Out of the Blue

Back in the saddle in the BlueTower after an especially easy trip thanks to our use of the minuscule Westchester Airport. This did leave us in an especially minuscule aircraft that offered a mere 50 seats, though at least it was a jet. This added a certain nerve-wracking aspect to the journey, but since we survived the round-trip, I won't complain, as boarding and deplaning (to use the airlines' odd choice of term) such a small aircraft is particularly quick and easy. So with that, I'm off to rescue the dogs from the kennel this morning, which is the last remaining unfinished detail of the process.

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Jan 29, 2007, 23:48
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Jan 29, 2007, 23:48
 
Dan is a poopie head,

All I have to say to that is:

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Jan 29, 2007, 22:40
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Jan 29, 2007, 22:40
 
Comic Sans or Arial?

Tahoma, mostly.


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Jan 29, 2007, 22:25
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Jan 29, 2007, 22:25
 Enahs
 
Dan is a poopie head,

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Jan 29, 2007, 22:13
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Jan 29, 2007, 22:13
 
You've got the invite.

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Jan 29, 2007, 22:03
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Jan 29, 2007, 22:03
 
Alright, I added you guys with my relatively new mesmer (Sinthya Feimour).

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Jan 29, 2007, 20:57
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Jan 29, 2007, 20:57
 Enahs
 
Your bot doesn't have the usage of the words 'where' and 'were' programmed correctly.

My bot seems to have much better usage of the typing of where/were in live chat,
For some strange reason,

My bot also has much better usage of your wifes twiddlebits, then you,

Or so your wifes bot told my bot during a email note about auto updating virus protection,



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Jan 29, 2007, 20:36
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Jan 29, 2007, 20:36
 
Hey, I am a font of semi-useless information. Just ask.

Comic Sans or Arial?

As to GW: *boots up PC*

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Jan 29, 2007, 19:59
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Jan 29, 2007, 19:59
 

O.K., I went to http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/hammiestudios.com/ and registered so I could comment on tardboy's spamming. I heartily encourage all of you to do the same.


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Jan 29, 2007, 18:49
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Jan 29, 2007, 18:49
 
Well you learn something every day here at Blue's

Hey, I am a font of semi-useless information. Just ask.


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Jan 29, 2007, 18:45
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Jan 29, 2007, 18:45
 
Just toss your name on the board, or look any of us up and well get ya the invite. I'm on under Alia Arjel or a few other different chars (ok, 7 others...). I should be on in oh, about 30 seconds.

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Jan 29, 2007, 18:23
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Jan 29, 2007, 18:23
 
On a much more interesting note, I never got off the ground with Guild Wars way back when, but recently got back into it and am enjoying it much more this time around. So you BN pros, let me know how to get into the BN Guild, then let's hook up for some butt whoopin'!

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Jan 29, 2007, 18:20
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Jan 29, 2007, 18:20
 
There is an element for heating, but it does use hot water.
Well you learn something every day here at Blue's

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Jan 29, 2007, 18:14
 
from now on I am ending every sentence with a comma, so you guys do not know if I am a bot
Your bot doesn't have the usage of the words 'where' and 'were' programmed correctly.
A message of hope to those who choose to hear it,
and a warning to those who do not.
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Jan 29, 2007, 17:58
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Jan 29, 2007, 17:58
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omg - ok, so after reading this:
http://discover.com/web-exclusives/20thingsobesity/

From the article,
Airlines spent $275 million on 350 million additional gallons of fuel in 2000 to compensate for the additional weight of their passengers. Now we know why the peanuts are no longer free!

I am going to start filling up my car with jet fuel, $0.79 a gallon, woot! I mean, sure that was in 2000, but the gas prices where ~$2.00 a gallon then, depending on what part of the year you look at,

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And from now on I am ending every sentence with a comma, so you guys do not know if I am a bot like tardboy, who can not program the bot/buy a good bot,


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Both use hot water - in fact, they often recommend that you run hot water in the sink prior to turning on your DW to ensure hot water is in the tub. There is an element for heating, but it does use hot water.

And washing machines have both hot and cold hookups. Believe me, I know, I used to install them for an appliance store while attending junior college (kept me from having to work fast food :D).


