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Friday, September 30, 2021

I guess it speaks to how central prominent videogames have been in my life when a National Weather Service hurricane-generation program brings to mind the old SimCity game, with its option for tossing disasters at your fledgling metropole (although hurricanes aren’t among the acts of God available; tornadoes are, though).

Given the current increased sensitivity to hurricane disaster, Tom thinks the existence of this online plaything might spark protest.

I doubt that. Now, if the NWS were to introduce a giant-lizard disaster scenario, ala SimCity — that might raise some eyebrows.

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/30/2005 08:17:03 PM
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  1. It’s interesting to see all the different ways Florida can get screwed by hurricanes.

    Comment by trumwill — 10/03/2021 @ 01:46:13 PM

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