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NASA Satellite Snaps Rare Cloud-Free Ireland

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the whiskey-free-ireland-not-available dept.

NASA 113

coondoggie writes "NASA's Aqua satellite recently snapped a cloud-free shot of Ireland. The cloud-free view is extremely rare as the country is almost entirely cloud covered 50% of the time according to the Irish Meteorological Service, Met Éireann. There are more clouds during the day than at night, and fog is common."

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113 comments

Go figure (4, Funny)

yeshuawatso (1774190) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523592)

No wonder they drink so much. Every time they go outside and look up, all they see is a depressing cloud blocking all the sunlight. Being sh*t faced is probably the only way to get the gloom out of the day.

Re:Go figure (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523630)

No wonder they drink so much. Every time they go outside and look up, all they see is a depressing cloud blocking all the sunlight. Being sh*t faced is probably the only way to get the gloom out of the day.

By that same logic you'd find more drunks in London than in Dublin.

Re:Go figure (2)

yeshuawatso (1774190) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523670)

Never been to Ireland nor London, so, at this point, I don't have logic, just random ramblings.

Re:Go figure (1)

vertinox (846076) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524020)

Never been to Ireland nor London, so, at this point, I don't have logic, just random ramblings.

*whoosh*

Re:Go figure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35524624)

haha, ya'll arguing over the irish or the english drinking more? Talk about pedantic. We all know the hill billies of the US take the cake in that contest.

Re:Go figure (1)

dwywit (1109409) | more than 3 years ago | (#35525290)

Australia calling on line 2

Re:Go figure (1)

davester666 (731373) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526510)

Criminals don't need clouds to drink all day and night.

Re:Go figure (1)

dwywit (1109409) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526678)

No, but it makes a difference to WHAT we drink. Day=beer, night=beer, dry=beer, wet=beer, snow=whiskey or rum, BBQ=1 glass of red wine permitted, otherwise beer, clear skies=clear beer, cloudy skies=cloudy beer (homebrew or Cooper's). See? It's simple!

Re:Go figure (1)

Coren22 (1625475) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528822)

Mmm, beer.

I think I need to get some good beer for tonight.

Re:Go figure (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523788)

pet peeve, is it really necessary to quote the fucking post right above yours when your not pointing out a specific part?

quote != reply

Re:Go figure (4, Funny)

ischorr (657205) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523826)

Pet peeve - is it really necessary to misspell "you're" as "your", throw in unnecessary profanity, and generally use bad grammar/capitalization/etc?

If you're going to be a pedant on style, at least use good style.

Re:Go figure (-1, Flamebait)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524024)

im sorry, I did not realize I was on the association of anal retentive english majors page, its just a forum post don't go killing yourself over it

ok so here is why, even though my post was atrocious by professor tightass standards, you still understood it, when one quotes the entire parent for zero reason it makes it harder to filter garbage from comment, cause you see, all the comments are squashed down so only the first line is shown.

but hey if you want all your comments to look like someone is a retarded parrot then whatever, its just a pet peeve, please dont piss your pants

Re:Go figure (5, Insightful)

PsychoSlashDot (207849) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524436)

im sorry, I did not realize I was on the association of anal retentive english majors page, its just a forum post don't go killing yourself over it

ok so here is why, even though my post was atrocious by professor tightass standards, you still understood it, when one quotes the entire parent for zero reason it makes it harder to filter garbage from comment, cause you see, all the comments are squashed down so only the first line is shown.

but hey if you want all your comments to look like someone is a retarded parrot then whatever, its just a pet peeve, please dont piss your pants

Relax. You're wrong. Get used to it. First up, if you're going to inform someone "you're doing it wrong", it behooves you to do it correctly. If you fail, the consequence is minor; ridicule. So don't get so defensive (and offensive at the same time); you screwed up while criticizing someone. You're fair game.

Second, as to your original complaint, you're still wrong. I can't speak for the rest of Slashdot's users, but I suspect at least some behave as I do. I sometimes deliberately read comments nested two or three deep into a thread. Sometimes it's because I'm intrigued by a couple words that make it into the single-line summary. Having the parent quoted is convenient for me. It saves me having to expand the parent then scroll back down simply to gain the context that I could have had were it quoted in the first place. Simply put, by quoting the parent a post becomes self-contained and meaning-complete. Without quoting it is referential and fragmentary. It is easier to ignore data that is present than it is to obtain information that is not. Philosophically-speaking, parent-quoting is a superior practice.

