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2005-12-26 05:47:40 PM
Cool your room and chill a keg...
 
2005-12-26 06:17:17 PM
(and, btw, that's my girlfriend's makeup mirror, not mine)

Sure.... You probably use the titillating cool air to harden your nipples and put you in the mood to caress your face with loads of glowdust and blush.

 
2005-12-26 06:53:25 PM
Old news, horribly inefficient and wasteful (he now has addressed this at the bottom). Holy shiat nice tasteme
 
2005-12-26 06:55:16 PM
The problem is....

When you use ice that has been frozen in your family's freezer, you are just transfering energy from one place to the other.

Why not skip the middle man (ice cubes) and plug in a fridge in your room, and run the hose through the wall of the fride, around a few loops, then pump the cooled water past the fan?
 
2005-12-26 07:09:51 PM
Have I seen this before, or am I having a slashback
 
2005-12-26 07:11:39 PM
I've seen this before, I think it may have been from Fark, don't recall. He'd have much better luck with insulated tubing that recycled the water instead of replacing it with ice. It's expensive that way.
 
2005-12-26 07:11:54 PM
I sometime coat my nipples with butter before I go tanning. It makes them smell like turkey.
I miss Grandma.
 
2005-12-26 07:11:56 PM
Haydash

Since the most efficient that system could get is breaking even (first law of thermodynamics), you'd just be heating the room rather than cooling it.
 
2005-12-26 07:13:10 PM
this article is WAY old. i read about this back in the day, from www.hackaday.com or www.iamnotageek.com , something like that.

plus, evaporative cooling works better.....
 
2005-12-26 07:14:30 PM
I just knew before I clicked on the link, that it was gonna be some schmo using ice somehow...
 
2005-12-26 07:14:48 PM
This would work a lot better with a compressed refrigerant and a radiator device on the outside along with a compressor.

/Oh wait, that would be air conditioning, and relatively efficient....
 
2005-12-26 07:15:42 PM
Yes - this was on Slashdot last year.
 
2005-12-26 07:16:24 PM
*cough* repeat *cough*
 
2005-12-26 07:18:07 PM
so much bitterness toward someone who actually uses his free time creatively rather than on the internet dissing people
 
2005-12-26 07:18:25 PM
Is it chicken flavored air-conditioning?

/obscure?
 
2005-12-26 07:18:34 PM
mmmmm buttery nipples
 
2005-12-26 07:20:18 PM
hmmm, with turkey butter? We used to call that duck butter in high school
 
2005-12-26 07:20:25 PM
Basically, suck as much as you can. Then plug the end of the tubing with you thumb, and repeat.

Yeah. I've heard that line before.
 
2005-12-26 07:23:28 PM
Woohoo... It's not fark... its repetitive...

also its winter... wtf mate?

no....
really...
WTF MATE?
 
2005-12-26 07:24:04 PM
Does it count as a repeat if the first one came six months ago?
 
2005-12-26 07:24:29 PM
Whoa...repeat, but still damn cool.
 
2005-12-26 07:25:46 PM
Only the version that uses outdoors water (which is presumably cooler, having been underground, than inside the house) would actually do anything, cooling-wise. Or if he got his supply of ice from outside of his house (which would get expensive). Otherwise, this is about as ingenious of opening your fridge door so that your frige can "cool the whole house".
 
2005-12-26 07:26:47 PM
Earth Versus Soup

I smell chili.

 
2005-12-26 07:26:52 PM
It was relevant when I first read about it back when it was 90F outside.
 
2005-12-26 07:28:15 PM
Everyone in this thread needs to turn off their computers and go outside, now.
 
2005-12-26 07:29:53 PM
Of course you could just walk into Sears and buy a window-mount unit for $99 that would outperform this thing and not act as a chick repellent...
 
2005-12-26 07:29:59 PM
This is some timely...god damnit I'm too late to make that joke.
 
2005-12-26 07:30:09 PM
REPOST.
 
2005-12-26 07:31:11 PM
For crying out loud.

Fill a cooler with ice. Put the full cooler in the room you want to cool. Open it. Point the fan into the cooler from a few feet away.

Less parts, no condensation, better effect. Duh.
 
2005-12-26 07:31:22 PM
 
2005-12-26 07:32:08 PM


"Our stopgap solution is getting cranky."
 
2005-12-26 07:33:31 PM
how hot does it get in canada in the summer anyway?
and what kind of idiot uses antifreeze as a circulating fluid?
 
2005-12-26 07:41:05 PM
Did he get an F in physics?
 
