Icy weather getting you down? How about a nice relaxing beach holiday? The same weather pattern bringing Antarctic temperatures
to America is pushing Himalayan surf
towards Europe. With storm swell battering coastlines from Portugal
, big-wave specialists from around the world are flocking to the unlikely surf mecca of Mullaghmore
, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Apparently it's been pretty intense... "Down there was living repeatedly rabbit punched while diving in the deep!" [more inside]
gains notoriety as one of the biggest monsters in the surfing world, the tiny area it covers gets more and more crowded. If you want to dig some fingernail-marks into the armrests of your chair, watch 2013's Inside the Monster (25:43, French with English Subtitles)
. Then, explore The Mechanics of Teahupo'o
in this slideshow about what makes this slab tick. [previous, previous]
Surfing took a baby step or the first dip at the first India Surf Festival in Puri this month. Indian surfers, from states along India's long coastline, came together for the first time, in one place. From fishermen's sons to professional surfing instructors, they do not fit the classic, global image of surfers we have. They are uniquely Indian.
Meet the first generation of Indian Surfers.
"At 7 a.m. Saturday morning
the reports from the lineup
. Big sets in the 20-foot plus range, some bigger ones
and all on the verge of unsurfable. Tow-in crews who'd flown in from all over the world were sitting in the lineup
watching the waves hit the reef and timing the sets. Meanwhile photographers and video crew were stuck on land arguing with government officials who had declared a "Code Red Alert
" and shut down the channel leading to Teahupo'o
MeFi has seen a GoPro camera attached to a sword
, but after running across a video of one attached to a Hula Hoop
(it'll make you dizzy) I decided to look for more and found a trove of sports, most of which are created by GoPro and as such may come across as advertising, but some are independently shot, so put that aside if you can. I'll probably never take up any of these activities, but I get an idea of what they're like via helmet or pole-cam. There's the Base Jump
; the GoPro at 80,000 feet (near space)
; Boogie Boarding Surf
; Racing up Pike's Peak
; Mountain Biking
; a Kayak Competition
; the 2010 Highlight Reel
and many more
. Damn, now I want one!
Firefox “causes” breakup...
One man uses his fiance's computer to surf dating and swinger websites. He's careful to wipe his passwords etc. as he surfs - and then for good measure, de-installs Firefox.
The fiance then decides to install Firefox for the usual reasons, not knowing the above and happens to decides to edit the list of sites to never save passwords for. And comes across a list of said websites, and realises that he's still an active member of those websites.
Surely when you de-install a program, the uninstallation process should get rid of program-related data too, like in games? Although the geniuses at Firefox manifestly disagree with this
Other commenters also think the man was in the right
While many of us in North America are battling freezing rain, sleet, snow, and other sub-zero madness, the folks on the north shore of Oahu are enjoying their own December weather phenomenon
Heheheheheheee wipe oooout!
The biggest moving mountain ever surfed.