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2 August, 2005

Weather or not; definitely not

I've just followed a Geo-URL link to a privately-maintained weather station 5 km from my house, and discovered that it's affiliated to the US 'Citizen Weather Observer Program':

... a private-public partnership with three main goals: 1) to collect weather data contributed by citizens; 2) to make these data available for weather services and homeland security
And having read that, I don't particularly care about the third. I'm kind of tempted to sign up, to contribute bogus data.

I can see the attraction of logging weather conditions, and of sharing data with like-minded observers elsewhere, but why the **** would a British citizen want to participate in a programme which has the stated intention of materially assisting a foreign military agency?

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