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2022-01-15 10:12:14 PM  
It's a desert continent, largely. I feel bad for the people of Australia, because from the two times I'm visited they are the friendliest people on earth, but I think they can handle it. I am basing this on the number of times someone said "don't worry if a snake gets ya' - we have the highest percentage of anti-toxin on earth." Both of those times were at a park I was paying money to see animals.

I've been all over the world, but Australia and Thailand both stick in my mind as the most pleasant. They're both very different, but both countries have a great "vibe" if that makes sense at all. Like you can walk into a grocery store in either country and just tell.
 
2022-01-15 10:22:44 PM  
definitely drinking weather

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2022-01-15 10:48:28 PM  
The Outback is essentially one big desert, well most of Australia that is. It doesn't surprise me if gets really hot there in their summer.
 
2022-01-15 11:37:48 PM  

Lsherm: It's a desert continent, largely. I feel bad for the people of Australia, because from the two times I'm visited they are the friendliest people on earth, but I think they can handle it. I am basing this on the number of times someone said "don't worry if a snake gets ya' - we have the highest percentage of anti-toxin on earth." Both of those times were at a park I was paying money to see animals.


Thanks for your nice comments about our country and people. For what it's worth, the snakes here, while highly venemous, are also usually pretty timid. The death toll from snakebites among humans is negligible, dogs and cats don't fare so well admittedly. Sri Lanka has a similar population to Australia but about 400 deaths per year from snakebites, it's a bad year here if we get 1% of that. I enjoy a bushwalk but hardly ever even see a snake.

/CSB I've previously told on Fark: The only gunshot I've ever heard was at a semi-rural property in the Adelaide Hills owned by the parents of a friend of ours who lives overseas and was visiting home. We'd headed up there for a fine BBQ lunch and were sitting outside on the patio. A snake slithered past so friend's mum grabbed the dogs and put them inside while friend's dad went to grab his shotgun, instructing me to track the snake so we didn't lose it. He caught up with me by a large shed, where the snake had paused in a concrete gutter on the ground against the shed wall. He took aim and BLAM. He shot over the top of the snake, blowing a 6-inch hole in the wall of the shed, and the snake flew off into the grass and back down into the gully it had come from. We returned to the patio and friend's mum said "Well, I don't think we'll be seeing that snake again around here" and my wife replied "Yeah, and the shed won't be giving you any shiat either!"
 
2022-01-15 11:44:15 PM  

Aussie_As: Lsherm: It's a desert continent, largely. I feel bad for the people of Australia, because from the two times I'm visited they are the friendliest people on earth, but I think they can handle it. I am basing this on the number of times someone said "don't worry if a snake gets ya' - we have the highest percentage of anti-toxin on earth." Both of those times were at a park I was paying money to see animals.

Thanks for your nice comments about our country and people. For what it's worth, the snakes here, while highly venemous, are also usually pretty timid. The death toll from snakebites among humans is negligible, dogs and cats don't fare so well admittedly. Sri Lanka has a similar population to Australia but about 400 deaths per year from snakebites, it's a bad year here if we get 1% of that. I enjoy a bushwalk but hardly ever even see a snake.

/CSB I've previously told on Fark: The only gunshot I've ever heard was at a semi-rural property in the Adelaide Hills owned by the parents of a friend of ours who lives overseas and was visiting home. We'd headed up there for a fine BBQ lunch and were sitting outside on the patio. A snake slithered past so friend's mum grabbed the dogs and put them inside while friend's dad went to grab his shotgun, instructing me to track the snake so we didn't lose it. He caught up with me by a large shed, where the snake had paused in a concrete gutter on the ground against the shed wall. He took aim and BLAM. He shot over the top of the snake, blowing a 6-inch hole in the wall of the shed, and the snake flew off into the grass and back down into the gully it had come from. We returned to the patio and friend's mum said "Well, I don't think we'll be seeing that snake again around here" and my wife replied "Yeah, and the shed won't be giving you any shiat either!"


Lol
 
2022-01-16 12:11:21 AM  

American Decency Association: definitely drinking weather

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Aussie_As: Lsherm: It's a desert continent, largely. I feel bad for the people of Australia, because from the two times I'm visited they are the friendliest people on earth, but I think they can handle it. I am basing this on the number of times someone said "don't worry if a snake gets ya' - we have the highest percentage of anti-toxin on earth." Both of those times were at a park I was paying money to see animals.

