Juneau writes: Check out GPS
Solution's new way to get your weather forecast off the web.
accurate and high resolution weather forecasts for any location — your
favorite remote camping spot, a mountain top you plan to climb, or
an offshore oil rig. Just use Google maps to navigate, click,
see a 3-day forecast
for wind, precipitation, and pressure. The forecast is
with the "WRF" model — a joint development by NCAR
and NOAA — it is run
at 12 km horizontal and 30-min temporal resolution.
uses GPS data — information based on the delay of the GPS signals
in the atmosphere due to atmospheric water vapor — which helps improve
the precipitation forecasts.
A cool feature of this
web site is that you can generate links for specific locations
which allows you to check the forecast for this location anytime with a
single click. Click through for examples of
top of Mount Rainier.
It takes about a second to generate the forecast plots so you have
to be a little patient. Also, presently forecasts are
for the continental
US and Eastern Asia — the language will change depending from where you
click. Europe and other regions should be added soon.
Juneau writes: The 9th
Circuit Court indicated that employers are not allowed to
read email ortextmessages of their employees. A PDF
version of the decision can be found here.
Note that if the employee had signed a consent for the company to
review the data, there would have been no complaint. Most of
the companies and govermental agencies I've been involved with require
the employee to sign a release as part of the employment papers.
Seems to me that this will just serve to remind the HR department to
include an additional waiver in the employee's papers.
Spokesman Jay Alves said tonight that the failure of Monday's ticket sales happened because the system was brought down today by an "external malicious attack."
The Rockies have suspended online sales for World Series tickets, spokesman Jay Alves said this afternoon.
Alves said that several hundred sales that went through before sales were suspended today will be honored.
"We are as frustrated and disappointed as (fans) are," Alves said.