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Old November 19th, 2014, 11:48 PM   #29001
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P.s. has anyone here named Danube as Fluvium Dunarea in Google Maps?
Google and their things. In China they have labelled the Suzhou in Anhui (宿州 in Chinese characters) as 苏州, which is indeed Suzhou... but the one in Jiangsu near Shanghai. Same happens with Fuzhou, Jiangxi (抚州, labelled as 福州 which is the Fuzhou in Fujian). OTOH, both Taizhous and Yulins are labelled correctly.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #29002
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Old November 20th, 2014, 03:10 AM   #29003
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American weather phenomenon that (mostly) misses me where I am:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake-effect_snow

Buffalo, New York - a sizeable and not-at-all-mountainous city - has apparently had five feet (150 cm) of snow in the last couple of days: http://www.weather.com/storms/winter...tario-20141115
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Old November 20th, 2014, 04:11 PM   #29004
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The snow bands are very narrow. Downtown Buffalo only got an inch or two, while 10 miles to the south they got over 60 inches.

It's an interesting phenomenon, that also occurs in the Netherlands sometimes, especially across the Wadden Sea and Lake IJssel(meer). But by far not on this scale, over 10 inches of snow is really rare in the Netherlands, despite the country being at a similar latitude as Northern Ontario.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 04:35 PM   #29005
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Yep. From the current version of my Weather Channel link:

- Cheektowaga, New York: 65 inches as of 10 a.m. Wednesday
- Lancaster, New York: 63 inches as of 9:44 a.m. Wednesday
- Gardenville, New York: 60 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Elma, New York: 51 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Alden, New York: 48 inches as of 12:52 p.m. Tuesday
- West Seneca, New York: 57 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Depew, New York: 42 inches as of noon Tuesday
- Orchard Park, New York: 48 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Buffalo Int'l Airport: 6.2 inches as of 6:50 a.m Wednesday

Cheektowaga, Lancaster and West Seneca (65, 63 and 57 inches) are all suburbs east of Buffalo, not at all far from the airport (6.2 inches). The airport may actually be in Cheektowaga.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #29006
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The airport may actually be in Cheektowaga.
According to the boundaries that Google Maps gives that is correct.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #29007
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Yep. From the current version of my Weather Channel link:

- Cheektowaga, New York: 65 inches as of 10 a.m. Wednesday
- Lancaster, New York: 63 inches as of 9:44 a.m. Wednesday
- Gardenville, New York: 60 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Elma, New York: 51 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Alden, New York: 48 inches as of 12:52 p.m. Tuesday
- West Seneca, New York: 57 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Depew, New York: 42 inches as of noon Tuesday
- Orchard Park, New York: 48 inches as of 8 p.m. Tuesday
- Buffalo Int'l Airport: 6.2 inches as of 6:50 a.m Wednesday

Cheektowaga, Lancaster and West Seneca (65, 63 and 57 inches) are all suburbs east of Buffalo, not at all far from the airport (6.2 inches). The airport may actually be in Cheektowaga.
PS to Spinoza - multiply everything by 2.5.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #29008
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:37 PM   #29009
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PS to Spinoza - multiply everything by 2.5.
I can manage
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:46 PM   #29010
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PS to Spinoza - multiply everything by 2.5.
It should be 2,5 but that is none of my business
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #29011
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It should be 2,5 but that is none of my business
In scientific notation you always use the dot, never the comma.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #29012
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In scientific notation you use alway the dot, never the comma.
Psssst. I just wanted to defend European way little bit .
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:52 PM   #29013
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Psssst. I just wanted to defend European way little bit .
Every now and then Americans get something right. We don't we recognize that?
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Old November 20th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #29014
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You know, I still can't get over associatedion football
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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #29015
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It should be 2,5 but that is none of my business
Not in English. :-P
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In scientific notation you always use the dot, never the comma.
No, you may use either, but not both.

"The 10th resolution of CGPM in 2003 declared that "the symbol for the decimal marker shall be either the point on the line or the comma on the line.""
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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #29018
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There were no injuries reported with this accident. 20 years ago such an accident would've resulted in fatalities. Cars have become much safer.
it seems that SUV (Toyota?) hit Clio from behind. Clio had incredible luck to tuck under the Volvo (how the hack did it manage to happen?!), otherwise it could have been much worse.
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I don't know, but most of the serious scientific journals recommend particular number format in "information for authors" document. AFAIK there are at least three:
English: 1,000,000.00
European: 1 000 000,00
Hybrid: 1 000 000.00
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You learn something new every day.
But I never saw a comma as decimal marker in scientific papers, be they European or American.

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I don't know, but most of the serious scientific journals recommend particular number format in "information for authors" document. AFAIK there are at least three:
English: 1,000,000.00
European: 1 000 000,00
Hybrid: 1 000 000.00
A real serious scientific journal would allow only 10^6.
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