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The Maunder Minimum was an event that happened back between 1645 and 1715.
There have been other minima, but not called Maunder.
(Oort, Wolf, Sporor and Dalton).
We are currently entering A solar minimum, but certainly not the Maunder Minimum.
It could, however, lead to, as you say, a new, second, Little Ice Age, similar to the one that ran between 1550 and 1850, which, co-incidentally, came straight after the Mediaeval Warm Period.
I am one who like to look at data rather than make up a model based on what I want to happen for the purposes of funding, and so I can categorically state that no-one knows for sure what will happen but that it is at the very least possible, and given the data and cyclical nature of these things, probable that the Earth will be entering a cold period. Whether it turns out to be an Ice Age or not is a different matter.
(Although we are actually still IN an ice age).
Obscurum per obscurius.
Ad astra per alas porci.
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
Colder? One of the main roads through Crawley was well and truly flooded this morning. Some pratt in a taxi drove through the flooded road, which did for his taxi and he sat there in the water causing major congestion for miles around. The police tried to "help" (rolleyes) by placing an accident sign by the lights and slinging a length of "POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS" tape across two posts to stop other traffic driving through. Naturally, the sign and tape was no obstacle as they simply drove around it compounding the problem that Pratt Tosspot-Dipstick caused in the first place. A 12-15 min commute took 1hr 20min as every road was clogged.
Are those sodding jet streams behind it all, picking up 2/3rd of the Atlantic and dumping it on poor old Blighty?
If there is one thing more dangerous than getting between a bear and her cubs it's getting between my wife and her chocolate.
The Maunder Maximum is 2 beers and he has never finished the 2nd.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
"That there's some corner of an Italian road system. That is forever England."
Or France, or Germany, or ...
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
I went to looking up quotes and I noticed where language was called out PHP and Perl are explicitly mentioned in derogatory sense, much the way COBOL was many years ago.
On a different note the two quotes though that I thought were the funniest were;
“It should be noted that no ethically -trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.”
― Nathaniel S. Borenstein
“You've baked a really lovely cake, but then you've used dog sh*t for frosting.”
― Steve Jobs
The food pricess are low because the food is cheap. Period. And the only reasn they have low diabetes and heart attack incidence, despite the beer they drink, fat they eat, and fags they smoke, is because they cycle everywhere, from a young age, all year. Even in winter.
try doing 5 miles to work in the morning on a bike in - 10 C. Every morning, al winter. I know, I have done it. A mate in Maastrict described a cycle to work, of many miles, in - 22C one year.
try cycling my route to work its probably 5 miles virtically if you add the hills together, when yo live in a country where anything over a foot high is classed as a mountain it does make it easier to cycle
You cant outrun the world, but there is no harm in getting a head start
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
I have been tempted to cycle to work (as I used to a very. very long time ago) but was put off by the fact that the walk to the shower from the office afterwards is longer than the original walk from the lounge to the office...
That and it'd take longer to fit the bicycle clips than to walk it!
Never underestimate the power of stupid things in large numbers --- Serious Sam