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Using Existing Edge Hardware for New AI Capabilities - with Roeland Nusselder
"So Roland. Glad to have you on the program. I. Know we're going to be talking about a at the edge. I. Think in order to have that conversation based on where your firm is focused we should talk about micro controllers and a tiny am l. This is for for you folks really really big opportunity for ai at the edge he maybe not up what we're talking about today. Yes sure thing very me of course. So tiny mel is machine learning or a I own really cheap low power hardware and then usual micro controllers. Some Mike controllers are very cheap low-power chips and they're literally everywhere are hundreds of billions of my controllers in a roads sets also why they can be cheap. But it's very challenging to deploy machine earning or to run machine learning or microcontrollers and its resulting but maybe it's good if I did a bit of a wide so important to run machine learning microcontrollers. So one way to do this, I mean if he thought, you could think that you can just sense the data back to the cloud depressing Darren very heavy and. Expensive jeep use bid. This is often not a very good idea. First of all, they're bench with limitations. So if you have a camera that's connected to Wifi network and they sent up the whole camera to the clouds, if you have multiple gummer's connected through same wife network that just doesn't work your your wife is down immediately than there are things like latency take. Time to send it to the cloud to person Darah Senate back there reliability issues, diner radiant, and it's done. You still want to make sure that your product works their privacy issues. You don't want to send feed data or audio data through the clouds and dinners energy consumption. That's actually a big issue because sending data to the cloud or even if use WIFI consumes a lot of energy and that's not good. especially not if you have a battery powered device Saddam L. Solstice by running machinery and work by running two workloads on the device itself the very cheap low power chip. But. The thing is it's very difficult to run machine learning on a chip and that's what our companies folks them. Got It. When you say chip in this case, you're you're talking about microcontrollers. Yeah. Exactly. Okay. Got It. Got Maybe. So you've walked through a couple of instances an. Familiar. With you know the edge as as sort of an idea and the intersection of of Iot nfl you focus on this space pretty ardently though maybe we can talk about some of the cases where hyping data to the cloud makes sense and some of the cases where a dozen year security he brought up bandwidth. There's a lot of these practical concerns. Can we tie this to you know potential business cases Hey dan here's an example where it completely makes sense we we gotta send this stuff up it might be at the edge, but we got to send it to the club and here's an example where we really should not be doing that Do you have any? We can talk about The main thing here is that you want to have devised a battery powered. That's an important issue because makes much cheaper much easier to install vices. So for example, if you have a small camera in a grocery shop to detect if a shelf is empty or not. You want to make the device battery-powered at getter with smoke, and you can do that if the machine learning workloads is running on a mic controller and it just sense a small signal to the cloud if the shelves empty or if the if the shelf is enough to empty and you always want to tasks on the edge, if that's bull doing reason, why would not want to do it on the edge is if you need so if the Model is so complex that requires a lot of energy to run and requires very expensive. Large ships skull jeep use said, that's why you want to do hoax over example for very complex and opie models of complex NLP tusks you you might want to do it in cloud, but if it is Bulbul, if you game run it locally, you generally want to do that because of bent with. Issues, because of latency issues, because of reliability issues because of privacy issues. So a good example of adults that you want to run locally is, for example, an H. system where on a heating air conditioning system where you have a small camera which idex if there are human in room, and then if there is a human into room, the heating air conditioning system automatically turn on or turn off. You don't want to send it whole feed your feet to the cloud it. It's not great for your free event with of your Wifi network. Another great example where we ecstasy for between is in retail. So you're starting to see devices that are battery powered that have a small camera and that have a small microcontroller controller, and it runs in a little deep learning model to detect if the shelves empty or not car, and if the shelf has empty than the signal to store manager that someone needs to fill up the shelf again. Yeah. Yup or for example, as small camera detects how many people are waiting in acute and at the stores manage store managers do more effectively locate their their stuff thus like debt or you can do gay seduction off shopper and detect. What kind of products show purser January interested in said at the shop nick and do better product placements those kind of thoughts. been if you're running ds on larger chips that are more energy consuming, you have to connect them today Tristan Nets, somehow that makes it much more expensive to install much more painful store owner. So if he can make this battery-powered, you can just clip it on a shelf or you can just Louis this evening for example, would you really like if you can make these device better half these kind of
Remote Workers are Building Tiny, Gorgeous Backyard Offices
"Now, here's a pandemic inspired trend and a business opportunity very few saw coming the backyard office. With the kids and the spouse at home for months, remote workers are struggling with all that new found and occasionally unwanted intimacy so more and more of us are building tiny offices in our yards. are yards that's right and while the smallest of them may be no more than one hundred square feet or so they can be pretty plush while some handy. Do It yourself or designing and building these standalone getaways themselves others are purchasing stylish prefabricated tiny buildings and that's boosting growth for some existing shed companies and sparking some entrepreneurs to start new companies to fill the sudden demand among them modern shed studio shed, and the one with our favorite name. Some elbow. Room I mean for crying out loud elbowroom room right first. Let's get one thing out of the way. The opportunity to build a separate fully electrified heated and air conditioned office in your yard is a privilege that many just don't have for one building an extra room in the yard requires you to have a yard begin with still it's typically far cheaper than adding a room to your house. Those costs can run more than one hundred, thousand dollars at kangaroo. Systems Kangaroo get a prefab builder out of Waco Texas. The cost of their smallest unit called Quick Room starts at five thousand dollars. Modern sheds prices started about ten thousand for a one hundred square foot shed not surprisingly prices begin climbing as customers expand the size and especially the charm of the buildings at a bathroom in your budget expands further that said privacy is obviously valuable these days which accounts for the sales growth prefab shed companies have been experiencing since. The pandemic emerged Mike Caning CEO of Colorado based Studio Shit Tolsey NBC that by May, the company sales had quadrupled over last year. All signs pointed toward that growth accelerating at modern shed sales were up twenty five percent. June as the summer wore on modern shed general manager Tim vaccine interest gauged by download. The company's catalog was up four hundred percent in typical summers. Interest rises about fifty percent. He told USA Today as homeowners consider buying playhouses and garden sheds. This year, you're more likely to put a desk and a couch in your new tiny building than a shovel and a rake unlike sheds of old. These tiny buildings can look like decorators dreams. They arrive prebuilt with fully insulated walls covered with wall, wood, paneling, picture windows, Cedar Shingles and other decorator touches make these miniature houses well worthy of Pinterest and instagram. And while they can be expensive there also a good investment for people considering Resale CNBC says, a Home Office has shot to the top of the must-have list for new home buyers. It's also a lot easier to build separate tiny offices in your yard than it is to add onto your home because of the prefab nature of these products, Mike Caney, the studio shed. CEO told the new. York Times. They've had a building helicopter to a remote in Alaska and even brought up freight elevators in New York. Providing you don't need a helicopter to take delivery of your new office. It can take only weeks to have your new refuge built once delivered, you'll need a crew to install it and hookup electricity and so forth or you'll need to put in some muscle of your own and keep in mind you might need a city permit or at least approval from an Hoa one other piece of advice for entrepreneurs listening this could be a trend worth. Jumping on if you have construction background and access to supplies, designers and labor. That's what Aaron Callaghan. Co Founder, and CEO of some elbow room did with her husband. Patrick. Callahan, she recently started some elbow room in San Antonio there blanketing the area with marketing and expect to make three quarters of a million dollars. This year like modern hsieh studio shed prices started about ten dollars per square foot but back to buying one of these cute little refuges. Whatever you choose get in line, this is a trend that's just starting and it's likely to get bigger fast as we all continue to shed. The High Rise Office for our own twenty foot commute from the kitchen.
