There hasn't been an earthquake more than 4.0 anywhere around the world in 24 hours. Is something about to pop?
Well, apparently you're pretty well tuned in. I'm getting notifications of a 7.3-7.4 earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border.
Something popped didn't it. Boom.
Apparently! Do you use the Pro version of My Radar? I'm downloading the free version of the app right now, but I suspect the Pro version is going to be necessary for optimal usefulness.
I just have the regular version I think. I paid a little extra for the hurricane maps.
I don't think I'll need that, except for general interest. I'm certainly not in a hurricane area, anyway.
The only difference between the 2 versions is that Pro costs $3 and already has ads removed; the free version has ads that you can remove with an in-app $ purchase; all the other in-app purchases are identical. So I might as well stick with the free version, and if the ads annoy me enough (they usually do, in an app I use a lot) I'll cough up the $3.
Honestly, I don't even notice any adds.
That's good to know. I don't mind the one that's taking up a strip across the bottom of my iPad screen, about 1/6 of its height (same on iPhone but seems more like 1/8 height) except when it's very bright. It sort of ruins the aesthetics of the display.
You know, that's the thing about so much of the advertising on the internet. It makes what should be a peaceful and pleasant experience just *suck.* You're trying to read an article about something, or look at some artwork or a graphic display of something, but your screen is full of discordant images, mostly of *crap* that seriously detract from what should be a pretty *focused* experience.
I honestly think it affects our brains, our sensibilities, our patience, our attention spans, and ultimately our expectations of how the world should be in some really negative ways. When you're trying to read something serious on a web page, don't you ever want to *throttle* the web designer who put the jiggly ads, and the ones that keep changing (I keep catching the ads on My Radar on my iPhone, cycling through major changes, out of the corner of my eye, as I'm typing this on my iPad, and even that is annoying), and the ones that *surround* the bits of text that you're allowed to see between scrolling through more and more ads?
I think it's going to make us all crazy. We're going to forget what it's like to just sit and read in peace.
Unless, you know, we just grab a *book* and sit and read in peace.
Sorry for the rant... It's something I think about more and more. (And discuss, with my daughter, who is a web designer...)
Thank you, Brek! I use that app for storms (i.e. Can I make it back to the clubhouse before this shower hits?) but I had no idea it did earthquakes too. Seems broken right now.
Yes, I think it's broken too. All the pilots I know use that app right before pushback to see the latest picture of weather for our flight. The wind readout is really interesting. It can show you where fronts and low pressure areas are. Very good information.
It just started working again
I'm beginning to suspect my app. Checking
What app do you use?
Myradar. The earthquake feature just started working again.
Not sure which 24 hour period you are talking about but according to the earthquake app there's been a slew of 4 and 5 earthquakes today (Saturday) and even one 6 since Friday.
I don't see anything over 4. Something in over a day.
Is there usually?
Dozens around the world of 4's and 5's
Interesting. I never knew that.
It's included in a weather app I use called my radar. It's pretty amazing. Wind, radar, earthquakes, temperatures of land and water, even aviation weather map overlays. It's pretty cool. I like the wind from satellites. Amazing. Look it up.
The earthquake feature just started working again