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Shadowfoot
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  #1705362 18-Jan-2017 17:00
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Office air conditioning. 





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  #1705365 18-Jan-2017 17:01
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Shadowfoot:

 

Office air conditioning. 

 

 

Can you elaborate on that? In summer I'm REALLY glad that my office has it!


 
 
 
 


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  #1705379 18-Jan-2017 17:45
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Behodar:

 

Shadowfoot:

 

Office air conditioning. 

 

 

Can you elaborate on that? In summer I'm REALLY glad that my office has it!

 

 

Oh, is yours one of the few offices it works well in? sounds like heaven. 

 

I should have said badly working office air conditioning. It's a first world problem, and, in the scheme of things, small, but also annoying. 





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  #1705664 19-Jan-2017 10:06
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cadman:

 

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MikeAqua:

 

When your flight is delayed because two passengers were nervous about boarding as they think it is too foggy to fly and then you miss your connecting flight ...

 

 

Chloroform then strap them to the seat...

 

 

Leave them behind.

 

 

If only ... instead, they wasted time trying to talk sense into passengers who weren't in a head space to receive rational reassurances.

 

Should have been: "Here are your bags, the bus stop is that way"





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  #1705666 19-Jan-2017 10:08
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Shadowfoot:

 

Behodar:

 

Shadowfoot:

 

Office air conditioning. 

 

 

Can you elaborate on that? In summer I'm REALLY glad that my office has it!

 

 

Oh, is yours one of the few offices it works well in? sounds like heaven. 

 

I should have said badly working office air conditioning. It's a first world problem, and, in the scheme of things, small, but also annoying. 

 

 

Our AC works very well.  Unfortunately it is set to a temperature designed for female physiology, which means us guys are in short sleeves year round.





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  #1705720 19-Jan-2017 12:15
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The expression "weather bomb" instead of the perfectly useful (for the preceding several hundred years) word "Storm".






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#1705722 19-Jan-2017 12:25
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Geektastic:

 

The expression "weather bomb" instead of the perfectly useful (for the preceding several hundred years) word "Storm".

 

 

Get with the times my friend. The latest meaningless weather buzzword is "bomb low" which to me sounds like something a fighter jet probably does. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1705723 19-Jan-2017 12:25
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MikeAqua:

Shadowfoot:


Behodar:


Shadowfoot:


Office air conditioning. 



Can you elaborate on that? In summer I'm REALLY glad that my office has it!



Oh, is yours one of the few offices it works well in? sounds like heaven. 


I should have said badly working office air conditioning. It's a first world problem, and, in the scheme of things, small, but also annoying. 



Our AC works very well.  Unfortunately it is set to a temperature designed for female physiology, which means us guys are in short sleeves year round.



What work place has guys that are hotter than girls? Hmm ..




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  #1705726 19-Jan-2017 12:32
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Geektastic:

 

The expression "weather bomb" instead of the perfectly useful (for the preceding several hundred years) word "Storm".

 

 

 

 

The term bomb is  used for a rapidly deepening and developing depressions that deepens at over a set amount in a 24 hour period. This latest event did that as it crossed the Tasman. Storms is not an developing term and there are criteria for them as well.


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"Superfood."

 

 

 

I've got workmates who fall for that all the time. "Oh, it's a superfood, full of antioxidants."

 

Which is completely meaningless.

 

 

 

And nine times out of ten, it's just a food that's new to them. Something exotic sounding from some other part of the world.

 

 

 

And some people seem so PROUD of themselves for having a bowl of quinoa!





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  #1705768 19-Jan-2017 13:28
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Shadowfoot:

 

Behodar:

 

Shadowfoot:

 

Office air conditioning. 

 

 

Can you elaborate on that? In summer I'm REALLY glad that my office has it!

 

 

Oh, is yours one of the few offices it works well in? sounds like heaven. 

 

I should have said badly working office air conditioning. It's a first world problem, and, in the scheme of things, small, but also annoying. 

 

 

Yes very annoying when you have to put a jacket or jersey on in the office when it is 30 degrees outside.


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  #1705786 19-Jan-2017 13:49
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People who say/write "terrifying" about things that are mildly amusing (if that) and do not inspire terror at all. Mainly hipisters or click-bait headlines writers.





 

 

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  #1705795 19-Jan-2017 14:19
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Jas777:

 

Shadowfoot:

 

Behodar:

 

Shadowfoot:

 

Office air conditioning. 

 

 

Can you elaborate on that? In summer I'm REALLY glad that my office has it!

 

 

Oh, is yours one of the few offices it works well in? sounds like heaven. 

 

I should have said badly working office air conditioning. It's a first world problem, and, in the scheme of things, small, but also annoying. 

 

 

Yes very annoying when you have to put a jacket or jersey on in the office when it is 30 degrees outside.

 

 

At a Government department in Wellington I worked at about 6 years ago we moved to a new office in early March, and then throughout winter it was freezing because the heating was left off during the day. Every day at 5pm when people were leaving the heating came on to keep the place warm when no one was there, then it was cold again by the time everyone got in the next day. As we were going through a big restructure at the time we suspected they were trying to make it so unpleasant that people just resigned and left before they had to pay out redundancies.

 

 


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  #1705819 19-Jan-2017 14:55
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

The expression "weather bomb" instead of the perfectly useful (for the preceding several hundred years) word "Storm".

 

 

 

 

The term bomb is  used for a rapidly deepening and developing depressions that deepens at over a set amount in a 24 hour period. This latest event did that as it crossed the Tasman. Storms is not an developing term and there are criteria for them as well.

 

 

It is called a Explosive cyclogenesis

 

The term "weather bomb" is popularly used in New Zealand to describe dramatic and/or destructive weather events. Only very rarely are these actually instances of explosive cyclogenesis, as the rapid deepening of low pressure areas is rare around New Zealand.[18] This use of "bomb" may lead to confusion with the more strictly defined meteorological term.

 

So my impression is that the NZ media is using using the term more for dramatic headlines.


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  #1705909 19-Jan-2017 16:06
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mattwnz:

 

MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

The expression "weather bomb" instead of the perfectly useful (for the preceding several hundred years) word "Storm".

 

 

 

 

The term bomb is  used for a rapidly deepening and developing depressions that deepens at over a set amount in a 24 hour period. This latest event did that as it crossed the Tasman. Storms is not an developing term and there are criteria for them as well.

 

 

It is called a Explosive cyclogenesis

 

The term "weather bomb" is popularly used in New Zealand to describe dramatic and/or destructive weather events. Only very rarely are these actually instances of explosive cyclogenesis, as the rapid deepening of low pressure areas is rare around New Zealand.[18] This use of "bomb" may lead to confusion with the more strictly defined meteorological term.

 

So my impression is that the NZ media is using using the term more for dramatic headlines.

 

 

 

 

Yep the media over use it but the Met Service doesn't. 


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