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There's a multitude of factors: El Niño, --AMO (cooling Atlantic), and ++SAL (Saharan Air Layer = dry air from Sahara invading the eastern/central Atlantic). Every single one of those factors is inhibitory on tropical development in the Atlantic basin.

Of course, seeing Andres, Blanca, and Carlos already crossed off the E Pacific list (with many more still to come) isn't surprising at all. Counterintuitive to the Atlantic, storms in that basin are actually made more numerous by El Niño due to weak (and in the case of 2015, as with 1997, even reversed) trade winds along with diverging vectors aloft. Moreover, since those weak or reversed trades actually keep hurricanes and typhoons stationary or even in some cases reverse their movement, those systems can actually add to the WWB impacts, making the El Niño even stronger still.
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chrome://md-settings is certainly making progress in the latest #ChromeOSCanary  build. Makes me wonder if/when it'll replace the current settings page.
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Hopefully that still has a good amount of UI review to go through because it's pretty ugly.
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Most fire whirls behave more like dust devils: a small eddy forms due to the heat given off by a fire, only to suck in flames and build up from ground level. Not this one.

See, 2002-03 was a moderate El Niño year. In the southwestern US and western South America, that's a good thing, since it means much-needed beneficial rain and snowfall, but in Australia, it does the exact opposite. All that tropical rain and storms that otherwise falls in Australia ends up falling on Tahiti, Peru, and California instead, leaving Australia and Indonesia parched.

The result for Australia was unprecedented drought, which was exacerbated by the fact that 2002-03 was more Modoki than canonical. Unlike California, where Santa Ana winds tend to almost completely dry out the air, however, the air in Australia still had some moisture in it at the time, and the winds were actually onshore ones.

However, when that moisture ends up not in the fire but above it, it results in, you guessed, a pyrocumulus cloud. This one wasn't just a pyrocumulus, however, it was a pyroCb, completely with an anvil.

As if that was not enough, the pyroCb also happened to form over a region of colliding air masses: cool sea breeze air from the Southwestern Pacific and hot, dry air from the Australian Outback, and separating them was a hillside with the fire on it. This caused a kind of rolling motion in the inflow, which got sucked into the pyroCb and tilted upright, actually turning the pyroCb into a pyrosupercell! The result: a tornado spawned by a fire in the same way it would form in Tornado Alley. Not only did that pyrothunderstorm produce dry lightning, but the tornado (and its inflow) went on to fan the flames into even more of a monster.
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Hidden behind a flag in the latest few #ChromeOSCanary  builds is this (long overdue) overhaul of how Chrome in Chrome OS handles downloads. When that flag is enabled, rather than cluttering the current page with a tooltip at the bottom, downloads in progress are instead shown in the notification center.
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Due to the similar file size, he probably misidentified the documentation as an actual system image…
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1925-26 and 1982-83 were A, both El Niño years, and B, both happened to occur during eruptions of this Hawaiian-type lava-oozer. Coincidence? I think not! Especially when the direct ocean heating factor — 2000-degree lava getting dumped directly into Pacific, right on the equator — is considered. Just a week or so of lava getting dumped into Niño1+2 region is enough to heat it by a degree or two, at least.
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The was some talk about volcano's in the tropical equator, pacific, even underwater ones during the little ice age caused the oceans get warmer producing more frequent el ninos. While the northern volcano's caused the earths atmosphere to get much colder. Cold atmosphere and warm oceans would send more moisture into the sky bringing back giant rain and snowstorms, mega floods, blizzards and bitterly cold winters. The saying from Robert Felix's not by fire but by ice.
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If there was a "Success Stories" category, this would be perfect for it. Apologetic arguments can lead to things like this that are tantamount to Damascus Road experiences with regard to some even militant atheists...
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Encouraging. Seeds planted take time to grow. 
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See #1. Even more evidence linking Genesis 1:20b to the dinosaurs...
'Jurassic World' was this weekend's big box office winner. But is the science accurate? 
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Yeah, but the inaccuracies are beside the point the post makes. Genesis 1:20a can certainly be interpreted to refer to the Cambrian Explosion, and this new scientific evidence suggests that Genesis 1:20b (birds) can just as easily be interpreted as a reference to the dinosaurs.
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For those wondering what makes "blackface" so particularly offensive compared to, say, a black person in white makeup: it's the history behind it. During the 19th century, and particularly before the Civil War, African-American slaves were often barred from exiting their plantations, let alone becoming actors in plays. As a result, white actors often took their places in plays, and thus, 'blackface' was born. Often, in the resulting so-called 'minstrel shows', African-Americans were portrayed either as slaves or as villains, with specific intent to offend.

On behalf of the white American majority, I apologize for this senseless, cruel portrayal of our African-American brothers and sisters by our ancestors hundreds of years ago. It was stupid. It was insensitive. It was wrong. It wouldn't offend anyone if it wasn't given this reputation. It would be to African-Americans the same way that Nick Cannon in 'whiteface' is to us: meaningless. But no, instead, we gave blackface a particularly cruel reputation, one that is just as cruel visually as the N-word is audibly, and therefore, it's something that, until the historical intentions behind it are forgotten, we should avoid using by all means necessary.
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And Apple Maps STILL doesn't have biking directions. Yet they call themselves innovators? LMAO!
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Atheists who choose to attack Christians and their holy book on a personal level and spread atheist propaganda instead of actually asking rational questions deserve not only the "ban hammer" but also this...
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On the other hand, it is possible that they might actually read responses.  That's why I try to include the Word of God:

ISA 55:11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
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It's not very bad !!!
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For those who are wondering what California may look like during the winter of 2015-16: Look to Texas #ElNiño  
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wow that's going to be interesting to see how that pans out.
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  • Saddleback College
    Applications development, 2013 - present
  • El Toro High School
    HS Certificate of Completion, 2009 - 2011
  • Mira Monte Indep. Studies
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21-year-old Saddleback College software developer in training... who also LOVES to worship
Introduction
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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Student in mobile software and Web development at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA
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    Nursery attendant, 2013 - present
    Resumed the 2010-11 job in August...
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    Warehouse upkeeper, 2012 - 2012
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