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Old 07-21-2015, 09:34 AM   #976
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On days like today, our central air never shuts off. It ju$t run$ and run$.

Edit: A screen shot of how much our AC has run each day in the last week.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #977
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Sounds refreshing. But, is it expensive, electricity wise?
In the deepest hottest parts of summer we'll break $100, but, usually the worst is no more than $125. It's pretty rare to go any higher.

/knock wood/counting my lucky stars

Popdigr insulated the shit outta this house when they owned it, back in the mid 70s. Went through some TVA program that came and inspected the house, did the leak test around doors and windows with the smoke machine. Then he had shit blown in all the walls/ceilings/crawl spaces, top to bottom.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #978
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Yeah, remember how in the 30's and 40's everyone hated the TVA.

"We're from the government and we're here to help you..."

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:52 PM   #979
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Bonneville Speed week has been cancelled. Too much rain means not enough dry salt, for the second consecutive year.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:55 PM   #980
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I don't know what that is, but it sounds like a bummer. (That it got cancelled, I mean, not the event itself.)
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:49 PM   #981
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Bonneville speed week.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:43 PM   #982
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Supposed to hit 100 here today in Houston and be hotter tomorrow. I'm prepared though!
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:55 PM   #983
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Damn, that suit looks like a pressure cooker.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:50 AM   #984
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Proof global warming is a left wing plot.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:56 PM   #985
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Is California burning because of the heat, or hot because it's burning?
Either way I think I'll take the long way round.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:06 PM   #986
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Haines index of 6 is maximum, but that looks more like 666
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:06 PM   #987
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Yesterday, I was looking at data on the California wildfires.
Overnight, the "Rocky" fire went from 7,000 acres to 47,000 acres !

That is from a square 11 miles on a side growing to 75 miles on a side - overnight !

They are reporting 9,000 firefighters are on fire lines in California,
and large numbers (thousands) of people are being evacuated.

The "Rocky Fire" is the one near Clear Lake.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:19 PM   #988
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Here in the PDX area, we had the annual "Float the River" event.

More than 8,000 people floated in big rafts, small rafts, kayaks, and inner-tubes down the Clackamas River !

The Clackamas is a pristine free-stone tributary of the Willamette,
and the 8-mile float from Barton Park to Portland is a traditional rite-of-passage
for local teenagers at any time of the year.

White water rafters and kayakers start several miles upstream
so they travel thru Class III - and at high water - Class IV rapids.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:05 PM   #989
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Yesterday, I was looking at data on the California wildfires.
Overnight, the "Rocky" fire went from 7,000 acres to 47,000 acres !

That is from a square 11 miles on a side growing to 75 miles on a side - overnight !
Huh?
11 miles x 11 miles = 121 sq miles x 640 acres/sq mile = 77,440 acres

75 miles x 75 miles = 5625 sq miles x 640 acres/sq mile = 3,600,000 acres

I'm no mathematician so what am I doing wrong?
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Huh?
11 miles x 11 miles = 121 sq miles x 640 acres/sq mile = 77,440 acres

75 miles x 75 miles = 5625 sq miles x 640 acres/sq mile = 3,600,000 acres

I'm no mathematician so what am I doing wrong?
You're absolutely right... I worded my sentences wrongly.

..7,000 acres = 10.9 square miles - not a square 10.9 miles on a side.
47,000 acres = 73.4 square miles - not a square 73.4 miles on a side.

So then, 73.4 square miles would be like a square ~ 8.6 miles on a side.
That's much more reasonable for the spread of a wildfire than what I was thinking.

Thank you for catching my errors
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