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Be a weather forecaster ... for 100 years [May. 8th, 2002|03:16 pm]
Peter Sheil
Copy of a link I got from a BBC news letter - might be fun for any computer geeks ... or indeed any normal humans :)


* Worldwide weather watchers wanted *
Your home computer could soon be helping work out how global climate will change
over the next 50 years.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1958000/1958296.stm
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[User Picture]From: pianoman
2002-05-08 07:26 am (UTC)
Right up my alley, dude! Thing is, I went to the program site (http://www.climateprediction.com/) from the article to see if there was an email list for the program and it comes up a blank page! Figures!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-05-08 07:29 am (UTC)

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We are just too quick :) This is Britain you know, not as wizzy as you Americans :)))

peter
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[User Picture]From: pianoman
2002-05-08 07:43 am (UTC)
Quick? So quick the program's done and the page has been taken down? LOL!

I looked at the source - I think it's an overloaded site doing it, no doubt from the publicity of the article. The page is a frameset with a hidden frame. The main frame (viewed) goes to a site that won't load - as I say, probably very very busy right now!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-05-09 01:24 am (UTC)

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No, I meant we (you and I) are too quick looking at the web site. i guess actually what you posted later is true and it just overloaded as every man an his dog went looking at it (blame me for speading it even further) :)

BB
peter
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From: ex_dogmeat720
2002-05-08 05:03 pm (UTC)
I remember registering an interest for this distributed project three or four years ago. Every year or so it pops up again when some hack is looking for copy, but then it ducks under the parapet never to be seen. I wonder if it'll ever start. I hope they explore the avenue of getting UD to provide an already established userbase.
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