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And this is why Florida, with so much underlying limestone, has so many sinkholes...
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After similar rains during the northern hemisphere winter (southern hemisphere summer) of 1997-98 (El Niño — go figure), people flocked to watch the desert bloom. Just like Death Valley after the unusually wet 2004-05 winter in California, to be fair.

Of course, even the 1997-98 El Niño only brought sprinkles to this area in comparison to this. With that being said, however, this isn't summer south of the equator, this is fall for them, and what caused this flooding wasn't just the El Niño waters and associated convection. It was a combination of abnormally warm water, a cold front, and an atmospheric river (!) seemingly stretching from Tahiti all the way to South America (Pineapple Express of the South?) that all occurred at the same time to cause this.

Then again, if this is a potential indicator for how strong the 2015-16 El Niño might be... Yeah, talk about going from one extreme to the other.
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If the 3.6-degree drop in North Atlantic temperatures due to a rapidly slowing thermohaline circulation (http://mashable.com/2015/03/24/gulf-stream-slowdown-study-tipping-point/) is any guide, it may end up being more than double 1997-98 by the time 2015-16 winter comes around (source: the "Mega Disasters: Mega Freeze" episode)...
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During the summer months, the sea surface temperatures surrounding the Arabian Peninsula (including in the Persian Gulf) peak in the mid-80's. This makes them give off a boatload of moisture. The dry Arabian desert, meanwhile, is parched and dry. Since the desert air can reach the triple digits easily, the moist air is pulled inland. Then, of course, the desert air cools at night.

Remember, the drier the air, the more abrupt the 24-hour temperature swings. You can get a case where the daytime temperatures are in the triple digits near the surface, the nighttime temperatures only in the 70's, and dew points that remain in the 80's despite the temperature swing. Not only that, but the ground can actually cool faster than the air at high levels at night. The resulting temperature inversion is ultimately what creates this phenomenon of this low-lying fog bank that the buildings rise above. The phenomenon, in fact, bears a stark resemblance to the mechanism behind the fog bank that invades San Francisco during the summer months, only instead of simply advecting during the day, it forms at night as a result of a combination of lingering moisture in the atmosphere and air at night that cools far more rapidly at the surface than it does above.
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To examine the effects of how exactly the so-called "grand minima" effect climate, one needs to take into account exactly where solar input has the greatest impact on temperature, pressure, and precipitation.

Where is that, exactly? Try the region where the sun itself is beating down on Earth the hardest: the tropics. Remember, the equatorial trough is technically a thermal low: When solar input is stronger, the pressure on the equator is lower. As a result, the trade winds intensify to fill that void, pushing warm water into the thermohaline circulation as a consequence, which strengthens it, keeping the mid-latitude and polar regions warm while at the same time cooling the equator.

When solar input to the tropics (which, being the region that's most dependent on solar input for its warmth, may cool easily by 1°C or more as a result) weakens, however, then the opposite occurs. If there's less solar input to the equator and the equatorial trough levels out, then the trade winds weaken or reverse direction for an extended period of time, causing, basically, a 200-year El Niño. This gradually weakens the thermohaline circulation as a consequence, allowing regions far away from the equator to cool...
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You need a spacecraft and a telescope to notice sunspots, not just your naked eye. NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center has those tools, and they're showing that there's still some activity: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression

With that being said, however, Cycle 24 is now on its downhill trend (which does tend to favor El Niño as well), and after Cycle 24 comes to a close (around 2020-21, give or take), the "sunspot number" is expected to remain in the single digits throughout Cycle 25 (and possibly beyond). So wait until 2020 and then ask that question again...
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Overpasses are probably the most unsafe tornado (un-)shelters one could ever possibly conjure up. The maximum wind speed in a tornado is typically about 30-50 feet above ground, out from the tornado's center. That is exactly how high overpasses are above ground. Moreover, if you've ever stood between two skyscrapers on a windy day, you know darn well what obstructions do to winds, including damaging ones like those in a tornado. They constrict the winds, and by constricting them actually speed them up. EF0 or EF1 strength winds can be amplified a full EF-level higher under the overpass than outside it.

