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Keeping warm

  1. Nov 19, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    I got called in to work today on my day off, and is was **** cold, it is freezing
    fog outside and a max of 10c inside, how can i keep my bits warm ?
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2005 #2

    Danger

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    Set your boss on fire and make him follow you around.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2005 #3

    Mk

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    Reminds me of yomomma's quote in his signature.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2005 #4

    JamesU

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    Must I post here...?
     
  6. Nov 19, 2005 #5

    Evo

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    Evo<----knitting Wolram some bit warmers. :approve:
     
  7. Nov 19, 2005 #6

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    You just have to realize that 10 C isn't very cold at all. Perhaps a bit cool, but not cold (that's around 50 F for us in the US). Visit the northern US this winter, and that'll cure you of all delusions that 10 C is cold. Right now, it's about 4 C here (36 F or so), and I don't feel the need to zip up my jacket while outside yet. I used to live in Michigan, where the typical winter temperatures were more like -10 C to -20 C (roughly 15 F to -5 F). -10 C is what I'd call cold. When it hits -20 C, that's when I start calling it DAMN cold! Around -20 C is when I'd rather be hibernating for winter too, but I've been out in even colder temperatures than that trying to stick my hands under sheep's wool to keep warm while doing experiments (they don't seem to mind those temperatures at all...they keep quite toasty...I'm the one with 6 layers of clothes on).
     
  8. Nov 19, 2005 #7
    I agree, 10 C is just not cold.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2005 #8

    JamesU

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    50F:surprised that's cold around here.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2005 #9

    Math Is Hard

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    It's like my Uncle Toby used to say, "Cold hands, warm sheep." Or was that Uncle Toby? Maybe it was Danger who said that.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2005 #10
    yeah, its 20F here right now. i just started a fire in the fire place, and i'm cozying up to some physics homework
     
  12. Nov 19, 2005 #11
    Get a space heater. Its pretty cheap. But beware of its dangers.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2005 #12

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    When I was out in -5 F temperatures, the sewer lines at the farm froze, so nobody could use the toilets...we were in the middle of a big experiment, and I was the only woman in the lab at the time, so I told the guys they should stop complaining, it wasn't as bad for them as it was for me; they could go pee in the snow or something (there was about a foot of snow on the ground at the time)...they all looked at me like I was crazy and every single one of them insisted there was no way they were going to expose any part of their body that important to them to that cold of weather. They were going to head down to the nearest gas station to use the bathroom if they needed it. :rofl:
     
  14. Nov 19, 2005 #13

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    :rofl: well, you know, they had to protect their bits!!
     
  15. Nov 20, 2005 #14
    Wow, we just had our warmest night ever on record recently. The overnight minimum was just 28 degrees C.
     
  16. Nov 20, 2005 #15
    Are talking about bring back the cods piece?

    Old English,
    cod-piece

    A bagged appendage to the front of the close-fitting hose or breeches
    worn by men from the 15th to the 17th c.: often conspicuous and
    ornamented.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2005 #16

    matthyaouw

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    Wear a sock, as well as your pants :wink:
     
  18. Nov 20, 2005 #17
    Don't you mean inconspicuous? ;)

    /numerous Blackadder I episodes springing to my mind

    Oh, and 10 degrees C IS bloody cold, and if anybody would care to disagree with me to my face I can't hold myself responsible if I set them on fire to warm myself up a bit :)
     
  19. Nov 20, 2005 #18

    turbo

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    Wear a hat. Flannel-lined jeans, thick socks and a fleece pullover will help a lot, but until you see an IR image of a live person, you don't realize just how much heat you radiate out of your head, especially around the eyes, the forehead and scalp.
     
  20. Nov 20, 2005 #19

    wolram

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    Hmmm, well i did say a max of 10c, most of the place is 0c to 4c, only the outer
    corridors are at 10c, and when you have a multitude of evaporator fans blowing
    a gale it is cold, and we can only wear those stupid mob caps/hair nets on our
    bonces.
    Evo, i will be eternaly greatful if you knit me some bit warmers, i am not sure about a cod piece, everyone would laugh, i hope you have lots and lots of wool
    :biggrin:
     
  21. Nov 20, 2005 #20
    So Wolram, perhaps you don't want my "back-yard" view from the mountain after all. It was some -6 C to -10 C here locally on the mountain at 950-990 meters elevation last morning. I've been doing the first snow shovelling earlier this week.
     
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