DailyDirt: Crazy Weather We're Having

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As more and more amateur photographers take their cameras with them everywhere, there's been a huge increase in awesome pictures on the internet. It's not just pictures of babies and cats, but also interesting meteorological phenomena that previously went undocumented. Here are just a few cool (and somewhat rare) quirks of the weather that have been captured on film SSDs. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 10th, 2012 @ 5:07pm

    I saw an iridescent cloud once...

    I thought it was really strange pollution.... & some other ppl on teh interwebs also seem to think so and call it chemtrails left by airplanes and black helicopters

     

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    fb39ca4, Sep 10th, 2012 @ 5:11pm

    Have you seen mammatus clouds? They look like giant boobs hanging from the sky.

     

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    Wally (profile), Sep 10th, 2012 @ 5:36pm

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    The root word in mamatus is mama. :-) hence the apearence of swollen milk filled breasts. I have seen them, on rare occasion, in the sunset....quite beautiful and scarry. This year I saw them in front of a green horrizon in the middle of a summer afternoon....that particular storm caused 500,000+ AEP customers to lose power this year. Central Ohio got hit pretty badly.

     

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    fogbugzd (profile), Sep 10th, 2012 @ 5:46pm

    >>If only there was a way to combine cute kittens and big scary clouds....

    We already crashed the interwebs once this week. Let's give the techies a few more days to clean out the tubes before we do something like that.

     

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    Pixelation, Sep 10th, 2012 @ 6:05pm

    "San Francisco enjoyed a nice double rainbow last week. "

    Saw a perfect triple rainbow back when I lived in Colorado. The front range is the land of rainbows, although it's a little different than the SF "rainbows".

     

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    Wally (profile), Sep 10th, 2012 @ 6:43pm

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    fogbugzd, this is for you.

    I present to you "Basement Cat vs. Cieling Cat"

    http://www.litwack.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/basement-cat-versus-ceiling-cat.jpg

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 10th, 2012 @ 6:58pm

    A pot of gold is only on one side of the rainbow, the other side has lucky charms.

     

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    Red, Sep 10th, 2012 @ 8:56pm

    SSD or CCD?

    Do you mean CCD as in Charge Coupled Device? SSD is a flash based disk drive (Solid State Disk).

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 10th, 2012 @ 10:45pm

    Re: SSD or CCD?

    I think SSD is appropriate since most digital cameras save pictures to an SD card -- which is a type of solid state drive. But the anaolgies for film and digital cameras arent perfect to begin with.

     

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    dig dig : ), Sep 10th, 2012 @ 11:58pm

    I was expecting 4 different stories Michael.....



    San Francisco enjoyed a nice double Cheese Burger this week.

    Iridescent cookie dough is sometimes called fire rainbows.

    A picture of chocolate tea brewing in Brunei has been spreading all over the internet.

    A Giant Nacho in Brazil looks pretty scary as it tumbles across the sky, but it's actually pretty harmless.



    eh ? : )

     

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    CAPT CANADA, Sep 11th, 2012 @ 10:06am

    more weirdness

    thousands a dead fish wash up on fort erie lake then when eaten by seagulls they too die....

    cuba without power
    as well as southern florida

    weird i tell ya....darn weird

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Sep 11th, 2012 @ 11:21am

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    Uh... okay. Are you on a starvation diet right now, dig dig?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 11th, 2012 @ 5:51pm

    "San Francisco enjoyed a nice double rainbow last week". Okay, this one's too obvious and way too easy.

     

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