2005-12-26 07:43:11 PM
you know you've been reading fark too long when you start seeing repeats...

and again, stupid canadians. what the hell do they know about hot weather?
 
2005-12-26 07:43:59 PM
I've found an efficient way to shave my scrotum, how come an article and pictures of it isnt on Fark.com?
 
2005-12-26 07:48:07 PM
get real

so much bitterness toward someone who actually uses his free time creatively rather than on the internet dissing people

I use my free time coming up with creative ways to dis people.

Come on now, it's fark. Lighten up, Nancy. :)
 
2005-12-26 07:48:37 PM
Repeat from like, 1.5 years ago.

It lead to an ugly "This guy is an idiot" fest too.
 
2005-12-26 07:50:14 PM
He used anti-freeze? I was too embarrassed for a fellow canadian to read this disaster in earnest. UW needs to up the critia.

the specific heat capacity of ethelene glycol is less then 4200j/kg/c I'm sure of that much. I just looked it up, it's about half. What a tool.
 
2005-12-26 07:51:23 PM
The point of it isn't so much to cool a room and keep it that way like an air conditioner would, just make you comfortable. On a hot summers day, having cold air blowing on you makes you much more comfortable, regardless of wheter or not the room itself actually cools down, so the thermodynamic laws are irrelevant. The room may stay the same, but you feel better. Of course you pretty much have to stay in the path of the fan for the best effect, but an iced breeze on a summers day would be nice.
 
2005-12-26 07:51:25 PM
I'm going to mail the guy saying that urine has a higher cooling capacity and that he should use it instead.

/ that'll make his girlfriend's mirror disappear quickly
 
2005-12-26 07:54:34 PM
This must be quite literally the 5th time this has been posted to Fark. It wasn't neat then.
 
2005-12-26 07:54:53 PM
I currently attend the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada ... To avoid dying this summer

Please, someone give me a reason not to die laughing. If it is that bad in Ontario, Canada, then I'd hate to see that guy down here in North Carolina. Or in Mississippi.
 
2005-12-26 08:00:16 PM
droptone

Please, someone give me a reason not to die laughing. If it is that bad in Ontario, Canada, then I'd hate to see that guy down here in North Carolina. Or in Mississippi.

I live in Ottawa (about 5 hours from Waterloo) and it quite often reaches the mid 40's with humidity levels in the summer. The highest it hit in Ottawa last summer was about 113-115 fahrenheit.
 
2005-12-26 08:03:31 PM
Nah, he used water. Antifreeze was a mod that never went into production. Besides, antifreeze is bad for teh cats n the hood.

/LOL'd when I saw the stack of Google ads for portable air conditioners on his page
 
2005-12-26 08:06:33 PM
Fark the fact that it's a repeat.

THIS IS WINTER.

I'm too busy trying my best to stay warm(ish) to care about this shiat.

Greenlit at this time of year? WTF?!!1?+?
 
2005-12-26 08:07:01 PM
Not only is this a really old article, it was posted on Fark and torn apart over the summer.

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1530107
 
2005-12-26 08:07:21 PM
no_dice: I live in Ottawa (about 5 hours from Waterloo) and it quite often reaches the mid 40's with humidity levels in the summer


The humidity makes the air-conditioner useless. An air conditioner based on water vaporisation needs a dry climate. in a humid climate the water won't vaporise, no heat transfer, and you just sweat more.


Oh, by the way: the rest of the world (well, the ones living in dry hot areas) has known this trick for centuries. Moving air+water --> cooling efect. Slaves with banana / palm leaves predate the fan.
 
2005-12-26 08:10:50 PM
no_dice
I live in Ottawa (about 5 hours from Waterloo) and it quite often reaches the mid 40's with humidity levels in the summer. The highest it hit in Ottawa last summer was about 113-115 fahrenheit.

Check this link out. This one might be informative as well.

/used to live in Ontario
 
2005-12-26 08:29:01 PM
toveling: Old news, horribly inefficient and wasteful

The point isn't to save money, it's to have an AC in places where they're not allowed, like dorms.
 
2005-12-26 08:35:26 PM
Yankees Team Gynecologist

The point isn't to save money, it's to have an AC in places where they're not allowed, like dorms.

I would say the point is entirely to save money. From the article:

"I'm taking Civil Engineering, and tution is a bit steep. As such, I have limited funds and a cheap house without air conditioning."
and
"It doesn't rip quite as hard as central air, but for less than $25 CAD I'm not complaining."
 
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