Secular Strategies for Politics
"Welcome to the show. So good to be back with you. I'm doing a couple of shows this week. and. They're kind of across the spectrum. The last show I did. I ever with the Mormon So exciting Mormons tinted stay far away from me. But it was fun actually having a Mormon willing to engage in an actual live debate and we went for like almost three hours and so if you haven't heard the full unedited. Commercialized version of that. The full extended version it's at Patriotair Dot com slash David C smalley. But right now. I'm joined in studio, the One and only Sarah Eleven. God I haven't heard that name in a long time. It's so great to be back. Gosh and it's weird. It's our first time in studio. Yes. You've done a actually come a little closer. You've done a lot of stuff with me, but it's always been over the phone would call in like every week back in the day and the old the old dogma debate days don't even call the show that anymore. but it's like. You've been so active in the political scene and it's funny that there's there are a lot of new people listen to the show now, who have no idea who you are, and then are some of the old school people who were like Sarah. Seeing a long lost cousin. Great. So have you been first and foremost good really well, I just moved to Los. Angeles. So. Thank you. Welcome to the fires and small quakes. It's so disappointing. The first week it was clear skies as beautiful and we were like Oh man we're going to go get our beach tent and and all this stuff, and then it's like now now it's. Hazy skies and it's really depressing and you know I sound like a very privilege right now. Go to the beach. The opposite effect for me the first six weeks I lived here it was rainy and cold, and it was like. I know it was six weeks straight in everybody everywhere I would go they would always go. It's never been like this. We don't know what's happening like it's never been like this I'm going. Yeah. Right and then sure enough it went seven months without raining or something it was gorgeous seventy five degrees every day for nine months out of the year or something, and then it rains again and I'm like, what's this falling on my car? This is bizarre. It is really is really rare that something like this happens, but it's that's what they said about. The last weekend were like this is the hottest weekend and all of all of the year and my place doesn't have air conditioning because it usually doesn't need it most people here that and they're like, why do you not have air conditioning? There are a lot of people go out here a little bit north of Hollywood. So where I am it's common to have AC but down actually on the beach, most people don't because it's like. Seventy S. Literally. Just crack window open your door in. It's fine. but last weekend. Right here where I am I say you a screen shot at one hundred seventeen degrees right here at this spot for you. It was one twenty-one. Few miles away. I can't even imagine one, hundred seventeen. I actually walked outside just to see what it was like literally like an oven it is. You just don't want to do anything used. and. I'll say it's still not as bad as like ninety six degrees in Texas. Because of the humidity humidity, you could take a shower and get out of the TUB and you're sweating and you feel disgusting. It is actually a swamp people forget. Reason more than one reason why it's So let's get into that. They remember you from a different organization. We don't have to dive into all of that, but you are now Founder and principal founder. If you wanted to say with or what, but you're now the founder of secular strategies. So let's get into a little bit of what that means because. I think more than ever. We need that right now just the name it says so much talk about what you do, what you were going to Asians. Sure. So you know I'm I'm really kind of like a meat and potatoes doer and always have been I'm I'm really most interested in just getting things done and getting them done as effectively in strategically as possible and I one of the inspirations for me to start my own company to work with. Clients focused on religious freedom separation of church and state was and you were part of this right in Texas in two thousand sixteen. When we got the secular caucus running that is now totally a pre- pretty much self reliant fundraising for themselves. I would say we spent maybe. A total of like five thousand dollars investing in that in that whole event and that that startup period and. Now, four years later that organization has you know a chair Vice Chair secretary treasurer is raising money got a resolution pass in two local counties van in conversion therapy in Texas. That is and more endorsing candidates. Remember correctly was was that the first ever secular caucus for advancement convention I gave a talk at that. I spoke. I Yeah I remember I remember being able to like I was just I got to say that I got to give a talk at the first ever everyone that's huge. Yeah and now they're like fully functioning. Yeah and now there's one in Nebraska just got one stood up in Florida. So they're they're secular Democrats of Florida and I'm working on. Virginia Colorado And Kentucky now, and we'll get into that in a second but I go back to twenty sixteen when I talk about what I'm doing today because from my perspective. That is one of the highest return on investment projects I have ever done. In terms of how much investment of time and money and the long term offensive because you know, you can do a lot of work but you want your. For me I want to institutionalize things that are going to be self sustaining so that we can I mean from my perspective, we are basically forty fifty years behind the Evangelical, right?
Secular Strategies for Politics
"I'm joined in studio, the One and only Sarah Eleven. God I haven't heard that name in a long time. It's so great to be back. Gosh and it's weird. It's our first time in studio. Yes. You've done a actually come a little closer. You've done a lot of stuff with me, but it's always been over the phone would call in like every week back in the day and the old the old dogma debate days don't even call the show that anymore. but it's like. You've been so active in the political scene and it's funny that there's there are a lot of new people listen to the show now, who have no idea who you are, and then are some of the old school people who were like Sarah. Seeing a long lost cousin. Great. So have you been first and foremost good really well, I just moved to Los. Angeles. So. Thank you. Welcome to the fires and small quakes. It's so disappointing. The first week it was clear skies as beautiful and we were like Oh man we're going to go get our beach tent and and all this stuff, and then it's like now now it's. Hazy skies and it's really depressing and you know I sound like a very privilege right now. Go to the beach. The opposite effect for me the first six weeks I lived here it was rainy and cold, and it was like. I know it was six weeks straight in everybody everywhere I would go they would always go. It's never been like this. We don't know what's happening like it's never been like this I'm going. Yeah. Right and then sure enough it went seven months without raining or something it was gorgeous seventy five degrees every day for nine months out of the year or something, and then it rains again and I'm like, what's this falling on my car? This is bizarre. It is really is really rare that something like this happens, but it's that's what they said about. The last weekend were like this is the hottest weekend and all of all of the year and my place doesn't have air conditioning because it usually doesn't need it most people here that and they're like, why do you not have air conditioning? There are a lot of people go out here a little bit north of Hollywood. So where I am it's common to have AC but down actually on the beach, most people don't because it's like. Seventy S. Literally. Just crack window open your door in. It's fine. but last weekend. Right here where I am I say you a screen shot at one hundred seventeen degrees right here at this spot for you. It was one twenty-one. Few miles away. I can't even imagine one, hundred seventeen. I actually walked outside just to see what it was like literally like an oven it is. You just don't want to do anything used. and. I'll say it's still not as bad as like ninety six degrees in Texas. Because of the humidity humidity, you could take a shower and get out of the TUB and you're sweating and you feel disgusting. It is actually a swamp people forget. Reason more than one reason why it's So let's get into that. They remember you from a different organization. We don't have to dive into all of that, but you are now Founder and principal founder. If you wanted to say with or what, but you're now the founder of secular strategies. So let's get into a little bit of what that means because. I think more than ever. We need that right now just the name it says so much talk about what you do, what you were going to Asians. Sure. So you know I'm I'm really kind of like a meat and potatoes doer and always have been I'm I'm really most interested in just getting things done and getting them done as effectively in strategically as possible and I one of the inspirations for me to start my own company to work with. Clients focused on religious freedom separation of church and state was and you were part of this right in Texas in two thousand sixteen. When we got the secular caucus running that is now totally a pre- pretty much self reliant fundraising for themselves. I would say we spent maybe. A total of like five thousand dollars investing in that in that whole event and that that startup period and. Now, four years later that organization has you know a chair Vice Chair secretary treasurer is raising money got a resolution pass in two local counties van in conversion therapy in Texas. That is and more endorsing candidates. Remember correctly was was that the first ever secular caucus for advancement convention I gave a talk at that. I spoke. I Yeah I remember I remember being able to like I was just I got to say that I got to give a talk at the first ever everyone that's huge. Yeah and now they're like fully functioning. Yeah and now there's one in Nebraska just got one stood up in Florida. So they're they're secular Democrats of Florida and I'm working on. Virginia Colorado And Kentucky now, and we'll get into that in a second but I go back to twenty sixteen when I talk about what I'm doing today because from my perspective. That is one of the highest return on investment projects I have ever done.
