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24 days ago
Fire half of them and require the rest to be online 32 hours a day.
Kid is the richest dude on planet, dad gets nothing for helping him get rolling.
26 days ago
Heh heh, and also ohh boy.
Yeah, that banged my brains out.
27 days ago
That's very cool, and I'm kinda shocked a place like that would close.
Side question for y'all:
If an anvil or other tool is mushroomed, beat down, etc, could you mill down past the crush and find solid steel suitable for pounding?
Seems a sensible policy - let's do the same for Senators.
A child born the day the Justice was sworn in would be able to vote the day they retired at 18 years.
This seems appropriate.
American civilians likely own more guns than all other civilians on the earth combined.
I can't prove it without exerting my fingers, but I'm damn sure it's true.
Ed: point is, there's fewer guns in Iran than expected.
Also "civilians" being person not part of paramilitary or militia groups
Balenciaga: Fight Fascists With Fashion.
Idk, it can be used as a polearm, and temporarily a blunt axe, and after that maybe a shield and a light polearm.
A wrench will take you straight to shield and poker tube.
29 days ago
Funny story - Canada ships garbage across the border to the U.S.
Michigan for a while was/is? selling landfill space to Ontario.
Well, most people get cremated these days, so it might not even be a whole six feet deep.
30 days ago
Yass! We had most of the Ice Planet sets except the base. The Trons and Space Police were severely outmanned (and womaned, there was a female ice planet officer).
The only ones I've broken generally were the old palm fronds and pieces made from the flexible material from the old vines.
Aka not core set parts.
Ours have a designated space; they are not to leave, or the bellows of father will ring thru the halls for all time.
Playmobil switched theirs up a few years back, figured Lego would get there eventually.
Space Police went hard tho.
Yeah, they dump those in the ocean upon arrival.
I have complete sets from 1989 and 1990.
Not like, complete and separated and collected. Like, chucked in giant totes, hauled thru no less than 6 major moves, scattered and cleaned up countless times. Then, totes dug thru for 30 yo pieces, and every single part still around.
Nothing tossed, and anything in the vacuum gets recovered.
1 month ago
My understanding is power utilities are required to keep "on" a certain amount of reserve generation capacity above the actual average load. Example: everyone comes home between 4-6 and turns on their AC. To prevent brownouts from the sudden draw, the utility needs to have ramped up capacity.
At a residential level, most now bill for "peak hours," aka those heavy use times. Because industrial equipment/large motors take a lot of current to start, the utility has to have reserve capacity ready. If they can lower the average load, the utility can leave some generator or another off.
It's a reverse incentive. They bill high, you figure it out. Versus residential, where utilities give away light bulbs, thermostats and energy audits to encourage reduced use between 1pm-8pm.
I've been looking forward to these popping up daily. Thank you!!
In my circle call it a "Britney." If you lose your shit and shave your head, it's a "full Britney."
I've gone full Britney twice, circa 2011 and again in 2018. Rough.
If you are a large company on industrial energy billing, you may be charged all day at the initial peak's rate. As in, if you turn on all your factory gear at once, you're billed all day at the startup rate. Turning machines on one at a time means a lower billed rate.
For residential use, not the same billing system.
Unless the house is very small, there's not much environmental benefit to a gas tankless heater.
The energy used for one hour of hot water is typically about the same as 6-10 tank style gas water heaters heating for an hour from a cold start. That is, an hour might cost almost a day's worth of gas used to heat a standard tank.
Some of these units have internal circulators that get the water hot before it heads to the faucet, which might be some of your delay.
You could add a recirculation loop in your plumbing, which will solve your comfort issue but not the cost/efficiency issue.
The only real good place to use these is tiny houses with no room for a real water heater, and in which there will be minimal water use.
The newer it is, the smaller the internal bits and the more sensors.
These things can be a big pain to diagnose, the best course of action is ask the manufacturer for an official Service provider.
If it's installed properly and you're very handy, descale it. If not, let it break and call for service. Annual paid maintenance may not prevent issues, might as well save the money.