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Old 05-29-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Nope and now we have the superfund sites and nuclear waste problem to prove it. Of course the people who created all of this wonderful technology are dead or almost dead so they don't have to think of a way to fix any of it. Prime example: The Gowanus canal in Brooklyn, NY. People messed it up over 100 years ago and now the people living in this time have to come up with the technology and $$$ to fix it because long dead people were selfish.

With that stated, let's go messing with the weather...what could possibly go wrong?

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Have we ever done that?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Nope and now we have the superfund sites and nuclear waste problem to prove it. Of course the people who created all of this wonderful technology are dead or almost dead so they don't have to think of a way to fix any of it. Prime example: The Gowanus canal in Brooklyn, NY. People messed it up over 100 years ago and now the people living in this time have to come up with the technology and $$$ to fix it because long dead people were selfish.

With that stated, let's go messing with the weather...what could possibly go wrong?
Well I think it might be better spent research money than oh, let's say how cow farts affect the atmosphere or shrimp on a treadmill etc,etc,etc.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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It's a waste of research money. Trying to determine where a tornado is going to form then having the resources available at that location at the time it's needed isn't hard, it's impossible.

Pie-in-the-sky dreaming. It will never happen. Information technology advances notwithstanding (and I'm still trying to figure out what a bunch of programmers are going to do. Stand out in the fields all year and throw computer keyboards at the tornado when it shows up?) there aren't enough people available in our country to have someone waiting at every possible location that might require them and the "equipment" they need to stop a tornado.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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It's a waste of research money. Trying to determine where a tornado is going to form then having the resources available at that location at the time it's needed isn't hard, it's impossible.

Pie-in-the-sky dreaming. It will never happen. Information technology advances notwithstanding (and I'm still trying to figure out what a bunch of programmers are going to do. Stand out in the fields all year and throw computer keyboards at the tornado when it shows up?) there aren't enough people available in our country to have someone waiting at every possible location that might require them and the "equipment" they need to stop a tornado.
I hate to use movies as examples but in Star Trek they have weather nets that disperse the tornado as it begins to form. The kind of technology that would be required to acomplish that is currently way beyond us so we need to deal with them the best we can by being as prepared as we can be.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Nothing wrong with research but the bulk of the money would be better spent creating shelters.



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Old 05-29-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with research but the bulk of the money would be better spent creating shelters.
The tornado that hit Moore, OK brought this to light more than any other in recent memory. There are now a lot of people asking why schools and other public locations are not required to have them.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I hate to use movies as examples but in Star Trek they have weather nets that disperse the tornado as it begins to form. The kind of technology that would be required to acomplish that is currently way beyond us so we need to deal with them the best we can by being as prepared as we can be.
I wouldn't be bothered about using Star Trek, quite a few things on that show have ended up being made a reality and placed on the market.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I wouldn't be bothered about using Star Trek, quite a few things on that show have ended up being made a reality and placed on the market.
The fact that it was thought of by Star Trek is not by itself proof that it will work, although obviously some will, just by the laws of chance. To say "I saw it on Star Trek" is a pretty lame prognostication of the future.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"To say "I saw it on Star Trek" is a pretty lame prognostication of the future."

I dunno. Shatner's horrible acting was a presage of things to come...
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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"To say "I saw it on Star Trek" is a pretty lame prognostication of the future."

I dunno. Shatner's horrible acting was a presage of things to come...
And it keeps on coming.
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