Tens of Thousands in SoCal Still Without Power After Punishing Weekend Heat
"A real toll on the power power grid grid with with almost almost 70,000 70,000 Southern Southern California California Edison Edison and and L. L. A A Department Department of of water water and and power power customers customers without without electricity electricity this this morning morning for for some some of of those those people, people, the the light light and and air air conditioning conditioning are are not expected to be restored until tomorrow. The bulk of the outages are in L. A. D. W P territory, including silver like Lemur Park and recede a around 20,000. So Cal Edison customers are in the dark in places like San Gabriel Southgate, Whittier and Newport Beach. A statewide flex alert, calling for energy conservation will be in effect again today from 3 to 9 this evening. It's not No
Miami Dolphins to admit 13,000 fans for NFL opener
"Allow a limited number of fans for the open the home opener at a hard rock stadium. A team announced that it will allow maximum a 13,000 fans to watch the September 20th game against the Buffalo Bills. All fans will be required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Also, there will be seating clusters staggered in mobile touchless entry, upgraded air conditioning filters and no tailgating in the parking lot.
Hurricane Laura slams the Gulf Coast with 150 mph winds
"Storm dumping heavy rain over parts of Arkansas. Early this morning, it made landfall on the Gulf coast of Louisiana as a category for hurricane the wind. Sparking a dangerous fire at a chemical plant has got the Louisiana National Guard standing guard the chemical plant fire, adding to the misery, forcing people to stay inside. In closing I 10, which is key for relief. Every city will be without power. That means without air conditioning. Many parts don't have water. The heat index right now is 97 degrees. Fox's Leland Deterred in
The Science of Wildfire Smoke
"I. Don't know about you. But when I hear the word smoke, it makes me think of huge thick plumes of different shades of gray sort of blanketing everything nothing too complicated for somebody like Jessica though smoke is an incredibly complex mixture of different gases and particles, and if we look just at the gases, there are hundreds to thousands of different gases that are formed in biomass burning biomass, we're. Talking things like trees and brush that burn up in wildfire when it comes to particles and smoke there's also a huge range from larger ones in the form of ash dust that can work quickly settle out of the sky, but you also get really teeny tiny particles on the order of millions of a meter in diameter and those really small particles can stay in the atmosphere for a lot longer. In from the particulates side, the thing that people seem to be the most freaked out about is this pm two point five or this little the little particles that are super super small, and there seems to be a lot of that going on right now in California and like large parts of the West Right. Yeah. So one of the primary Hazardous Air pollutants is articles that are called pm two point five has a overall diameter of two and a half micrometres. This and that's roughly about fifty times smaller than a single grain of salt. So, really really small particles. The smaller particles not only can they travel further distances, but they also have this unique ability to follow the sort of micro air currents can bend around corners and edges and everything, and that means that if you're breathing in smoke, those larger particles are GonNa hit the back of your throat first, but the smaller particles can actually make it all the way. Down your throat and the deep into your lungs, and that's where they start to cause all kinds of different health effects. One of the most interesting things about smoke is how it behaves how it interacts with the different layers of our atmosphere including the layer closest to us called the boundary layer and how big that layer is how thick it is depends on temperature. So at night when? It's cooler that layer condenses comes back down in altitude also with cooler temps and higher humidity at night wildfires tend to die down and when they die down, that's actually when they produce quite a bit of smoke and not mixing into a more shallow boundary layer just means you get a lot more smoke very close to the ground particularly at night especially if you're in a kind of. Mountain valley where it just starts to pool and accumulate, and it's not really diluted or moved out of your immediate area until the sunrise comes that boundary layer starts expand the wind speeds, pick up and kind of take the smoke away. Sure. Yeah. I guess I didn't I had no idea that you know in areas where there's wildfire burning but the smoke actually kind of settles back. At night and it makes me think about like you know it's night. It's cool. You want to open a window, right? That can be problematic. It is yeah, and that's and that's true of most air pollution sources but particularly. So for smoke many of the Western states even here in Colorado, it's not necessarily all that common that you have air conditioning It does cool down quite a bit at night and so that is the time people will turn on fans. Etc Try to ventilate the house. Get Cool at night a course your home. At night sleeping and breathing off through the night and so again, that's one way that you can be exposed to smoke that you might not necessarily think of. And so I think it's important to remember. Right. So we're looking at areas like California and Colorado were seeing them on fire. We're seeing the smoke in all of this smoke doesn't just hang out there right? Like smoke really travels. Certain smoke plumes can literally travel the world and go to really remote places, and of course, with fires were we're impacted here in the United States right now. But of course that flips as we go to the next season and then the southern hemisphere so fires just a constant emission source across the globe and as I said as it. Gets admitted and the the different layers of the atmospheric and stay in the atmosphere longer, and that just means it can get carried by the wind currents further and further down wind, and so I've been looking at the different fire models and stuff that knows producing and can see that right now even the most of the fires are certainly on the west coast. To. percent or more of the continental US seeing the effects of this smoke. So even you know my family who lives in Ohio can go out and see these red sunsets potentially from smoke that's being emitted out in California and Colorado, and so that smoke can just travel tens to hundreds of miles down wind from the source. Yeah. Yeah Okay. So we have this smoke right and it's all over the West You know how does the smoke leave? Jessica like how long are people in? California people where you live in Colorado going to be living under these like poor air quality conditions and yes I am asking you to predict the future. Well that's what I'm best at so. The do things that will determine when residents particularly of California those most impacted by the smoke we'll get some relief is, of course when the fires go out and with that, you'll need a change in the weather patterns. So some rain to help. Put out those fires and even if the fires are going. Again, shift in the wind pattern can help. Move. Some of that smoke out away from them but all that means is somebody else will get impacted by that smoke. So one of the things I always try to remind folks is that we all live downwind of somebody. So it might be great air-quality where you're at but you know if there's another emission source just behind you gonNA impact your neighbors, and so in that regard California might get some relief but then maybe Idaho or Montana. Now gets inundated with more smoke there. So that's the sort of immediate way that you can reduce your exposure to the smoke. But in the atmosphere and the only way smoke is truly removed as if it's really out of the atmosphere and it's Not. Necessarily destroyed it's just removed from the atmosphere. You know the kicker is though when this smoke maybe clears up from way that we can detect it like just by going out and be like, Oh, I can breathe a little bit. It never just disappears right like you know smoked feeds into this cycle of climate change, right? The primary component is going to be related to those particles and so particles or something that can both. The climate as well as heat the earth, and so that's where that size and color of the particles really comes into play and so the white. Particles that you associate with clouds generally reflect radiation back to space. So that's a cooling effect rate. If you're under a cloud on a super sunny day, you immediately feel better in cooler on when that cloud is overhead. The other ways, the those darker particles, the black soot those are things that are readily absorb radiation from the sun, which means when the sun goes down. They can also re admit that radiation back into our atmosphere, and that's what contributes to that the global warming effect, the greenhouse gas effect the so important for climate change. So that's one way that the aerosols play into it right and all of these things kind of feed into in this is simply put these things feed into a longer hotter fire season. So it's kind of this garbage cycle. Unfortunately. Yeah. We call that a negative feedback cycle. And so. Those particles that are released from biomass burning may of climate and climate continues to change which could lead to more fires and so forth. You just get unfortunately negative feedback. We're just continues down the wrong path rather than trying to correct itself or balance itself out. You know I feel I feel like the wildfires and the smoke are very visual examples of climate change I. Mean Do you think that these fires could impact how people are thinking about climate change and what needs to be done? I. Hope. So I mean there there's many difference. Really visual ways of seeing climate change with our own eyes. I mean from the rising sea levels and daytime flooding that's happening and some of the coastal cities to the amount of runoff that you see on the Greenland ice sheet to these huge you know ice shelves claiming off Antarctica I mean the signs are all around the biometric burning is certainly one that impacts. You know a large community of people out West and as you mentioned, it's a very visceral response and then with climate change, you often hear of global warming and of course, fires represent that heat. And so that's certainly a connection there as well and so. I can only hope that people start to think. About how much their lives will be changed as our climate continues
Miami Mayor to Allow Indoor Dining at County Restaurants Starting Monday
"Restaurants can allow indoor seating starting Monday people going out must wear a mask table that's unless air served water owners must have the air conditioning running at all times and was. Open windows and doors Mayor Carlos. Jimenez he took the advice from the White House covid nineteen taskforce restaurants will still need to close by ten at night with a curfew may change after Labor Day, I'll the mayor is currently not enforcing the indoor band
Miami-Dade Restaurants Can Reopen Indoor Dining With Limited Capacity On August 31
"Good news Finally, on the horizon for Miami Dade restaurants. This should be the final weekend that Miami Dade restaurants have to keep their dining room's closed after consultation with medical advisers and also From the White House Task force made a decision to allow indoor dining at restaurants to commence next Monday. Mommy Mayor Carlos Menaces indoor capacity will remain limited to 50% in doors and windows must remain open and the air conditioning continuously running. The 10 PM curfew will remain until after Labor Day in order to cut down on parties
Dolphins to allow up to 13,000 fans at home opener
"Good news for Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins, announcing up to 13,000 fans will be allowed at their home opener against the Bills on September 20th. New protocols have been put in place, they saying to ensure social distancing that includes seating clusters, staggered gate entry with entry times on tickets, Mobile touchless entry and upgraded air conditioning filters. Masks are required.