Thanks for your nice comments about our country and people. For what it's worth, the snakes here, while highly venemous, are also usually pretty timid. The death toll from snakebites among humans is negligible, dogs and cats don't fare so well admittedly. Sri Lanka has a similar population to Australia but about 400 deaths per year from snakebites, it's a bad year here if we get 1% of that. I enjoy a bushwalk but hardly ever even see a snake.

/CSB I've previously told on Fark: The only gunshot I've ever heard was at a semi-rural property in the Adelaide Hills owned by the parents of a friend of ours who lives overseas and was visiting home. We'd headed up there for a fine BBQ lunch and were sitting outside on the patio. A snake slithered past so friend's mum grabbed the dogs and put them inside while friend's dad went to grab his shotgun, instructing me to track the snake so we didn't lose it. He caught up with me by a large shed, where the snake had paused in a concrete gutter on the ground against the shed wall. He took aim and BLAM. He shot over the top of the snake, blowing a 6-inch hole in the wall of the shed, and the snake flew off into the grass and back down into the gully it had come from. We returned to the patio and friend's mum said "Well, I don't think we'll be seeing that snake again around here" and my wife replied "Yeah, and the shed won't be giving you any shiat either!"


Yeah, In America that joke would result in two dead, fifteen shots, and an argument about the gun. :(
 
2022-01-16 1:59:27 AM  

Aussie_As: Lsherm: It's a desert continent, largely. I feel bad for the people of Australia, because from the two times I'm visited they are the friendliest people on earth, but I think they can handle it. I am basing this on the number of times someone said "don't worry if a snake gets ya' - we have the highest percentage of anti-toxin on earth." Both of those times were at a park I was paying money to see animals.

Thanks for your nice comments about our country and people. For what it's worth, the snakes here, while highly venemous, are also usually pretty timid. The death toll from snakebites among humans is negligible, dogs and cats don't fare so well admittedly. Sri Lanka has a similar population to Australia but about 400 deaths per year from snakebites, it's a bad year here if we get 1% of that. I enjoy a bushwalk but hardly ever even see a snake.

/CSB I've previously told on Fark: The only gunshot I've ever heard was at a semi-rural property in the Adelaide Hills owned by the parents of a friend of ours who lives overseas and was visiting home. We'd headed up there for a fine BBQ lunch and were sitting outside on the patio. A snake slithered past so friend's mum grabbed the dogs and put them inside while friend's dad went to grab his shotgun, instructing me to track the snake so we didn't lose it. He caught up with me by a large shed, where the snake had paused in a concrete gutter on the ground against the shed wall. He took aim and BLAM. He shot over the top of the snake, blowing a 6-inch hole in the wall of the shed, and the snake flew off into the grass and back down into the gully it had come from. We returned to the patio and friend's mum said "Well, I don't think we'll be seeing that snake again around here" and my wife replied "Yeah, and the shed won't be giving you any shiat either!"


Lol.

Also interesting on the lack of aggressive snakes there. Sounds like you don't have the Black Mamba issue there that we have here.
 
2022-01-16 2:05:44 AM  
Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, its summer is opposite the Northern Hemisphere's. Summer is from December 1 and ends February 28, which is why Australia is experiencing hot temperatures now.

Thanks Rick.
 
2022-01-16 2:37:54 AM  
BigstackD is worth a look on YouTube. Temps are high all around. Brutal is my chosen word. I don't live there and would not want to.
 
2022-01-16 2:42:03 AM  

recondite cetacean: BigstackD is worth a look on YouTube. Temps are high all around. Brutal is my chosen word. I don't live there and would not want to.


Temps down here on the outskirts of Melbourne are pretty much average for the time of year, it's been delightful.
 
2022-01-16 2:59:43 AM  
Lookie at all the idiots posting things without reading the article


This temperature was recorded IN A COAST CITY. By every measure of logic this isnt something that should ever happen on a coast with the sea winds coming inland.

Welcome to your hellscape future. Move to the polar regions while there is still snow on the planet, because the way we are going snow will become something only known of in history books
 
2022-01-16 3:06:25 AM  
I've been looking at pumping water from the water tank to cool the air conditioner compressors as it only works to about 46C but I'm not quite sure why that is its upper temperature as it may be the gas thermal transfer or the compressor can't create the proper pressure.  My backup power can run up to 60C and some new A/C work to 52C or 56C depending on brand.
 
2022-01-16 3:08:54 AM  

lifeslammer: Lookie at all the idiots posting things without reading the article


This temperature was recorded IN A COAST CITY. By every measure of logic this isnt something that should ever happen on a coast with the sea winds coming inland.

