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China Vows to Stop the Rain

samzenpus posted more than 6 years ago | from the way-ahead-of-the-germ-warfare-division dept.

Earth 214

Since the Olympic stadium doesn't have a roof, the Beijing Meteorological Bureau has been given the task of making sure the games remain dry. According to Zhang Qian, head of weather manipulation (best title to have on a business card ever) at the bureau, they've had success with light rain but heavy rain remains tough to control. I see a hurricane cannon in some lucky country's future.

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First Drop (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22249946)

Of rain.

I can just imagine (4, Interesting)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 6 years ago | (#22249950)

what the post-opening propaganda will be like if that day turns out to have sunny blue skies...

Re:I can just imagine (1)

jbeaupre (752124) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250200)

Don't worry. With all the dust storms they get when there's no rain, they best they can hope for is that the east will be red.

Someone notify John Fogherty (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250556)

Or maybe Saul Zantz still gets the check.

Someone tell John Fogerty? (5, Funny)

Fysiks Wurks (949375) | more than 6 years ago | (#22249964)

He always wanted to know "who'll stop the rain?" The Chinese.

Re:Someone tell John Fogerty? (5, Funny)

croddy (659025) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250092)

Really? Have you ever seen the rain?

Re:Someone tell John Fogerty? (1)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250238)

I haven't, but I certainly wouldn't want to be in the rain that falls down in China.

Re:Someone tell John Fogerty? (1)

Anonymous Monkey (795756) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250584)

But today is a Sunny Day...

Re:Someone tell John Fogerty? (1)

Kozar_The_Malignant (738483) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250634)

>Really? Have you ever seen the rain?


Comin' down on a sunny day?

If it keeps on raining... (1)

Gordonjcp (186804) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250764)

... the levee's gonna break

Re:If it keeps on raining... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250990)

When it does, they'll have no place to go.

Action/Reaction? (1)

snl2587 (1177409) | more than 6 years ago | (#22249972)

So they can control the rain. But where does all of that energy go?

Re:Action/Reaction? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250146)

They don't actually *stop* the rain. It's most likely cloud seeding and similar... removing all the water from the clouds by making it fall early one way or another. Now, large scale weather manipulation is bad... but a few weeks in one city isn't going to hurt anything. Yea yea, butterfly effect and all... but also dynamic equilibrium.

Idly racist (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22249974)

How do the chinese name their kids? They go outside and throw their pots and cutlery in the air.

Idly misogynist (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250328)

My wife thinks cooking and fucking are two cities in China.

What in the hell? (4, Informative)

LordKaT (619540) | more than 6 years ago | (#22249982)

Am I the only one seeing this retarded mess of a theme on idle.*?

Re:What in the hell? (1)

mugnyte (203225) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250020)


  no. i'm seeing it as well. caught me off-guard, but i'm waiting to see if its a fluke or a permanent change.

Re:What in the hell? (4, Informative)

orclevegam (940336) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250428)

Yeah, my first reaction was "WTF!?!?" so I went and checked some other articles to see if it was a new site design or something, but it looks like it's just this article.

Re:What in the hell? (1)

crymeph0 (682581) | more than 6 years ago | (#22251092)

No, it's all of idle.slashdot.org [slashdot.org] .

Re:What in the hell? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250026)

No, this definately renders improperly on IE6 (I'm at school, so don't yell).

Re:What in the hell? (1)

PJ1216 (1063738) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250072)

doesn't render properly on firefox 2.0 either

Re:What in the hell? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250190)

doesn't render properly on firefox 2.0 either
Your mom doesn't render properly in Firefox 2.0 EITHER!

OH SNAP!

Re:What in the hell? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22251104)

But she looked just fine on my Safari last night!!!

Correction: What in Hannah's Hellish Handbag? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250036)

Yes, we see it, too.

Re:What in the hell? (2, Insightful)

Lulfas (1140109) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250048)

It's ugly and weird and scary :(

Re:What in the hell? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250112)

sosyourface! :D *ZING* I kid, I kid...but seriously.

Re:What in the hell? (4, Insightful)

croddy (659025) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250196)

holy hell man this is the ugliest theme i have ever seen. make it stop!!!

Re:What in the hell? (1)

heinousjay (683506) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250246)

I like some of it. The overall slimness is nice, since I like fitting more on the screen. But it needs some tweaking for sure.