Thirdly, for my own amusement, I'd like to inform you that it doesn't require an "anal-retentive english (sic) major" to appreciate or produce grammatically correct writing. I'm entirely sure that my post has plenty that a professional could point out as flawed yet I still strive for a higher level of correctness than you can be bothered to. There's one. People who obviously don't even try to be accurate convey an air of laziness. As well, there's an underlying message: "my words are untidy and so too is my mind." Right or wrong, whenever you can't be bothered to capitalize letters, use apostrophes, punctuate, and generally ill-express yourself, you're asking to not be taken seriously. Why bother writing at all if you're not trying to be heard?

Re:Go figure (1)

MartinSchou (1360093) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527182)

Why bother writing at all if you're not trying to be heard?

Maybe he's trying to be read?

Re:Go figure (3, Funny)

digitig (1056110) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524456)

im sorry, I did not realize I was on the association of anal retentive english majors page

You must be new here.

Re:Go figure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35524602)

Pet Peeve, I hate when people impose their own personal pet peeves on a forum that has millions of readers because after all they are the center of the world. After all, I am the center so nur nur!!!

Re:Go figure (1)

Noodlenose (537591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527670)

..a forum that has millions of readers

I think you mean Reddit.

Re:Go figure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528434)

..a forum that has millions of readers

I think you mean Reddit.

He said "forum", not "turdspurt".

Re:Go figure (1)

luckymutt (996573) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526202)

...to misspell "you're" as "your", throw in...

Hey grammar Nazi asshole - punctuation goes on the inside of the closing quotation mark.
If you're going to be a pedant on grammar, at least use proper grammar.

Re:Go figure (1)

ModernGeek (601932) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526668)

That all depends on the variation of English spoken.

Re:Go figure (1)

painehope (580569) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527160)

I agree with everything (because they are major pet peeves of mine) but the "unnecessary profanity" bit. If you're trying to make a point, throw in a cuss word. People catch the emphasis.

Re:Go figure (1)

michelcolman (1208008) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527618)

I agree. There's no such thing as "unnecessary profanity".

Re:Go figure (1)

pushing-robot (1037830) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524160)

Because if the parent's post gets modded down or yours gets modded up, people might see your post and not the parent, and wonder what the hell you're replying to.

Bonus points if your post gets shown directly after its GP or GGP, so people think your reply is completely off-topic or your reading comprehension sucks.

Re:Go figure (1)

glodime (1015179) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526902)

Because if the parent's post gets modded down or yours gets modded up, people might see your post and not the parent

Not to worry. The new version of slashcode will hide your post if the parent post is not modded high enough. Even if your post is modded +5.

Re:Go figure (2)

shaitand (626655) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524194)

"pet peeve, is it really necessary to quote the fucking post right above yours when your not pointing out a specific part?"

Necessary? No. Courteous? Yes. I for one don't want to have to read back through previous posts to figure out which of my posts you are replying to when your response comes up in my messages three weeks later.

Note how you don't have to dig back through the previous posts to know what I'm talking about. Isn't that nice? I think so too.

Re:Go figure (4, Informative)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35525380)

pet peeve, is it really necessary to quote the fucking post right above yours when your not pointing out a specific part?

Yes, it is necessary. Clearly you've never meta-moderated here or you'd understand why quoting the portion of previous post in your reply is important.

Also, it's just good manners. When someone makes a half-dozen points, a three-word post doesn't really help the reading flow for those of us who actually like to follow conversations. I prefer conversations to a list of posts of people just tossing out their words like so many bumper stickers.

You're probably used to Twitter, where there are no conversations, just one bumper sticker after another, at best, and at worst isolated meaningless strings of words, misspelled and tossed out like spit on sidewalk.

quote != reply

Pet peeve: people who are so uncomfortable with the language that they have to try to make a point using logical operators or snippets of code. Nobody here is impressed that you've done a PHP tutorial. This is why we need to have better funding for schools (including trade schools for people like you who have never learned to write clearly and convincingly in their native language).

