The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your
kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct, no programming
questions and please don't post ads.
So, what you are implying? Alabama is a backward state? I would suggest you do a little research before using out-dated stereotypes. I live in Huntsville Alabama with the most highly educated people in the nation. We have the largest number of PhD's from all over the world. We are the home of Marshal Space Flight Center NASA. We are also home of Redstone Arsenal, the base of operations for the Apache helicopter and birthplace of the Hell-Fire missile. I have personally met and worked with astronauts, Russian and American scientists, and some of the best programmers in the industry.
Don't go knockin my state else I'sa get my pitchfork and torch and come-a callin.
When you are dead, you won't even know that you are dead. It's a pain only felt by others.
These are serious geo-political issues; I'm still seeking to understand why people on the Lounge link to their own posts: if I can work that out, I think everything else will fall into place.
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
Mmm, I know thats how I floored a tour guide in the States once she asked the question 'what is the biggest desert on Earth?', I replied Antartica, she checked her iPad found I was right and after that I was always looked at to check facts...
Of course, what you say is very true though, low greenhouse gas (water vapour) in the air causes high highs and low lows. All GH gasses do is moderate extremes. Thats why where it is humid, its more constant with a much lower high.
Still, dont tell the AGW scientists this, the basic physics gives them the sh*ts...
As I'm not a member of the National Geographic Society I needn't abide by their rules, decisions, or opinions.
So - how far? Well - that depends upon where you are at the time.
I live on a barrier island. Those living on "the mainland" consider all of us as living on/by the beach. On the other hand, those of us lining here consider the beach to start at the boardwalk.
However, if one is on the boardwalk, one might decide to go down to the beach (i.e., sandy part).
[What? No elephanting boardwalk on Qatar's beach? Cheapskates!]
In any case - I see a tent near the water-line and people frolicking in a beach-like manner. So - it's clearly a beach.