In fact, some Moore, Oklahoma residents, in May 1999 (the strongest tornado ever recorded on radar), actually had the unfortunate nerve to leave their otherwise safe homes (yes, ones that have basements) only to hide underneath overpasses and become victims of this effect as a consequence.
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Those who want more Material Design deeper into the core of Chrome OS might want to star this...
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Major major #ChromeOSCanary  version bump to 44 with today's update...
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Usually in version management the first set if number is major release, second set is minor release and 3rd is incremental patches.. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.. Hope that helps. 
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HA! Here we are... in today's #ChromeOSCanary  build, that is. Google Now is FINALLY in the right place, no longer cluttering the notification center...
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Not only will they stay in whatever folder and/or order that you placed them in, but you can also fit more apps on a page/folder than before...
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A few days to weeks ago I was looking at the Weather Underground app's integrated satellite imagery and noticed something that looked similar to an atmospheric river hitting that region... Yeah, these images all but confirm my observations.
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Sean McDowell (Josh's son) is speaking here for the 2nd year in a row... Yup, ready for more hardcore apologetics, to say the least.
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I didn't know his son was doing that. That's really awesome to hear!!!
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  • Saddleback College
    Applications development, 2013 - present
  • El Toro High School
    HS Certificate of Completion, 2009 - 2011
  • Mira Monte Indep. Studies
    HS diploma, 2012 - 2012
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21-year-old Saddleback College software developer in training... who also LOVES to worship
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Hello, my name is Kenny Strawn, was born on April 14, 1993, live in Mission Viejo, CA, and am currently a student at Saddleback College studying... you guessed it... software development, particularly for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Have gone through three Chromebooks so far: started with a Cr-48 back in early 2011 that had a loose SATA cable to the SSD, then went on to an Acer AC700-1099 that was very fast and amazing at first, but soon became a severe underperformer, and now I'm rocking an Acer C720-2802 and loving it.

Since I have been so busy splitting time lately between Google+ and other social networks, it's been a long time since I last updated this. And since most of the content in here is ridiculously out of date (in fact, some of it even carried over from (!) Buzz), I figured this entire section deserves a complete rewrite.

I'm obviously kind of a rare mix of political positions here. There's millions of so-called "Christians" in the United States, sure... but what they practice is obviously not what they preach; in fact, the greedy billionaire Republicans in particular are in many ways completely contradicting themselves by being greedy and yet calling themselves Christians at the same time (Matthew 6:24). Likewise, there are others who do many things that are biblically correct on the financial and humility front, yet at the same time are pro-gay, pro-abortion Atheists. I, fortunately, see fault in BOTH of these positions, which is why I ended up voting for Gary Johnson (on his third-party ticket) in the 2012 election, since the choice between Obama and Romney in this case was a choice between a pro-gay, pro-abortion hypocrite and a pro-greed, pro-denialism hypocrite.

Another thing that sets me apart is that I also see that in many ways science and (wait, my pastor cringes at the word) religion are by no means one-against the other, and such relics as the Shroud of Turin (remember Ray Downing's awesome spectacle?) and many references to forensically accurate astronomical phenomena (round Earth, Earth revolves around the Sun... you know, the basic stuff that back in those days scientists frowned upon) in scripture only seem to reinforce what we know about science in general, which, along with how overplayed the evidence for Darwinism really is, is why being a software development student hasn't stopped me from continuing to be a (as anyone else would call me) Jesus-freak at the same time.

Back to the politics bit, since verses like Luke 6:24-26, 1 Timothy 6:10, and Matthew 6:24 all seem to condemn greed, they also condemn (in the modern era) the patent trolling and pervasive license restrictions that software vendors like Apple and Microsoft use to lock down their products and stifle others... but then again, I also know that HTC, Samsung, and LG can in the case of their proprietary forks of Android that they install on non-Nexus devices be just as foul as Apple when it comes to openness (locked bootloaders? Really?), which made me, back in December 2012, settle for an iPhone 4S (which was $99 with the 5 already out) instead of going for another AT&T Android device, since I am much happier with an up-to-date proprietary fork of Darwin (iOS 7) than I ever would be with an out-of-date (by several versions, at least) proprietary fork of Android.

