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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH

Almost time to do it all again tonight, baby. My lady isn't getting home until after 9. I'll make sure I drink at least a bottle of wine and dispose of it before she gets home.

I've got the place to myself tonight

it'll be wine (I'll poast it in the wine thread) and Rangers hockey on TV.
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Originally Posted by MrG

"XX% chance of rain" doesn't mean what you think it means.

When they give a percentage chance of rain, it's the probability that rain will occur, not the amount of coverage area that will receive rain. So, for example, if the Weather Channel says there's an 80% chance of rain, that means that there's an 80% likelihood that it will rain somewhere in the area covered by the forecast.

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Q: What do forecasters mean when they say things such as, "There is a 30 percent chance of rain"?

A: The National Weather Service says, "The probability of precipitation is the likelihood of measurable precipitation (0.01 inches or greater) for a specified forecast time period, and occurring at any point for which the forecast is valid."

A reasonable English translation of this bit of government speak is: The probability gives the odds of any one place in the area covered by the forecast getting wet, whether it's from rain or snow. The 0.01 inches or greater comes from the fact that any less rain or water from melted snow or ice can't be measured. If the bottom of the rain gauge is wet, but the water isn't deep enough to measure, that's called a "trace' and really doesn't count.

A forecaster assigns a precipitation probability that shows his or her confidence in the forecast, how much of the forecast area is likely to have precipitation, and low long the precipitation is expected to last.

The important point is that the odds are for the rain or snow to fall on any place in the area covered by the forecast.

This means, that the probability could be low – say 30% – yet you have hard rain for a few hours. In this case, the forecast isn't wrong, you're just one of the unlucky people who happened to be in the small part of the region that got wet that day. Or, if your lawn and garden needed the rain, you were one of the lucky ones. And, your friend a couple of miles away who needs the rain can't complain about the forecast not working out. Rain did fall on at least one place in the area.
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Originally Posted by gomestar

I've got the place to myself tonight

it'll be wine (I'll poast it in the wine thread) and Rangers hockey on TV.

Won't get home until 7 but no work tomorrow. Late dinner with much wine and then plan to go outside and chill under the stars.
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Originally Posted by gomestar

no, god damn it. I'm inquiring because way too often I find the "chance of %" to be WAY off, and therefore something that I don't get despite the simplicity of it.
Even on the happiest days of my life I am always cranky in the morning. When I walk into the office I notice that oldtimers tend to say "good morning" to everybody. This bugs me for some reason. I generally kind of grumble at them. I am of the camp that you walk in, settle in and just move on with the day. I mean, I feel like I never leave these people to begin with and the "good morning" seems so unnecessary.
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Originally Posted by gomestar

I've got the place to myself tonight

it'll be wine (I'll poast it in the wine thread) and Rangers hockey on TV.

I suspect it might take a bottle of wine to make it through the Hurricanes game tonight, our D is looking pretty ugly with Faulk (who has emerged into a legit #1 guy) out.
I don't get when people play extreme victimhood and say things like "SOMEONE STOLE MY IPHONE"

but when you probe a little deeper they actually left their iPhone in a cab. its not stolen .... you fucking lost the cellphone. its been happening a lot with the women I work with... they'll state something is stolen but in reality they just lost it by their own mistake.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD

I don't get when people play extreme victimhood and say things like "SOMEONE STOLE MY IPHONE"

but when you probe a little deeper they actually left their iPhone in a cab. its not stolen .... you fucking lost the cellphone. its been happening a lot with the women I work with... they'll state something is stolen but in reality they just lost it by their own mistake.

Thank you, Lawrence, that gives me a great idea! Next time I forget to perform a task I've been assigned, I am going to say "my recollection was stolen!"
That's my hometown! Yeah, I saw that yesterday. What an awful woman. (The pastor, I mean.)

What has to do tipping God with a waitress? Is she referring to the money they give at the church or something like that? From where does she get that "10%"?

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse

What has to do tipping God with a waitress? Is she referring to the money they give at the church or something like that? From where does she get that "10%"?

Tithe: to pay or give a tenth part of especially for the support of the church.
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Originally Posted by Fang66

Tithe: to pay or give a tenth part of especially for the support of the church.

Thanks Fang. So 10% of what? Her income? If that is the case probably the 18% of the total bill is not as much as 10% of her total income.

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse

Thanks Fang. So 10% of what? Her income? If that is the case probably the 18% of the total bill is not as much as 10% of her total income.

She is the pastor of a storefront church with 15 congregants (I think). 18% of the bill might just be 10% of her total income.
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse

Thanks Fang. So 10% of what? Her income? If that is the case probably the 18% of the total bill is not as much as 10% of her total income.

What do I look like Cheesus or sumfink, how would I know. I was just pointing out the fing she was referencing.
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