Clarkstown schools shift to remote learning; 'we will not be ready,' superintendent says
"School district is shifting to remote learning only until September 29th in a letter posted on the district's website. The superintendent says schools will not be ready by September, 3rd to ensure student learning as well as a health and safety for students and staff. Among the issues that still need to be worked out is how to disinfect thousands of computers every day and what it would be like to wear face masks in rooms that have no air conditioning.
Overnight RV Parking at churches
"Everybody welcome to another edition of the podcast. This is episode three away and we are your guide, the freedom and funding through RV travel no matter what kind of an Rv you have whether it's a motor home or A. Trailer a tent. Maybe you're just dreaming about getting an RV someday. Well, listen up because this podcast is for you here. We talk about getting out there enjoying God's amazing. Meeting interesting people, Boondock King Mooch dot game, discovering fun places, and always using the right gear in technology to enhance the RV lifestyle. So Welcome, we are very honored that you chose to put us in your ears this week. Where we got lots. Lots of information for you this week besides. Our interview coming up about this new service that lets our ears overnight in church parking lots. You know they're always a little bit further away from the interstates not so noisy not so brightly lit. I think you'll find this really neat to service to especially when you realize the services free and the Churches there might be a little fee, but it's very little. We also got nuts RV news of the week an interesting question if you ever worried about mice getting in your RV's we're GonNa talk about that and get a lot of crowd sourced wisdom about it and our friends the Burkitt's stop by with. Another great off the beaten path report but I my lifelong traveling companion and my bride Jennifer. I'm a deer Hello Michael Well. We're about ready to hit the road again. This time we're going to be cruising around southwest Michigan exploring some out of the way campgrounds and one of my think is located on a great little inland lake. We're GONNA CHECK OUT I'm looking forward to see I am too because the weather is perfect. The heat that we have had in the mid West has been replaced by beautiful blue skies and temperatures in the low to mid seventies today and lack of humidity. No humidity Kinda cool. At night we can sleep at the windows open instead of the air conditioning on the RV but I think the heat is coming back for the weekend. Yes I think it is I know really have the heat out. West Holy Cow. If you looked at the study death valley, I think set a world record ever hundred and thirty degrees. Can you imagine that? I wouldn't want to be there. We wasn't a hundred and fifteen. Yeah we've been I think we were even up close to one hundred twenty and when we were in. Bahrain in the Middle East one time. And that was pretty miserable. A lot of our military folks stay up there. Yeah. Southwest. Michigan's where we're headed, and then we're going to go down to Elkhart Indiana the RV capital of the world. And we're going to work on a little project based on one of you or ideas. My idea was that we get some netting to keep both from trying to push his way in the front between the two of us. If you've been watching our videos, you see that Bo are Norwegian elkhound is used to Kinda stand between the two seats and the sprinter based lay down. Yeah. He could actually lay down in there. Well, it's not quite so roomy in the cab between the two seats in our new. Ford Transit based Wonder Lisa Travel Vans unit so Kinda. Then this battle, he wants to push his way there he can't. He can't turn A. Good it's just a total safety has and we get dirty looks from him all the time and he's mad at me for taking a seat. So we're going to he likes to be the COPA. So we're going to Jennifer has an idea and we're GonNa, we'll tell you more about it. We'll. We'll do a video on it if it works. If it doesn't work, we'll just pretend we never had brought this up but with a metal gate that we. And and it was kind of bulky and you don't want that banging around and figuring something soft won't scratch anything or damage any get some challenges because it's gotta get mounted just so but. We're working with some friends and we'll. We'll tell you all about that as we get as we get down there. But that's that's our plans for this week hitting the road and doing some camping in some fun stuff and working on Jennifer's idea you know you might have come up with a real solution that they ended up selling who knows yeah we could call it the Jennifer. The bonus most people put their dog in a crate and. A crate though now, but he's a harness and you know and just attach him securely back there. So don bounce around but but first step F is to get him from going up front and trying to push his way in. We're also really excited we're. Planning an extended trip to Michigan's peninsula. But we're going to kind of wait a little bit everybody's camping right now last hurrah before school and work in the fall and whatever that's going to look like during this pandemic gone for controversy that's out there what's open? What's not but I have never heard of so many people I've been talking to that are going to go up to the upper peninsula. I know we have to stop talking about. And Yeah Everybody's Oh. We're going. Oh, that's out. Now you've had your chance come on. It's our turn last governor gave you a certificate for promoting tourism, all their Michigan Yeah Yep I'll actually we got that from a friend of ours who worked in the governor's office, but the governor signed. Yes, so So camping in southwest Michigan visit to Elkhart. That's another media agenda, and then I think right after Labor Day in the crowds hopefully because EPI- is very crowded right now. Hopefully, the crowds diminish a little bit after Labor Day and then we're going to. Spend as much time maybe till first frost up there. So September little bit October we're going to get up and have a lot of fun up in the UP. We've not been up there for about a well not. Since January winter camp out. So we're anxious to get up and have some fun
Cooling Centers Opened Across Los Angeles County This Weekend
"For those without air conditioning, several cooling centers air open in the city and county of Los Angeles. However, capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements. A list of cooling centers could be found in L, a county dot gov slash heat.
Extreme heat hits California, spurring rolling power outages
"Tonight nearly one, hundred, thirty, three, thousand customers are still without power days after a devastating and deadly d'auray joe swept through Iowa I, lost all my food. And Quinn Save it because I couldn't afford a generator Mondays fast-moving line of powerful thunderstorms catching many by surprise slamming the Cedar Rapids area with destruction reminiscent of a hurricane killing at least four people unleashing wind gusts topping one hundred miles per hour uprooting trees, toppling power lines, demolishing homes and businesses leaving a path of destruction stretching more than seven hundred miles from eastern Nebraska to western Ohio residents left spoiled food no cell phone service and no air conditioning in the summer heat. Told by three different people the police department three weeks with electric and the effect on Islas. Crops is catastrophic that ratio. Estimated ten million acres up to forty three percent of the state's corn and soybean crops lately to cost billions of dollars dealing a destructive to the agriculture community still reeling from the pandemic.
