the details they provide, but still, seems to me the real answer here is "We just don't think it really got that hot".
 
2012-09-13 04:46:15 PM  
It's the pirates.
www.seanbonner.com
 
2012-09-13 04:47:43 PM  

JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x343]

[img.photobucket.com image 700x223]

[img.photobucket.com image 430x600]


Those are eerily beautiful. I want to visit but I'll wait until they get rid of the scorpions.

/farking scorpions
 
2012-09-13 04:48:47 PM  
"Are you calling us liars, American infidel pigs! We will make jihad on you! Your blood will run in the streets adn we will get virgins! Allahu Akbar!!"
 
2012-09-13 04:49:27 PM  
I say let's give the record back to them, and they can clinch the "world's largest parking lot" record in the process.

/internet badass
 
2012-09-13 04:55:41 PM  

Dahnkster: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 800x531]
Geaux Tigers?


Wrong Tigers.
 
2012-09-13 04:56:07 PM  
Subby's command of grammar, is rather poor.
 
2012-09-13 04:57:15 PM  

aevert: Dahnkster: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 800x531]
Geaux Tigers?

Wrong Tigers.


Goddamnit.
i1196.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-13 04:59:46 PM  
"I've got toooo much, time on my hands."
 
2012-09-13 05:01:07 PM  
Well, we sure showed them what happens when you kill our ambassador. Let this be a lesson to all nations
 
2012-09-13 05:16:51 PM  

JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x343]

[img.photobucket.com image 700x223]

[img.photobucket.com image 430x600]


Those really are some stunningly beautiful photos. I couldn't do it. Ever since I went loco in Nevada after my mom sent me out into 120 degree heat in the desert to play, I just don't do heat.
 
2012-09-13 05:17:43 PM  
Too soon.

Even for Fark.
 
2012-09-13 05:25:22 PM  

miss diminutive: JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x343]

[img.photobucket.com image 700x223]

[img.photobucket.com image 430x600]

Those are eerily beautiful. I want to visit but I'll wait until they get rid of the scorpions.

/farking scorpions


revolverrecords.com

?
 
2012-09-13 05:28:10 PM  
As a park worker in Death Valley who just got done laying four miles of asphalt in Furnace Creek I'm getting a kick out of...etc
 
2012-09-13 05:30:12 PM  
More interesting is that if this is true, it means the record highest temperature for the Earth (recorded) hasn't been beat in almost 100 years.

Now, I understand the average global temperature has been rising, but does someone have a better explanation other than the law of averages as to why we haven't seen a hotter day than this in 100 years?

-It just seems odd.
 
2012-09-13 05:31:13 PM  

buckler: JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x343]

[img.photobucket.com image 700x223]

[img.photobucket.com image 430x600]

Those really are some stunningly beautiful photos. I couldn't do it. Ever since I went loco in Nevada after my mom sent me out into 120 degree heat in the desert to play, I just don't do heat.


Just gotta go at the right time of year. We went in March and it was beautiful. Started every day off in long sleeves - even full bore heavy jacket and gloves. By late morning or noon we were in long sleeve t-shirts, by mid-afternoon, t-shirt and shorts, then by evening start putting on the heavy clothing again. Highest we saw that week was low 90's, but got down to low teens at night. Spent one night attempting star trails at Rhyolite which was a little creepy since its said to be haunted...was miserably cold - even getting frost on the lens which has a habit of ruining a photograph.

A few more:
img.photobucket.com

Old bank building at Rhyolite....is said that a lady in white haunts these ruins.
img.photobucket.com

img.photobucket.com

Far and away the darkets sky i had ever seen.
img.photobucket.com 

Night pictures are crap...was first attempt at star trails. Not my best work. Last one I was jsut trying to capture the milky way
 
2012-09-13 05:33:59 PM  

miss diminutive:
Those are eerily beautiful. I want to visit but I'll wait until they get rid of the scorpions.

/farking scorpions


One of nature's finest killers, Mr. Wint.
One is never too old to learn from a master, Mr. Kidd.
www.popcultureattack.com
 
2012-09-13 05:33:59 PM  
The "90 year old Libyan record for hottest temperature ever recorded" is being returned to Death Valley? What?
 