Welcome to your hellscape future. Move to the polar regions while there is still snow on the planet, because the way we are going snow will become something only known of in history books


I doubt the winds were off the water. I'm in Adelaide which is a long way south of Onslow in terms of latitude and we've had temperatures here only a few degrees below this record, and we're on a gulf. When that northerly kicks in mid-summer and hangs around for a few days, it can get extraordinarily hot.

The thing that surprises me about this record isn't that it's at a coastal location - that coastal location is in the Pilbarra after all - it's that this is a (albeit weak) La Nina year which usually keeps the temperatures below extreme.
 
2022-01-16 3:10:28 AM  

lifeslammer: Lookie at all the idiots posting things without reading the article


This temperature was recorded IN A COAST CITY. By every measure of logic this isnt something that should ever happen on a coast with the sea winds coming inland.

Welcome to your hellscape future. Move to the polar regions while there is still snow on the planet, because the way we are going snow will become something only known of in history books


The wind in coastal cities doesn't always come from the sea, sometimes it comes from inland, ie the desert.  On my wedding day 25(ish) years ago it was 46.something degrees C, the wind was howling in from the north.  Outdoor wedding, too.  Cool change came thru (from the sea) just before the reception and everybody had a wild old time.
 
2022-01-16 3:28:04 AM  

Bob Down: Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, its summer is opposite the Northern Hemisphere's. Summer is from December 1 and ends February 28, which is why Australia is experiencing hot temperatures now.

Thanks Rick.


Don't be hard on the writer, still plenty of people on the internet to whom that bit of info is either a) big news or b) conspiracy lies that THEY want you to believe.
 
2022-01-16 3:31:05 AM  
Sorry flat-earthers

farking morans
 
2022-01-16 5:46:16 AM  

Aussie_As: Lsherm: It's a desert continent, largely. I feel bad for the people of Australia, because from the two times I'm visited they are the friendliest people on earth, but I think they can handle it. I am basing this on the number of times someone said "don't worry if a snake gets ya' - we have the highest percentage of anti-toxin on earth." Both of those times were at a park I was paying money to see animals.

Thanks for your nice comments about our country and people. For what it's worth, the snakes here, while highly venemous, are also usually pretty timid. The death toll from snakebites among humans is negligible, dogs and cats don't fare so well admittedly. Sri Lanka has a similar population to Australia but about 400 deaths per year from snakebites, it's a bad year here if we get 1% of that. I enjoy a bushwalk but hardly ever even see a snake.

/CSB I've previously told on Fark: The only gunshot I've ever heard was at a semi-rural property in the Adelaide Hills owned by the parents of a friend of ours who lives overseas and was visiting home. We'd headed up there for a fine BBQ lunch and were sitting outside on the patio. A snake slithered past so friend's mum grabbed the dogs and put them inside while friend's dad went to grab his shotgun, instructing me to track the snake so we didn't lose it. He caught up with me by a large shed, where the snake had paused in a concrete gutter on the ground against the shed wall. He took aim and BLAM. He shot over the top of the snake, blowing a 6-inch hole in the wall of the shed, and the snake flew off into the grass and back down into the gully it had come from. We returned to the patio and friend's mum said "Well, I don't think we'll be seeing that snake again around here" and my wife replied "Yeah, and the shed won't be giving you any shiat either!"


I. Farking. Love. Australians.

Seriously. Both times I visited I thought Australians acted like what Americans imagined themselves to be. You all are just NICE.

I don't get it, but I appreciate it. I wish more people were like you. The Portuguese were the exact opposite. Fark the Portuguese, with a rusty fork. Terrible people.
 
2022-01-16 5:51:29 AM  

lifeslammer: Lookie at all the idiots posting things without reading the article


This temperature was recorded IN A COAST CITY. By every measure of logic this isnt something that should ever happen on a coast with the sea winds coming inland.

Welcome to your hellscape future. Move to the polar regions while there is still snow on the planet, because the way we are going snow will become something only known of in history books


That stood out to me.

That area is on the coast, where it turns from west facing to north facing, just a coontwhisker's above of the Tropic of Capricorn.

It's close to (well, a six or seven hour drive, which is practically next door in Oz) Marble Bar, which is the "hottest town in Australia".
 
2022-01-16 5:54:29 AM  

englaja: lifeslammer: Lookie at all the idiots posting things without reading the article


This temperature was recorded IN A COAST CITY. By every measure of logic this isnt something that should ever happen on a coast with the sea winds coming inland.

Welcome to your hellscape future. Move to the polar regions while there is still snow on the planet, because the way we are going snow will become something only known of in history books

That stood out to me.

That area is on the coast, where it turns from west facing to north facing, just a coontwhisker's above of the Tropic of Capricorn.

