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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 1:51 pm

Sure as hell feels like it, having just come from the first world.

I'm really surprised it's so bad....


[The plus side is that any day I can hit the switch and just leave here. Yes I am here from choice, not my wife, me.... ]

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:01 pm

Reminds me of ...


Golden Earring - Radar Love (1973) HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf53Pg2AkdY



That unspoken thing man....

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:17 pm

the lynx wrote:In other news, Hello Kitty craze has hit McDonald's in Singapore in second wave.

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cant believe the hello kitty is sold out already its the first day ! lol selling faster than the n95 mask

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Postby Max Headroom » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:28 pm

It's a perfect storm of conditions that is causing this current extreme situation.

Although the season we're in is called the South-west monsoon, our prevailing winds this time of year actually originate from the South. It's the degree of the wind's bend towards the NE resulting from the earth's spin that determines whether we get a South-easterly, Southerly or South-westerly wind.

The more the wind bends, the more it swings over Sumatra before coming our way and therefore the more haze this wind picks up and blows over us.

This is why, typically, we don't really get the full brunt of the hotspots and Malaysia tends to get it worse; the wind can't really bend that sharply.

However, at the moment, this SW pattern has been yanked out of whack by a low pressure area over the SC Sea. This Low is drawing in the air directly from the Indian Ocean, rather than the Java Sea in the South. I.e. a Westerly wind is born, perfect for bringing in maximum haze from the hotspots, which are dead East of us.

Add in the current dry spell and presto: 371.

The good news is that from tomorrow onwards, the winds will gradually shift back to the South, blowing this suspended soup up to the North.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:29 pm

Wd40 wrote:Singapore suddenly looks like a 3rd world country now, with the dengue and the haze. :o


Actually someone was posting that the haze should help with the dengue. No idea how true that is, but the thought is humorous.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:31 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Singapore suddenly looks like a 3rd world country now, with the dengue and the haze. :o


Actually someone was posting that the haze should help with the dengue. No idea how true that is, but the thought is humorous.


You imagine the insane number of questions I get every day from this notion.

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:39 pm

that report way above was interesting and lines up with my own suspicions...

I do not claim that this is what the actual PSI data was. This is, after all, circumstantial evidence at best, like Benford's Law tests, except this is much, much weaker. However, what I do claim is that cyclic instabilities of period 3 indicate tampering.

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:40 pm


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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:47 pm

Lol! This is in the local bird cage liner as well!


http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/430041/ind ... -over-haze


Singapore should not be behaving like a child and making all this noise

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:51 pm

Wd40 wrote:Lol! This is in the local bird cage liner as well!


http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/430041/ind ... -over-haze


Singapore should not be behaving like a child and making all this noise


But not doing so is against the very essence of being Singaporean! A lot of Singaporeans already admit they like to complain, loudly, whenever possible.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 7:45 pm

nakatago wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Lol! This is in the local bird cage liner as well!


http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/430041/ind ... -over-haze


Singapore should not be behaving like a child and making all this noise


But not doing so is against the very essence of being Singaporean! A lot of Singaporeans already admit they like to complain, loudly, whenever possible.


+1

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 8:37 pm

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Singapore suddenly looks like a 3rd world country now, with the dengue and the haze. :o


Actually someone was posting that the haze should help with the dengue. No idea how true that is, but the thought is humorous.


You imagine the insane number of questions I get every day from this notion.


Well? Is it true? :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 8:44 pm

It may interrupt the breeding cycle if it stays dry long enough to dry up the breeding sites. Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen as most of the breeding sites are still in the home where the water problem is likely to be constantly replenished. Otherwise, it's only a lull, I'm afraid.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 8:50 pm

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary (music video) HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPvRSAdK6o

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Postby Brah » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 9:51 pm

QRM wrote:300+ A breath of fresh air for Beijing folks, they hit the 900 mark? or is that another way of measuring, per cubic metre?

Anyway in line with all the end of the world hysteria did you know, Air pollution now kills more people than high cholesterol?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... olesterol/

Is Beijing smog or dust, or both?

BTW any info on the levels in Indo?


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