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Posted by News on May 17, 2012, 2:07 pm
 
Jim Wilkins wrote:

A google brings it up, so you can now :-)

Posted by Jim Wilkins on May 17, 2012, 3:04 pm
 


Yet another subject you don't understand.




Posted by News on May 17, 2012, 6:28 pm
 Jim Wilkins wrote:


I understand Google.

Posted by Jim Wilkins on May 17, 2012, 1:29 pm
 

In rec.aviation.military we've hashed out WW2 technology ad nauseam.
There wasn't that much difference in technical ability because each
side could examine the others' wreckage and test captured examples.
The big difference was the demands of remote offense vs local defence.
Germany never had more than a small fraction of the US and British
ability to project power overseas, they expected and planned for a
short, local land war. They had more trouble moving supplies by road
and rail across Russia than we did shipping them half way around the
world.


I've worked on that issue and made my house and appliances
considerably more efficient by simple, inexpensive changes like
replacing the shower head with a sink spray that shuts off when
released, drying laundry outdoors year-round, learning to live with a
smaller refrigerator and opening windows to vent with night air
instead of running the AC. I have an antenna for TV and dial-up
internet, which save over $00 a month vs cable.

They seem to demand too much prior planning, attention to detail and
change to accustomed behavior for most people. For example I have to
watch the weather forecast to plan when to do laundry, and calculate
the dew points or comfort index of indoor and outdoor air to see if
nighttime venting is worthwhile when the humidity is high.

jsw



Posted by j on May 18, 2012, 1:12 am
 On 5/17/2012 9:29 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote:

Interesting way to put it.


Yes. Poor Russian roads killed Barbarosa. The Germans got a late start
due to having to bail out their Italian allies in Greece and then the
season without roads struck and ground everything to a halt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasputitsa


I'm thinking night ventilation myself, a neighbor does it well. I'm a
novice...

  I have an antenna for TV and dial-up

Yikes. Dial Up? Over the air TV is good enough though. I'm completely on
board with the "solar" clothes dryer.

What kind of indoor/outdoor humidity spreads do you get? Humidity here
can soar early morning in the summer.

So far this year it's been very pleasant. I have a north facing screened
porch that has been an absolute delight...

Jeff


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