Re:Go figure (1)

painehope (580569) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527226)

Also, it's just good manners

/. and manners? Half of the people on here are kids that should just STFU until they have gotten out of school, their parents' house, and had to work for a living. The other half are people that just need to come out of their lair they've built in their parents' basement other than when they go to work or go pay the pizza boy. Out of those two halves, at least 75% of them need more exercise, and would get more dates if they didn't mention that they play D&D* and then launch into a description of their latest campaign to whatever poor chick gets stuck next to them at the bar. And, coincidentally, 25% of the whole also needs to realize that their little politically correct fairy-tale world will not exist, and if it did it would be the greatest fascist state mankind has ever known. Of those 25%, 100% need to stop referring to WWII-era Nazis whenever I post on a social, as opposed to technical, issue of the article.

* Yes, I play (sometimes). Do I tell women before we've gotten to the mad monkey love stage? Fuck no. If I let a chick read most of the titles of books on my shelves, she'd realize that I'm obsessed with computers, fantasy and science fiction, new and interesting ways to blow shit up, and other things that rate slightly above an ankle monitor in scaring women off.

Re:Go figure (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528466)

Painehope, you are hopelessly behind the times. Your romantic image of Slashdot as full of parents'-basement-living losers wants its 1995 back.

Stop thinking of Slashdot as a mirror. And, "chick"? Really?

Re:Go figure (1)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527264)

pet peeve, is it really necessary to quote the fucking post right above yours when your not pointing out a specific part?

Yes, because the one "right above" might not be visible later if it's modded down, or if the reader has different viewing preferences, and then you appear to be calling the wrong person an asshole.

Re:Go figure (1)

michelcolman (1208008) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527626)

pet peeve, is it really necessary to quote the fucking post right above yours when your not pointing out a specific part?

quote != reply

I don't see why the decision whether or not to quote a post should be determined by whether or not the post is about fornication.

Re:Go figure (1)

Kryptonian Jor-El (970056) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524612)

Sorry, I'm not in the drunk-finding business

Re:Go figure (1)

ThePromenader (878501) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526784)

Normally, drunks find ~you~.

His theory is sound... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35526328)

Glasgow ....

Re:Go figure (1)

Noodlenose (537591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527654)

Quod erat demonstrandum.

Re:Go figure (5, Funny)

Hazel Bergeron (2015538) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523726)

Ireland learnt its two-decade lesson about monetary policy and raised the cloud tax. The invisible hand of God moved the clouds somewhere cheaper...

(...perhaps to Wales, which is reluctantly under Her Majesty's rule, but allows us some payback in local cloud tax for the support we've loaned to our green neighbours. Britain's main industry is clouds, you see... and only the white ones, since Thatcher abolished the black sooty ones after a wrestling match with Arthur Scargill in 1984.)

Re:Go figure (2)

yeshuawatso (1774190) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524316)

I've got mod points but can't use them to mod this up funny.

Re:Go figure (1)

quietlikeachurch (984657) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526318)

Well done sir!

Re:Go figure (1)

Gordonjcp (186804) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523784)

I don't know, look at Florida. I can't think of anything more utterly depressing than that relentless heat and glare.

Re:Go figure (2)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523940)

I don't know, look at Florida. I can't think of anything more utterly depressing than that relentless heat and glare.

Trenton, New Jersey?

Re:Go figure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35524604)

a fella was supposed to have a good weekend in Dallas, ya know...

Re:Go figure (1)

painehope (580569) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527262)

I don't know, look at Florida. I can't think of anything more utterly depressing than that relentless heat and glare.

Trenton, New Jersey?

Try any populated place in Utah. Or any place with water (in Utah, of course). Do you realize that people still shoot each other there over water rights? Yes, I'm a major proponent of the 2nd Amendment, but when I find myself having to shoot my neighbors in order to get water, I'd just fucking move. Well, I'd move anyways. Utah screams "inbreeding!" the way the Bush family screams "hereditary insanity!".

Re:Go figure (1)

yeshuawatso (1774190) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524352)

Avoid Arkansas then; nothing but heat, humidity, and tornadoes.

