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Reply #38115 on: January 11, 2019, 01:03:50 AM

And here I was thinking it would just be cheaper to strap immigrants down on the rotors and have them stick their hands out.

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Reply #38116 on: January 11, 2019, 02:51:29 AM

And here I was thinking it would just be cheaper to strap immigrants down on the rotors and have them stick their hands out.

Yep.

Gorillas Twin-Hueys in the Mist Snow:

Short clip, the first helicopters starting this morning for the next missions. Mainly love it because of the classic Huey sound. *chefkiss*

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Edit: 10 second Youtubeclip: Black Hawk downwash hitting snow covered trees: https://youtu.be/_Px1zxCna58
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Reply #38117 on: January 11, 2019, 01:34:01 PM

So, at least this weather is producing some cool heli pictures:



Today saw more supply choppering to villages which are cut of due to the weather situation

Here to Johnsbach:




To give you some context I screenshotted the village in Google Earth:



One road in, and you can't use it because of avalanches.  I don't want to be overly dramatic, but we are basically having a second Điện Biên Phủ situation here, except it's cold. And there no Vietcong. Aside from that pretty much the same!

Oh, and 45 German students plus teachers on a ski trip were stuck in their mountain lodge and got choppered out. Free adventure holiday.
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Reply #38118 on: January 11, 2019, 03:09:46 PM

Out of curiosity, why are they bothering to clear snow from the trees (not that it isn't nifty, 'cuz it is, and honestly if I had a helicopter I'd look for reasons to fly it).  Are they worried about them becoming road hazards in some way?
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Reply #38119 on: January 11, 2019, 03:50:56 PM

Out of curiosity, why are they bothering to clear snow from the trees (not that it isn't nifty, 'cuz it is, and honestly if I had a helicopter I'd look for reasons to fly it).  Are they worried about them becoming road hazards in some way?

That's exactly whats happening. The trees are buckling under the snow load. All images from the current weather:




It's not all bad though, produces some nice vistas:



Plus, the local fauna is adapted to it:





Yeah...  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #38120 on: January 11, 2019, 04:30:44 PM

I have friends I suspect don't even own long pants, but I have NEVER understood shorts in the cold. 

Then again, I'm the weirdo wearing jeans and tennis shoes on Hawaii while everyone else is in shorts and flip-flops.  Perhaps I'm not in the best position to judge  Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #38121 on: January 11, 2019, 10:39:37 PM

Holy shit, that's my future wife!

We get heavy precip on trees here every few years. Going to have to find someone to remove the maple from my yard, last year it got decimated in an ice storm.

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Reply #38122 on: January 11, 2019, 10:59:38 PM

Which one of the goats is the lucky lady?  why so serious?

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Reply #38123 on: January 12, 2019, 03:54:45 AM



Next season is going to suck for Tyrion.

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Reply #38124 on: January 12, 2019, 04:48:43 AM

Which one of the goats is the lucky lady?  why so serious?

Maybe it’s a horse?  Either way I bet they love honeycrisps Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #38125 on: January 12, 2019, 12:38:44 PM

That was a baad joke.

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Reply #38126 on: January 13, 2019, 06:28:44 AM

And we have 4 dead. German skitourers used a route that was closed due to avalanche risk.

They promptly triggered one. Wife alarmed the authorities when they didn't come back. Rescue squads localised their mobile phones and found them. But that was hours later and too late of course.


I don't wanna go Darwin Award but what stupid way to go. Some kids are missing their dads now.

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Reply #38127 on: January 13, 2019, 08:35:26 AM

Cheer up ;  maybe they're not missing them because they were fucking monsters that beat the shit out of them nightly.

Look on the bright side.

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Reply #38128 on: January 13, 2019, 12:00:36 PM

And we have 4 dead. German skitourers used a route that was closed due to avalanche risk.

They promptly triggered one. Wife alarmed the authorities when they didn't come back. Rescue squads localised their mobile phones and found them. But that was hours later and too late of course.


I don't wanna go Darwin Award but what stupid way to go. Some kids are missing their dads now.

"Glad" to know crazy weather doesn't just bring out the crazy in people locally. Bad snow here is dangerous not just for all the old people who no longer have the skills/reflexes to deal with it, but all the young fools who think they do (and might have, before they liquored themselves up).

That said, if we ever saw anything like that around here I imagine even the crazy rednecks would stay cowering inside next to the wood stove.

I know I would be.
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Reply #38129 on: January 13, 2019, 12:31:57 PM

Rain then 9" of snow then freezing drizzle, and all the rednecks here are out driving into ditches and trees.
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Reply #38130 on: January 13, 2019, 12:39:15 PM

California’s burning down and Austria is turning glacial.  Song of Ice and Fire IRL?
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Reply #38131 on: January 13, 2019, 01:59:45 PM

We actually have rain right now in parts of California. It's reminding me what weather is like.
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Reply #38132 on: January 13, 2019, 04:45:26 PM

I have friends I suspect don't even own long pants, but I have NEVER understood shorts in the cold. 

