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  1. Didn't see a thread about the Hajj this year. I figured it was deserving of one. According to the state-operated statistical authority, about 2.35 million pilgrims have made it this year to perform the rituals. Over 3 million pilgrims used to perform Hajj about a decade go. That has since been shrunk down due to all the projects going on in and around Makkah to accommodate larger numbers. The ongoing projects are now being completed, so we'll see an expansion in the number of pilgrims over the coming few years; they want to reach 5 million pilgrims at steady state. Some images from this year's Hajj:
  2. Haha. Still remember the good ol' days (like 7-8 years ago)? You only have 62 posts. What was your username before? Those days were absolute fun. I don't play video games anymore... I haven't touched a game in two years, and even then, it was a game every two years.
  3. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-just-breached-the-410-ppm-threshold-for-co2/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS "The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has." Let's further ignore those with the necessary information...
  4. Yes. We should worry about trace CO2 concentrations in the grand scheme of things. We also fight wars over trace quantities of materials that store large amounts of energy. There are moons and planets with oceans of methane, yet our scarce availability of natural gas and oil has caused wars.
  5. On a similar note, Malthus was terribly wrong about his population projections. What I'm saying, however, is a fact. In addition to China's investments in cleaner energy (which is a fact), Saudi Arabia's energy price reforms will yield lower carbon emissions. Those factors will undoubtedly have positive effects on global emissions by 2020.
  6. It's pretty clear that the US and China are the number 1 and 2 CO2 polluters globally. With that said, Saudi Arabia is the 9th largest CO2 emitter in the world. This, while only being the 20th largest economy. Its low fuel prices to industry and other consumers have resulted in inefficient power generation and fuel consumption. The country is looking to raise fuel prices in the coming years. So we will see the 9th-largest carbon emitter fall back, helping the world's emission levels. CO2 emissions in power generation can be greatly reduced by increasing fuel prices. Especially if higher electricity prices cause a sharp decline in demand. Moreover, its highly energy- and carbon-intensive industries, like cement manufacturing and petrochemicals, have opportunity to mitigate emissions in light of increasing fuel prices.
  7. I initially heard... something something "inside her".
  8. Antoine deserves the internet personality of the year award.
  9. You can import your Firefox bookmarks to Chrome. Plus Chrome has a huge amount of extensions for it, too. The advantage Chrome has in that department is that updating and installing extensions happens on the fly. You don't have to restart the browser. Even updating Chrome itself takes place in the background. You never notice it update, and it never asks you to. You open your browser a few weeks later, and you find out you've gone from version 6.0 to 8.0. Plus, when one webpage/tab crashes Chrome, only that tab will be closed. All the others will remain up and running. I use both Firefox and Chrome. I just prefer to have a lot of information in front of me over the clean look of Chrome.
  10. I think that's his name. He was an American Idol finalist at some point. I was like, "Why is that American Idol contestant dressed like a Saudi?"
  11. Hajj 2010 - The Big Picture http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/hajj2010_11_15/h02_25932377.jpg A general view shows the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as seen from the top of Noor mountain, late on November 13, 2010. http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/hajj2010_11_15/h07_25871105.jpg Saudi special forces take part in a military parade, preparing for the Hajj in Mecca on November 10, 2010. http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/hajj2010_11_15/h11_25946455.jpg Muslim pilgrims are seen on their way towards a rocky hill called Mount Arafat, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/hajj2010_11_15/h09_25935643.jpg Thousands of tents housing Muslim pilgrims are crowded together in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/hajj2010_11_15/h25_25932197.jpg Muslim pilgrims stand on top of Noor mountain where the Hiraa cave is located overlooking Mecca late on November 13, 2010. Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the center of the Grand mosque in Mecca during the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 11, 2010. n shadows and sunlight, thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. The Grand Mosque and the four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers are seen from the top of al-Noor mountain in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 11, 2010. Visit the www.Boston.com website for more pics.
  12. I'm watching those highlights now and I'm completely in awe. Absolutely incredible performance. That first pass from scrimmage was incredible.
  13. I saw the raw interview between him and O'Reilly. He was at least honest about his current media exposure. He told O'Reilly he was there to sell his book, and that he'd go away again once his marketing push is over. I actually liked him in the interview, although the policies he pushed far outweigh how he came off.
  14. Stuff like that makes me want to have kids of my own.
  15. It's good, and she's gorgeous. And her first name is Serene. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43lR2jTBGjE
  16. NASA needed to find a way for astronauts to write in space. The problem was that the ink flow of pens depended on gravity. So they invested millions of dollars in a special zero-gravity propulsion system. The Russians looked at the same problem; they used a pencil.
  17. The song is called Sokkar Ziyada (written phonetically from its Arabic counterpart. It translates into Extra Sugar.) by this singer called Yara. Something about this song makes me fall for her. She's a Lebanese singer who sings the song in an Arabic dialect spoken by those living on the Persian Gulf.
  18. It really pains me that I'm in Saudi Arabia right now. There's no way for me to watch these games, whether it's Gamecocks or Falcons games. Even my current internet connection is capped, so I can't watch online. Gotta download the USC-Alabama game in the future.
  19. Why is it requiring you to click? I used IMG tags.
  20. Looks like something any of us can make in Word. It wouldn't even need image-editing software. You can also use GIMP, which is free.
  21. I thought I'd share my awesome bedroom with the world.
  22. Is there anybody more arrogant in the world than this guy? I hope the voters wouldn't like an arrogant president. He'd probably change The White House to the The Trump House.
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