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(WTKR)   NASA tracking a 'Giga-Hurricane'. Weather Channel files copyright lawsuit and says it should be named Eddie   (wtkr.com) divider line 30
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2013-05-01 09:53:23 AM
I think Lexx already did this....
 
2013-05-01 09:55:11 AM
If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.
 
2013-05-01 10:00:12 AM
Tfa was a little short on information on what I'm curious about, now -- where does all the energy come from to drive this thing? I would have guessed that Saturn's far enough away from the sun that solar energy's kinda weak. Either I'm really mistaken, or something else is helping drive the weather. Some kinda geothermal thing?
 
2013-05-01 10:01:47 AM
No, the Weather Channel has already named it Winter Storm Zraputli, which is Aztec for "We really shouldn't have tried to name every single cold front."
 
2013-05-01 10:04:14 AM

phaseolus: Tfa was a little short on information on what I'm curious about, now -- where does all the energy come from to drive this thing? I would have guessed that Saturn's far enough away from the sun that solar energy's kinda weak. Either I'm really mistaken, or something else is helping drive the weather. Some kinda geothermal thing?


HAARP
 
2013-05-01 10:14:06 AM
Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?
 
2013-05-01 10:23:55 AM

Mr. Eugenides: Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?


Because it is getting hacked to death by a jealous, crazed entity due to it's popular appeal, so that it stops distracting us from the delusions about reality that the perpetrators want to feed?
 
2013-05-01 10:25:14 AM
It's very simple how this happened.... some alien on Saturn divided by zero at the north pole...
 
2013-05-01 10:35:02 AM

phaseolus: Tfa was a little short on information on what I'm curious about, now -- where does all the energy come from to drive this thing? I would have guessed that Saturn's far enough away from the sun that solar energy's kinda weak. Either I'm really mistaken, or something else is helping drive the weather. Some kinda geothermal thing?


Beats me, but Saturn is huge and its day is only like 11 hours.

BolloxReader: Mr. Eugenides: Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?

Because it is getting hacked to death by a jealous, crazed entity due to it's popular appeal, so that it stops distracting us from the delusions about reality that the perpetrators want to feed?


That sounds .... Crazy.
 
2013-05-01 10:44:20 AM
agrees

i198.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-01 10:46:55 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Beats me, but Saturn is huge and its day is only like 11 hours.



Hmmm... I wonder if something that massive, whirling that fast, would be enough to make it happen...

I don't have the skillz or the education to do this, but it seems like it would be easy enough for someone to model this physical system in software and see if a giant polar hurricane appears.
 
2013-05-01 10:48:58 AM
I had a giga-hurricane once. But I didn't play with it and forgot to feed it, so it died.
 
2013-05-01 10:55:38 AM

SpdrJay: I think Lexx already did this....


Damn, came to make a Lexx reference and beat in the Weeners.
 
2013-05-01 11:06:39 AM
Don't hurricanes involve water in some way? I thought that was the difference between a hurricane and a tornado. I didn't think there was water on Saturn.

/weather ignorant
//this thing is cool though no matter what it's made of
 
2013-05-01 11:08:26 AM

balthan: beat in the Weeners.


That must hurt.
 
2013-05-01 11:15:19 AM

Mr. Eugenides: Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?


Because it's in the time stream?
 
2013-05-01 11:22:23 AM
For the first time in years, I caught a few minutes of the Weather Channel while staying at a hotel.  Their naming of storms seemed extremely forced and utterly retarded.  I'm glad that I dumped cable years ago and no longer give money to those fools via subscription fees.


/is very sad that the Weather Channel purchased Weather Underground last year
 
2013-05-01 11:24:35 AM
How about Scrambles?

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2013-05-01 11:25:22 AM

js34603: Don't hurricanes involve water in some way? I thought that was the difference between a hurricane and a tornado. I didn't think there was water on Saturn.

/weather ignorant
//this thing is cool though no matter what it's made of


Well technically a tornado has to touch ground somewhere, and Saturn has no solid surface that we know of.  I'm still more fascinated by the gigantic hexagon this thing is in the middle of that I still haven't seen a solid explanation for.
 
2013-05-01 11:39:01 AM

bmongar: balthan: beat in the Weeners.

That must hurt.


Now they're sore.  Both of them.
 
2013-05-01 11:46:03 AM

MetaCarpal: Mr. Eugenides: Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?

Because it's in the time stream?


With a bit of a mind flip, you're into the time slip, and nothing... can ever be the same.
 
2013-05-01 11:57:10 AM
I hate to break it to the author of the article, but I doubt very seriously that the Saturnian hurricane is using water vapor in any way analogous to hurricanes on Earth.
 
2013-05-01 12:18:07 PM

LemSkroob: agrees

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/leaves feeling satisfied
 
2013-05-01 12:28:46 PM
Coming this Christmas from the ScyFy channel: Giga-Hurricane versus Sharknado!
 
2013-05-01 12:29:48 PM
i cant wait for it to fight Mecha-Giga Hurricane in the sequel.
 
2013-05-01 12:30:37 PM
whoa, didnt even see yer post, Mega Steve.  that is weird.
 
2013-05-01 12:59:00 PM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: LemSkroob: agrees

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/leaves feeling satisfied


/agree
 
2013-05-01 01:57:45 PM

MetaCarpal: Mr. Eugenides: Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?

Because it's in the time stream?


And this is his sofa, is it?
 
2013-05-02 02:37:42 AM

PirateKing: MetaCarpal: Mr. Eugenides: Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?

Because it's in the time stream?

And this is his sofa, is it?


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
/Stick this bone in your beard.
 
2013-05-02 01:18:42 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: BolloxReader: Mr. Eugenides: Wait a second, why should NASA be called Eddie?

Because it is getting hacked to death by a jealous, crazed entity due to it's popular appeal, so that it stops distracting us from the delusions about reality that the perpetrators want to feed?

That sounds .... Crazy.


Sounds like something from a late-night double feature.
 
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