California Heat Wave Prompts Rolling Blackouts, Fuels Wildfires
"A rough combination in California a scorching heat wave and blackouts, power shut us forced by the high temps. Rolling blackouts of state has not seen in around two days in our long increments of power is being turned off because there is so much stress on the power grid statewide. From northern to Southern California groups of thousands or going dark in stages to conserve electricity people they're being told to use less air conditioning right now and turn off on needed appliances and light And that is Alex
Rolling blackouts likely for third day in California amid sweltering heat, PG&E says
"California has ordered rolling power outages for the first time since 2001. As a statewide heatwave strained its electrical system. The operator of the state's power grid, declared an emergency Friday evening and ordered utilities to shed their power loads. Pacific Gas and Electric said it would turn off power to about 200,000 to 250,000 customers in rotating outages for about an hour at a time. The emergency declaration was lifted shortly before 10 p.m. That move came as temperatures around the state hit triple digits in many areas and air conditioning use
The Summer Deck
"How're you doing this morning? Good Morning. Pan Jeff. How are Y'all? Man. I'm doing wonderful good for you. Good for you. Listen I. Took my dogs for a walk this morning and I didn't sweat and it's August in Mississippi. This is awesome. Really. Honestly I didn't even know Java. You're saying, yes. That's that was a big thing. This morning for you to yet today's morning time temperature was not in the nineties so. Welcome to Mississippi. So So Jeff Forty working on today. Well. We have picked up some new, some new projects which are Nice we've got A. Pretty unique situation going on in North Jackson to where we're taking any existing. Deck that is in very poor condition, and we're coming off the house with a brand new screen. I call him a Florida room or something, but it's not. It's not cold is just screen and. wicker furniture. Move. Exposed rafters and stuff. It's a, it's a neat little. Project, you know. It's. It's fun. To do something different from time to time instead of the same old? You know. Everything all the time. I can always tell when you get a different. because. It has definitely what's on your mind. I remember I remember I. Forget how long ago it was but. I, think all of us followed with bated breath. What you're going to say next about the pool project when you're building the poolhouse. So. Anyway. So, Pam, what are you got mixed up in this week? Well I was called demented because I got so excited. About this horrible situation. Jeff. Here you go. What do you get? When you combine an old house and oversized air conditioning system and duct work that was not sealed over you get microbial growth. All boy. was. Awesome Opened up the closets and the ceilings were all green and fuzzy. Paul. You know, and so the client I worked at them a couple of years ago to buy a house and they hired a company. Come in and put in air conditioning system and I asked her I said it will send me the receipt. Alma see what they said. They were GONNA. Do Right. They were GONNA put in a system put rigid. What is rigid me? Bridging. Bendit. Can't it? Right. Now. There's a difference between rigid and flex right. You've got with that adjective and it kind of gives you an idea of what you should have an expectation for. So. Rigid insulated donkey. All sealed. That was on the receipt. So they never sealed the ducting. Well, like quit in a unit that was a ton too big. And then I go over there and I had on my own respirator. Cousin like a sailor when I got up in that attic, I was so mad. What you say. You're GonNa, do you say you'RE GONNA? Sale. It. Turned over and I put my hand and I, just I squeeze that insulation on that duct work and it just poorer longer. Horde will act could have filled three water bottles up in one location while. It was so frustrating. You know it just, but you know what I have to go back and say is that you know what that does. It keeps me in business drew. True 'CAUSE I get the phone call. There and then try to help these folks and I really had to It's GonNa be an interesting project because we're going to have to go back on the contractor, the company and tell. Liam. And then there was a bunch of flex out there. They put in a metal supply with all this stuff and none of the flex was sailed either and it wasn't strapped off and it was all. Tell you what you know what this reminds me of a good point to make on this show every time you try to negotiate. Your price down with your contractor if you're beaten up on them. was remember that they're going into places where you don't see a lot. And if they've got to cut corners because you beat them up on the price so hard. I mean I'm not saying that's the contractors. I mean the the homeowners fault at all. The the contractor they said, they did it. They should have done it. But but. That's just that's
"air conditioning" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Mostly the same throughout the year. The rates of outdoor shootings increase noticeably. The hotter it is interesting. Well one of the things that you know about crime that is true. P people have a negativity bias about trends in crime. People always think those things are worse than they've ever been. There's more crime. There's more violent today in the United States that that is not true at all. Violent crime has been dropping for decades in the United States. Murder rates are at a multi decade low So but also there's something interesting going on there you don't want you certainly don't want to overstate potential causality. But I wonder if could increased access to air conditioned homes in the summer partially contribute to decreases in crime over time to decreases in violent crime over time. Because you know if if you're seeing that there is some impact of like people being outside in hot weather on hot days with rates of violence could access to air conditioned interior spaces. Actually play some role there. Yeah for some inside with the television then. They're they're safer but then they feel less safe because they're watching The murders that are occurring Exaggerated and just shoot upon on the television. Well I do think. Tv TV coverage definitely contributes to that negativity bias in people's beliefs about crime. And things like that. Whatever the actual reasons whether air conditioning or climate control or anything has anything to do with it at all. It is certainly the case that you know. Violent crime is is a you know an exceedingly low point compared to historical trends the United States. So don't buy into that. It's always worse you know it's worse than it's ever been idea right. Of course. There is the air conditioning is is not going to solve all the world's problems right there were. I did read a few little snippets here about some granted I think they were into all individuals that were part of like the carrier corporation or dreyer companies a refrigerator or air conditioning companies. They were making like a case like that. We can do it. This can this world peace. I think that particular argument was not like social but it was more like. Hey we're arguing. We're getting into all these scuffles over resources but if we have enough air conditioning then we can get all the resources from all the places and they won't find anymore now which not the case don't buy into that another interesting Bit of social science data that I was looking at about Air Conditioning is the same article. By Jeff. Asher pointed out by the way An interesting piece of research by Harvard Kennedy School Associate Professor Joshua Goodman who found a correlation between cooler temperatures and increased academic performance quote. A student scored lower when they just experienced a hot school year than when they just experienced a cool school year but that air conditioning in schools mostly eliminated the influence of heat on academic performance. Unusually hot school year. That tends to hurt academic performance if your school is not air conditioned In this sort of just intuitively makes sense to me. It's like you know it's hot weather. Seems like it's harder to focus on mental tasks and things like that but that air conditioning inside the schools mitigated this effect interesting. Yeah I mean I. Every time I pick up my son from school from his elementary school. He'll come out in often like hold his hand when walking away from the school door hand will be so cold from the the air conditioning inside but But Yeah I'm all it being there that You know gives them in the environment. They need to learn and with all these social science findings. I think we should always be careful not to read too much into single findings until there's been a lot of replication and analysis arrive findings by others in the field. So I think it's best to sort of treat these interesting preliminary findings I will. I will say this like if you're in a cool environment and you're prepared you have a greater ability to regulate your own temperature. You know you can always put on a jacket or Hoodie right in in an overly air conditioned space no matter what the realities of the energy consumption are there likewise in hot space. There's generally only so much you can take off and there is an absolute limit. What you can take off Social Decorum aside right But but if either of these findings are on the right track about like Academic performance or crime. I mean you wondering what other ways could temperature and climate control be changing our society and our culture. The you know. We're not appreciating or haven't been studied numerically in these ways. Yeah another thing to keep in mind is just a different cultures are also going to have a different relationship with being cool and being hot. Yes things that have evolved due to their you know. Just their cultural exposure to different temperatures or sometimes even ideas. I didn't get too far into this because it wasn't countering a lot of scholarship about it. But for instance we talked a little bit about the rollout out of air conditioning in in in China and there are some interesting ideas about like wet cold and Hot within traditional Chinese Medicine. Etcetera and And so that's one possibly look like how does how does that play out in a culture that has certain values Attached to say warm and cold air. I want to know more about what what what what are the values I mean some of it gets into the in Anyang and you know and so forth but The some of the papers. I was finding where I hasn't really include them. Because they were like from the mostly from the seventies and eighties and they They were dealing with like very rare cases