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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

98L grows organize, 97L starts to die

If you go to the noaa website, you'll notice there is 97, and 98. 98 is becoming more convective, and I'd say something is trying to form in 98. I'd give a 55% chance of something forming. As for 97, there's only a 25% chance ofr something forming there.

Forecasting news:

Noaa has been actually failing to pay very much attention to the atlantic. Case in point: Should-be-TD One.

For instance, shbtd one had a closed center of circulation, outstanding convection, was warm core, and most importantly, had winds of 35-40 mph, depr. strength-storm strength winds. In addittion to that, 97 had actually 50% chance of forming when it was declared, but Noaa declared that it would actually have no more than 29% chance of forming.

Also, Waha has changed it's name again to Weather in Atlantic Hurricane Association, since the A for Authority made no sense at all.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

98L forms, 97L still here

In this picture, it's easy to pick out the two disturbances, but which one is which? 97 is the bottom one, and the other wave, the one near the bahamas, is 98. Both are disorganized as it appears, but strangely, 97 has been through heavy shear and it isn't gone yet. In fact, more than half of the computer models say this will go on for more than two days.

But for 98, it just formed hours ago and I think despite it's age, will actually have the chance to strengthen to a tropical storm in three days or more. There is a 45% chance of this.

Back to 97, I have been watching it since it came off africa, but didn't post anything about it, spite the fact that it wasn't an invest, coupled with the fact that waves at this time of year peter out in the blink of an eye. I think this disturbance will not have the strength to upgrade to a tropical depression because of being overland for the next day, and three days later (when it's in less wind shear), it will probably have enough things needed to develop into a tropical depression. However, if this turns into a tropical storm I will be completely surprised.

But here's the thing, if Ana forms out of one of these storms, there definiteley won't be Bill, too.

I'll post again this evening.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Finally we have something to watch in the atlantic. This storm, also known as invest 97 has been showing a lot of convection during the past three days. Just use this map to see where the storm is going.
If it develops into a tropical system, I think the strongest it could possibly get is a trop. storm.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

nothing in the atlantic, but...

I really want to tell you about tele-existence. Before you get too bored and run away to a new site, i'll tell you that tele-existence is when someone can move a robot with their own movements, and yet that person feels like he/she is the robot. Mind controlled robots can go out of control with one little thought, making them harder to handle. With a tele-existence robot, dangerous tasks like space travel, protecting the city from criminals, or climbing trees cam be done without harm. This would also be good for putting micro-sized objects together, or using a micro-sized tele-existence robot investigate harmful bacteria such as swine-flu. I've been looking forever for anything on tele-existence that didn't require me to read a book. Only three websites took me to where I wanted, which, in my opinion is not enough of them. Only one showed an image of a tele-existence. In the next update I'll show you that image. It was only for the right arm and hand, but that is truly amazing enough to be encouraged to build something like that. Even before I saw that image, I really wanted to build something like that called the RY (robo you). So before I saw the image I thought it could be built by 2015, but because of that image, we might have the technology to build that by 2010! However, my plan was only to have tele-existence to areas above the waist, because if you have to use your legs, that gives an extremely small area for the RY to go because you might run into a wall, then the robot stops as well, you also might lose your balance. So to solve that problem, in the blueprint I plan to put wheels on to the RY, so that you can sit down, and moving your foot back and forth, or side to side, you can control the RY's movement. That way, there's a lot less chance of balance loss of the RY, and no chance of you stopping because interference in your enviornment amd the robot stopping as well when you do not want to do that.
But there's a problem with this. For example when you move your arms up, and there's no ceiling in your enviornment, and yet there is in the RY's enviornment, directly above, then if the arms of the RY touch the ceiling, and you keep moving your arms up, it could recalibrate itself. One possible solution to this would be putting motion sensors on the person moving the RY and the RY so that, in the situation I was typing about in the previous sentence, it can notice when the RY is recalibrating itself, then sends a signal the user to vibrate his legs so that person knows he/she is recalibrating the robot. That way he can know about this recalibration, and then move to another area so that the RY can calibrate itself back to it's origional calibration setting, or, so speaking, tha correct calibration.
If you already know about stuff like this, and would like to show me something that has to do with tele-existence, then show me your blog URL, and post something like the RY concept, because I would really like to see some more bots of tele-existence than just one. Seriously, this annoys me. Also, only post images about it, and if you do use video, don't use youtube, vimeo, newgrounds, or bing. I recommend to you that you use metacafe, if you can. But the whole general point is, please show me something just like the RY (hint: it's about tele-existence).