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(Daily Mail)   'Up to' 760 people have 'perished' in the six-day UK heatwave. It's the Daily Mail... with a masterclass in pseudoscience, misrepresentation, and nonsensical quotes. Photos of pretty girls in bikinis though, so... there's that   ( divider line
    More: Silly, master classes, systems thinking, Tropical Medicine, extreme temperatures, Nick Clegg, shepherds, Shropshire  
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2013-07-18 11:07:21 AM  
8 votes:
Fun fact: His sister was killed when a house fell on her. Full Size
2013-07-18 11:50:14 AM  
4 votes:
F you England or UK, or Great Britain, whatever you are... I live on Venus where it gets up past 735 Kelvin, but you don't see us getting all dead from it. We deal with it.

2013-07-18 11:30:41 AM  
4 votes:
Anyone else finding the babble from the Yanks kinda amusing?

`Rainstorm Bertha is on her way! Have you stocked up on milk, Wonder bread & tampons, yet? HURRY!'
2013-07-18 11:16:47 AM  
4 votes:


Brits used to be able to handle heat.

But they weren't happy about it. Those guys are clearly pithed.
2013-07-18 12:50:00 PM  
3 votes:

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Does the 'chick' on the left look a little too much like Tom Cruise in a blond wig?

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2013-07-18 11:09:44 AM  
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Did they have a sale on sunshine clipart or something?
2013-07-18 12:41:20 PM  
2 votes:

drb9: They are carrying surf boards where there is no surf.

They're English. They carry surf boards to protect them from the Sun when they lie on the beach. This habit comes in handy at tea time. While George naps, the family lays out the tea or a buffet on him. The Scots don't lie on beaches* so if you see a Scot with a surf board, head for higher ground. He's getting his money's worth out of the damn thing, so half of Norway may have fallen into the North Sea.

*They lie under beaches. Don't kick at floppy hats you find on a beach. It probably has a Scotsman's head in it. A bright scarlet, very, very angry Scottish head. Being buried in the sand is not just a fun thing to do at the beach--it's protective cover. This is why Scots Regiments are experts in camouflage. That and the fact that half the regiment are former ghillies or worshippers of the pagan Green Man.

Brantgoose. Spreading lies about the acceptable targets of racism since, um, 1987. Yeah, that's the ticket. 1987. 1997.
2013-07-18 11:37:21 AM  
2 votes:

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Are you shiatting me?

This is now a story about how the English are not very good at handling high temps.

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you know where it IS hot though?  Mexico.  And they have meteorologists!
2013-07-18 11:30:39 AM  
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2013-07-18 11:21:25 AM  
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Are you shiatting me?
2013-07-18 11:12:19 AM  
2 votes:

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Did they have a sale on sunshine clipart or something? Full Size
2013-07-18 11:09:38 AM  
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Does the 'chick' on the left look a little too much like Tom Cruise in a blond wig?
2013-07-18 09:48:54 AM  
2 votes:
"pretty" or "hot" + British news outlet = LIES!!!
2013-07-18 09:47:04 AM  
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Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun
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(look at the socks on that naff twat)
2013-07-18 01:12:53 PM  
1 vote:
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/Much better
2013-07-18 01:10:55 PM  
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2013-07-18 01:09:50 PM  
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2013-07-18 01:09:01 PM  
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2013-07-18 01:07:59 PM  
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2013-07-18 01:07:17 PM  
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2013-07-18 01:06:34 PM  
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2013-07-18 01:05:17 PM  
1 vote:

Banned on the Run: The Daily Mail is just demonstrating how adding pics of pretty women in bikinis can improve any article.

It's journalistic bacon.

Similarly, adding bikini pics to this thread will improve it as well.

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2013-07-18 12:52:49 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: Things I leaned from building computers. I son't know why they always rate CPU temps in Celsius, so I had to learn conversion: (Celcius * 9/5) + 32.

It`s because Celsius is the same scale as Kelvin, which is how grown ups measure temperature. I`m glad you didn't attempt to spell Fahrenheit...

You know there is a `preview` button next to `add comment`?
2013-07-18 12:51:16 PM  
1 vote:

SpdrJay: Don't these people have bathtubs of water they can cool off in rather than dying from heat? I don't get it.

For a country which makes fun of the French for not bathing, England has surprisingly few bath tubs. I read that one in ten residences in London had no bath or shower (this is very past-best-use-date information, but I doubt it has changed much, given the price of real estate and the number of people living in closets and chambres de bonne (maid's rooms), which is French for a closet converted to an apartment (too small to be a proper bed sit because there's only room for a cot, no other place to sit).

Many of the poorer residents of the British Isles still share a bathroom with other tenants or boarders or room-mates, which means there isn't room enough in the tub or shower for all of the occupants.

