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(Guardian)   The latest environmental initiative from the British Energy Secretary? "Put on a sweater"   (theguardian.com) divider line 44
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2013-10-18 02:30:41 PM
Cartman Carter did it.
 
2013-10-18 02:36:39 PM

brantgoose: Cartman Carter did it.


If it was good enough for my dad to yell at us when we were cold, it's good enough for the world!
 
2013-10-18 02:45:00 PM

brantgoose: Cartman Carter did it.


Ah yes, the era of resplendent guilt, sorrow and inflation.
 
2013-10-18 02:47:12 PM
brantgoose: Carter did it.

I was about to say - we all know, that would never happen in the US...

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2013-10-18 02:53:09 PM
That worked out so well for Comrade Carter
 
2013-10-18 02:55:08 PM
A buddy of mine keeps his old, uninsulated house at 73 degrees all summer in Texas and then complains that his electricity bills are too high. He's fully aware of the causal relationship here, he would just rather complain.
 
2013-10-18 02:58:49 PM
Carter's getting all the shiat for it, but I could swear Nixon did it first. All I can find on Google is some speech where he said he was ordering federal thermostats be turned down to 68 degrees during the day though, so maybe I'm wrong. It was a little before my time.
 
2013-10-18 03:10:17 PM
Also, I don't see what's so bad about this advice. Put on a sweater, turn the heat down, you don't get as cold thanks to the warm clothing *and* you burn less fuel. I mean...why is that a bad thing?
 
2013-10-18 03:11:33 PM

brantgoose: Cartman Carter did it.


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This guy did it better, then he got drunk, went to a shelter and told bums to get jobs.  In the morning he'd go back to being premier of Alberta.
 
2013-10-18 03:19:40 PM

Lord Dimwit: Also, I don't see what's so bad about this advice. Put on a sweater, turn the heat down, you don't get as cold thanks to the warm clothing *and* you burn less fuel. I mean...why is that a bad thing?


Because it requires an iota of comfort change

/Always keep the heat low and wear sweaters/blankets in winter to cut costs living in the north east US... it's just practical.
 
2013-10-18 03:21:29 PM
I recommend a hat over a sweater. It'll keep you much warmer.
 
2013-10-18 03:22:48 PM
I had to check that my Mother didn't become the British Energy Secretary somehow.
It is good advice though.
 
2013-10-18 03:32:52 PM
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2013-10-18 03:47:35 PM
Japan also called for businesses to switch to more casual clothes so they can save on A/C
Wasting money on energy seems stupid in order to maintain arbitrary dress codes.
 
2013-10-18 03:51:39 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: brantgoose: Cartman Carter did it.

Ah yes, the era of resplendent guilt, sorrow and inflation.


Good point. I'm going to crank the heat to 80 and parade around the living room naked. That should keep inflation away.
 
2013-10-18 03:56:46 PM

PhDemented: Lord Dimwit: Also, I don't see what's so bad about this advice. Put on a sweater, turn the heat down, you don't get as cold thanks to the warm clothing *and* you burn less fuel. I mean...why is that a bad thing?

Because it requires an iota of comfort change

/Always keep the heat low and wear sweaters/blankets in winter to cut costs living in the north east US... it's just practical.


I do the same - in Northern Alberta, it's impossible to get the place up to 72 at all, sometimes.  I wear sweats and sheepskin booties around the house in winter.  It makes alot more sense than trying to heat the whole place just for my little bubble of comfort.
 
2013-10-18 04:02:16 PM

kbronsito: Japan also called for businesses to switch to more casual clothes so they can save on A/C
Wasting money on energy seems stupid in order to maintain arbitrary dress codes.


In my office whenever the temperature gets above 90 we institute pantless Thursdays.
 
2013-10-18 04:08:33 PM
Sometimes a sweater isn't enough protection from the cold.

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2013-10-18 04:11:43 PM
Heat or eat and you can no longer work your way out of poverty. Merry Xmas
 
2013-10-18 04:18:20 PM

kbronsito: Japan also called for businesses to switch to more casual clothes so they can save on A/C
Wasting money on energy seems stupid in order to maintain arbitrary dress codes.


Great, sweaty Japanese guys in wifebeaters. Ganguro gets a cholo makeover.
 
