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I know a way to prevent snow from ever hitting the ground again

Old 08-23-04, 11:42 AM
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I know a way to prevent snow from ever hitting the ground again

Snowstorms are not only bothersome, but outright dangerous. I know a way to prevent snow from ever hitting the streets in major cities again - it will cost a lot of money, and the construction will take a while - years and years, even - and the way to do it is this:

Heat Waves that are elevated x- feet above the cities

By the time the snow hits the heat waves, it will melt the snow and allow just rain to hit the cities below. Now I'm no what-ever-you-would-call-it who knows how to build things, but figure this: two telephone poles, and at the top of each, have something that shoots laser beams from one pole to the other. These laser beams are hot, hot, hot, and will melt the snow.

Volia! No more snowstorms. No more blizzards. Ever again. Whoopie!!!
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I like the idea. I imagine it will also curtail our burdensome bird population.
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then all the rain freezes when it hits the ground and pandemonium ensues!
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Interesting. But how does one prevent the newly converted rain from changing to pure ice once it does hit the ground? You might need heated streets for that. All the telephone poll lasers aren't going to change the fact it's below zero outside.
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Originally posted by Crocker Jarmen
I like the idea. I imagine it will also curtail our burdensome bird population.
free roasted birds falling out the sky

except if they don't get cleaned up they'll probably get a bit stinky and gross pretty fast
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Uh, but then we wouldn't be able to ski (or blech, snowboard) on real snow, which is infinately better than fake snow.
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Back in the 60's, I developed a weather changing machine which was in essence a sophisticated heat beam which we called a 'laser.' Using these 'lasers' we'd punch a hole in the protective layer around the world which we called the 'ozone' layer. Slowly but surely ultraviolet rays would pour in, increasing the risk for skin cancer, that is...unless the world pays us a hefty ransom?
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We could let off a nuclear explosion in the upper atmosphere. The heat would get rid of all the cold and snow. Of course the downside is everyone would be dead. But the mutated mole people could live in warmth and comfort during the winter months.
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Who's paying for the power, not to mention the devices?
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Who's paying for the power, not to mention the devices?


common, everyone knows it will be solar powered and maid from recycled aluminum cans.
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My way is simpler: stay out of the frickin' north. Seriously, it sucks to be up there in the winter.
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Originally posted by Otto
My way is simpler: stay out of the frickin' north. Seriously, it sucks to be up there in the winter.
No it doesn't...winter is great.
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Originally posted by hotaru_san
free roasted birds falling out the sky

except if they don't get cleaned up they'll probably get a bit stinky and gross pretty fast
That's where the feral cat population comes in handy. But then you have far more cat poop in children's sandboxes.
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Originally posted by Otto
My way is simpler: stay out of the frickin' north. Seriously, it sucks to be up there in the winter.
Well, that or buy a 4WD vehicle, take up downhill or cross-country skiing, ice skating, hockey, etc. There are fun things to do in the winter; it's late fall and early spring that suck, you can't do winter things or summer things.

Winter's not that bad.
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You guys are nuts. It's frickin' cold up there. Sorry, but I'm not a fan of the cold. Brrrrr...
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Phasers, it's all about the phasers.
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Originally posted by Otto
You guys are nuts. It's frickin' cold up there. Sorry, but I'm not a fan of the cold. Brrrrr...
I'm not a fan of 90-100+ and 90% humidty. To each his/her own.
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i think we just need to put all of the major cities under domes. new orleans already has the super dome, so i guess the super duper dome will have to be the name of it.
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Originally posted by Chew
I'm not a fan of 90-100+ and 90% humidty. To each his/her own.
Amen. I've always said it's a million times easier to get warm than to cool off.

I mean, once your naked, there's really nowhere else to go.
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Originally posted by schlitz100
then all the rain freezes when it hits the ground and pandemonium ensues!
freezing rain is much worse than snow, traction is possible on snow forget about it on ice





Originally posted by Chew
I'm not a fan of 90-100+ and 90% humidty. To each his/her own.
25 degrees F(no or little wind) is nice, Sure I have to wear a jacket but still better than sweating
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Originally posted by Draven
Amen. I've always said it's a million times easier to get warm than to cool off.

I mean, once your naked, there's really nowhere else to go.
So which would you rather look at? A bunch of shivering girls bundled up to look like snowmen, or a bunch of sweaty girls nearly naked on the beach?

I've made my choice, brother.
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So which would you rather look at? A bunch of shivering girls bundled up to look like snowmen, or a bunch of sweaty girls nearly naked on the beach?
That sounds great, but keep in mind some of those nearly naked sweaty girls are probably over 300lbs in weight or over the age of 60, or both...
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Originally posted by Otto
So which would you rather look at? A bunch of shivering girls bundled up to look like snowmen, or a bunch of sweaty girls nearly naked on the beach?

I've made my choice, brother.
Understood

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