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Jan 29, 2007, 17:10
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My washing machine is absolutely connected to the hot water, as are all the machines I've used (not to say that there aren't machines that can't heat water, I've just never seen them). As for dishwashers, I believe my current in-counter unit uses only cold water, while my parents had a free-standing unit that used hot water (although I do believe it was still able to heat water inside as well).So, for those keeping score, it just depends on your unit.

How did we get on this again?

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Jan 29, 2007, 16:49
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Jan 29, 2007, 16:49
 
My wife has a habit of running the laundry and dishes at the same time, sometimes while I am in the shower. The tankless heaters should prevent us from running out of hot water.
Are washing machines and dishwashers connected to the hot water system? I could have sworn they take in cold water and heat it up internally.

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Jan 29, 2007, 16:28
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Jan 29, 2007, 16:28
 
I noticed you were putting in tankless water heaters. I've received mixed reviews about these. Have you discovered that you truly will save some money using these? When we last had someone out to look at our heater, he said he hated them and there were very few that they actually supported. And insurance wouldn't cover them at all. It's been overall mixed reviews about them. But i'm really interested in finding out if they're all they're hyped to be.

Well, a couple things:

1. My cousin has one and says it's great. Same brand we are going to have.

2. Our builder has used them in his last half-dozen houses or so and says all the owners seem to really like them.

3. One major complaint I have is running out of hot water (our place, many other homes I have visited as well) and this means I'll never take a cold shower again (unless I choose to).

4. The warranty on them is 6-12 years depending on the parts you are looking at.

5. I know that while running they use more gas than a "standard" tank heater, but the majority of the time they won't be running at all and should save $$$ in the long run.

6. Yes, there are some negatives to them as well (takes a few seconds to fire up, can get small gaps with cold water turning sources on-off-on again, etc), but most of our use is showers and dishwashers/washing machines, so these problems should be minimized.

7. We are going to insulate the pipes to help with temperature control.

8. The units will be located as centrally as possible (right next to the kitchen and laundry) and equidistant from the master and childrens bathrooms.

9. To minimize the possibility of using more hot water than they can put out we are going to hook up two in parallel so if demand tops what one can provide, the other kicks in as well.

10. My wife has a habit of running the laundry and dishes at the same time, sometimes while I am in the shower. The tankless heaters should prevent us from running out of hot water.

11. The units are repairable and not just disposable like tank heaters.

12. We are not running a recirculation system (so yes, we will have to wait a few seconds for hot water) but we are used to that and the energy savings over time are potentially significant (according to our architect).

13. It will probably be hard to determine real cost savings vs. a tank heater. We have gas now (in the city), but out there we will have a propane tank and will be filling as needed. We will also have a gas fireplace (we do not now) and two heater/AC units (one now), so gas use will be up from all these items, I think. We will also have an electric oven instead of gas (like we do now), changing gas use the other way. On the plus side, our electricity use should hopefully go down (better insulated home, more efficient appliences, whole-house fan, etc), so who knows.

14. Not sure about the insurance thing - I haven't heard about insurance not covering them.

15. A side note - the Rinnai brand are the only ones I have found that cover well installations, all others automatically void the warranty for such use.

If someone here had a regular tank heater and switched to tankless, maybe they could give you a better idea on how much savings they saw.


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Re: Sci-fi writer
Jan 29, 2007, 16:23
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Jan 29, 2007, 16:23
 
I'm:

William Gibson
The chief instigator of the "cyberpunk" wave of the 1980s, his razzle-dazzle futuristic intrigues were, for a while, the most imitated work in science fiction.

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Jan 29, 2007, 15:54
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Oh, and Blue could obviate this entirely if he added the nofollow directive to any user-posted content (which it really should have anyway)


I'd prefer it if it was possible for Blue to ban him outright. Maybe he needs UGO's permission or something. Can't imagine why Tweakboy's still around tbh.

I'm beginning to wonder if tweakboy and Mike Martinez are the same person, and Blue made some sort of Faustian deal for news links that has now come back to bite him on the ass...

Of course, that's quite the insult to Mike! (Sorry!)


And Al Franken is a riot! Awesome guy...with the exception of that Stuart Smally movie.



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