2013-10-18 04:26:15 PM
Good advice.

Are utilities private or publicly owned there?

Conservation has been costing utilities money, so the responses to more conservation seem to be dictated by whether they are privately or publicly run.
 
2013-10-18 04:26:43 PM

kbronsito: Japan also called for businesses to switch to more casual clothes so they can save on A/C
Wasting money on energy seems stupid in order to maintain arbitrary dress codes.


I like to dress up at work; while I don't usually wear a suit unless I have an important meeting, I do usually like to wear a tie.

That said, when I was a manager at my last company, whenever it hit above 90 degrees, I told my people that shorts were fine in the office as long as you don't look like a slob.
 
2013-10-18 04:34:16 PM
We have a wonderful privatised system in the UK where a handful of energy companies sell each other overpriced energy at "market prices" then complain they aren't making money when they sell it to the consumer. Because, you  know, "the energy market".
 
2013-10-18 04:51:08 PM

rumpelstiltskin: Carter's getting all the shiat for it, but I could swear Nixon did it first. All I can find on Google is some speech where he said he was ordering federal thermostats be turned down to 68 degrees during the day though, so maybe I'm wrong. It was a little before my time.


Down to 68? How did they ever get any work done before that? I'd open a window if I had an office with a mandatory 68 (or higher) thermostat setting. I prefer a comfortable 64. And in the winter I'm not heating until I can't ward of the cold by walking around in my blanket.

/Why yes, I do prefer cold over heat
 
2013-10-18 05:08:45 PM

rumpelstiltskin: Carter's getting all the shiat for it, but I could swear Nixon did it first. All I can find on Google is some speech where he said he was ordering federal thermostats be turned down to 68 degrees during the day though, so maybe I'm wrong. It was a little before my time.


I think I found the same speech:

Third, there will be reductions of approximately 15 percent in the supply of heating oil for homes and offices and other establishments. To be sure that there is enough oil to go around for the entire winter, all over the country, it will be essential for all of us to live and work in lower temperatures. We must ask everyone to lower the thermostat in your home by at least 6 degrees so that we can achieve a national daytime average of 68 degrees. Incidentally, my doctor tells me that in a temperature of 66 to 68 degrees, you are really more healthy than when it is 75 to 78, if that is any comfort. In offices, factories, and commercial establishments, we must ask that you achieve the equivalent of a to-degree reduction by either lowering the thermostat or curtailing working hours.

Fourth, I am ordering additional reductions in the consumption of energy by the Federal Government. We have already taken steps to reduce the Government's consumption by 7 percent. The cuts must now go deeper and must be made by every agency and every department in the Government. I am directing that daytime temperatures in Federal offices be reduced immediately to a level of between 65 and 68 degrees, and that means in this room, too, as well as in every other room in the White House.


I had no idea Nixon did it first, but it seems he did indeed.
 
2013-10-18 05:34:20 PM
I thought only 5% of the UK had HVAC.
 
2013-10-18 05:45:18 PM
I'm visiting the UK for business this week from Tennessee, and even I think it's to damn hot. It's at least 78-80 degrees inside the office complex I am visiting, every restaurant, and my hotel's bar. I think he may have a point. I can only bless the man that created Sharp's DOOM BAR, for its numbing relief.
 
2013-10-18 06:07:31 PM
www.glamour.com

Layers.
 
2013-10-18 06:14:22 PM
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2013-10-18 09:36:37 PM
Dry, filtered, conditioned air makes your immune systems weak. Expose yourselves to some elements, you soft piles of caffeinated dough.
 
2013-10-18 09:47:52 PM

Lord Dimwit: A buddy of mine keeps his old, uninsulated house at 73 degrees all summer in Texas and then complains that his electricity bills are too high. He's fully aware of the causal relationship here, he would just rather complain.


I have a friend who owns a diesel F350 and constantly biatches about gas prices. He bought it because he found himself in a situation where his F150 had insufficient towing capacity- he's in his 40s, has always driven a truck, and this has happened exactly once. Nice guy, but he isn't very bright.
 
