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(BBC)   Since Fark has spent the last week mocking the UK for its 85 degree "heatwave", here are ten reasons why the country is so poorly equipped to deal with it   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 207
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2013-07-19 02:05:26 AM

tricycleracer: You can get a window shaker in the States for under $200.  How much are they in the old empire?




I've seen them for under $100.

That's a 5000 BTU but it will a.c. one room to escape into.

May only be in the south, or just Florida...
 
2013-07-19 09:04:49 AM

Ima4nic8or: The average UK one-bedroom home is a compact 46 sq m (495 sq ft),

That there is what their bowing down to their nanny state gets them.  I would seriously farking rebel if the only option was a sub 500 foot space with shared walls.


Population density in the United States:88.6/sq mi (34.2/km2) (179th densest in the world)
Population density in the United Kingdom:  661.9/sq mi (255.6/km2) (51st densest in the world)

Now try and guess why British houses are smaller.
 
2013-07-19 09:39:39 AM

Ima4nic8or: That there is what their bowing down to their nanny state gets them.  I would seriously farking rebel if the only option was a sub 500 foot space with shared walls.


Do you know what "average' and "one bedroom" mean?

As for Air Conditioning, even if it does not lower the temperature significantly, it will kill the humidity allowing your natural heat reduction to work much better.

Yes the people aren't acclimated, but I am pretty sure that isn't what screws up roads and rails.
 
2013-07-19 11:08:19 AM
I can really get into this regional schadenfreude thing.  I mean, I'm used to feeling a little pity for those in earthquake zones, but being in the midwest in tornado alley, I got a real kick out of it when that sharknado hit the west coast last week.
 
2013-07-19 04:46:18 PM

I Ate Shergar: Ima4nic8or: The average UK one-bedroom home is a compact 46 sq m (495 sq ft),

That there is what their bowing down to their nanny state gets them.  I would seriously farking rebel if the only option was a sub 500 foot space with shared walls.

Population density in the United States:88.6/sq mi (34.2/km2) (179th densest in the world)
Population density in the United Kingdom:  661.9/sq mi (255.6/km2) (51st densest in the world)

Now try and guess why British houses are smaller.


It helps to have wide open spaces in Alaska and Montana to bring the average down. The limeys can keep their flats. Jesus, it's like an entire nation of lousy new yorkers explaining they pay a lot for lousy housing to brag they're in the best place on earth.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-19 04:59:56 PM
The figure given for UK population density is very close to the figure for Connecticut.
 
2013-07-19 11:51:08 PM

ZAZ: The figure given for UK population density is very close to the figure for Connecticut.


Except that of the 3,547,520 acres of land in Connecticut, only 405,616 acres (11.4%) are given over to farmland. That's according to  http://www.workinglandsalliance.org/pages/facts.html, as of 2007.

By contrast, the UK is 70.9% farmland as of 2011 (http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.AGRI.ZS).

So the UK has the same population, but in one third of the land area. (Oversimplification, I know; it would be better to compare developed or better still residental land area, but a quick Google found no figure for that. I strongly doubt Connecticut is going to have as small a residential land area as the UK for its residents, though -- and simple population density is meaningless when almost three quarters of your available land is farmed.)
 
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