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Old August 23rd, 2017, 08:31 PM   #36761
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With temperatures as low as 25 °C, my girlfriend would put a light jacket on...
my (female) colleagues were wearing light sweaters today. the temperatures were 14°C at 8AM, 24°C at noon, 26°C at 3PM. one of them got idea to turn the heating in the morning. i will not describe my reaction.
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 09:56 PM   #36762
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Reminds me the time when Polish forumers got together and donated money to construct a drone to take better pictures of highways and expressways. It worked very well - tons of money was donated, the drone was built and started making highway movies
And for the opening of the A2 Łódź - Warsaw motorway, when the workers were working really hard to make it ready for the Euro 2012 championships, there was a similar collection for a "crate of beer" for those workers. To thank them for the hard work.



Finally, it was even more than one crate
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 10:55 PM   #36763
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Hopefully the got the beer after they finished the work, as if they had gotten it during the works, that could have had potentially negative effects on the construction.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 12:18 AM   #36764
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my (female) colleagues were wearing light sweaters today. the temperatures were 14°C at 8AM, 24°C at noon, 26°C at 3PM. one of them got idea to turn the heating in the morning. i will not describe my reaction.
Females often dress outfits with exposed shoulders and legs and that make them far less comfortable than males in heavy pants and full length sleeves
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Old August 24th, 2017, 01:43 AM   #36765
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Beach-bound congestion in southern Netherlands and Belgium.

The temperatures in the Netherlands have exceeded 25°C on only a few days in July. May-June actually had better summer weather than the traditional summer months of July-August.
Not the best day in Belgium by far. The Netherlands is having a bad summer but actually here in Belgium it's being okay. Last two weeks are bad but the rest we have had regular days above 25°C in central and east Belgium. July was very good actually with most of the country having an average max temp around 24°C and quite a lot of days tipping 30°C. May and June were very warm as well with several days well above 30°C... June had two days with temps reaching 35°C eastern Belgium.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 09:31 AM   #36766
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June had two days with temps reaching 35°C eastern Belgium.
I made a holiday trip with my wife to NL, B, and D in June. The 35 degree temperature made some items of the plans just impossible to make.

Driving at +35 degrees is an interesting experience. I had the aircon of our Citroën serviced right before leaving home. That is why it was very efficient, and pushed very cold air and my hands begun to freeze, and I had to wear gloves.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 10:00 AM   #36767
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Rhine Valley, but a little bit higher: very similar. June was extremely hot and in August there were 5-6 days, when the temperature did not reach 20°C.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 11:17 AM   #36768
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Females often dress outfits with exposed shoulders and legs and that make them far less comfortable than males in heavy pants and full length sleeves
That's what they say.
But in bed, wearing basically the same things (close to nothing), I boil, she freezes...
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Old August 24th, 2017, 11:53 AM   #36769
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Rhine Valley, but a little bit higher: very similar. June was extremely hot and in August there were 5-6 days, when the temperature did not reach 20°C.
The era of the high temperature ended suddenly in June 22nd while I was driving on B27 from Fulda to Göttingen. A thunderstorm raised, and the temperature dropped from +33 to +18 within one hour. It was the same thunderstorm than caused major damage in the Hamburg area. We saw zillions of cut or fallen trees along B4 between Wolfsburg and Hamburg next day.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #36770
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I made a holiday trip with my wife to NL, B, and D in June. The 35 degree temperature made some items of the plans just impossible to make.

Driving at +35 degrees is an interesting experience. I had the aircon of our Citroën serviced right before leaving home. That is why it was very efficient, and pushed very cold air and my hands begun to freeze, and I had to wear gloves.
It depends on what you're trying to do. Some things are perfect with 35°C, like lying alongside a lake or a pool unfortionally I do manual labour and June was hellish for me. We're not used to temps above 30°C.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 11:35 PM   #36771
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It depends on what you're trying to do. Some things are perfect with 35°C, like lying alongside a lake or a pool .
Sure. But if I wanted to go beach or pool, I would select other destination than Germany, Belgium or the Netherlands. :-)
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Old August 25th, 2017, 01:13 AM   #36772
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I made a holiday trip with my wife to NL, B, and D in June. The 35 degree temperature made some items of the plans just impossible to make.

Driving at +35 degrees is an interesting experience. I had the aircon of our Citroën serviced right before leaving home. That is why it was very efficient, and pushed very cold air and my hands begun to freeze, and I had to wear gloves.
I drove a new (well, 20 000 km) Opel Astra through Poland at these kind of temperatures (34-36 *C)

We were four in the car and with klima running I was sweating
I had choice... if I kept klima on and had the "recirculate" and fan to max, temperature was just bearable. But one of my passengers... they kind of smelled bad and so, I would have to disengage the recirculation. Then I started to sweat... so, I would rinse and repeat every 50 km
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Old August 27th, 2017, 07:35 PM   #36773
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Wow, just wow.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 12:10 PM   #36774
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I think that these colors are artificial, though. Many miscroscopes produce black and white images that are later randomly colored by computer. I'm not sure if it's the case, though, maybe some biologist or doctor can answer better.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 08:39 PM   #36775
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^ Why are there microscopes producing black&white images? I don't get it.
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The vitamins I saw under microscopes were as colorful, so most of them are real, although a bit extra saturated. Some aren't real, mostly the ones where the colors don't follow the structure.

I think btw that italystf though the scale was smaller and in that case you would need a electronmicroscope, which are indeed monochrome. In this case the structures are mostly the result of adding water to keep the stuff between the glasses of the microscope and as a result the molecules of the vitamines will group together (sometimes by forming crystals, sometimes by blobbing depending if it's hydrophobe).
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Old August 29th, 2017, 05:30 PM   #36777
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is there any highway in the world that does not have the same number of lanes in both direction in a longer distance, say +50 ???
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Old August 29th, 2017, 05:50 PM   #36778
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Any 2+1 road should qualify.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #36779
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That heavily depends on your definition of 'highway' (roughly the US meaning vs the European meaning)
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Lets say European meaning and not just 2+1 road but rated as a highway with full standards.
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