2013-10-18 10:43:58 PM

malaktaus: Lord Dimwit: A buddy of mine keeps his old, uninsulated house at 73 degrees all summer in Texas and then complains that his electricity bills are too high. He's fully aware of the causal relationship here, he would just rather complain.

I have a friend who owns a diesel F350 and constantly biatches about gas prices. He bought it because he found himself in a situation where his F150 had insufficient towing capacity- he's in his 40s, has always driven a truck, and this has happened exactly once. Nice guy, but he isn't very bright.


At least he got a diesel. I have a 1.4 liter turbo diesel car that I fill up about every 3 weeks. It's great
 
2013-10-18 11:17:36 PM

goatleggedfellow: Dry, filtered, conditioned air makes your immune systems weak. Expose yourselves to some elements, you soft piles of caffeinated dough.


Mmmmmmmmm caffeinated dough.
 
2013-10-18 11:23:50 PM

Orgasmatron138: I like to dress up at work; while I don't usually wear a suit unless I have an important meeting, I do usually like to wear a tie.


The colder it gets the nicer I dress for work, just to stay warm.  Ties are essential to keep drafts off your neck.
 
2013-10-18 11:57:47 PM

picturescrazy: goatleggedfellow: Dry, filtered, conditioned air makes your immune systems weak. Expose yourselves to some elements, you soft piles of caffeinated dough.

Mmmmmmmmm caffeinated dough.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-19 12:33:35 AM

PhDemented: Lord Dimwit: Also, I don't see what's so bad about this advice. Put on a sweater, turn the heat down, you don't get as cold thanks to the warm clothing *and* you burn less fuel. I mean...why is that a bad thing?

Because it requires an iota of comfort change

/Always keep the heat low and wear sweaters/blankets in winter to cut costs living in the north east US... it's just practical.


My mother, who was born and raised in Scotland, and moved to America, kept our heat at 62 degrees.  In NY winters.

When I complained I was cold, she told me to "put on a sweater"

I am getting a bit of a kick from the headline.
 
2013-10-19 12:52:04 AM

tripleseven: My mother, who was born and raised in Scotland, and moved to America, kept our heat at 62 degrees. In NY winters.

When I complained I was cold, she told me to "put on a sweater"


My mother used to have to put shillings in a machine to keep the electric "fire" going when she grew up in London. Fast forward to 1970 and our house in winter in Northern Quebec our house was always in the low 60's, lest we need to put a coin in the slot that wasn't there.
 
2013-10-19 01:03:23 AM

Wellon Dowd: Sometimes a sweater isn't enough protection from the cold.


Mmmm, sweater puppies
 
2013-10-19 01:15:50 AM

goatleggedfellow: picturescrazy: goatleggedfellow: Dry, filtered, conditioned air makes your immune systems weak. Expose yourselves to some elements, you soft piles of caffeinated dough.

Mmmmmmmmm caffeinated dough.

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Seriously: caffeinated doughnuts. Why is this not a thing?
 
2013-10-19 01:59:10 AM
I'd rather have the sweater. I like my core to be warm, but dislike my head being hot, so layers and sweaters works just fine.
 
2013-10-19 04:14:09 AM

jamspoon: We have a wonderful privatised system in the UK where a handful of energy companies sell each other overpriced energy at "market prices" then complain they aren't making money when they sell it to the consumer. Because, you  know, "the energy market".


And the whole "we aren't building more generating capacity so we'll charge you more, even though demand is following a predicted increase" thing really gets on my tits when it comes to electricity.  I think we should leave the Badgers alone for a bit and cull some NIMBY's instead.
 
2013-10-19 05:02:31 AM

jxb465: I recommend a hat over a sweater. It'll keep you much warmer.


Maybe if yer farkin bald.
 
2013-10-19 08:23:17 AM

malaktaus: goatleggedfellow: picturescrazy: goatleggedfellow: Dry, filtered, conditioned air makes your immune systems weak. Expose yourselves to some elements, you soft piles of caffeinated dough.

Mmmmmmmmm caffeinated dough.

[i.imgur.com image 269x187]

Seriously: caffeinated doughnuts. Why is this not a thing?


Pure. Genius. T'hell with cronuts, it's time for GoNuts!
 
2013-10-19 09:15:41 AM
That reminds me, I can't find my Paper Mario pajama pants..
 
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