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    Cold Weather, NBC, and how to "Zuck" it up.

    Postby E. LeGuille » 11 Jan 2010 04:39

    U.N.: Global Warming is On Pause

    Maybe this is why...

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    (Great Britain: Jan 7 :: Facing a lot of snow... and temperatures that are SEVERELY lower than normal)

    So, uh, yeah. It's official: Nobody in those big three letter news corps knows what they are talking about. In fact, I think GE asked it's scientists, "So the global warming thing that our big three lettered news guys talk about... yay or nay?" And when the scientists went, "Dude, it's snowing in Florida..." I guess GE and Vivendi (French) got together and said, "Wow, this bastard (NBC) is pretty useless now."

    Now maybe it's assumptive to say that GE and even Vivendi are tired of NBC clearly for this reason. No, but it is a damn good reason as to why it's only beneficial for GE to do so. NBC as of today dropped Leno's Prime-time show. Wow. That's just... dumb. But wait! They are going to... move it down the line? Really? They want to keep Conan -- who now has his eyes on Fox's (remember, he used to write for the Simpsons?) readily accepting lineup. ABC, CBS? They're cool with who they have.

    This is talked about somewhere... I'm too lazy to link it. But moving on from the abortion of NBC that Zucker has made it: The whole thing now culminates: General Electric is buying from Vivendi ( you know, that French conglomerate that owns EVERYTHING when it comes to media -- including Blizzard who makes World of Warcraft and most of the major blockbuster titles when it comes Videogames?) it's 20% share of stock in NBC Universal -- who CONTROLS and OWNS SyFy, USA, and a bunch of other now RUINED cable networks. But wait, there's more! Vivendi selling out NBC to GE shows that now even the French can't stand NBC anymore! Oh this is awesome...

    But GE isn't going to hold on too long to these shares. Once they buy the 20% stock in NBCU (MSNBC, USA, SYFY, etc.) they will turn it right around and sell the total 51% in shares to none other than Comcast! yay.

    It's all talked about right here: GE, Vivendi put NBC up for adoption; Comcast to take custody -- NBC's Zucker cries: "There is no God!" -- Yep, that's the Huffington Post. They don't draw all the lines and squiggles that I do, but hey -- someone has to.
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    Re: Cold Weather, NBC, and how to "Zuck" it up.

    Postby inhuien » 11 Jan 2010 07:32

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    Postby Harq al Ada » 11 Jan 2010 13:31

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    Postby chanilover » 11 Jan 2010 17:07

    Wow, even Scotland must look quite nice under that snow. :P

    This is hilarious:

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    Postby inhuien » 11 Jan 2010 17:34

    chanilover wrote:Wow, even Scotland must look quite nice under that snow. :P

    If I may take this opportunity to direct your attention to the end of my previous post. :D
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Jan 2010 18:19

    chanilover wrote:Wow, even Scotland must look quite nice under that snow. :P

    This is hilarious:




    WOW. Talk about the worst possible thing you could do in that situation! It's amazing to me how many people have no clue how to drive on ice or snow, or to get out of being stuck etc... even in places where they really should have lots of experience.
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    Postby SadisticCynic » 12 Jan 2010 08:36

    What should one do in that situation? My first thought is to slip into first gear, that should slow the wheels down but that doesn't look like the main problem there. :)
    Fortunately I haven't had to drive on any ice so far (by virtue of not driving much in the last month).
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    Postby inhuien » 12 Jan 2010 09:24

    There was an article on yahoo re that clip and apparently the was about 2 inches all over, and they were warned by locals not to go that way, Fools. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Jan 2010 11:23

    We got a half-inch of snow Friday and the schools in my county were still closed on Monday.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 12 Jan 2010 15:11

    SadisticCynic wrote:What should one do in that situation? My first thought is to slip into first gear, that should slow the wheels down but that doesn't look like the main problem there. :)
    Fortunately I haven't had to drive on any ice so far (by virtue of not driving much in the last month).

    The only place I slid was where the lane at the back of the house goes down a ~45 degree slope down to the main road.

    Slid down that into the main road 3 days in a row :oops:
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 12 Jan 2010 15:14

    I like how that Daily Mail article on climate change still finds an opportunity to bash the BBC a bit :P
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Jan 2010 16:15

    SadisticCynic wrote:What should one do in that situation? My first thought is to slip into first gear, that should slow the wheels down but that doesn't look like the main problem there. :)
    Fortunately I haven't had to drive on any ice so far (by virtue of not driving much in the last month).


    If it's actually that slippery there is only one way to deal with it, and it isn't easy. Never even touch the breaks on ice (or if in a standard shift down), you'll turn sideways (like in the video) and then there's nothing you can do, and never turn sharply, or you'll turn sideways and there's nothing you can do. Once your car is sliding sideways or backwards it's all over!

    All you do is let go of the gas, rolling tires have the best traction and steering ability, breaking and accelerating = bad. Then just really gently and calmly try to steer yourself out of hitting anything expensive (I wouldn't recomment trying anything over a 10 of 15 degree turn at first to get a feel for it, and very slow actual turning of the wheel), and if there are other cars around just try to hit a curb to slow down or stop, common sense will dictate where you end up steeing obviously.

    It's pretty tricky, but it only ever happens on sheer ice, which isn't very common on roads. All my life in Canada I've only been in a situation like that maybe a handful of times... once when I was going 80 merging onto a highway, I actually did a full 360 and then straightened out, luckily I'd been practicing in icy parking lots for a while. Nothing beats practicing somewhere safe on ice.
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    Postby TheDukester » 12 Jan 2010 16:40

    SadisticCynic wrote:What should one do in that situation?

    My first thought: stay in the fucking car!

    (Seriously, did that woman get hurt? It looked like the car's momentum was enough to just run her right over).

    Second thought: don't tempt fate. That road was obviously an ice-rink. It looked like the locals knew it, too. Drive on other roads or just skip driving for the day.

    Practically speaking: never touch the brakes, take some gentle tugs at the wheel to see if that helps, and steer for anything that might slow you down (a curb is great) without, you know, causing gigantic damage to another car.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Jan 2010 17:30

    Ah, winter and the fine art of trying to crash into the least expensive object around! :wink:
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    Postby Freakzilla » 13 Jan 2010 09:39

    Winter weather makes me miss my tank. Tanks don't care about ice...or cars... or trees... etc...
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    Postby Redstar » 13 Jan 2010 09:55

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    Postby SandRider » 13 Jan 2010 11:53

    and he's seen a lot of shups in his day, so he knows


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    ya don't know the difference tween break & brake ...
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