Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: SNOW

06 Jan 2010   #1
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
SNOW

Ha ha so much snow in UK, really haven't seen this much snow for ages. Will upload pics soon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #2
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Ha ha so much snow in UK, really haven't seen this much snow for ages. Will upload pics soon.
I've seen worse, much worse... back in 1970's...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

They are reporting most in 50 years in the UK. I wish I were there. We only have 12 inches in UT. (US)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Jan 2010   #4
Qdos

 

The problems in the UK are exacerbated because people think the government should grit and salt and clean all the roads... and that unlike the rest of Europe, people don't have the common sense to use snow tyres (tires...)



It's absolutely lamentable how the British mentality means everything stops after one inch of slush accumulates on the roads... airports, schools, buses, trains... and to top it all we don't have enough gas to meet demand... so we're having to import more at a considerable premium from Europe (which means Russia in truth...)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
The problems in the UK are exacerbated because people think the government should grit and salt and clean all the roads... and that unlike the rest of Europe, people don't have the common sense to use snow tyres (tires...)



It's absolutely lamentable how the British mentality means everything stops after one inch of slush accumulates on the roads... airports, schools, buses, trains... and to top it all we don't have enough gas to meet demand... so we're having to import more at a considerable premium from Europe (which means Russia in truth...)
Everyone has problems...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #6
Qdos

 

I've spent several entire winters at minus twenty degrees celcius, or colder, and the local Russian infrastructure coped just fine... the UK's skills at coping are all but non-existent

Although the Swiss Alps aren't as cold I've also over-wintered there, and like the Russians... they take it in their stride - even when conditions are drastically more dire than the UK's present weather pattern...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #7
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Im going to say this because it makes me laugh and really ticks off the ladies here at work that think its going to end the world....

Wheres this Global Warming thing I keep hearing about ???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #8
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I've spent several entire winters at minus twenty degrees celcius, or colder, and the local Russian infrastructure coped just fine... the UK's skills at coping are all but non-existent

Although the Swiss Alps aren't as cold I've also over-wintered there, and like the Russians... they take it in their stride - even when conditions are drastically more dire than the UK's present weather pattern...
This kind of thing makes me cross - why be so negative? It's not "coping skills" that are lacking but the infrastructural requirements.

Sure, we could have snowploughs on standby all over the country and snow tyres piled up in our sheds just in case we get another once in 25 years severe weather event, but do you think that is a sensible use of resources? Sheesh.

Have some respect for your fellow citizens, give them some credit and hey maybe we'll all be in a better place. I lived in the US, in an area where severe winter weather happened every year, and I had snow tyres ready to go. Now I live in the UK and I don't, and the reason for that is that like everyone else I have decided that to do so would be a waste of valuable resources.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #9
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Im going to say this because it makes me laugh and really ticks off the ladies here at work that think its going to end the world....

Wheres this Global Warming thing I keep hearing about ???
The scientists call it "climate change." Noticed any climate change? Has that caused any mind change?

This whole business of laughing off climate change, spurred on by oil companies, is very reminiscent of the way the tobacco companies argued for many years that cigarette smoking was good for you. That wasn't true; the scientists, not the oil companies, are saying that climate change is real and potentially catastrophic. Shall we wait for the ugly and tragic consequences again, or should we allow the possibility that as before vested interests are trying to distort the truth?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #10
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clunkfish View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I've spent several entire winters at minus twenty degrees celcius, or colder, and the local Russian infrastructure coped just fine... the UK's skills at coping are all but non-existent
This kind of thing makes me cross - why be so negative? It's not "coping skills" that are lacking but the infrastructural requirements.
Really? So you're familiar with the, say, Russian infrastructure? Interesting... because the majority of snow clearing and road works in that nation are undertaken by women who're paid peanuts and are forced to work 12-15 hour shifts in dreadful conditions, with heavy emphasis on manual labour - however, that aside, snow tyres on public transport, plough blades on some buses... and similar tyres on private vehicles keeps the roads open and the schools and factories running normally...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clunkfish View Post
Sure, we could have snowploughs on standby all over the country and snow tyres piled up in our sheds just in case we get another once in 25 years severe weather event, but do you think that is a sensible use of resources? Sheesh.
Did I advocate that? Not sure where LOL! However the damage to the UK economy runs at around 75 million each day things grind to a virtual halt. People die of exposure and through accidents that wouldn't happen if their vehicles were able to keep moving... and, as you rightly say, they'd only have to swap tyres for a short period in our winter - so they'd find a set of snow tyres would last them many years...

Perhaps you'd like to propose how the UK can stock enough rock salt in depots all around the country, with sufficient numbers of salt-gritting vehicles, and plenty of manpower to clear every route - even when a great many of those routes are perfectly navigible using studded tyres...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clunkfish View Post
Have some respect for your fellow citizens, give them some credit and hey maybe we'll all be in a better place. I lived in the US, in an area where severe winter weather happened every year, and I had snow tyres ready to go. Now I live in the UK and I don't, and the reason for that is that like everyone else I have decided that to do so would be a waste of valuable resources.
I do have respect, and by suggesting ways to reduce losses in terms of both lives and the economy I take the view that my thoughts must equate to you believing that the Russians, Swiss, French, Germans, Austrians and Italians - amongst others - must all have some ridiculous kind of philosophy?

Odd then, wouldn't you say, how they fair so much better than we seem to!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Help me out in Installing Mac OS X Snow
I'm a windows user and is using windows since childhood !! Now,being a techy user on these forums made me inclined to install Macintosh on my Acer 5738G which actually came out with pre-installed Windows 7 !! But i want Macintosh to install (or if dual boot with windows is possible) but is...
Virtualization
Ever seen snow?
Have you really? :) Snowflakes Under an Electron Microscope | Wired Science | Wired.com A Guy
Chillout Room
Snow for desktop
Hello,please anyone knows program for snow to fall on your desktop in seven? Thanks :)
Customization
Installation of Snow Leopard and Triple Boot(Windows + Windows + Snow)
I hope this question has a place in windows 7 forums; if not, forgive me. I have a ASUS G72 with Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz. I have one HDD and 4 partitions in it(c is windows 7 home premium x64, d is windows 7 ultimate x64, e is empty and i am planning to install snow leopard on e and f...
Installation & Setup
Another Two Feet Of Snow In NY
Sorry could'nt resist
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App