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Getting got, hotter, and still hotter

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by ffreeloader, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    The official high here yesterday was 97 degrees. That was at the airport where temps are on average 10 - 15 degrees cooler than the lower elevations in the valley depending on the specific day and just how much breeze there is at the airport. At our house the temp was 107 in the shade.

    The forecast today is 105. Forecast tommorrow? 110. The forecast for Sunday? 109. Monday? 105 again. That means it's going to be around 120 at the house for the weekend. Kinda makes me wish we could have a cool rainy summer like parts of England have....

    As a my ancestors are Finns I think I must have died and been sent to the hot place as I see no reason for any Finn to be living in a climate like this.... :eek:
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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  3. Boycie
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    Freddie,

    At least you are used to heat. The Brit's are used to rain and the cold :)

    Si
     
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Yeah, I think even we Brits are wishing for a cool rainy British summer at the moment.

    From Arro. In an office, melting.
     
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    we hit a 101 yesterday. I swear my eyeballs were even sweating. I need to get some AC!
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Try working in a server room with no AC! Ouch it was hot in there the last few days! The Thermo was reading 37 degrees C last time I checked! :eek:
     
  7. ffreeloader

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    I will never get used to heat. I sweat when the temps go above 70 degrees. At 80 when most people are comfortable, the sweat is running off me.

    I grew up in the mountains of Montana, Idaho, and Oregon at elevations where a 90 degree day is an absolute scorcher. My summers were always spent at elevations of at least 3500 to 4000 feet above sea level. So, used to heat? Never. I love it when the temps drop below freezing. I like it the best when it's about 0 degrees F. and the sun is shining with snow on the ground. The snow crunches under your boots and the cold just invigorates you. It makes you feel alive and full of energy. That's living. This heat is just draining.
     
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    Hey im going to be stuck at my computer in my room all over the weekend, i would love a downpour at the moment.
     
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  9. ffreeloader

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    LOL. That sounds pretty bad, but try working in an all metal building when the temperature is 110 in the shade, all the equipment in the building is steam powered, and you have to do hard physical work.

    I worked in an antiquated sawmill during the late 70's under just those conditions. It would be 110 in the shade, and when you walked into the sawmill out of sun it was hotter in the sawmill than in the direct sunshine. Add the humidity by created by constant releases of steam by steam driven equipment, and you have temps around 125 to 130 with 65-70% humidity. It was like getting slapped in the face when you walked into the sawmill.

    However, back then I was a young buck in my twenties in terrific physical conditioning and could handle it a lot better than I do now. Even then if I didn't drink a gallon a day of something like Gatorade I'd get so dehydrated that my hands would shake like I had palsy and the water I'd drink would just make me sick to my stomach.

    In many ways, IT people have it "made in the shade" so to speak even though IT does have its drawbacks as far as working conditions go.
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    There is something very unusual about you Freddy... something unusual...
     
  11. ffreeloader

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    Hey, I inherited the love of the cold and inability to take a lot of heat. It's in the genes, as I have yet to meet a full blooded Finn who prefers heat to cold and for whom a nice bright, cold winter day isn't invigorating.

    Edit: Remember it was we Finns who invented the idea of the sauna and then jumping into a snowback to snap the skin's pores shut so you'll stop sweating.
     
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  12. zxspectrum

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    well this time last year i was working in holland doing fibreglass work. The place was great to work for though as they had a great vetillation system which invlolved a network of underground pipes sucking and blowing cold air etc. You would need these as the space you had to work in was very small. On praising the venting system, it did however go down for about 3 hours, but we were still made to work in these small spaces. This was when it was in the middle of summer and the temp was very very high
     
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    Good Point, the server room at work is the coldest place in the building and is nicknamed the chill zone with full air con.

    Unfortunately it's locked, the network engineer, practically lives in there!

    The only air con we get in our office is when we open the window! :biggrin
     
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    I do love the heat but my problem is I sweat very easily, if I cycle for even 5min and I stop, I start sweating very badly, put me in a hot room and within 5min I am sweating, I will say as I am from Nigeria, I am naturally hot (u can ask anyone!!). and everynite I have been home from work when its been hot outside, my room has been hot enough to bake a cake!! even with my trusty fan on...i should put a thermometer in me room one day to measure the temp but my guess is I have probs hit about 40 degrees C and thats no exaggeration people...:eek: its that bad that I cycle to work and it takes me 30min to cycle. When I arrive, my back is completely wet at the point of where I can literally wring out my top and water comes out of it!! YUK!! so I always take a spare top to change into...Summer is great but it does have it disadvantages too...of course the beach is always good for totty hunting :biggrin
     
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    I'm another fan of the cold, I love it when its icy or snowing. I worked in a pizza shop for a while, stood right next to the damn oven which finally acclimatised me to the heat. But that was many years ago and these days I always work for a company that has aircon. The heat these last few days has been ridiculous, it just saps all the energy from you.
     
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    u know its weird...the Brits complain that they never get enough hot weather and when they do, they complain about how hot it gets...lol...but I think I know why...because instead of being outside enjoying the hot weather we are stuck indoors at work!!!
     
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  17. Mr.Cheeks

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    thats so funny, cuz its soo true... :thumbleft
     
  18. Sparky
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    Brits complain all the time mate :biggrin

    "I like it hot but I dont like it too hot" - Peter Kay
     
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  19. noelg24

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    Ah yes good old Peter Kay...."There's warm and there's warm" hehe classic...
     
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    hot\warm, I knew it was something like that! :biggrin
     
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