of people with They were experiencing frigid phobia. Fear of cold air in a in an aversion to air conditioned spaces and and so these papers were were tying like these rare cases in with potential looking at potentially how ideas with Chinese culture affected these individuals in. I believe I believe it was doing like China and Taiwan and perhaps there was a case in Singapore. They were looking at But anyway it's one of those things I wouldn't want certainly wouldn't want to blow it out of proportion because I think we're talking about very rare cases of people with with with a with a with a mental illness I said yeah but but to what extent is exasperated by ideas are present in a given culture. I guess it's open for debate. Sure but I would want. I would want to read more about that before. I said anything more definitive but it does serve as an interesting side example of like. Here's an idea of what cold and heat mean? Here's a wait. Could in extreme cases present itself but then how does it end up presenting itself in more in milder cases? You know in more. Just sort of You know ambient throughout a culture Another thing I would think would probably be hugely significant that we haven't really examined at all is how air conditioning effects fashion. Like what what people wear in. What kinds of spaces what's acceptable to wear? Yeah I mean I. I certainly wouldn't think think of it as much as fashion but like I generally prefer to wear a Hoodie and air conditioning allows me to do that year. Round climate control allows me to do it year round but artificial climate tends to demand that you do it you know so you generally especially if you have an office job you're having to dress for an artificial environment and then also perhaps for the environment that exists between the artificial environments that you spend your time. Her office environment is very strange. Because you get a so. It's like artificially cold of course in the summer because it's air conditioned but then at certain times of Day. If you're by the window you become an aunt under the magnifying glass. Totally throws everything off too. Yeah yeah this is. I don't think there's any like passive solar design employed here and then of course the studio themselves get really hot sometimes studios here are. That's what he mentioned early. Well there you have it air conditioning. A three parter here again. We weren't able to cover everything in the history of air conditioning or or certainly with refrigeration which is at times intertwined with the history of air conditioning. But hopefully we touched on some of the key ideas and perhaps we've we've presented enough information that will make you stop and think about the air conditioning. That you use in your life maybe valued a little bit more and realize that in many cases you know it is. It is more of a luxury but we would love to hear from everyone out there like what? What is your relationship with air conditioning? Have you ever lived without it? Particularly have you ever lived without it in a hot climate? And how what did you do to manage it? We have already heard back from some listeners. Oh Yeah on this. And hopefully we'll get to roll out in listener mail in the future Yeah we heard from at least one listener who grew up in India and who talked about their experience. Not even thinking of sweat as a bad thing the way most Americans do. Yeah yeah there. Is this kind of American thing to think of any sweat. That is occurring without your consent is is is a travesty. Like sweat is the thing that that happens on my terms. Yeah I admit I fall totally into that like I am cool with being sweaty. If I'm like hanging out outside you know where I'm working outside or something like that can't stand being sweaty if it's like. Ooh What's the word it's like if you're sweaty on your way to work or something. That's just the worst what we've also had lots of media to really drive this home right. Lots of deodorant commercials. That really just drive home. How gross it is to be sweaty something wrong with your body. Yeah I think I used to buy into that more now. I'M MORE OF THE MIND. Like the feeling sweaty feels good. Yeah Like I think part of that was from the sweating on my own terms but then I did enough of that where I'm like. Oh I'm not even like really exerting myself but it's hot out I'm sweating. It feels good to sweat. So and of course you're not going to. You're generally not going to smell bad until later anyway at fresh sweat is not the problem but I also love to hear from anyone about the movie theaters. How cold do you like your movie theater? Are you one of these? People would prefer to have to wear a winter coat. And then I know we've heard from when we talked about the Tingler on our other shows deductible your mind we heard from some people who went to the theater back in the day so I would love to hear from any You know older members of the listening audience out there that might be able to chime in about the old. What was it like going back then? And in the war between the The Chili Movie Theater and the outdoor drive in cinema. Which do you prefer? Oh it's got to depend on what you're seeing right there. Yeah there's some films that are more suitable for the drive in right. Yeah as b-movie territory. Yeah I saw. I saw them gruber movie at the drive in. Oh Man I guess I guess that's a good one. I've only seen I think I've only seen classic films at the drive in no. I also saw the grind house movies at the drive in. That was nice. The double feature. We are fortunate enough in Atlanta.
"air conditioning" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
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"air conditioning" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"In the baby's still sleeping in the. I'm actually excited because my baby and wife are going to Georgia. I'm not excited about that. But that sounded. Let's I'm not excited that they're going to Georgia but I gotta deal with them. I'm excited that when I go to sleep in my bed I get to have it like Super Bowl and the fan on high. I need a ceiling fan. Ever since the baby's been sleeping in a room we haven't had the ceiling fan on because I don't know the baby can get sick. My wife just doesn't want to turn on the ceiling which is killing the hospital. The killing them that like the nurses and stuff when we had our graceland said that basically you live your life and the baby will adjust what I keep telling my wife and we're at this like so it's like a battle of wills right now. I think the baby is ready to go in the inner own inner crib. I'M READY TO GO I. I've been ready to go for two months since he's not quite ready so she did this thing. There's a bunch of crap in the baby's room but it's not a big dog before yeah let sleeping dogs. What's the difference because the dog doesn't mind the fan on high? The dog actually loves the FAN on high. The baby doesn't like the fan on high because life doesn't like the fan on high before you guys outnumbered your wife you and the dog. Yeah my wife. Yes for the fan. Your Wife Voted. No and now your wife and the baby or voting no let me be perfectly clear the wife like the onto. Oh the baby come. Baby comes around. Goes off why send me comes team no fan? And it's just me and the dog like with their beliefs in her hand to worry about the dog. Dog doesn't get a vote. Anyone in like every time the dog comes up like huffing and puffing I hate that for shadow tell everybody that sleeps with their dogging their bed. Yeah sometimes gets a little too warm especially in south Florida under the covers. Dog Likes to be under the covers. Comes UP HUFFING. And PUFFING LIKES TO BE UNDER THE COVER. This first dog is living the light. Yeah Oh my dog loves wise your dog huffing and puffing because it gets frigging warm down there comes up and puffins and does that and I look at Cynthia. I'm like you did this. You did this like if there's a ceiling fan chances are maybe not huffing and puffing but so right now the battle wills is there's a bunch of crap in the baby's room it's not a very big room and we can also look. You can speak to this Roy and Chris whenever the baby has like a baptism more birthday. Christening whatever stop giving me stuff that takes space. I don't. I'm good on toys. I don't need what do you want? Just GIMME GIFT car. Maybe give me the baby red lobster like let me handle what the baby needs. Don't give me shit. I gotTa Find Space for when I don't got space. I think everybody feels this way. Chris I mean it's definitely a lot of crap that comes Roy. Am I right at a certain point? You reach a threshold where you're just like I don't have space for this. My Dad was such an asshole on Christmas. Oh my God what a jerk you buy your baby so much style horrible curse Fisher price off. Oh He's also. He was awesome lines toys. He was he was feeling himself. There's a lot of people that are connecting with us right now. I know it. I don't think you're GonNa win this one with say so. I'd be shocked if Roy off the road of don't buy my baby things Roy. Clair's play pin is about two feet deep toys right. Say My boys. Let me have gladly. Why would I say that? Because that's the thing to like for you to not to like one everything so back to the Fisher price so i. My Dad was really proud of himself because he got like. I don't know like fifteen fisher price things it's just. I don't have space for this. No one in space trip well also must have been like very cheap. It must have been like five for one or something like that. Because that's how my dad gets down. But he keeps these things he goes to well also wherein like the uncomfortable because like nobody nutting. My father included. Trust the baby around him. Because it's it's a miracle on the live. Honestly he's just not your dad thing. That's a grandma. Why she crime washy vomiting. Why she like. I Dunno dog. Figure IT OUT DAD. Just now will leave her alone with her like it's like the the grandma's is leaving grandma's but you just now starting to leave your daughter alone with your dad alone. Gotcha that it's only if my mom will be home in like an hour an hour or two tops along. Yeah my dad's a career bachelor. Yeah like you get one time. Tried to change her and it was just like Oh my God you have to stop barely survived it. So he's pretty much useless for the next year and a half until he can be of use so he was trying to be nice. He's very excited to be an umbrella I guess he just loves taking photos with her. Yeah but he got all these toys and it's just like I don't have room for any of this so back to like the battle which is getting the behind this room this room which is not that big at all either. I understand. There's a personally. It's fine size room for the baby. Not if I got like three Fisher. Price toys terrible. What