Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 10:20 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes This week had some interesting things in it. In Sweden, they think they can stop piracy by sending The Pirate Bay to court, Apple faced its first Mac sales slow down in like forever but they're still high on customer satisfaction, and we wondered if a cat an agree to an EULA. This week's my take is from Jordan "weildish" Spencer Cunningham, and is about winter.
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It's never cold here in winter
by unclefester on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 10:34 UTC
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

In our mid winter (Brisbane Australia) we have daytime temperatures of about 20C and a night time minimum of about 10C. Very nice. However we have about three continuous months of very humid 30C+ days in Summer.

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RE: It's never cold here in winter
by WereCatf on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 15:47 UTC in reply to "It's never cold here in winter"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

In our mid winter (Brisbane Australia) we have daytime temperatures of about 20C and a night time minimum of about 10C. Very nice. However we have about three continuous months of very humid 30C+ days in Summer.

I'm quite jealous. We have about -20C in the winter, +25 to +30 in the summer..

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You sort of miss the seasons after a while though. Here (Manila) we have two season: Hot and Hotter.

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Winter??
by gedmurphy on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 12:28 UTC
gedmurphy
Member since:
2005-12-23

What's the winter thing all about?

Considering the internet is global and it's not winter throughout the world, how is this relevant to an operating system news site?

For the record, I drove to the shop with the roof down and a t-shirt on this morning.

Edited 2009-02-22 12:34 UTC

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RE: Winter??
by lqsh on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 13:50 UTC in reply to "Winter??"
lqsh Member since:
2007-01-01

I'm into the fourth month of cold, where it's unpleasant to be outdoors. Technology has allowed humans to live where they don't belong. I fear the day when my forced air heating fails and stops pumping warm air into my house, to keep me from freezing.

Hurry Spring!

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RE: Winter??
by David on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 16:42 UTC in reply to "Winter??"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Sorry, southern hemisphere and tropical OSNews readers, for the out of season thoughts. I can confirm, however, that the vast majority of OSNews readers do, in fact live in the temperate region of the northern hemisphere. So it's tyranny of the majority.

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RE[2]: Winter??
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 21:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Winter??"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So it's tyranny of the majority.


Democracy ;) .

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Where is this?
by flydpnkrtn on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 21:09 UTC
flydpnkrtn
Member since:
2009-01-02

I'm curious what city he's talking about in 'My Take' - anyone know?

For the record I love the winter as well... living in Tucson, AZ we get more desert than anything, unless we go up Mt. Lemon, where it can be 100F in Tucson but a nice 65 up the Mt.

Here's my addition to the "beautiful snow covered mountain" pics:
http://nixwizard.net/pics/main.php?g2_itemId=975

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RE: Where is this?
by jal_ on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 09:08 UTC in reply to "Where is this?"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

I'm curious what city he's talking about in 'My Take' - anyone know?


Not only curious, but also rather anoyed the author didn't stop to think that most of us will not know his place of recidence.


JAL

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RE[2]: Where is this?
by JoeXC0re on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 13:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Where is this?"
JoeXC0re Member since:
2009-02-23

I can't say for sure, but I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and he does mention that the are the Wasatch Mountains. The trees, rooftops, and mountains look a lot like what you would see here. I am almost certain that I recognize that mountain range. Although it's entirely possible that it's in Colorado as well. Hopefully he clues us in.

Edited 2009-02-23 13:17 UTC

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RE[3]: Where is this?
by David on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 16:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Where is this?"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Yes, It's Salt Lake City.

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RE[2]: Where is this?
by weildish on Tue 24th Feb 2009 01:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Where is this?"
weildish Member since:
2008-12-06

I had included the name of my city originally as I was writing my disparagements against winter, but then decided to leave that out because I didn't think anyone would particularly care. Now I see I was wrong.

Anyway, David's right-- this is the Salt Lake City region (specifically West Jordan, though that means little to most people).

For the record, the weather is getting much nicer this week. I'm definitely looking forward to Spring.

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RE[3]: Where is this?
by jal_ on Tue 24th Feb 2009 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Where is this?"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Now I see I was wrong.


Well, I wasn't even sure what continent you were on, it's always nice to have some background ;) .

For the record, the weather is getting much nicer this week. I'm definitely looking forward to Spring.


Me too. I'm fed up with this cold, rainy wheather over here (= Netherlands).


JAL

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Comment by madgabz
by madgabz on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 22:36 UTC
madgabz
Member since:
2008-12-21

See a doctor, get prescriptions, hit the UV lights, go skiing!
Stop whining! ;)

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The Pirate Bay will live forever
by twitterfire on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 00:12 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

Whether they like it or not. The Pirates are a phenomena and they simply can't stop them.

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