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[personal profile] aendr
Thanks to crazyscot for the meme.

Up-goer Five on xkcd, the inspiration for this.
The Up-goer Five text editor.

I look at water-in-the-sky. I want to know how it works. If I can learn how it works better, other people I work with can tell better when things like rain, cold-hard-rain and ground-water-in-the-sky might come. I use boxes which say how hot and wet the air is, how far up the water-in-the-sky is and how much sun there is. I work with other people who whisper-to-computers. They use what my boxes say to make pretend-sky in the computers. The pretend-sky-in-the-computers tells them when the rain will come, but sometimes it is wrong. I tell them how it is wrong and we try to make it better. Other people I work with look at the pretend-sky-in-the-computers and tell everyone when the sun, rain, cold-hard-rain and ground-water-in-the-sky will come. Most of the time they are right but sometimes they get it wrong and everyone is sad and tell us off. They forget when we were right. They don't forget when we were wrong. This makes us sad.

Can you tell what water-in-the-sky, cold-hard-rain, ground-water-in-the-sky and pretend-sky-in-the-computers are?

Date: 2013-01-20 09:41 am (UTC)
lnr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lnr
Clouds, snow or hail, dunno - fog maybe, and a computer model of the weather?

Date: 2013-01-20 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Spot on. Rain and sun were allowed, but the rest of the useful weather words I wanted weren't. And I had no chance at relative humidity.

Date: 2013-01-20 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
sometimes they get it wrong and everyone is sad and tell us off

Date: 2013-01-20 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*follows link to XKCD* hold on a minute, we keep getting told to conserve liquid helium all the time because the world is running out of helium at reasonable altitudes, and NASA just take it up into space and use it to fill up empty tanks and let them go?!

Date: 2013-01-20 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We fill up balloons and let them go till they pop and come down. But at least then they have hot and wet and where boxes on them.

Date: 2013-01-20 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually, it's also Other people get it wrong, but we get blamed. That makes us cross and sad.

April 2013


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