It's close to (well, a six or seven hour drive, which is practically next door in Oz) Marble Bar, which is the "hottest town in Australia".


Lol, hit post too early.

But here's an article sort of Auntysplaining why the Pilbara like that, and why my home town gets its fair share of 100+ and 110+ days:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-04/how-the-pilbara-creates-extreme-heatwaves-over-east-australia/10683214
 
2022-01-16 6:04:32 AM  
I blame arsonists
 
2022-01-16 6:36:43 AM  

lifeslammer: Lookie at all the idiots posting things without reading the article


This temperature was recorded IN A COAST CITY. By every measure of logic this isnt something that should ever happen on a coast with the sea winds coming inland.

Welcome to your hellscape future. Move to the polar regions while there is still snow on the planet, because the way we are going snow will become something only known of in history books


Don't worry.  The Tongan volcano is gonna cool things down for a bit.
 
2022-01-16 6:38:15 AM  

LewDux: I blame arsonists


I blame arse onanists.
 
2022-01-16 8:37:48 AM  
OMG 123.26 degrees Fahrenheit, I could live nicely in 123.2 but 123.26 is insane!!!
 
2022-01-16 9:00:52 AM  
Last summer, Salem, Oregon had the distinction of being the hottest place in the USA: 47.2C (117F), for one day.  Having lived in Las Vegas (actually Clark County off the Strip), I can say that kind of heat gets old after a week or two.
 
2022-01-16 9:28:25 AM  

Smoking GNU: Bob Down: Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, its summer is opposite the Northern Hemisphere's. Summer is from December 1 and ends February 28, which is why Australia is experiencing hot temperatures now.

Thanks Rick.

Don't be hard on the writer, still plenty of people on the internet to whom that bit of info is either a) big news or b) conspiracy lies that THEY want you to believe.


For some people, Australia doesn't exist, yet they use Rhode Islands to describe how large an "imaginary" continent is.
 
2022-01-16 9:34:01 AM  

Lsherm: It's a desert continent, largely. I feel bad for the people of Australia, because from the two times I'm visited they are the friendliest people on earth, but I think they can handle it. I am basing this on the number of times someone said "don't worry if a snake gets ya' - we have the highest percentage of anti-toxin on earth." Both of those times were at a park I was paying money to see animals.

I've been all over the world, but Australia and Thailand both stick in my mind as the most pleasant. They're both very different, but both countries have a great "vibe" if that makes sense at all. Like you can walk into a grocery store in either country and just tell.


I knew an Australian in law school and he was one of the friendliest person that I've met. Sunny disposition, quick with jokes, all-around good guy. The woman from New Zealand was cool as well. They could spend hours having mock arguments about which place was better while making jokes and drinking large amounts of alcohol. Their accents got stronger as the more alcohol was drunk so by the end of the night, it was full-blown and barely comprehendible.
 
2022-01-16 9:57:38 AM  
ʇɐǝɥ uʍop ǝpᴉsdn uɐ s,ʇᴉ ʇsɐǝl ʇ∀
 
2022-01-16 11:27:54 AM  
After watching a recent documentaryish thing about beavers and how they can reclaim arid landscape, I really wonder what would happen if we just said farkit and started a massive beaver colonization program in Australia (and other arid places in Africa and Asia too while we're at it). Sure, it would fark up the existing ecosystem something fierce, but everything being significantly farked up and different 30 years from now seems to be a given.
 
2022-01-16 12:33:10 PM  
Fake news about the Chinese hoax to force us to drive Priuses
 
2022-01-16 12:34:57 PM  
South Texas winter temperatures look like Queensland summer temps frequently.
 
2022-01-16 2:06:50 PM  

Science_Guy_3.14159: OMG 123.26 degrees Fahrenheit, I could live nicely in 123.2 but 123.26 is insane!!!


Username checks out
 
DVD
2022-01-16 2:18:55 PM  

BitwiseShift: South Texas winter temperatures look like Queensland summer temps frequently.


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A certain collapsible Texan powergrid is chuckling.
 
2022-01-16 3:07:21 PM  

DVD: BitwiseShift: South Texas winter temperatures look like Queensland summer temps frequently.

________________________________________

A certain collapsible Texan powergrid is chuckling.


A relative in Dallas lost half of their house due to flooding from broken pipes caused by this. 
Apparently, pipes freeze when attic water heaters w/o drain pans lose their heat source.
It ran for over a week.
 
2022-01-16 3:35:47 PM  
Still not hot enough to leave the fried rice on the counter.
 
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