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None. If there's any joy in my life, Jesus is the one who made it happen; therefore, He's the one that deserves the credit (see Ephesians 2:8-9).
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Seriously, I have absolutely no idea what the two negative review-less scores are about. The baristas are extremely friendly. The frappuccinos, refreshers, hot chocolate, lattes, and other drinks (with the exception of black coffee, which is *always* bitter and therefore horrible-tasting no matter where you go) are *all* beyond incredible. The various pastries are all delectable, and the atmosphere? Well, let's just say it's not only good for studying, socializing, and using my Chromebook (which, by the way, there's also free Wi-Fi), but also feels just like home (i.e. an old house) for some people. For someone to have the nerve to post negative (1/3) scores sans reviews on this place (at least with a review, people can actually explain WHY they feel so bad) is absurd.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
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It's a grocery store. Don't mislabel it as an ATM location, please! Thanks...
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Simply put, despite how little I get here, what I have gotten (after having gone here multiple times, at least 50 or more, with my family since I was at least 2 or 3 years old) at this amazing Chinese restaurant has overall been nothing short of outstanding. The orange chicken is completely off the chart. The various soups are all total delicacies. The rice is cooked to just the right consistency -- not to hard, not too soft. The drink selection is beyond incredible. Even the appetizer chow mein noodles, when dipped in the right sauces, are transformed into pure awesomeness. The decorative murals that take up entire walls, *real* (in contrast to silk in some other restaurants) houseplants, bright white tablecloths, and off-the-chart plating make up the decor section of the review (which is absolutely outstanding). And, finally, of the countless times I've been here, there wasn't one incident where my family was treated with poor service. Not one! The servers are always friendly, always reliable (I haven't encountered one instance of an order misinterpretation), and always quick to deliver soups, salads, appetizers, and meals. After reading other reviews, I seriously feel somewhat bad for the others who don't feel so fortunate. That doesn't usually happen, and it certainly didn't happen for me one bit. And for those of you "low salt" naysayers: Last I checked, Chinese food (at least Sichuan, along with Thai and other cuisines) is supposed to be sweet and spicy, but NOT salty. And in those areas especially, the restaurant is absolutely outstanding.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Back in June (8-11 to be specific), I stayed, ate, and rode back and forth to Mammoth from this very resort as part of a church retreat. I must admit, everything about this place was over the top. Food was excellent, the room I stayed in (although the beds were old) was of very good quality, and for the money, you get a much better deal by staying in Tom's Place and commuting to Mammoth than by staying in Mammoth Lakes and having to pay about 3x as much for lodging.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Technical support is through the roof. Whether it's a device defect or (if you have AppleCare+ coverage) a cracked screen, it won't just be fixed but replaced with a new device, and that's what makes it awesome. To be fair, open source software, like Android, tends to have trade-offs associated with it when it comes to technical support. You mess up the software, you're on your own. That's good for people like me that actually like to tinker, but for the "average Joe", the lack of technical support in Linux in one form or another is probably why Linux hasn't taken off like it should. Then again, GPL software does get over-the-air upgrades in a much more timely fashion than proprietary BSD and/or Apache forks, so...
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Let's face it, when you are as picky as me when it comes to food (i.e. "enough sweet onion sauce to cover *every* leaf of lettuce, *every* piece of chicken, and *every* olive"), you'll definitely love the amazing flexibility of the staff at this awesome place. Yes, the food is excellent (as you'd always expect from the Subway chain as a whole), and the drinks (including non-sodas) equally so. The decor reminds me of that in most authentic Italian (i.e. Peppino's, Olive Garden) restaurants (not to mention also, thanks to both her parents having immigrated from Italy, my grandmother's house 3000 miles away from here in extreme northeastern, i.e. rural Pike County, Pennsylvania), and it really adds to the place's awesomeness. So, overall, would definitely not be ashamed to give this place a perfect score.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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