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  1. Buka

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    Snow..

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  2. Buka

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    This is what I think of snow.. Sometimes it's fun.

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    @Buka

    Which storms are those. 2015, 1978 or 1969?
     
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    heck thats just a small little flurry for here in new england, if that had been 1978 you wouldnt see the windows on the first floor of the house. :)
     
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    I know, I was there for 1969 and 1978
     
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    And they're so light in the back, they don't get good traction. We don't get snow, but we get plenty of ice, and anyone driving a pick-em up in the Winter around here will have sand bags in the back just to keep them on the road.
     
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    Last time I've had to really drive in significant snow was in Germany in the late-80s/early 90s. I drove a rover mini... did great. But I know how to drive little go-karts. :D Seriously, though, it did okay, but in the late-80s in Germany, the car that really handled the snow well was the VW Golf. Buddy of mine had one of those, and it just pulled right up snowy inclines. Not sure what it's like now, but where I lived, there were very few trucks that weren't commercial.
     
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    the cars in Germany stayed smallish, although the golf is like 5 times bigger now than it was in the 80s.
    the parking spaces are just not that big.

    Although some have bought pickups by now.
     
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    The top one was 2015. The sculpture one was sometime in the seventies, I forget when.

    But that 78 blizzard, that was something. I'm glad I experienced that storm. Massive snowfall and hurricane force winds, there were some great visuals.

    What was most interesting was the week long driving ban. Everybody had to walk. People who lived on the same street, who had never said a word to each other, were talking to their neighbors, talking to everyone.....only to never say hi to each other again once driving was back.

    And the drifts, oy.

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    Well... maybe they were some more recent dinosaurs. :) U of R is awesome - I love how they have a separate library for every major department. RIT is great in terms of technology - very wired. But there is only one library - and that's just a little pitiful compared to U of R. At one point, I had a chance to stay until 3 am at U of R's main library - the one with the dome - I swear, there are ghosts there. Awesome place!
     
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    I remember 78 too. After it was over I went to meet a friend and as I standing on a snow bank waiting for him to arrive I saw 4 snowmobiles flying up the road. Apparently they could not see the place where the plows gave up and the snow was considerably deeper.... snowmobile #1 went right under like a high speed gopher, #2 did a sharp right and...well... also ended up buried...after a taking a bit of aerial off the much harder snow bank to the side...... #3 and #4 stopped and darn near fell of their snowmobiles laughing.

    That is also the same day I walked right up the center of route 9 and there were no cars in site.
     
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    As someone coming from an... um... not very automotive nation, I didn't get my driver's license until I was 23. And then I bought the cheapest car I could afford new - 1998 Plymouth Neon. Don't laugh. But that's pretty much what I drove through the remainder of my Rochester years. Miraculously, only had one accident - and yes, of course, it was weather-related.
     
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    The oldest just told me the snowing finally stopped in Rochester.... it had been snowing for 2 days
     
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    Defensive tip # 472

    The best way to handle an adversary in the office is to smile....
    then with a slight giggle ask them how their coffee tastes.:wideyed:
     
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    Actually I am of the belief that the best way to handle an adversary in the office is to....IRIMI NAGE THEM TO THE FLOOR!!!!

     
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    Well...it is currently a balmy 19 degrees Fahrenheit
     
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    Big waves today. BIG.
     
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    Yeah, in the South, that scenario is usually reversed.
     
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    In most of the South, ice is more prevalent than snow. In fact, most snow comes with a complimentary sub-layer of ice. Here in western NC (and TN, northern GA), we get a bit less ice and a bit more snow.
     

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