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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 15
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2012-12-31 12:52:18 AM
3 votes:
What a Hot Body may look like:

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2012-12-31 12:58:58 AM
2 votes:

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?
2012-12-31 11:07:48 AM
1 votes:
Great idea but they should be required to compensate the energy producers.
2012-12-31 08:20:09 AM
1 votes:
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 06:26:27 AM
1 votes:

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?

Still by European standards it is considered a religious nation, the most religious. The U.S. has more non-religious. However, from a U.S. perspective, we have to keep in mind we are talking about a nation with about the population of St. Louis Missouri too.


The most religious nations in Europe were Italy and Poland - overwhelmingly Catholic countries - with about 87 percent of their citizens claiming to be religious.

..

Meanwhile, Germany, Austria and Switzerland had an average 70 percent religious population and about 20 percent highly religious population.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-reveals-most-religious-nations -in-the-world-30562/#Pqblq8MxQY2eKIf1.99
Whar is Iceland? Whar?
2012-12-31 05:39:06 AM
1 votes:

ThrobblefootSpectre: LewDux: Gallup poll conducted in 2011 found that 60% of Icelanders considered religion to be unimportant in their daily lives, one of the highest rates of irreligion in the world.[2]"

Heh, from your own link it shows 76% of people who belong to the Church of Iceland, and another 11% christian. That's 88% right there, not counting other religions. Non-religious and "unimportant in their daily lives" is apparently two different things. Even in the U.S. the number of people who check "none" on a religion survey is 20%.  More than iceland.


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

and from talk page "I second that I am an atheist but it's just too complicated and problematic to try to get signed out of the church (I live in Iceland)."
2012-12-31 05:13:55 AM
1 votes:

LewDux: Gallup poll conducted in 2011 found that 60% of Icelanders considered religion to be unimportant in their daily lives, one of the highest rates of irreligion in the world.[2]"


Heh, from your own link it shows 76% of people who belong to the Church of Iceland, and another 11% christian. That's 88% right there, not counting other religions. Non-religious and "unimportant in their daily lives" is apparently two different things. Even in the U.S. the number of people who check "none" on a religion survey is 20%.  More than iceland.
2012-12-31 03:06:24 AM
1 votes:

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
2012-12-31 02:38:24 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-31 01:50:49 AM
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com

I swear, it's a french perpetual motion machine
2012-12-31 01:37:59 AM
1 votes:
They could keep all of Washington warm if they just harnessed all the hot air from the House of Representatives and the Senate.
2012-12-31 01:22:44 AM
1 votes:
As a sidenote, no way in hell that you can use just low quality waste heat at 70F alone to heat a building via a radiant system. I can heat a building radiantly in any climate with 75F water, but there is at least a 5F approach on the coil recovering that heat. So, you need a waste heat stream around 80F minimum. And that's only if you have a hard core sustainable ME like me.

What is usually done is the warm air stream is used in conjunction with a heat pump to concentrate the heat and boost it up to what the building needs. Neat, yes, but that requires power and more complexity.

The real hard core exciting tech isn't the heat recovery, it is the building design that keeps enough heat in to make very low rate and quality heat sources viable. In particular, the triple element low-e windows and various insulating frames are farking awesome.
2012-12-31 01:03:10 AM
1 votes:

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


No, because hippies and communists.
2012-12-31 12:48:13 AM
1 votes:
Done in one.
2012-12-31 12:39:25 AM
1 votes:
aihndigitalimagingiisummer2010.wikispaces.com

How do you say "Coppertop" in French?
 
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