Although the British were the first nation with modern indoor plumbing (to a given value of "modern" and "indoor" and the first to bathe every day rather than once a week (which is adequate if you lead a sedentary life and never sweat or work) a large percentage of the population never had access to the facilities for a leisurely soak in the tub as this was a luxury and only rich and upper middle class people deserve luxuries.
2013-07-18 12:17:13 PM  
1 vote:

jakomo002: Fissile: 95 degrees with 50% humidity in New York City today.  Tomorrow it may go up to 100 degrees.  Last 4 weeks have been like a sauna around here.   85 degrees and 35% humidity sounds like heaven.  Stop biatching, you bunch of pansies.

Seriously.  It was 43 Celsius here yesterday with humidity.

//You will also develop a sore neck from watching the cavalcade of beautiful, scantily clad wimmins

I hear people in Toronto strain their eyes staring at the CN tower...

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I know I would...
2013-07-18 12:16:28 PM  
1 vote:
If only there were some kind of way that human beings could understand that some other human beings have entirely different tolerance for environmental variations.
Or maybe most do, maybe it's just those that settled on one of the last unwanted clusterfark wildernesses on the planet that lack empathy and understanding. Maybe the descendants of the assholes who decided that settling on a continent with the most severe weather on earth, a place where temperature, wind and rainfall all conspire to make life as short as possible, maybe those guys were so farked up dumb to settle where they did that any resultant generations were in-turn also hit hard and often with the dumb-ass stick and just can't reason that people are different and not everyone lives in a farking oven or an inch above sea level. Maybe anyone that emigrated to that country after drinking the kool-aid in all the movies and songs about how great that country is are dumb too? Maybe everyone who went thru school in that country and had to hand-on-heart pledge allegiance to a bunch of dust and ice with occasional flurries of flying houses, maybe they're dumber than farking hammers too? Maybe everyone in the whole country just doesn't get it that someone somewhere else that wisely chose to live in a non-extreme weather environment gets a bit uncomfortable when it's warmer than normal there.
That'd explain all the derp in this thread anyway. Or maybe it's just bots spewing automated trolling.
I like England, I'm glad they are having a memorable summer, they're nice folk and deserve some quality time out in the sunshine. If you feel the need to call them pussies because you live in an oven maybe consider what that indicates about your life choices, you live in an oven, I'd rather be a pussy than a dehydrated moran.
2013-07-18 12:15:59 PM  
1 vote:
86?? WTF? You farking Brits are soft when it come to sun. I'm in NH and the sun is my kryptonite, but for fark sake 86? I'm in construction and work out side. Our average up here has been around 92 - 94 for weeks with a crap load of humidity. I been going in at 6:00 and getting the fark out at noon to beat the heat but 86????? Drink some farking Gatorade people.
2013-07-18 12:14:32 PM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: 86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?

Inferior genes. Clearly, we need to be more green like Europe is.
2013-07-18 12:09:39 PM  
1 vote:

bloatboy: Loaf's Tray: At least it's not "UP TO 760 OR MORE"...reporters do that all the time and it peeves the hell outta me...

//Aut mode: [OFF]

Or this kind of thing: headline "Could an 86 degree heatwave kill 7000 or more people?" (click link) "Not likely."

Use of weaselese also bugs me a little. In TFA, "Up to 760", meaning between zero and 760. Citation: "London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times", using methods other than counting bodies.

On the other hand, I really, really love their tendency of adding pics of hot women. I'm all for that in every website.

Me, too. I think photos of...ohhhh...let's say Olivia Munn for instance...should accompany any and all news articles.

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2013-07-18 11:31:09 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: 86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?

Old people, no AC and poorly insulated houses.
2013-07-18 11:30:34 AM  
1 vote:
86F?  In Texas we turn off our AC's during that weather.
2013-07-18 11:21:21 AM  
1 vote:
FTA: ...sixth consecutive day of temperatures above 30C30 X 1.8 + 32 = 86That's a heat wave? Seriously?
2013-07-18 11:17:06 AM  
1 vote:
Dear Britian,

Get Air Conditioning.

Fellow Developed Countries
2013-07-18 11:13:25 AM  
1 vote:
Quit submitting links to the daily fail if you hate it so much
2013-07-18 11:12:21 AM  
1 vote:
Oh no! 86 degrees F !!!

The streets must be bursting in to flames!!!

/pansies - It was over 80 by 8 AM here this morning.
2013-07-18 11:05:43 AM  
1 vote:
Alabama points and laughs.

/Hey, at least we get to point and laugh at other people for a change
2013-07-18 11:03:33 AM  
1 vote:
86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?
2013-07-18 11:00:23 AM  
1 vote:
I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....
2013-07-18 10:59:47 AM  
1 vote:
Meh, when I was in Arizona at 8am it could be 98F.  In Boise it's going to top 100F again.  Big farking deal.
2013-07-18 10:12:36 AM  
1 vote:
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