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(The New York Times)   Metro riders in Paris shuffle along, never knowing that they are being siphoned of their 25,000 BTU's of body heat   (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 70
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2012-12-31 07:46:32 AM

jtown: Thanks for the Meme-ries: What a Hot Body may look like:

[i291.photobucket.com image 752x1111]

It works! My temperature just went up.


I'm sure something else went up as well.
 
2012-12-31 08:14:46 AM

MrSteve007: While it isn't quite up to passive house standards, my 1,000 sq.ft. house only requires some 6,000 BTU of heat to maintain a comfortable 73 degrees, down to about 7 degrees below freezing outside.

It's amazing what R-60 worth of insulation in the ceiling and R-40 in the floors, along with detailed air sealing can do for your utility costs. Toss in a mini-split heat pump, heat pump water heater, energy recovery ventilator and 3.8KW of solar panels, and you have yourself a self sufficient home, that is largely heated by the television and the body heat of the occupants.

/I love my house.


My God. Home-facilities management porn.
 
2012-12-31 08:20:09 AM
Mall of America is built like this, it is very much dependent on the body heat of it's visitors for over 20 years now.
 
2012-12-31 08:29:13 AM
I'd love for some Swedish body heat to keep me warm.

farm4.static.flickr.com /hot and hot
 
2012-12-31 09:01:53 AM
This will do nothing but hasten the eventual heat death of the universe. Entropy, it's a thing.
 
2012-12-31 09:24:28 AM

ThrobblefootSpectre: LewDux: "However, these statistics are by some considered misleading since most people are automatically registered as members of the Church of Iceland"

Ah, now that I didn't know. Automatically by who? The government?


Basically, yes. Those stats are for who is on the church's administrative rolls, not what the people claim they are. I'd imagine it's as hard to get off those lists as it is to get off a church or charity's mailing list here.

It looks like the more usual polls of the people which I can find are listing 23% athiest/agnostic and that stat is usually far lower than simply 'not religious' or 'none'.

In any country it seems that looking at beliefs vs. church membership vs. claimed religion are quite different questions, with the results further apart than you'd initially suspect - really apples & oranges. I guess some methods of measurement, some leading questions, and some due to social pressure... even here many people will claim they are Christian if you ask their religion, and few will claim to be atheist or agnostic but a larger number will also say there is no God if you ask their beliefs. It's surprising how mutable those polls are based on very particular details.
 
2012-12-31 09:32:40 AM
You can make spiffy stuff when you don't spend most of your R & D money on weapons, and allow the largest companies and banks to pay little or no taxes.
 
2012-12-31 09:44:44 AM
Amateurs.

In New York City, the body heat from our rats keeps the stations at a balmy 82 degrees.
 
2012-12-31 10:03:01 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Amateurs.

In New York City, the body heat from our rats keeps the stations at a balmy 82 degrees.


Sure but the cold hearted broads keeps the real temperature somewhere around -20F
 
2012-12-31 11:07:48 AM
Great idea but they should be required to compensate the energy producers.
 
2012-12-31 11:21:46 AM
This reminds me of a guy on sharktank that pitched his reusing of clothes dryer air for heating the house. Yeah it works if you want really humid air.
There's no such thing as a free lunch, if they are siphoning off heat in the winter from one room it means those people in the first room have to produce more heat to stay warm. Now if it is excess heat like in the summer that might be different.
In the gas turbine community (which frowns upon your shenanigans) this is called cogeneration and has been in use for decades.
 
2012-12-31 11:21:52 AM

fusillade762: [aihndigitalimagingiisummer2010.wikispaces.com image 562x239]

How do you say "Coppertop" in French?


Boobies

/satisfied
 
2012-12-31 11:31:41 AM

lelio: This reminds me of a guy on sharktank that pitched his reusing of clothes dryer air for heating the house. Yeah it works if you want really humid air.


You could use a heat exchanger. Essentially two separate ducts connected by a common heatsink. Blow the humid, hot air out through one, and pull air in through the other. Similar to the waste-heat recovery vents they make, except you could just use interior air on the intake side.
 
2012-12-31 11:38:13 AM
When I was young and poor, I regularly had potluck parties at the house. The place would fill up and get warmer. I could turn the heat off after the third or fourth person showed up. Bonus is that I'd have all this wine and beer left over.

I used to have an exercise bike. A relative lived with me who was a marathoner. He'd regularly use the bike and I'd watch the temperature of the room he was in tick up by two degrees. He eventually killed the bike, but at least it did not serve its tenure as a coat rack.
 
2012-12-31 11:41:11 AM

Smeggy Smurf: duffblue: Would Iceland's way of heating their buildings work over in the States?

You mean like half of downtown Boise uses? One of the most conservative cities in the country and we're using geothermal to heavily that they can't use any more. You bet your ass we'll rape Mother Earth and use her warm, juicy insides to keep us warm and do it on the cheap.


farm4.static.flickr.com
Made me think of this...
 
2012-12-31 03:23:51 PM

Amos Quito: Sasquach: You'd likely need to light yourself on fire to output 25,000 BTU....though 2500 is reasonably possible for periods of very heavy output...

/the more you know
//Sunday night buzzkill...


How much is that in French thermal units?


When you read it, joule shiat bricks.
 
2012-12-31 05:43:18 PM

CthulhuCalling: IWood: fusillade762: [aihndigitalimagingiisummer2010.wikispaces.com image 562x239]

How do you say "Coppertop" in French?

If you've got "a form of fusion" YOU DON'T NEED TO HARVEST FARKING BODIES, YA CYBERNETIC JACKWAGONS!

i always held that they harvested energy from people as a form of punishment and to keep people from doing things like trying to kill the machines.

/my idea makes more sense than matrix 2 and 3


If it was energy they wanted they could have used potatoes. The original script had them using human brains for extra processing power, iirc. But they changed it because some suit thought that concept was too confusing.
 
2012-12-31 08:04:55 PM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: What a Hot Body may look like:

[i291.photobucket.com image 752x1111]


I....speechless
 
2012-12-31 10:41:26 PM

CthulhuCalling: IWood: fusillade762: [aihndigitalimagingiisummer2010.wikispaces.com image 562x239]

How do you say "Coppertop" in French?

If you've got "a form of fusion" YOU DON'T NEED TO HARVEST FARKING BODIES, YA CYBERNETIC JACKWAGONS!

i always held that they harvested energy from people as a form of punishment and to keep people from doing things like trying to kill the machines.

/my idea makes more sense than matrix 2 and 3


I always held that Morpheus didn't know what he was talking about, that it was the humans' brains that the machines were using to form a giant supercomputer. The Matrix itself may be organic and not mechanical, it may be the sum total of all those brains.
 
2013-01-01 04:21:38 PM

fusillade762: [aihndigitalimagingiisummer2010.wikispaces.com image 562x239]

How do you say "Coppertop" in French?


haut de cuivre
 
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