Screen Clippings...

Some interesting screen clippings I came across.

The first is of the winning bid in the Charter High Speed Internet auction.  The auction, I imagine, took on a life of its own and the winning bid:



Wow!  The nice news is that Charter donated the proceeds to charity.  As some have pointed out, though, that wasn't announced until last minute, so most of the bids were done not knowing this.  Still a good cause, but can't believe the auction got that high.  Not sure how high I'd go to get internet for life -- but boy, that's in another league.

Next, this one on the weather.com site and the chance of rain April 5th:



Let me explain this one a little.  It might have been Jerry Seinfeld who said something to the effect of disliking the "50% chance of rain" forecast -- "basically you're saying 'maybe it will rain, or then again, maybe it won't.'"  But, I don't know if I've ever seen 100% chance of rain.  Cool -- we need it.  I just don't know if I'm ever 100% sure about anything ... I applaud their certainty.   There's just that cynic in me that imagines some weatherman saying, "No matter what happens, it will positively, absolutely rain tomorrow." 

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Glen
Glen
4/14/2008 9:43:32 AM #

Hey Brian. All that the "meteorologist" (what they call the weatherman these days) is telling you is that on days in the past, when weather patterns similar to those currently happening occurred, it rained on all of those days (100%). So they're not 100% positive it will rain, they're just reporting statistics. ;)

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