2012-09-13 05:38:44 PM  
That's hott!
 
2012-09-13 05:39:47 PM  

JMel: buckler: JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.


Great pictures! That people actually crossed that expanse in wagons always astounds me
 
2012-09-13 05:46:21 PM  

JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.


Best park in the country. My most memorable mutli-day hike was on foot from Marble Canyon over the Cottonwood mountains to Racetrack Playa. Seeing the playa after cresting the mountains is a sight I'll never forget. And I never even saw one other person.
 
2012-09-13 06:01:20 PM  

fozziewazzi: JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

Best park in the country. My most memorable mutli-day hike was on foot from Marble Canyon over the Cottonwood mountains to Racetrack Playa. Seeing the playa after cresting the mountains is a sight I'll never forget. And I never even saw one other person.


I can't decide what my favorite spot was....the dunes or racetrack playa. We stayed at the Racetrack until well after dark....unbelievably erie knowing that there isn't another person for untold miles. So unbelievably dark and quiet. The quiet is actually deafening, which I know doesn't make sense, you just have to experience it.

Such a magical place.

Except a bunch of douchebags went out on the playa after it rained at some point and wrote all over it. They should be shot on sight. Then there are the other douchebags that try to "help" the stones move across the playa, or mess with the sailing stones.
 
2012-09-13 06:14:18 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: gopher321: Friday: hottest temperature on record stolen by submitter's mom's crotch.

Nope. That was a dry heat.


You are a horrible person. +1, good show, old chap.
 
2012-09-13 06:19:56 PM  
USA! USA!

Went there in winter, was still over 90°.
 
2012-09-13 06:23:16 PM  

Gabrielmot: More interesting is that if this is true, it means the record highest temperature for the Earth (recorded) hasn't been beat in almost 100 years.

Now, I understand the average global temperature has been rising, but does someone have a better explanation other than the law of averages as to why we haven't seen a hotter day than this in 100 years?

-It just seems odd.


Mostly law of averages, luck, and the relatively sparse distribution of reliable observation points, and the fact that it's really hard to heat up air that much naturally and keep it that way for long.

That, and a lot of the global temperature increase is not due to warmer temperatures in the (sub)tropics, but rather much warmer average temperatures in polar regions.
 
2012-09-13 06:24:49 PM  
I thought Death Valley was that unfathomable area up between Nadya Suleman's legs .... or was that Debt Valley? I get confused.
 
2012-09-13 06:53:10 PM  

aevert: aevert: Dahnkster: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 800x531]
Geaux Tigers?

Wrong Tigers.

Goddamnit.
[i1196.photobucket.com image 850x527]


Wrong Tigers.

assets.sbnation.com
 
2012-09-13 07:16:22 PM  

Nadie_AZ: No, subs. It is part of the conspiracy to force more muslims to move to the US, get a gay spouse and infiltrate, through stealth, into Real America. Then, once there, they will secretly take over the small town government and maybe the mayor's office, too. And then they'll work up the government ladder, hand in hand with the Kenyan President until they control the police and the churches and the hospitals and have taken all our guns. And once they've done this, they'll start their death panels and force Real Americans to get gay abortions after they convert to Islam.

Praise Allah the Fabulous.


Wow, that's almost PocketNinja-grade stuff! + eleventy!
 
2012-09-13 07:45:13 PM  
Yeah! Keep playing with fire, superpants, you don't know how much fire you're playing with! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!
 
2012-09-13 07:50:26 PM  
When i was in nangahar province in afghanistan we had a couple weeks straight where all the thermometer readings were 130 to 140 degrees. Im not saying we beat the record, maybe thermometer readers are innacurate that high? Anyways, i should probably stop saying my highest temp was 140
1 0
In between the moutains of the hindu kush that run through afghanistan and 0 pakistan is a deep depression that creates a fertile valley for the farmers around jalalabad. Its very swampy and wet too so humidity was near 100% ( who knows if that was accura te now too), but damn, being outside felt like you were being cooked alive. We had guys getting heat exhaustion in air conditioned rooms and saw a foot patrol collapse after maybe 100 meters and hadto crawl and carry there way back.
 