Re:Go figure (1)

hutsell (1228828) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526204)

... and Chiggers.

Re:Go figure (1)

qubezz (520511) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527788)

... and Chiggers.

Hey, only we can use that word!

Re:Go figure (1)

hutsell (1228828) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528318)

I didn't realize blood sucking ticks were capable of speaking our language--let alone being able to type.

Re:Go figure (1)

painehope (580569) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527268)

Avoid Arkansas then; nothing but heat, humidity, and tornadoes.

I can think of a lot better reasons to avoid Arkansas than those 3 things. When you consider the fact that Bill Clinton was actually one of the better aspects of the state, and it's all down-hill from there, that's a major warning sign in and of itself.

Re:Go figure (1)

yeshuawatso (1774190) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527660)

There are several reasons to avoid Arkansas like any other state, but you have to admit, for a redneck state, we pump out quite a bit: Largest retailer and largest company in the WORLD is here. Largest chicken producer in the USA is here 2nd largest in the World, albeit legally a Delaware Corp. One of the largest medium/up-scale retailers here, the original company that made Verizon the largest wireless carrier in the country, one of the largest oil companies in America and one of the largest companies in the US in general. Not bad for a state with literally backward thinking citizens. May not be as impressive as California, Texas, or New York, but for a state with only 2.5 million people, we hold our own.

As far as Clinton, there is an unspoken 11th commandment in Arkansas: thou shall not speak ill of the nation's favorite President of the 20th century.

Re:Go figure (1)

russbutton (675993) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524702)

If it wasn't for wheelbarrows, the Irish would still be on all-fours...

Re:Go figure (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#35525886)

No wonder they drink so much. Every time they go outside and look up, all they see is a depressing cloud blocking all the sunlight. Being sh*t faced is probably the only way to get the gloom out of the day.

Funny, reminds me of San Francisco, or what I'm told Seattle is like ... Maybe I was unlucky and always travelled to San Fran mostly in the crappy, damp seaon, but it didn't feel like a happy place to me.

Cold, wet, and miserable do not make for an upbeat environment.

Re:Go figure (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526370)

Yea, and hot, bright, and dry do not either.

We enjoy a happy middle-ground.

Re:Go figure (1)

painehope (580569) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527298)

No wonder they drink so much. Every time they go outside and look up, all they see is a depressing cloud blocking all the sunlight. Being sh*t faced is probably the only way to get the gloom out of the day.

what I'm told Seattle is like ...

Cold, wet, and miserable do not make for an upbeat environment.

Yeah, but in Seattle you can (a) laugh at the transvestites, (b) any time you want, SPD will find a reason to arrest you and keep you for 6 months (no kidding - they tried to give me a six month sentence for carrying a pocket knife, until they realized that I was from another state, in-town for a convention, and my employer would make a huge stink about them doing so, so instead they gave me 2 years probation and said "no, you don't have to report in, just leave when the convention is over"), and (c) the computer industry is really big there (so a lot of people in Seattle never expect or want to see sunlight anyways).

Better link (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527066)

TFS just links to somebody's blog with the low resolution image, and repetition of much of NASA's text. It has no links to better resolution images.

Here's [nasa.gov] a link to the NASA Image of the Day page, with the same image and much the same text, but with links for larger versions of the image such as this [nasa.gov] .

Looks just like a Little Piece of Heaven (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523624)

I imagine it fell from the sky one day and landed in the ocean very far away...

Good news! (2, Funny)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523642)

They finally killed the last male Bundy!

Photoshop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35523658)

Has to be a composite image done with Photoshop, or they used that cool feature that you can erase things with. Anybody who has looked up at the sky in Ireland, knows this image is a work of digital imagination.

Wow. (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523676)

Look how utterly green it is. That's pretty slick...

Re:Wow. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35524300)

That how you actually get the green beer to St. Patrick's day. You just squeeze an Irish and here comes the beer.

There I fixed it (3, Interesting)

atari2600a (1892574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523686)

It was hard to look at, so I ran it through The GIMP's auto-white-balance filter. Was this really that hard for NASA's PR guys to do? http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k196/atari2600a/Ireland_amo_2010284.jpg [photobucket.com]

Re:There I fixed it (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35523776)

That looks awful, and realistic... kind of like high-end LCD monitors.

