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Crosses must be mounted in all state buildings, Bavaria orders

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Bavarian leader Markus Söder has announced that crosses must hang in all the state's government buildings, saying the move is a "commitment to Bavarian identity and culture."

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Söder asserted at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that these should not be a religious symbol of Christianity, but rather a "commitment to Bavarian identity" and "cultural imprint".

WHAT DA FUCK!?!
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Meteorologist

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Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.
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Cognoscan
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Pedantic answers to the Mathematician's questions on what precipitation chance means: https://www.weather.gov/ffc/pop
If you know the meaning of the probability, you can answer the rest of his questions. The area one is basically a non-question: any forecast on weather.gov will show you the forecast area.

And for the question unasked: how do you end up with phrases like "scattered" or "this morning" in a forecast? NOAA again has you covered: https://www.weather.gov/bgm/forecast_terms
ericprasmussen
1 day ago
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hell yeah
francisga
1 day ago
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Panel 1 is a real legit question I have always had about what "percent change of precip" means in weather forecasts. Please help.
Lafayette, LA, USA
Cognoscan
1 day ago
NOAA actually has a succinct explanation for part of this: https://www.weather.gov/ffc/popThe short of it is this: there is a X percent chance that rain will occur at any given point in the area over the next hour, independent of the other hourly predictions. This extrapolates to the daily forecast as well, which does have hourly bounds (though I forget what they are).
fancycwabs
1 day ago
For a while the local meteorologist changed it from 30% chance of rain to 30% *coverage* of rain, meaning for the viewing area 30% of it was getting rain. I assume that's still what they use even though they switched back to "chance."
fancycwabs
1 day ago
Although this was in Mobile, Alabama, and a 30% coverage of rain meant that you were gonna get wet.
rraszews
11 hours ago
Or, at least, 30% of you would. But yeah, the way the husband of a meteorologist I used to work with explained it, "30% chance of rain" means, roughly, "It's going to rain somewhere. It's a 30% chance it'll be on YOU" (Though that is just how he put it. Technically, "30% chance" could mean "It's definitely going to rain, and 30% of the area will get it" or equally "It's only 1-in-3 that it will rain, but if it does, it will rain EVERYWHERE" But these two possibilities come out to the same thing assuming you are a stationary object within the area which is small enough that you can not meaningfully be "half-rained on"
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Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.
davidar
1 day ago
12PM can't be 12:00 exactly, because then it wouldn't be PM, it'd just be M
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Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.

Misinterpretation

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"But there are seven billion people in the world! I can't possibly stop to consider how ALL of them might interpret something!" "Ah, yes, there's no middle ground between 'taking personal responsibility for the thoughts and feelings of every single person on Earth' and 'covering your eyes and ears and yelling logically correct statements into the void.' That's a very insightful point and not at all inane."
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"But there are seven billion people in the world! I can't possibly stop to consider how ALL of them might interpret something!" "Ah, yes, there's no middle ground between 'taking personal responsibility for the thoughts and feelings of every single person on Earth' and 'covering your eyes and ears and yelling logically correct statements into the void.' That's a very insightful point and not at all inane."
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"But there are seven billion people in the world! I can't possibly stop to consider how ALL of them might interpret something!" "Ah, yes, there's no middle ground between 'taking personal responsibility for the thoughts and feelings of every single person on Earth' and 'covering your eyes and ears and yelling logically correct statements into the void.' That's a very insightful point and not at all inane."

Clutter

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I found a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but the idea of reading it didn't spark joy, so I gave it away.
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smallfrogge
5 days ago
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This is freaky, I reached the "ah" stage today..
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
alt_text_at_your_service
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I found a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but the idea of reading it didn't spark joy, so I gave it away.
steelhorse
2 days ago
Thankfully I listen to Tim Ferriss' podcast, so the alt text actually made sense!
zippy72
2 days ago
I have, in fact, read it. We've given away several copies. Works for us.
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I found a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but the idea of reading it didn't spark joy, so I gave it away.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Truth About Parenting

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Oh, you love dinosaurs? Well, you'd better brush your teeth or T. Rex will TURN ON YOU.

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BAHFest is tomorrow! See you tonight, Boston. Most of our tickets are gone, but we still have some available. It's going to be a packed house, so if you want a really good seat, please arrive early! See you there!

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expatpaul
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Too true
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Top German court rules that online ad blockers are legal

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Germany's Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by media giant Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application that blocks online advertising, in a landmark ruling that deals a blow to the publishing industry.

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