[CentOS] Gnome weather applet stranded

Wed Aug 24 15:56:24 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Wed, August 24, 2016 10:46 am, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> isdtor wrote:
>> The Gnome weather report applet has ceased working on CentOS5/6.
>> http://weather.noaa.gov/ says "This service is no longer available". Are
>> there any good alternatives? I liked the applet as it allowed the use of
>> a
>> custom radar map.
>> As I just discovered, the weather functionality of the CentOS6 Gnome
>> clock
>> applet was using the same service.
> <rant>
> "Smaller" government, Cut taxes (for the rich). Make people pay for what
> they're already paying taxes to support....
> </rant>
> Had you gone to noaa.gov, and clicked on climate, it appears that they
> want to now charge you $3/yr for the service.

It would be good to have someone sue US government for that. According to
US law, everything paid for by taxpayer's money should be freely
accessible by everybody (including non-US entities). Compare, e.g., with


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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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