are these toys there like? They're they take up so much. As what is a baby needs something? That's a little like things like scooter. Things like someone that you thought it would be cool together like a horse that you rock on Iraqi horse. It's cute yeah the rocking Horse Chair. That had like thirty six parts in it that I. It's fine I don't have space. I I'm telling you how many of these things were on like your registries and like requested gifts none none okay so then. I could see why you're like why did you buy? I didn't ask for that. No and I took a lesson from my sister-in-law who's younger like after the baby because I did not knowing that this was a thing Christmas you get. Soften she like begging for the love of God. You didn't know baby's got no no no. I didn't know that parents like there's space issue. Yeah everyone everyone thinks the same thing that they're being nice and you don't really count for this person. Probably doesn't have space for all of this so her room is filled with all this junk or kind gifts however you want to look at it and and when he become resentful and cranky they become junk and Cynthia got this rocking chair. That like. Anything doesn't come. Assemble that has to be like. It has like seventy five pieces and it's going to be a hold to do you. Don't like putting them together about the old toolbox. I'm actually pretty great at assembling things. It just takes time. They need an allen wrench man. No but now the good now the things come with Allen wrenches too if you get something for my key workers such as the he never knowing any does work is to the point now where. I don't really have a lot of time to do this but when I do have the time. It's time that I'd rather spend not doing anything then. Actually doing that so I need to get around to building this rocking chair. Because Cynthia's like I'm not putting her in that crib until I have a rocking chair because Oh rocking chair for. Cynthia is a rocking chair for Cynthia wrong. Still that simple bad. That was a symbol everything while she's gone this week. That's what that's what I'm GONNA do. You can't walk in there. Yeah that's what I'm GONNA do. That's what I'm GonNa do my close always close from the fall. It's it's bad like I. Just stay on top. Where do you put your clothes? I have like the the this is gonNA sound like on the floor like piles like this is the ones that go in the door. This is one. Say you hang up these little bundles at going the other class. Because I have a kind of a tiny closet so I use one of the guest room closets to fit like the button downs so I have like a system but I don't have the time to actually implement the system and when I do have the time. I'm just so gas from all the work that I'm doing that I just want to just want to sit down and watch the outsider for an hour. Not Enough hours in the day a man. But I'm going to have the hours to put together this rocking chair so I can get my baby out of the room so I can start sleeping with the fan on high but I barely have room for this rocking chair because of all the the the Nice toys inconsiderate people. Got Me I think you need to work on phrasing and a lot of these things ancient sir. Almost everything actually like you should make. It seem like you're building this rocking chair to get the baby at a room. Say you're building the rocking chair for your wife. So she has a comfortable place. The baby moves to her room. Because you know she's growing into needs to be in her room so baby. I want you to be comfortable so I build you. This chairs tries welcome back. People don't have these conversations. I know you like this chair so really wanted to make it for you and here you go and then it's like you did the exact same thing like you have the secret motive of you. Just want the baby away from you so it seems like it's considerate because you're like look. I did this for you. Built this cheer for us. You're comfortable with the babies are the big look. I know it's GonNa be a hard adjustment in a no but we need to do this. We need you know. She can't live in this bed with us forever yesterday. Bureau is they do it. She's not in the best tonight. Okay well you know like she mean to you want you want it to be in college sleeping with us. No we need to do this eventually better now than later. You know she you. The last thing you want is for like a four year old to be sleeping with us when she's in school and then kids are GonNa make fun of her. They're going to say how's your room and she's going to sleep with. Mommy and daddy bubbles in. This is how you guys soothing. This is this is a man. It's like wow look at this. We went out of town and I was like God. My husband could have come with me and my daughter but he didn't WanNA come and I was upset and look what he did the whole weekend. He was working for me. Build a chair. He was just thinking about us the whole time. I can't believe it. What a nice guy see. That's what you do. Have you come around to my side on the diaper genie? Now that you're Oh wow yeah. That's a good question but do you want to update everyone of the diaper. Genie is so basically. I mean I you. The diaper genie is basically like this toilet from what I understand. It's a trash can for that for dirty diapers dirty keeps US smell in all of us really judge Chris and was like it's discussing that you have you know ten days where the poopie diapers in this trash candidates but you know weeks gets filled like trash in seventy s our our version of the truth at the time but at the time. I think you're the only one that was using it. So now others have used it and we can get de was the guy but he was claiming to empty it every day. Which not to get defensive defeats the whole Roy's enough having Roseman to jump in For a while here yeah. First of all charity goes into play. You can easily give all that excess. Yes I eat. Don't want my first intention is like once. She's old enough to actually like sleepover and like other people's cribs like hey. Why don't you have this Toy Dad? Wanting to have this toy I do have garage which is pretty full already but like some of the Fisher price things there are there but yes charity is absolutely coming in also certain have a big extended family hand-me-down toys there at all. Hand me to how many hand-me-downs have you gotten that you're like I'd rather not close. We're close the best friends that had kids that are the best hamied is such a scam. It is and like baby like nice like spell shoes or a total scam like when I see little kids sorry Nike when I see little kids wearing nikes. I'm like man. Your parents are suckers. Why do spend forty Bucks County? So Baby Nike's Ever GonNa last like three weeks outta here soccer. She does by shout. Pay Less for my kids getting their shoes. Payless though the diaper is it. Where do you get discount shoes now? I don't know Amazon Roy. Hit Me with it. The diaper genie situation. Yeah no I still clear out my trash kid every day every day. That's why don't you just you might as well. Just take it out when you change it. And not even put it in the diaper genie. I'm sorry I'm GonNa have human equal matter in a house like that. You know I I can't do that. I mean it's just like the way you say it makes it sound so much worse than it actually is. I mean it's it's the way I say. It is exact way it is. There's probably some gross stuff in your.
"air conditioning" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"We going with the air thing. No I mean I I am just a full-on I in the two options of having the air just fully belong on your face or it's split between your face and your feet. I'm not I I was. I was weirded out by my mother-in-law having her set up the way Mike does yeah. I thought everybody was did face. Yeah my preferred setting is facing feet unless it's a summertime you until like a really warm car then you go full blast but just turn it down. Like don't put a full blinds down your face and feet. Yes I feel like it. Circulates air a little bit better? I with the circulation for that or does it like keep because one of the button just like recirculating the area. It's already there. I never a fresh air. Then it smells the what fresher. Yeah it smells bad. It smells like whatever you're driving around so often drive by those mountains of garbage. You get that smell. But that's when you hit it that's when you know then you'd be stuck with that air. I don't know if you see it coming. And then you billion I similar area I think everybody I do the in-car then what do you do with your air conditioning? In the car base life does split. Really I don't feel it so when you're both in the car would happen. Yeah slow drive in his face. I don't I don't think you get enough air in your face when it split that I go the only time I'll go like the bowl of his if it's cold out and I'm going heater and my feet cease to be warmed. I'll maybe the thing bad thing is if you weren't contacts. Dr Is that we have a face. Yeah Contacts. That was part of my issue. When I first got my eyes would get a lot of Get very dry a your houses. No no no but like my first experience with this may be a little bit too much just like the full blast on the face. It was when I had Lazic and I was like. I'm only recently in the sunglasses to always. Just be putting the down. I was just like vehemently oppose the way that Roy is with Apple. That was sunglasses. What's your guys like a Roy? You do the the ventilation though like the. Yeah in the car yet. Come from now and the older that again. I'm all about classes now. Yeah because it hides my aging puffy eyes. That's why celebrities in Hollywood doing. What's the temperature? You guys live within your car like. Do you guys have the thing where my car is. Not Super Fancy so like I just have numbers one two three or four. No that's like us. You're live on ten in terms of like the blast about the temperature. No I'm telling you my fans have liked reading the ramp blue to red eye. Go Blue I go like seventy seventy seventy one. My guess but it's not funny. It's just I have felt like if I say I'm trying to indy. No no not because sixty nine perfect formula seventy six. Yeah when I go to sleep. It's at sixty seven. Yeah Yeah so sixty nine in the car. Sixty seven at home. That's really cold cold. Say in the House that is called cold and it's a little colder now because when we were doing like the ideal temperature and it was like seventy five or something like that. Yeah that's bullshit. Who Does that? Maybe our Gen sweating. Because my mother-in-law and father-in-law their house they walk into our house and think that it's so ridiculously over cold. I I love it. I love sleep in the baby's still sleeping in the. I'm actually excited because my baby and wife are going to Georgia. I'm not excited about that. But that sounded. Let's I'm not.