Then again, I'm the weirdo wearing jeans and tennis shoes on Hawaii while everyone else is in shorts and flip-flops.  Perhaps I'm not in the best position to judge  Ohhhhh, I see.

I have put snow chains on tires while wearing shorts  awesome, for real

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Reply #38133 on: January 13, 2019, 05:27:24 PM



Austria, now.
Anyone need some free snow?

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Reply #38134 on: January 13, 2019, 08:53:39 PM

Just turn on the windshield defrosters, that will clear up in no time!

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Reply #38135 on: January 13, 2019, 10:13:31 PM

Might need to scrape with a credit card too
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Reply #38136 on: January 13, 2019, 10:19:55 PM

In utah they would clear the windshield and leave all that on the roof to blow in your face when you are behind them.

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Reply #38137 on: January 13, 2019, 10:42:52 PM

In utah they would clear the windshield and leave all that on the roof to blow in your face when you are behind them.

It's actually illegal to do that in Germany. I don't know if the Eastern Reich has the same rules.

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Reply #38138 on: January 14, 2019, 12:07:24 AM

In utah they would clear the windshield and leave all that on the roof to blow in your face when you are behind them.

That is pretty much all of America’s way of dealing with snow on a car.

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Reply #38139 on: January 14, 2019, 12:47:33 AM

All this is saying to me is that I should have gone skiing in Austria right about now.

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Reply #38140 on: January 14, 2019, 03:44:57 AM

In utah they would clear the windshield and leave all that on the roof to blow in your face when you are behind them.

It's actually illegal to do that in Germany. I don't know if the Eastern Reich has the same rules.

Think it's the same over here.  Or, at least, cops have pulled people over for it.

Maybe it's just a Scottish Sense thing.

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Reply #38141 on: January 14, 2019, 05:18:26 AM

It's illegal in some states. I think PA has something on the books about it.

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Reply #38142 on: January 14, 2019, 08:37:52 AM

It's illegal in some states. I think PA has something on the books about it.

I think it is probably illegal in most states. But just like driving without your lights on when it is raining, or not wearing a seatbelt, they won’t stop you for it specifically but will add it to your ticket if there is an incident.

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Reply #38143 on: January 14, 2019, 09:31:17 AM

I think it is probably illegal in most states. But just like driving without your lights on when it is raining, or not wearing a seatbelt, they won’t stop you for it specifically but will add it to your ticket if there is an incident.

I know two people who were stopped for only this in PA, not in addition to another moving violation. Small sample size and very much biased to only my small circle of friends, but still. I was specifically stopped for nothing more than having my windows tinted darker than the law allows here. But that was in a higher end suburb of Pittsburgh where they are now also enforcing jaywalking laws, so YMMV.

Either way... it should be a mandatory stop and have the person clean it off and issue a warning/ticket. Can't tell you how many times I see the after effects of this shit blowing off and hitting cars/trucks behind.

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Reply #38144 on: January 14, 2019, 03:43:48 PM

Okay...that car was nothing. Just take a look:

https://i.imgur.com/tfzfkfA.mp4

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Reply #38145 on: January 15, 2019, 05:52:42 AM

And a last one before the weather clears:

An Austrian on Reddit showing off (turn on sound): https://v.redd.it/n8tgx5a7qga21

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Reply #38146 on: January 15, 2019, 06:10:08 AM

Haha, nice.

How much actual snowfall are we talking about here?  Obviously a shitload, but this stuff drifts as well so it can be misleading.

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Reply #38147 on: January 15, 2019, 06:41:16 AM

That beer would be a slushy!

Reminds me of Moscow.  All of our apartments had these sort of weird smoking spaces.  It wasn't a balcony, but it was shaped just like one and would be where one should be.  It was totally enclosed, but had big windows you could open to pretend like it was a balcony (again, it was basically a smoking room).  Biggest thing though, was unlike the rest of the apartment, this room had no insulation.  So during winter we could just leave what ever we wanted to be frozen out there because the temp on average was colder in that room than our actual freezers.  So we would basically do that same thing all the time, heh.

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Reply #38148 on: January 15, 2019, 09:35:38 AM

I got into the habit, years ago, of keeping my beer in the pantry and moving a few to the freezer after dinner. I have the timer dialed in pretty perfectly, but when it starts to move into winter, there are a few slushy night before I remember to knock 5-10 minutes off the timer for the winter.

Also, I need to move to Austria. Do you have social healthcare?

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Reply #38149 on: January 15, 2019, 01:21:25 PM

I think it's ok to call it a Balcony even if it's enclosed. It's not like the N-word.  Grin

Snow levels: I have no idea. Where I live we have heavy snowing in the night, then rain on the day washing it away, repeat. It sucks.

Two pictures I made one day apart:




Of course, we have socialist medicine. And you can get private insurance too, which is on top rather than instead of the public one. That pays for stuff like a single room in the hospital or more choices for lunch.

When I was last in hospital I got booked into a private insurance room because the others were full. It was exactly the same room  (2 patients), except we had a mini-fridge and the others not. Woooo!
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