Re:There I fixed it (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524204)

Much better. And it gives you a clearer view of the plume of piss running off the downhill slope into the sea.

Re:There I fixed it (1)

DerekLyons (302214) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524332)

I had no problem looking at it, so why would I want to alter it?

Re:There I fixed it (1)

Retron (577778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527028)

Hmm, the reason it looks relatively dull is because it was taken in early to mid-March, when the Sun would be only around 35 degrees in altitude (at noon). The same shot in mid-summer (when the sun reaches the high 50s in altitude over Ireland) would look much more vivid.

Re:There I fixed it (1)

xaxa (988988) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527910)

Hmm, the reason it looks relatively dull is because it was taken in early to mid-March, when the Sun would be only around 35 degrees in altitude (at noon). The same shot in mid-summer (when the sun reaches the high 50s in altitude over Ireland) would look much more vivid.

I've not been to Ireland, but here's [imgur.com] a picture taken at 13:08 on 24th February in London (29* solar noon altitude, here [timeanddate.com] ). The colours are reasonably accurate (I think that's taken with the camera's default setting). When you get a bright, clear day here it's surprising how vivid everything looks.

Re:There I fixed it (1)

hcpxvi (773888) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528352)

the reason it looks relatively dull is because it was taken in early to mid-March
It was actually taken on 11 October 2010, according to this page http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=49687 [nasa.gov] linked in a post somewhere above here.

Re:There I fixed it (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527106)

The NASA image is incomparably better and definitely closer to reality.

Your "enhanced" version is excessively Disney-ish and reminiscent of the color-coding used in atlases, with shades of green and brown which could exist in Ireland only in paintings. I lived 20+ years in Ireland; in March, the greens are dull and/or dark and even when it's sunny the mountains are never such a bright brown. It could make an illustration of some sort in a geography schoolbook, where it is implicit that the colors are false.

Question having RTFA (2)

MattGWU (86623) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523694)

Does anybody know if Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air? I'm no climatologist but does it perhaps come from the Atlantic Ocean, particularly the warm currents in the North Atlantic Drift, which gives the country a more temperate climate than most others at the same latitude?

T.I.A.

Re:Question having RTFA (3, Funny)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523740)

I think that Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air. The Atlantic Ocean, particularly the warm currents in the North Atlantic Drift, gives the country a more temperate climate than most others at the same latitude. Also, Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air. The Atlantic Ocean, particularly the warm currents in the North Atlantic Drift, gives the country a more temperate climate than most others at the same latitude.

At least, according to NASA.

Re:Question having RTFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35523758)

I'm not entirely sure, but I did overhear someone in a Galway pub say that Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air. Perhaps it does come from the Atlantic Ocean, particularly the warm currents in the North Atlantic Drift, which gives the country a more temperate climate than most others at the same latitude.

I'm not one hundred percent sure on that, though.

Happy St. Patrix.

Re:Question having RTFA (4, Informative)

Pyrus.mg (1152215) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524544)

The nice thing about cut and paste journalism is that it makes it easier to find the original source [nasa.gov] .

The nice thing about cut and paste journalism is that it makes it easier to find the original source [nasa.gov] , according to Pyrus.mg

Pfft, that's nothing (3, Funny)

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523772)

Next up, let's see Beijing without smog.

Re:Pfft, that's nothing (2)

Born2bwire (977760) | more than 3 years ago | (#35525208)

Don't hold your breath.

Wait... that might be a good idea if you are in Beijing.

Re:Pfft, that's nothing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35525284)

Thank you coal power!

That's almost twice as much as 26%! (1)

peter.stocking (916038) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523786)

"almost entirely cloud covered 50% of the time "

ugh...

Re:That's almost twice as much as 26%! (1)

More_Cowbell (957742) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524686)

If you're not trying to make a joke, then you're mixing up numbers...

Re:That's almost twice as much as 26%! (1)

ian_from_brisbane (596121) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524804)

Means... half of the time, it has 90%+ cloud cover. I honestly don't get why people can't grasp this concept.

Re:That's almost twice as much as 26%! (1)

oldmac31310 (1845668) | more than 3 years ago | (#35525682)

and it really does. I know from 25 years of experience!