Re:What in the hell? (1)

chebucto (992517) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250654)

I agree with the above, and also like the lack of left-hand sidebar for the same reason - it saves space. I've never used the category- and other site- links in that sidebar, anyway.

Re:What in the hell? (1)

xaxa (988988) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250596)

I think it's much nicer if you have the low-bandwith (or something) version, I don't see half the stuff that is showing in a screenshot elsewhere in the comments.

Having said that, the "Post Comment" form is now about 1/6th the width of my (wide) screen and on the far left, so that needs fixing.

Re:What in the hell? (1)

booleanoperator (1067746) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250822)

it looks pretty cool and works nicely in firefox3 (b2)

Re:What in the hell? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250346)

Exactly my thoughts. First the retarded comment system, now this. Looks like Sourceforge Inc is desperately trying to save on server costs by losing visitors.

Re:What in the hell? (2, Insightful)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250526)

Eyes... Burning...Must... Make it stop!
*smashes monitor*

Re:What in the hell? (1)

ajs (35943) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250540)

Yeah, it's pretty broken. My guess is it's a just a bug. From the comments of previous posters it seems like it's universally sucking in all browsers, so it's not just a case of having tested with the wrong browser.

Re:What in the hell? (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 6 years ago | (#22251086)

It's definitely strange and bizarre, but I don't see anything actually broken in Konqueror. Haven't tried in anything else, though.

Re:What in the hell? (0, Offtopic)

techpawn (969834) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250594)

I know it's off topic, but... my reaction was to check if it was me or the site. I mean, who would put changes in without the users knowledge? It's not too bad, still scared the buddy Christ right out of me.

Re:What in the hell? (1)

Carnildo (712617) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250804)

My first reaction was to check to see if I'd clicked on the right link -- I thought somebody'd slipped a link to a Slashdot parody into the article.

Re:What in the hell? (1)

Cerberus7 (66071) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250744)

Since this is apparently the "bitch about the layout" thread...

The topic icons look like ass with a non-white background.

Operation weather disaster (2, Interesting)

elyk (970302) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250024)

Any of you ever played that game? This reminds me of a quote by the evil genius: "Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about the weather. Well, I'm going to do something about it".

Rain's better than smog (4, Insightful)

randyest (589159) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250034)

I think I'd prefer to get wet or use an umbrella than breathe the horrible smog [guardian.co.uk] that blankets Beijing. In fact, the rain is often the only thing that reduces the smog and air pollution for a shirt while.

NPR had a story about how they're forcing 1/3 of the cars to stay off the road and shutting down a bunch of factories to try to reduce the air pollution for the olympics. Maybe just letting (or making) it rain, instead of stopping it from raining, would do even more good.

Re:Rain's better than smog (1)

powerlord (28156) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250108)

The other one I heard is how olympic athletes were debating practicing in high Smog areas so they would be better prepared for the conditions. :)

Re:Rain's better than smog (4, Funny)

randyest (589159) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250154)

Great idea. They should probably all take up smoking too. That way they can build up a protective layer of soot in their lungs prior to the olympics; that's sure to help their athletic performance.

Re:Rain's better than smog (2, Informative)

DataBroker (964208) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250118)

I think I'd prefer to get wet or use an umbrella than breathe the horrible smog [guardian.co.uk] that blankets Beijing. In fact, the rain is often the only thing that reduces the smog and air pollution for a shirt while.
Wired actually had an article, Smog and Mirrors [wired.com] , about this exact same thing. They actually wrote the opposite of TFA:

And there's always the Hail Mary play: cloud seeding. Should air quality threaten to steal the show, the Beijing Meteorological Bureau promises to have its fleet of cloud-seeding aircraft warmed up on the runways, ready to bomb the sky with silver iodide and set off air-scrubbing showers over competition areas.

Re:Rain's better than smog (4, Interesting)

randyest (589159) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250244)

That sure seems more reasonable. But what would make the most sense, to me, would be to have used some of that cheap labor to build some indoor stadiums and HEPA air filters. I mean, who wants to sit for hours outside breathing air that, on most days, is considered "very dangerous to breathe," raining or not?

Re:Rain's better than smog (2, Interesting)

jellie (949898) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250546)

In a strange (?) coincidence, China is experiencing blizzards that have severely hindered their railway system [nytimes.com] due to the difficulties of shipping coal. It might not be that bad come summer time, but who knows. It might help them realize that their dependence on coal is infeasible. And maybe the US should take heed.

i see (1)

yincrash (854885) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250052)

So that explains the snow...