2012-09-13 10:51:35 PM  
some would like to see spotty high temps in the arab area in the 20 million fahrenheit area
news at 11
 
2012-09-13 11:02:33 PM  

jayhawk88: How you invalidate a 90 year old temp record is kind of fascinating to me. I've read the article and see the details they provide, but still, seems to me the real answer here is "We just don't think it really got that hot".


Ehhh... not really. It isn't that they were saying definitively that it didn't actually get that hot, it's more like an assessment of the original measurement's margin of error. Any measurement has to be cross-checked and corroborated, and if it isn't, the measurement is not reliable. If it is just as likely that the actual local air temperature was 133 instead of 136, you can't just give them the benefit of the doubt. That's not how science works.
 
2012-09-13 11:14:56 PM  
That's US scientist-style street justice.
 
2012-09-13 11:17:03 PM  

JMel: buckler: JMel: Death Valley is an unbelievable place to visit. I highly recommend it. I spent a week there and years later am still mesmerized by what I saw.

I cannot wait to go back. I could spend a week photographing the dunes alone, not to mention the salt flats and devils racetrack.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x343]

[img.photobucket.com image 700x223]

[img.photobucket.com image 430x600]

Those really are some stunningly beautiful photos. I couldn't do it. Ever since I went loco in Nevada after my mom sent me out into 120 degree heat in the desert to play, I just don't do heat.

Just gotta go at the right time of year. We went in March and it was beautiful. Started every day off in long sleeves - even full bore heavy jacket and gloves. By late morning or noon we were in long sleeve t-shirts, by mid-afternoon, t-shirt and shorts, then by evening start putting on the heavy clothing again. Highest we saw that week was low 90's, but got down to low teens at night. Spent one night attempting star trails at Rhyolite which was a little creepy since its said to be haunted...was miserably cold - even getting frost on the lens which has a habit of ruining a photograph.

A few more:
[img.photobucket.com image 700x338]

Old bank building at Rhyolite....is said that a lady in white haunts these ruins.
[img.photobucket.com image 414x600]

[img.photobucket.com image 600x408]

Far and away the darkets sky i had ever seen.
[img.photobucket.com image 421x600] 

Night pictures are crap...was first attempt at star trails. Not my best work. Last one I was jsut trying to capture the milky way


img.photobucket.com

'38 Dodge truck on the left?
 
2012-09-13 11:56:23 PM  

buckler: Those really are some stunningly beautiful photos. I couldn't do it. Ever since I went loco in Nevada after my mom sent me out into 120 degree heat in the desert to play, I just don't do heat.


Then go in the spring or fall. Or maybe the winter. Moderate temps. Duh.
 
2012-09-14 12:19:08 AM  

Gawdzila: jayhawk88: How you invalidate a 90 year old temp record is kind of fascinating to me. I've read the article and see the details they provide, but still, seems to me the real answer here is "We just don't think it really got that hot".

Ehhh... not really. It isn't that they were saying definitively that it didn't actually get that hot, it's more like an assessment of the original measurement's margin of error. Any measurement has to be cross-checked and corroborated, and if it isn't, the measurement is not reliable. If it is just as likely that the actual local air temperature was 133 instead of 136, you can't just give them the benefit of the doubt. That's not how science works.


133, 136...Either way that's too freaking hot to live. What good would a couple of degrees do you at that temp?
 
2012-09-14 01:18:19 AM  

Gawdzila: jayhawk88: How you invalidate a 90 year old temp record is kind of fascinating to me. I've read the article and see the details they provide, but still, seems to me the real answer here is "We just don't think it really got that hot".

Ehhh... not really. It isn't that they were saying definitively that it didn't actually get that hot, it's more like an assessment of the original measurement's margin of error. Any measurement has to be cross-checked and corroborated, and if it isn't, the measurement is not reliable. If it is just as likely that the actual local air temperature was 133 instead of 136, you can't just give them the benefit of the doubt. That's not how science works.


Link to multiple articles and a video documentary detailing the investigation.
 
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