Computer models for Sandy:
They don’t mention the yellow one, where it keeps going out to the Atlantic!
Nor do they mention the other models where it just keeps going to the ocean:
Notice again that yellow one.
Because here is the history of such storms, within two degrees of Sandy:
Most go out to the ocean!
Welcome to the future of “leadership” based on computer software models!
Every damn hedge fund that’s gone belly-up and nearly cratered the entire American economy by itself was based on software models of the financial market.
Now we have everyone basing their decisions on computer software models of the weather.
Anyone with any damn knowledge of the number of variables that go into weather prediction understands that it’s even more difficult than financial modeling.
The western turn all models predict for Sandy won’t take place until tomorrow. There’s no evidence other than software models for that turn.
What happens if Sandy defies those models? Reality is not software modeling. Just ask the failed quants of Wall Street.
The storm of 1991 was epic. I’d never seen anything like that before in my life. It was the first time I’d ever heard the weather people use the term “Nor’easter.”
Yet all mass transit still operated.
I know this for a fact because I lived during that storm and had to take both the NYC subway — part of which was elevated — as well as the NJ PATH train to get home after a job. There wasn’t any of this crap about cutting mass transit service well before any evidence that it would be necessary. Everything ran despite wind velocities that were throwing people to the ground (again, which I saw with my own eyes!).
NYC is shutting down mass transit this evening. Screwing everybody who requires it to make their living. Are one-percenters Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg going to take money out of their own pockets to reimburse people for that loss of income? Don’t make me laugh.
At some point, there will be a class-action lawsuit against the tyranny of this software-based “leadership.”
If you’re going to fuck-up people’s lives like this, you should be held accountable.
It can’t happen too soon.