Links and Notes - Tue, Aug 27, 2019

2:49 p.m.

The continuous cicada song continues. Amazing. Love it.

It's partly sunny now. Last hour's conditions at TOL:

Aug 27, 2019 1:52 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 79 F
Humidity : 65%
Wind Speed : W 13 mph
Barometer : 29.82 in
Dewpoint: 66 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

12:32 p.m.

Excellent cicada song currently. It's surprising. It sounds like evening. Constant Scissor-grinder song with Dog Day song mixed in at times. I have not heard the Linne's recently. The Dog Day started up a couple weeks ago. We have been at peak cicada song over the past two weeks or so. The evening cicada chorus is loud, massive, and continuous. It will slow down, I think, in early September. But it's amazing how much cicada song exists now.

Aug 27, 2019 11:52 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 77 F
Humidity : 76%
Wind Speed : SW 9 mph
Barometer : 29.81 in
Dewpoint: 69 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

11:28 a.m.

A cloudy morning with occasional bouts of sunshine. Humid. Dew points were around 70 degrees with air temps in the 70s. Light wind. It rained during the night and a little after sunrise.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Aug 27, 2019 10:52 am EDT
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 75 F
Humidity : 82%
Wind Speed : SW 7 mph
Barometer : 29.81 in
Dewpoint: 69 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Aug 27, 2019 10:53 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 74 F
Humidity : 90%
Wind Speed : SSW 12 mph
Barometer : 29.82 in
Dewpoint: 71 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Aug 27, 2019 11:15 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 76 F
Humidity : 82%
Wind Speed : SW 6 mph
Barometer : 29.82 in
Dewpoint: 70 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 11:30 AM, Tue, Aug 27, 2019
Summary: Overcast
Air Temp: 76 F
Dew Point: 70 F
Humidity: 82 %
Wind Direction: West-Southwest
Wind Speed: 6 mph
Wind Gust: 6 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 77 F
Pressure: 29.79 inches
UV Index: Moderate : 4.0
Cloud Cover: 97 % : Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 3 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: Southeast

Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Aug 27, 2019 6:26 am

Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 81. Southwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 7 to 17 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
451 am edt tue aug 27 2019

lucas-ottawa-sandusky-erie-lorain-cuyahoga-lake-ashtabula lakeshore-
northern erie-
451 am edt tue aug 27 2019

this hazardous weather outlook is for north central ohio, northeast
ohio, northwest ohio and northwest pennsylvania.

.day and tonight.
a line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop along and
ahead of a cold front this afternoon. there is a threat for severe
weather, mainly in the form of isolated damaging winds.

additionally, there is a moderate risk to swimmers at area beaches
today due to waves and gusty winds.

.days two through seven...wednesday through monday.

no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.

area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
1030 am edt tue aug 27 2019

a low currently over western ontario will deepen and track to
hudson bay tuesday into wednesday, forcing a cold front east
across the area this afternoon into tonight. high pressure will
build northeast across the region wednesday night through
thursday night. another cold front will move across the region
on friday followed by high pressure building in from the
northwest for the weekend.


.near term /through wednesday/...
a lull in precip activity is noted this morning across the area
ahead of a pre frontal trough and cold front moving east towards
the area. expecting this coverage to increase midday into this
afternoon. overall, have trended the precip an hour or two
faster than the previous forecast. have also limited thunder
mention to chance given minimal instability across the area.

original discussion... current radar observations show
scattered light showers across northern ohio and western
pennsylvania. these will linger through the night with the
dissipating trend continuing through the night. most showers
will have dissipated by late morning as the upper level
shortwave responsible for forcing these showers moves off to the
northeast. the large- scale upper level trough currently
situated over the western ontario and upper midwest will slowly
continue east today. a cold front extending from an elongated
surface low over the upper midwest will continue east today and
initiate a line of thunderstorms over western ohio this
afternoon. though the the 500mb jet will be offset to the west,
strong low level winds at 925mb and 850mb will provide effective
wind shear of up to 25 to 35 knots, which will be enough to
support organized convection this afternoon. instability will be
limited due to extensive cloud cover lingering through much of
the day. southerly flow will act to recover the atmosphere and
advect warm, moist air, characterized by dew points near 70 and
temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. due to extensive cloud
cover, sbcape is only expected to be around 1000 j/kg by 21z
this afternoon. if cloud cover clears out more than expected
before thunderstorms develop this afternoon, then a severe
threat in the form of wind damage may be present. otherwise, if
widespread cloud cover continues through the day, then severe
weather will really be limited this afternoon. in addition to a
wind threat, an isolated tornado may be possible. 0-1 km shear
is expected to be around 20 knots with 0-1 km srh around 100 to
150 m^2/s^2. when combined with very low lcl heights of only a
couple hundred meters, we have a marginally favorable
environment for a weak tornado. however, this is still dependent
on the development of organized convection, for which there is
still uncertainty due to marginal instability.

convection is expected to exit the area to our east by 06z
wednesday, though there may be some residual showers in
northwest pennsylvania into wednesday morning. humidity,
temperatures, and cloud cover all decrease following the
passage of the cold front, with mostly sunny skies, high
temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and dew points in the upper
50s on wednesday.