Re:i see (1)

u8i9o0 (1057154) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250748)

So that explains the snow...
Do you mean that the recent record snowfall was intentional?
You know, that actually would explain the apologies from party leaders.

Seems to be a lot of water supply problems in China, lately.

Isn't Zhang Qian the same guy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250082)

...who used to sell earthquake pills to Wile E. Coyote?

Cloud seeding and cloud freezing? (5, Interesting)

KublaiKhan (522918) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250086)

Not exactly 'new' tech...the silver iodide version's been around forever, and the liquid nitrogen version doesn't sound particularly revolutionary.

It does, however, go along with the Chinese cultural desire to control the elements, which heretofore has been embodied mostly with the rivers--the legendary "Yellow Emperor" was the first to stop the flooding of the Yang Tze; the current government has thrown massive resources into the Three Gorges dam. Controlling the rivers has been traditionally (as far as I recall, anyway) seen as evidence of controlling the land, and thus of being a legitimate government.

Controlling the rain, then, would be an extension of this.

Re:Cloud seeding and cloud freezing? (1)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250350)

Controlling the people has been traditionally (as far as I recall, anyway) seen as evidence of controlling the land, and thus of being a legitimate government.
Fixed that for you.

Re:Cloud seeding and cloud freezing? (5, Interesting)

KublaiKhan (522918) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250576)

Controlling the water means you control the people, as well--remember, China has been, traditionally, a largely agricultural country, dependent upon a certain flood cycle.

If you control the rivers, you control the land they feed and drain. If you control the feeding and draining, you control the people who need that feeding and draining to survive, and to grow food. If you control the people who grow food, you control the people who need food--and that's more or less everyone.

It all comes back to the water.

Let the dissidents out... (0, Offtopic)

mi (197448) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250100)

Rather than worry about the weather, China should release everyone arrested for "inciting subversion of state power" [yahoo.com] , and remove the charge from its criminal law.

Until then, the athletes should boycott the country...

I know how it is going to work... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250114)

Chinese military transport aircraft will take off from Beijing loaded with kids and gigantic loudspeakers. You will hear chants of "Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Back Again Another Day".

Re:I know how it is going to work... (4, Funny)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250382)

How would they pay off the various goldfarming shops that employ them?

In other news (1)

The Redster! (874352) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250150)

Bush threatened China with force in an emergency press conference on Thursday, demanding the extradition of terrorist leader Cobra Commander.

Re:In other news (1)

scubamage (727538) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250404)

Cobra Commander was a Pawn, Serpentor and Destro were the *real* leaders :-P

Now if this was on human rights... (1)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250160)

I highly doubt it - they're more likely to be able to get human rights (and not by some economist's perversion of it) improved to US/Canada/EU levels.

I (and a non-ignorable amount of others) will boycott these Olympics.

Re:Now if this was on human rights... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250248)

Your boycott will be ignored.

Re:Now if this was on human rights... (1)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250520)

I highly doubt it.

An Olympic boycott was imposed against South Africa by the IOC itself in 1964 because of apartheid; it worked. In 1980, the US and 60 other countries boycotted the Moscow Olympics because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; within three years the USSR was crumbling.

Those who argue against boycotts say that "being there" matters more: I disagree, it just gives comfort to tyrants.

In 1987, President Reagan bluntly told the South Korean junta that, unless it brought in democracy, the US would boycott the 1988 Seoul Olympics: democracy was introduced.
Source: Edward McMillan-Scott, the Yorkshire Post, UK, 18 January 2008.

Re:Now if this was on human rights... (1)

pembo13 (770295) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250422)

awe. poor pity.

Re:Now if this was on human rights... (1)

clarkkent09 (1104833) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250436)

That's it, now that you are boycotting the Olympics, they will surely cancel them.

Yet another example of the Chinese government caving in to the pressure from a random slashdotter

Re:Now if this was on human rights... (1)

sricetx (806767) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250510)

I too will boycott the Olympic games in Red China.


China should be given the cold shoulder by western nations until they improve their human rights record. Unfortunately at least in the USA, our corrupt politicians and business leaders seem to want to emulate China rather than prod them to improve the human rights situation.


Oh, and we should take a stand and recognize democratic Taiwan as a completely independent sovereign nation too. Admit them to the UN, etc.

