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Old 08-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #41 (permalink)
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People in Scotland, where men wear skirts and t-shirts into December's snow, would probably melt.

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Old 08-01-2011, 05:23 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Now if we could combine the humidifier/heat-exchanger with the cool water circulator, fit it into/under the dash to use the center vents, insulate those vents, and power it with a dash top solar cell... pretty handy!
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Anybody have an idea what an actual racing cool suit goes for these days??
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People in Scotland, where men wear skirts and t-shirts into December's snow, would probably melt.
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People in Scotland, where men wear skirts and t-shirts into December's snow, would probably melt.

Melt they did. Brother Cromwell, alone, Barbadoe'sd nearly 100k Scots, Irish and English enemies to the Caribbean sugar, rice and indigo plantations. Survival rate of the first year was an estimated 15%.

Rather ruins the gooey-happy Jane Austen novels, doesn't it?


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Old 08-05-2011, 01:47 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Damn I was melting today and it was <80F here. Had to remove my clothes and drive with the window fully opened down the highway. It was not very effective. Guess I'll never be moving to any hot part of the world, or make sure I'm fully air conditioned.
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Melt they did. Brother Cromwell, alone, Barbadoe'sd nearly 100k Scots, Irish and English enemies to the Caribbean sugar, rice and indigo plantations. Survival rate of the first year was an estimated 15%.

Rather ruins the gooey-happy Jane Austen novels, doesn't it?
Not sure I see a link old bean. Cromwell died in 1658 - although he was executed after death (!) in 1661. Ms Austen was born in 1775 so they were seperated by 117 years. More as she didn't start writing until the 1790s and her stories were more contemporary to her time - late 18th, early 19th century - than the mid-17th.

Cromwell is a controversial figure of course because of his puritanical views and hatred of anything to do with Catholics which lead to a lot of persecution especially in Ireland which has continued to cause problems since. And of course his role as Protector - did he do this to prevent corrupt politicians taking over after the king was removed, or did he allow himself to be tempted by the power himself ? Whichever he was a significant figure in British history.
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After my last post where I talked about window film lowering temps in the car, I sucked it up and had film applied to all the glass on my Rio. The windscreen was done in an almost completely clear film, where everything else was done in the least-darkening tint.

As for the effectiveness, I can say that now my left ear does not scorch quite as much when the sun comes in the side window. Of course, a bigger factory sun visor {or one that had a little slide out extension} would have been a lot cheaper}.

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