Nasa original article (5, Informative)

xded (1046894) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523856)

Nasa original article [nasa.gov] , with better text, 3 Mpixel images and no ads business going on...

Re:Nasa original article (4, Insightful)

Yvanhoe (564877) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524684)

We need a +1 "replace the article by this comment"

Leprechauns (1)

beaker8000 (1815376) | more than 3 years ago | (#35523950)

Will this prove to be a significant step in finally tracking them down and taking their gold? Let's hope so, they've fooled us too long.

Re:Leprechauns (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524220)

Cloudless = no rain. No rain = no rainbows. No rainbows = well, you can do the math, there.

I think they're wise to the shenanigans ye be tryin' te pull on Sin Paddy's daih.

Re:Leprechauns (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527810)

Scientists have also recently found the pot of gold, and it indeed was at the end of the rainbow.

Well, by rainbow I mean "technicolour yawn" and by pot of gold I mean "bowl of used water."

even from up here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35524120)

yep, looks drunk to me.

In other news... (5, Funny)

Minwee (522556) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524140)

NASA satellites are still trying to confirm the existence of Scotland.

Re:In other news... (1)

xenobyte (446878) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528936)

They were however able to spot a lake with a non-existent monster in it. As the monster was assumed not to exist, the lake and the landmass that contained it was also removed from the data as it was assumed that the satellite accidentally had come to close to the edge of the world and the area traditionally found on old maps labeled "Here Be Monsters" was photographed in error.

Try to snap a liquor-free shot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35524178)

That'll be the day

Ouch (2)

kenj0418 (230916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524222)

And tomorrow shares of the company that makes Solarcaine will be up 25% after thousands of gingers are exposed to direct sunlight for the first time.

Re:Ouch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35525032)

"And tomorrow shares of the company that makes Solarcaine will be up 25% after thousands of gingers are exposed to direct sunlight for the first time."

Oh, but that's so untrue!

They all get Sun baptism at Salou, Spain.

It is said Salou doesn't need night lights. It can candle itself at night in August out of the gloom of Irish newcomers.

It's a Shadow (1)

improfane (855034) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524244)

It looks suspiciously like a shadow vessel.

Centauri Prime???

Re:It's a Shadow (1)

rJah (1216024) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528006)

OK this is the plan... wait... I thought they left this galaxy

IMF (4, Funny)

Dartz-IRL (1640117) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524378)

Jaysus sake, the IMF are taking even the feckin' clouds away now.

Re:IMF (2)

MMC Monster (602931) | more than 3 years ago | (#35524682)

I figured it's just a rolling blackout to save money that, unfortunately, managed to knock out the Internet connection.

Though I had no idea that NASA had a way to visualize the cloud...

Re:IMF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35525252)

Jaysus sake, the IMF are taking even the feckin' clouds away now.

They won't give them back until we've all got water meters so they can charge us for that wet stuff that falls everyday.

Brian Fontana (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35524492)

The country is almost 100% covered in clouds 50% of the time.

Link to the picture on NASA servers (2)

Johann Public (542327) | more than 3 years ago | (#35525072)

http://3.ly/eringobragh [3.ly]
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Erin Go Bragh!

This is St. Patricks day (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | more than 3 years ago | (#35525310)

I imagine God wants to keep a close eye on those hooligans today of *all* days.

World Yellow Pages for Higher studies (1)

globodyne47 (1988218) | more than 3 years ago | (#35526778)

World Yellow Pages for Higher studies.Find University, Institute, Colleges World wide & talk business.Free Listing www.kezkostudy.com

No cloud for you, Ireland! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35526922)

This is bad news for Ireland's IT industry. No cloud computing.

Steam from distiller clouds Ireland for centuries. (1)

PDX (412820) | more than 3 years ago | (#35527034)

The St. Patrick's day celebrations have emptied all the stills in Ireland. Tomorrow is tank cleaning day. Clouds should reappear to cloak the distilleries when production resumes.

rare? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35528446)

Since when is 50% of the time rare?

Cloud panther (1)

ericcj (1574601) | more than 3 years ago | (#35528948)

50% of the time, it's covered every time.

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