Re:Now if this was on human rights... (1)

clarkkent09 (1104833) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250814)

Oh, and we should take a stand and recognize democratic Taiwan as a completely independent sovereign nation too. Admit them to the UN, etc.

Shouldn't you ask them first? As far as I know, majority of people in Taiwan are against independence

Re:Now if this was on human rights... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250514)

I disagree with their attitudes towards human rights.

But on the other topic of controlling the weather? Fucking awesome. We (humans) rock.

You HAVE to be kidding (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250682)

US record on human rights is absolutely pathetic esp. since W. We employ death penalty JUST LIKE CHINA. We lock people up on an island, hold them horrible conditions and deny them rights for years, our prisons of today are what 3rd world countries had for eons. All in all America and China has more in common than differences.
The idea that you are going to boycott them because of human right violations has to be one of the biggest jokes. You are the type who backs W's inhumane, immoral, and illegal actions.

China (1)

arizwebfoot (1228544) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250194)

China kinda reminds me of the dog running in circles chasing it's own tail and then yelps when it catches it.

And then does it all over again oblivious to anything around it until the stupid dog twirls it's own self into the hot fire place. The look on it's face is priceless.

Then it grows up and starts chasing parked cars... and misses.

Re:China (1)

arizwebfoot (1228544) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250242)

Of course I could be talking about our own infallible US Government too.

If he's so good... (1)

navygeek (1044768) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250210)

But can he make the trains run on time?

Cheaper Solution (1)

EvilGrin5000 (951851) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250262)

Why go through all the trouble of controlling weather when they could just build a roof?
Would this in any way have anything to do with China trying to impress anyone? I might be wrong but why the hell would they want to choose the instability and unpredictability of controlling weather patterns than just simply building a roof?

Before you say that building a roof is not cheaper than shooting some chemical in the air, it's not just about price, it is also about certainty of results. You can get really really really lucky and it will NEVER rain and you'll never need a roof! But chances are that it will and your chemicals aren't going to stop it on time. Then what?
Whoops! We're so sorry, we fucked up?

Roofs have been around a long time, they've been proven to do what they're supposed to do...

Maybe someone can enlighten me on their decision in the first place to not include roofs.

Re:Cheaper Solution (2, Funny)

orclevegam (940336) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250566)

If it's too expensive to roof the entire stadium, they could just make hundreds of thousands of tiny roofs, and maybe put them on top of sticks. Then all they do is handle these little portable roofs out to all the people attending. The athletes of course might have a problem, but the actual area they compete in is much smaller and it should be much cheaper to build a roof there. Hey, someone call Bezos, maybe he can patent that portable roof idea.

Re:Cheaper Solution (1)

BigGerman (541312) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250742)

>> Why go through all the trouble of controlling weather when they could just build a roof? you never lived in a totalitarian country, have you? Logic has nothing to do with what is going on.

This poor guy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250272)

I hate to imagine what will happen if he fails. My money is on him becoming the Chinese Olympics Symbol [beijing2008.cn]

Goes right along with today's poll (1)

DrWho520 (655973) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250296)

What is the Best Part of Being a Super Villain?

One weather controlling, doomsday device, please!

rain coalesces around particulate matter (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250304)

that's how rain making works with silver iodide

with that effect in mind, china has a surefire way to stop the rain: stop producing so much particulate matter

turn off the coal plants in may

by 8/8/8, you're good to go

Looks like Tibet will have some unexpected company (1)

naturalog (1123935) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250344)

After the games are over, the Chinese plan to use their technology to cause massive droughts in North America, eventually causing our submission to the supreme red army. I for one welcome our new Chinese weather-manipulating overlords.

Mad Scienteists (5, Funny)

Laguerre (1198383) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250352)

Zhang Qian, head of weather manipulation (best title to have on a business card ever)
Mad scientists can't start out being James Bond villains. This seems like a great place for an aspiring mad scientist to work, fresh out of mad grad school.

"Press the magic button, Beijing disappears" (1)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250770)

No thanks, I'd hope there was a version of this [wikipedia.org] or this [wikipedia.org] walking the earth. At least they'd have the motivation to get rid of that country should that be necessary.

Unlike the Bond movies, they'd have a greater chance of success.

Is it just me (0, Offtopic)

wiredog (43288) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250370)

Or did the /. UI just go to "Big, ugly, and lots of wasted space"? Huge green box at the top with (for some reason) links to random pictures and videos.

Using FF3B2, BTW.

