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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: [cach0rr0] the dread british winter is upon me... Reply with quote

we disagree on many things, but we have common ground in our dislike of the british winter.

Some changes... I have moved, and while my new place has not a lick of insulation, it is remarkably much warmer than my old place. However, as a home owner, I intend to solve my 19th century problem with a 20th century solution. yes, I will have insulation installed (note: this post was made winter 2011). Keep in mind this is a country that routinely dips below freezing.

Today's adventure. it is currently 7C outside. in developed nations this is no match for the quality of heating and housing, but here we have a different story.

just came back from lunch at an informal japanese place. nobody had removed either their coats or toques. perhaps they had a surplus of noodle soup? I know I changed my order to that on account of the internal temperature.

my office is possibly sub 15C. I have complained, hopefully the temperature will go up. In the meantime I have been doing situps in pushups (in my coat of course) to keep warm. will add jumping jacks in the afternoon.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7C is tshirt weather wtf you bitchen about
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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7C is tshirt weather wtf you bitchen about


your statement is what i am bitchen about (british attitudes to cold).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LMAO.

Salt on wound comes to mind.

25C max
15C min
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
7C is tshirt weather wtf you bitchen about

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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7C is tshirt weather wtf you bitchen about


Indeed - it's not that bad, a little brisk this morning perhaps - had the window open at work too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Naib wrote:
7C is tshirt weather wtf you bitchen about


Indeed - it's not that bad, a little brisk this morning perhaps - had the window open at work too.


outside things are dandy. 7C is nothing, I can take -20C without breaking a sweat :D

it's the 12C indoors I mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it's the 12C indoors I mind.
Wear pants.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it's the 12C indoors I mind.
Wear pants.


pants = underwear in the uk.

I am wearing pants. and a sweater and coat.

that was yesterday. they have responded to my complaints at work. temp is up now.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you must be a woman. Also I didn't know ACs could cool below 17/18C.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it gets >0C here today. Fuck you.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont even have to add anything to this.

for the rest of you: wanna know how fucking miserable the weather is in the UK? Look at the replies in this thread. It's not even about balls. It's about deluding yourself into believing that's a habitable climate. "brisk" "tshirt weather"

Now, I share their tolerance for cold. Why? No it has nothing to do with acclimating. My nerves are all fucking dead. Frozen to death. I'm sure if my skin could still actually feel cold, it would be really pissed off. But it can't. Mind you, you still feel the pain, you just dont feel the cold. And if your house isn't well-insulated, you spend many a night thinking to yourself whether or not setting your couch on fire would burn the house down or simply be a wonderful provider of indoor heat and pain relief.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i dont even have to add anything to this.

for the rest of you: wanna know how fucking miserable the weather is in the UK? Look at the replies in this thread. It's not even about balls. It's about deluding yourself into believing that's a habitable climate. "brisk" "tshirt weather"

Now, I share their tolerance for cold. Why? No it has nothing to do with acclimating. My nerves are all fucking dead. Frozen to death. I'm sure if my skin could still actually feel cold, it would be really pissed off. But it can't. Mind you, you still feel the pain, you just dont feel the cold. And if your house isn't well-insulated, you spend many a night thinking to yourself whether or not setting your couch on fire would burn the house down or simply be a wonderful provider of indoor heat and pain relief.
Why not just grab some pentium 4's.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: [cach0rr0] the dread british winter is upon me... Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
In the meantime I have been doing situps in pushups (in my coat of course) to keep warm. will add jumping jacks in the afternoon.


one of my tactics:
fire up the the electric kettle, let it get the water to maybe 70% finished
fill up a bunch of plastic drinking bottles with hot water
put bottles inside clothes.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerwylie wrote:
Why not just grab some pentium 4's.

I couldn't be wiser. I have one functional P4 (Prescot) around here if you want, in a mini pc--that's even better.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: [cach0rr0] the dread british winter is upon me... Reply with quote

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juniper wrote:
In the meantime I have been doing situps in pushups (in my coat of course) to keep warm. will add jumping jacks in the afternoon.


one of my tactics:
fire up the the electric kettle, let it get the water to maybe 70% finished
fill up a bunch of plastic drinking bottles with hot water
put bottles inside clothes.


you can get these rubber bottles in which you put hot water. they work pretty nicely.

my wife also found these hilarious "blanket suits". basic, they are a set of pyjamas made of blanket material.

you can see the fucktardery in UK construction from a mile away. We just got a place with no insulation, including the loft (attic). Not a fucking LICK of insulation. If you phone your energy company, they can advise you on reducing energy costs. the cheapest easiest way to reduce energy costs is to put loft insulation in (duh, heat rises). this completely agrees with online advice (apparently, the insulation should pay for itself in two years). the asshats before us didn't do that. we got one estimate for 300 pounds, so you could probably get it for slightly cheaper. I could probably do it myself (I don't think there is much beyond pulling the insulation up there and laying it down between the joists.

Anyway, there is some short circuit in the british brains when it comes to heating.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then you must be a woman. Also I didn't know ACs could cool below 17/18C.


I have been to india. The only place i have been colder than in britain (it hit 8C, no heat).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ofcourse last year was really cold. The year before that was too. In Delhi.

Over here, it's same all throughout the year.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ofcourse last year was really cold. The year before that was too. In Delhi.

Over here, it's same all throughout the year.


yes, of course.

with india you can understand the issues. the UK is supposed to be well in advance of those issues, but they are clearly not.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wat?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
notageek wrote:
Ofcourse last year was really cold. The year before that was too. In Delhi.

Over here, it's same all throughout the year.


yes, of course.

with india you can understand the issues. the UK is supposed to be well in advance of those issues, but they are clearly not.
they can be, people choose not to be.
my house has double glazing on all windows and doors, loft insulation etc... other houses do not

I am sure you can goto any country with similar weather to the uk (not really cold,not really hot, miserable) and I am sure you will find a range of quality in insulation
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
they can be, people choose not to be.
my house has double glazing on all windows and doors, loft insulation etc... other houses do not

I am sure you can goto any country with similar weather to the uk (not really cold,not really hot, miserable) and I am sure you will find a range of quality in insulation


I can tell you with some certainty that in west coast canada (similar weather to england), every house will have insulation, without exception. and don't kid yourself, it is quite cold here.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you simply haven't learned to dress properly. Get some turtlenecks and polypropylene underwear and socks. Once you have done what makes sense, stop being a pussy about it, because it only makes you suffer worse.

Also, you're probably embarassing your fellow Canadians. I guess you must be in "indoor" person. :P
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the middle of December and it's 30+ deg-C outside. I'd like some cool weather.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

runningwithscissors wrote:
It's the middle of December and it's 30+ deg-C outside. I'd like some cool weather.
Winter here is great, c'mon over and we can watch some South Park, read some libertarian books, and you can try to explain how cricket works to me. Should take a week or so. Gets past -20C in January, windchill can take it down to -35C.
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