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Old 31st January 2013, 12:44 PM   #81
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"3RS" doesn't exactly ring a bell
3RS = third rock from the sun = earth.

Where on that rock????

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I'd rather have *dry* 45C than humid 35C
Thats the deal here in the summer. I live on the edge of the Florida Everglades, too far from the ocean to benefit from the ocean breeze. From mid June to September it is 90 to 104F with humidity in the 90 to 100% range and no air movement. It sucks.

It is now mid winter. So far we have had 2 days that were NOT above 80F. At least the humidity is in the 60 to 70% range. Every 10 years or so we will get a week around freezing which kills off the citrus and strawberry crops. It's been about 5 years since that has happened. It has snowed in Ft. Lauderdale exactly once in recorded history, and I slept through it (1977).
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Old 31st January 2013, 01:50 PM   #82
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South Florida has a particular sticky air. You get off the plane and it's there, embracing you. It's like a second skin. It takes a while to get used to it. I've been to the Everglades and that's no human territory.
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Old 31st January 2013, 02:28 PM   #83
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I've been to the Everglades and that's no human territory.
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They FULLY agree with you.

And have preceded us by at least 1 Million years, so I guess the Right is on their side
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Old 31st January 2013, 06:04 PM   #84
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When I was much younger and dumber, I used to go camping out there with some friends. Let's see, teenagers, alcohol, other mind numbing substances, several loaded guns, and some general stupidity, recipe for disaster?????

An alligator will generally leave a human alone, UNLESS you go near a nesting female. Hunting dogs are a different story. To a gator, they are a tasty meal. You row the canoe down a canal and the gators will quietly slide into the water and go under. It is spooky to be out there on a dark night. You shine a light along a canal bank and you see what looks like pairs of red LED's spaced a few inches apart. Those are gator eyes! They're watching you......

Wild boar are agressive and will charge a human. Not too common in the swampy area we used to go to. Fresh water crocodiles are agressive, and are starting to be a problem, but I never saw one when I used to go out there. Several species of large non native snakes like pythons are becoming a new problem.

The real human repellent are the mosquitoes. There can be millions per acre and the each need to draw mammal blood (a protein meal) in order to reproduce. Humans have thin skin and mosquitoes have CO2 sensors! They will target you like a laser guided drilling machine!
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According to school rules in Siberia, when it was below -35 we could stay home. Instead, we of course were playing hockey on streets and skiing in the forest. :-)

Mosquitoes in Siberia are huge. And annoying. :-)
It is hard to understand how their eggs survive during winters.
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Old 31st January 2013, 09:53 PM   #86
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Wednesday it was 63F(17C), Thursday night it may go down to 15F(-9C) and Friday may see 12F(-11C).
This is at the southern most point on the Great Lakes.
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Old 31st January 2013, 10:39 PM   #87
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Well, it is 1F(-17C) in MPLS right now, and supposed to get to -14F(-26C) tonight. The worst part is it is as windy as a row of asterisks.
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According to school rules in Siberia, when it was below -35 we could stay home.
A friend of mine was doing his military service in Siberia. They were camping. If, in the night they had to go to the toilet (in the bushes of course) they had to wake a friend to go with them. The friend was to take a branch off a bush and use it to beat the exposed bottom of the person going to the toilet so that the biting insects would not settle on.... sensitive parts. And it was cold too.

Well, we're expecting a bit of a storm in our place tonight and tomorrow....
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We're expecting up to a meter (3 feet) of snow in the immediate Boston area between late tonight and Saturday evening. I'm really hope they are off the mark here.. Plan to work at home tomorrow..
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had a fun ride into work today, it's not that bad. because the snow keeps coming down it stays fresh, the snow tires work well on fresh snow. I worry more about the weekend when it starts getting slushy and freezes. At that point I don't care, I'll be at home
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