Re:Is it just me (1)

mattmcm (1143125) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250432)

I'm getting that too. Screenshot [imageshack.us]

Re:Is it just me (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250434)

No, it's me too. Notice how the story's on the "idle" virtual server. If you go here: http://idle.slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] you'll see all the stories posted this way.

Re:Is it just me (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250452)

No this is the idle section. It's a slashdot/4chan/youtube casserole! It's separate from the main site, but stories posted here are still sent to the firehose. This is the underbelly I guess you could say.

Why not just tweak (1)

netglen (253539) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250378)

their orbital mind control lasers into weather control platforms?

which meme fits best? (2, Funny)

davidwr (791652) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250386)

Vote:

*All your weather are belong to us
*Only old North Koreans need dry stadiums
*In Maoist China, rain drops YOU!
*Imagine a Beijing-Wolf cluster of dry stadiums!

and the obligatory

*I for one welcome our new weather-controlling communist overlords

Re:which meme fits best? (2, Funny)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250914)

Not a meme, per se, but this brings a whole new meaning to "Hacked by Chinese"

The rain in China (1)

SlashDev (627697) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250400)

is not only made up of water, depending on where you are, it's one of the most severe case of acid rain on the planet.

Concerned? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250460)

Is anyone else concerned about the health of our athletes in a situation where China might disperse large amounts of chemicals into clouds to stop the dangerous rain?

This sounds like...... (1)

cybvapor (1203306) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250462)

....a tag line for a bad summer action flick where some big explosion save the planet from certain doom. Seriously, don't they have other more pressing issues to spend money on like abject poverty?

Ni Hao Slashdot (1)

dtml-try MyNick (453562) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250472)

Looks like the Chinese cleared up a bit more then just rain.

Paul McCartney has a story about this (2, Interesting)

Vampyre_Dark (630787) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250504)

He says that during his Live in Red Square concert, it looked like there was going to be a storm, and officials sent a bunch of fighter jets scrambling over them causing the clouds to disappear, and soon after, it was a warm, sunny day. The story was much more detailed than that. It involved some official giving him assurance that the weather would be good on the day of the concert and other bits. A lot more interesting than I am able to recall right now.

I wish I could remember when he said that, I could post a link to something.

How hard can it be (1)

clarkkent09 (1104833) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250548)

As the recent example in California shows, it never ever rains in an area where there are wild fires. Simply set the area around the stadium on fire and it will practically guarantee that there will be no rain. If a few clouds do gather, they can be easily dispersed by exploding a dozen or so nuclear weapons directly above the stadium

Missing tag... (2, Funny)

The Damned Yankee (829738) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250608)

whatcouldpossiblygowrong?

So... Mr President (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250662)

Now that we know the true source of Global Warming what are we going to do about it?

Nothing new for the Chinese (4, Informative)

henrypijames (669281) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250690)

This thing isn't new at all: Eighteen years ago, at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, the organizers already managed to control the rain quite successfully. For instance, the opening ceremony which would have been disrupted by rain without intervention, ran smoothly in fairly sunny weather instead.

The technique is simple: Detect in advance the clouds which could cause rain in Beijing, then send airplanes to spread special dust particles to cause those clouds to rain immediately, thus "empty" them before they reach Beijing.

I'm quite convinced the Chinese aren't the only ones who's done this.

Russians Beat them To It? (1)

spud603 (832173) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250700)

Apparantly [sptimes.ru] , the soviets worked this out for the Goodwill Games in 1994.

Splended (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22250854)

It's great that they can control weather and all, but what's wrong with the roof?
Roofs are usually 100% waterproof, regardless of light or heavy rain, with close to 100% success rate, does not need to many PhDs to deploy it.

In Soviet Russia... (1)

rodney dill (631059) | more than 6 years ago | (#22250876)

...the rain stops you

This is gonna be offtopic (0, Offtopic)

idontgno (624372) | more than 6 years ago | (#22251100)

and redundant...

but still. Worst... Theme... Evar.

Bring back OMG Ponies!

Make everything babycrap brown like "IT". But make this horrible theme stop!

All Rain Drops (1)

EEPROMS (889169) | more than 6 years ago | (#22251136)

that fall to the ground shall be collected taken to a dark dry room and be electrocuted with 10,000 Volts

No problem (1)

Lorean (756656) | more than 6 years ago | (#22251146)

Having lived in Beijing for half a year I can testify that it almost never rains anyways.
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"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>