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While the National Weather Service is understandably skittish about making snowfall predictions when the storm is still five days away, thanks to the wonders of technology, we can get a sneak peak of what the totals might be.
Another model, the GGEM (created by the Canadian Meteorological Centre), has a snow forecast that would rank as one of the biggest the New York City area has ever seen—more than two feet by Wednesday.
Now, the GGEM is more than likely wrong—the New York City office of the National Weather service conservatively noted the double-barreled center the GGEM is currently showing is probably unrealistic—but barring big changes in the forecast, there’s an increasingly strong line of evidence that someone’s going to get walloped on that order somewhere along the East Coast.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
We don’t need this. I’m still not used to the sidewalks and streets being finally clear of all the snow we’ve already had.
If we get a massive snowfall along the lines of that prediction, it will be a disaster.
This has been a spiteful, unrelenting Winter that just will not end.
And here it is, so far, in one picture …
Headlines are often written by an editor, so I will cut the writer of that column some slack.
But the sentiment behind that headline — Why did nobody care about the actor’s problem until it killed him? — really gets up my nose today.
For some people — perhaps most people — “caring” is a waste of energy, thought, and emotion.
Three episodes where I “cared” in the past two months reinforced this point to me.
The new leading contender is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.
Highest-resolution screen at that size, octa-core CPU (for the WiFi-only version) and 3GBs of RAM. It’s not 4:3 but I see nothing other than that as an objection. Plus, it will have MultiView.
One year ago on this date, I was poo-pooing what turned into Superstorm Sandy: The Future Is Filled With Bullshit Panic Based On Software.
In my weak defense, we went through this before with Hurricane Irene and nothing happened (here; but other states got devastation): Hurricane Irene Hysteria In New York City.
To rub salt in the wound of my wrongness, the two small businesses in that Irene post were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy (one has since re-opened after months of cleanup and renovation).
To see my collection of post-Sandy photos of destruction: Index Of Superstorm Sandy Photo Posts
I don’t want to go through another thing like Superstorm Sandy for the rest of my life.
This is an update to: My Own Tablet Thinking At The Moment
Having tried an Intel Atom-based Android tablet for myself — the Dell Venue 8 — and finding it not powerful enough for Google Books PDFs, I can now drop Atom-based Android tablets from my list of contenders.
That basically leaves me with three possibilities, one wild card, and one surprise contender.