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The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health

Small towns in much of the country are dependent on punitive fines and fees (

medium-sized cities like toledo ALSO are dependent upon fines and fees. traffic enforcement cameras and the illegal refuse fee tax are money grabs for toledo. police officers literally hide behind walls and in shrubbery with handheld radars to nab people driving on wide highways. toledo uses scams and nefarious schemes to as "revenue streams."

"Ask HN: What problems do you see worth solving in 2019-2020?"

What happens when you launch Google Chrome for the first time? (

Show HN: A clean and minimalist theme for Jekyll (
From: Dulles, VA - Chrome - Cable
8/27/2019, 12:33:07 PM

straightforward article. text with images. no need for javascript. but ...

Time: 21.941 seconds
Requests: 580
Bytes in: 10,096 KB

8.4 megabytes of the download were for javascript. how is that not criminal? i see no reason for the javascript, except to load absurd facebook comments. the article only needs basic html and css.

144 requests were for javascript.

300 requests were for images. ?!?!?!? is one of the worst websites in existence, which is unfortunate because long ago, it was a useful website. but it has grown worst during its ownership time under the weather channel.

gee, i wonder why i choose not to participate in this shitshow. who knows what's true. who cares?

"My husband dumped me for Ilhan Omar, DC mom says in divorce filing"

"Nearly one of every three dollars spent on Ilhan Omar's campaign has gone to her alleged lover's firm"

"This Professor Compared a Columnist to a Bedbug. Then the Columnist Contacted the Provost."

Maui to journalist: Muscle up, Buttercup.

"Q&A with David Karpf, the tenured professor whose “bedbug” tweet prompted NYT's Bret Stephens to copy Karpf's provost on an email complaining about the tweet"

So, today has been a day. I wrote about the #BretBug episode for @esquire. This was never about civility. It was about power.

"I Called Bret Stephens a Bedbug. Then He Tried to Squelch My Freedom of Speech. What a Day."

it's interesting that a journalist wants to stifle someone else's first amendment right because the journalist was called a bedbug.

the media love that first amendment thing when it applies to them but not to others.

Linette Lopez / @lopezlinette: ...Karpf won't take Stephens up on his invitation to come to his house and call him a bedbug... “I have an actual job that keeps me busy. I don't get to spend all day Google-searching my name or accepting passive-aggressive dinner invitations”

Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: this GW professor has just been running a dunkfest on Stephens in like nine different outlets for like 12 hours straight

Henry Williams / @humford: I have a lot of respect for @davekarpf for owning Bret Stephens but especially for this Slate interview and the nuance with which he describes how Stephens is using his elite status to bully critics.

when journalists at places like the NY TIMES act this way, then it leaves a sour taste with people in how they view all journalists.

Sanders shows that he's nuts and not mentally fit for the presidency.

"Bernie Sanders takes on Facebook and Google for destroying local media"

people have 24 hours in a day. they spend their free time as they desire, and facebook, google, and other big tech services are more entertaining and useful than local media. that's all. no need to over complicate the issue.

"Bernie Sanders endorses a targeted advertising tax to fund local journalism"

even if government props up local media, it does not mean that people will change their free time habits and consume local media more than the big tech services. the subsidized local media orgs could have no audience, but they will continue to exist.

is bernie's plan more about a government-controlled media?

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"YouTube says it will not negotiate with the YouTubers Union, which has partnered with IG Metall, a German metalworkers union; Google Germany has offered to meet"

"Documents show TikTok is beta testing a native audience ad network that lets advertisers target users across third-party apps in addition to TikTok"

"Sources: The Atlantic, which recently made an annual profit of ~$10M, is losing money due to 2018 decision to hire ~100 staff; paywall to launch after Sept. 2 "

"The Web Services Dynamic Discovery protocol, popular with IoT devices like printers and DVRs, is now being regularly abused in large DDoS attacks"

A mobile phone that respects your freedom [video] (