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Air “Bombs”: Gnarly Weather

June 27, 2014

Gnarly Sky Telegraphs Meteorological Air “Bombs.”

Posted this on Tumblr. Sharing here, too. Hey, WordPress, Yahoo is easier:

Mammatus Virga Colorado T-Storm

Gnarly Virga – Mammatus under T-Storm: Windy Downbursts

Gnarly sky under a T-storm.

Rain evaporating in dry air on the way down.

Dramatic, ragged cloud structures.

Potentially dangerous.

Violent wind “air bombs,” gusty downbursts up to 60mph or more possible.

Another view:

Inverted Mammatus Virga J

“Inverted” view Virga – Mammatus Wind Downburst

Same pic using photoshop feature “inverted.”

No rain.

But evaporating rain on the way down rocked my house, like an air bomb.

Airplane travel impacted into Denver International Airport, where a Severe Weather Warning was issued by the National Weather Service.

Air “bombs” – downbursts – are both gnarly and dangerous.

A sight to see.

And feel.

Blown away.

So, now: seeing is knowing.


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Yahoo is Buying … Yahoo

November 20, 2013

Yahoo Boosts Share Buyback by $5 Billion

Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier and Aaron Ricadela:

“Yahoo has repurchased $5.3 billion in stock since January 2012, including $1.7 billion in the third quarter, the company said on its earnings conference call on Oct. 15.”

So, another $5 billion stock buyback.

Because financial engineering is a key Yahoo strategy.

Notably, CEO +Marissa Mayer also declares:

“You shouldn’t design for the expert user.”

To recap, Yahoo is buying more … Yahoo.

And Yahoo’s CEO Mayer says avoid targeting experts.

Inspired?

Yahoo Plans to Buy Tumblr

May 19, 2013

$1.1 Billion Cash Deal

The New York Times:

If the deal is approved, Ms. Mayer will face the challenge of successfully managing the takeover, given Yahoo’s notorious reputation for paying big money for start-ups and then letting the prizes wither. Previous acquisitions by Yahoo, like the purchase of Flickr for $35 million and a $3.6 billion deal for GeoCities, an early pioneer in social networking, have been either shut down or neglected within the company.

This would be Marissa Mayer’s seventh and largest deal, since leaving Google.


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