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bbhaag

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Don't want to jinx anything but it hasn't been to bad here in Peoria, IL this summer. We've had a lot of rain and some high temps but it seems to cool off every couple of weeks or so. Just as an example tonights low is 62*F and tomorrows is 57.......on August 1st.o_O
 

Captante

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No famous last words here either but the Northeast is okay for the moment at least compared to out west. (we are still under a drought-condition long term)

None of us is really okay when it comes to fresh water supplies. :confused_old:

 

brianmanahan

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no water problems this year

got 4 inches in 24 hours a couple weeks ago, and another inch or so since then
 

brianmanahan

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Don't want to jinx anything but it hasn't been to bad here in Peoria, IL this summer. We've had a lot of rain and some high temps but it seems to cool off every couple of weeks or so. Just as an example tonights low is 62*F and tomorrows is 57.......on August 1st.o_O
yeah these lows are crazy, i normally don't see overnight lows like this until mid september
 

Captante

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he's kinda right. all our essential good are interconnected, and water is the most essential.

Idk about the whole "he" thing ... I'm leaning towards "it".

And I'm going with air for #1 myself! ;)

Take away the air and instantly water won't matter much at all!
 

BoomerD

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Feb 26, 2006
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Wat? o_O


If you are human wth are you talking about and if a 'bot just wtf... why?

:rolleyes:
He's kind of right. Price of water affects food crops and prices...as well as manufacturing that uses a lot if water.


We had our first measurable rain in over 40 days early this morning. (Just a couple of hundredths of an inch) We need rain here in the PNW desperately.
 

Captante

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He's kind of right. Price of water affects food crops and prices...as well as manufacturing that uses a lot if water.


We had our first measurable rain in over 40 days early this morning. (Just a couple of hundredths of an inch) We need rain here in the PNW desperately.

True in that sense, however what I'm questioning is the humanity of the above poster. This IMO is what makes the post odd.

I don't believe we get very many (if any) new members with a pulse anymore.
 

Torn Mind

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True in that sense, however what I'm questioning is the humanity of the above poster. This IMO is what makes the post odd.

I don't believe we get very many (if any) new members with a pulse anymore.
He looks real and wants in on some Anandtech action.

He seems to frequent the gaming forums.
 

Captante

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He looks real and wants in on some Anandtech action.

He seems to frequent the gaming forums.

You've surmised this from the 4 posts he/it made prior to the above?

(at the time of this reply)

To be fair not having seen the posts in question myself you may be right ... here's hoping for an actual new member!

:p
 

Torn Mind

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You've surmised this from the 4 posts he/it made prior to the above?

(at the time of this reply)
He must be the most advanced bot yet given the variety of subjects(nouns) that have come out of his now- five posts.
 

Captante

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Of course I did. I stuck to the geek forums here for 8 years, ignoring OT plebs like you. :p

So yeah... 'bots can be good enough to keep even people who are already suspicious going for quite awhile these days that's the point.

Soon enough (if not already) you won't be able to tell.
 

Torn Mind

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So yeah... 'bots can be good enough to keep even people who are already suspicious going for quite awhile these days that's the point.

Soon enough (if not already) you won't be able to tell.
Well then, passing the Turing test is becoming more fathomable than it was years ago.
 

BurnItDwn

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Lake County IL has not had as much rain as normal, we are part of the tiny bit of the state of IL which is in a severe drought. but, we are lucky enough to get filtered water from Lake Michigan home use. I never water my lawn, and its very green. I imagine the farmers int he county might be having a difficult time, but, there arent nearly as many left as their used to be. Most have sold out to developers or to county park lands.
 

BoomerD

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True in that sense, however what I'm questioning is the humanity of the above poster. This IMO is what makes the post odd.

I don't believe we get very many (if any) new members with a pulse anymore.
I guess it's not impossible that it's a bot...it's getting more and more difficult to tell...
 
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MtnMan

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Given the political posturing between states, how long until we get close to threats of shooting wars between states and farmers and cities over water? If the drought continues, it is going to get real ugly.

I've been out west once, on a business trip, and visited Lake Mead/Hoover Dam in 2000 and thought it looked low then, i.e. bathtub ring.
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Red Squirrel

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War and politics is my main worry. I doubt we need to worry about water here in Canada, even in a drought status, it's usually not at a point where we will run out of drinking water, but if the states are at that point then we are in trouble. We already have companies like Nestle setting up pipelines and sucking up millions of gallons of our water to the point that lake levels go down. If we have more of that, it could very well actually cause problems.

What they need to do is build desalination plants at the coastal regions and then pipe water to the rest of the country, but they refuse to because it's "too expensive". You know what else is expensive? War. Even here in Canada we should be preparing for the worst and we should have desalination plants at our coast. Climate change is not going away, because of greed. Unfortunately we have no choice but to just adapt at this point.
 

Spacehead

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I keep meaning to pull my well cap to see where the water level is but i keep forgetting. I haven't checked it in years.
I would now but it's raining.
 
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