"air conditioning" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"It's the shipping container rocking with you on a Wednesday high. I don't know where to start will Wednesday a rocket with will. I don't think he's coming on as your guests this week guests. I listened to attache. You Guys Jeremy. Tache as he was good. I enjoyed them. We've got to have them on again. When the season starts let's Sachet with Tash it go so I'm trying to decide whether I want to start with aging general Or an incident. I had yesterday walking to the car human aging just in general. Because it's wo- just birthday we can start their WHOA JR ager rouse. Ke's fifty one today and you know when I see that I just just makes me think about life and how old I am and just it puts it. Just start thinking about everything you know when he was younger so now. It's a weird one now. I can't even remember Saudi. It's kind of like some things you don't expect to hit you a certain way and fifty when I saw whoa just fifty one and made me say man. We're all getting up there. I gotta be honest. I thought he was older than that. Emmy to really. Yeah I think he. I would have guessed like forty eight forty seven. I don't think I could pick him out of lineup. Maybe but if there was like a bunch of liked looking WHOA Jeez. I don't know that I could pick him out of the lineup. Now that sounds like a fun evening. A woge look alike contest does go to a bar. And there's a stage on their walks out ten people that look exactly like Whoa. Don't do it at the next level live event down to lake contests the next Miami. If you're listening right now and you look woge send us your picture and you can be can be entered. Yes are just listening right now. Do your best to look like. Whoa why we miss pictures. Yeah that's true that is well. We should expand it out to just sports look alike now. It's your picture and we're going to have to be organic and we hope with the. Whoa John Yeah focus on wjr right now and we should do a re. I like the idea of a runway of sports looks alike look lakes at our next event in now walking down the aisle. It's Lebron it's some guy. Listen to our show that looks Lebron. Does the Lebron thing pushes down on the floor? I write that down underneath the Fort Worth. Yeah it's an important note What happened to you walk into your car? So I'M WALKING DOWN OCEAN YESTERDAY. Like little ocean walk because we have options. Here you can do ocean walk where it's more crowded but more scenic and then you can go. What IS WASHING WASHINGTON? Which is no that's That's how you could do collins a little less scenic but a little quicker setup where you can actually walk. Walk this shore. Which if you're doing good on time and the actual. I'd never do that now. Side while ago sidewalk on the beach. There's actually there's a path. That's not very sandy. That really back. It's really compact. Yeah where it's like men for cars to. That's where I walk when I do my ocean when I go to the ocean usually really. Yeah United. Stand Guy Yeah. What was that writing down? Look a like what happened to me. Yesterday I'm walking down ocean ocean walk and some guy walks by me and he kind of mumble. Something and I wasn't sure what he said. And it sounded to me like mobile Mani Mani now. I was like oh just said something about Bomani. He wants to talk about Bomani so I turn out like what's up. I was like I I liked stopped. Would you say what like Bomani? I'm interested like tell me what you said. He Goes Coke. Molly like Oh. I had his awkward interaction of like. Oh no I'm not interested. Thank you I like turned away and he should've started timing. Bomani though I know I was like maybe he wants to discuss the next move. I was very interested. Yeah I'm thinking I'm into and I like do you think he would have known the next mover year? The one assumed if you walk by me and you mumble Bomani that you have like. Take Your theory on what's happening. You get offered coke. We Coke Mali more than anybody. I can't deny that it's it's I'd say I would say at least once every three weeks. Somebody's walking by saying quarter ZIP. They do say it in a lot of weird ways like firefox. I do want to expose the belly of like Jim. Nance resale market. There's gotta be a black market because these quarters way too expensive like is there just some bad sixty three year old bad boy out of the trunk of his like escalade. Like Hawking the latest black-market. Jim Nance line through it actual brand vineyard vines which is a big deal. It's got the whale the whale. Yeah it's the look of private sound like the fit of a vineyard vine shirt. I've never had one. I don't like it I. I've never actually worn one either. I just see them on. My God is a little too. Poofy when you guys are in your car and you have the air on you guys go. Which do you guys go air full on your face or do you do the thing where you split it on your split it really. Yep that too much. I had to drive my mother-in-law's car for the first time the other day and I got in the car and she had that gay going talking here. It's like an SUV. Crv wipe to drive with my wife. She was and everything. Yeah my wife has echo now but like this. Weird STU GODS. What did sue for the audience like you can call them a liar? He says like it's convenient. That gross has always not only three day weekend. Not only did he call him a liar like he put out there why Chris was out which like I didn't feel like was very nice. I mean look a couple of weeks ago. My daughter was sick and it was the Tuesday after a long weekend. And then this happened. I happen to be honest Sundays. Like I I'm not like you know I'm not going to be overly sensitive like that. I get him to having that thought I would have wished. Maybe STU got shouldn't have said your wife was in the right. That part I was kind of some things are just not meant for right like but it's fine. I get it with it's fine. I wasn't over a it was a little. There was a little bit my stomach of ood and feel great. But it's fine. Can I share that? You sent us a picture from the hospital and said show Stu Gods God's house like and it was very heavy because at the date on the board right. I mean that's I had actually considered that you were lying and Scott's open that portal reasonable. You know what you should've done. What for future reference like you should have. We're here let's talk about this. You should have like taken pictures and just change the date so you could use it in the future not every single day but like you could have just taken a bunch of pictures and been like. Oh look like I should have been to the nurse. Can you say well you could do it. I could just write in the day with little. You know you can have drive race marker. I'm off eighteenth. Year am on the board says the date. I don't know dry erase marker and maybe for this purpose they have the marker in there. But it's not like the people doing no. I'm just saying it. The markers not attached to the board but seaney like without the bore the what about the Martin. It's very important every time they send it to screen cap of the photo. Not just taking your photo album because it'll have if you send it from your photo album if you save the phone The photo directly to your phone. You'll have time coated. That's like next level deception given that happened. I should've should've raced. I should have done different dates. That's how I caught somebody in my fantasy league. Bullshit and really. Yeah okay I can make it. Wait till January. Eighteenth on the board three to twenty no. Did you do this already? You're talking about twenty the photo that he sent pretending you got me scared thing. I was going to see how far we get inspected. That entire photo inspected the entire photo to see if there was any glimpse of impossibly lying. Well wait a minute my easy I believe in the photo to you meant you knew what you were doing. You're watching the golf channel. Yeah I can't believe they have the golf channel for real good array of CIA surprised by their options channels. But no. It's not that upset. I mean it's I mean I mean we're doing a show. It's funny it's a funny bit. Your doctor's name was bottle. Physician bottle art bell crossed when? I put it on social. I crossed out the names. Oh you put this on the Internet. Well I I I. When I was watching later that night I was watching. What's it called with ever at all? I was watching. It doesn't matter the bachelor distracted us? Sorry no whatever we were talking for them and say here but yeah I think We were talking air air..
"air conditioning" Discussed on Invention
"Mostly the same throughout the year the rates of outdoor shootings increase noticeably the hotter it is interesting. Well one of the things that you know about crime. That is true. P people have a a negatively biased about trends and crime. People always think things are worse than they've ever been. There's more crime. There's there's more violent today. In the United States that that is not true at all violent crime has been dropping for decades in the United States. Murder rates are at a multi decade. Hello so but also there's something interesting going on there. You don't want you certainly don't want to overstate potential causality but I wonder if could increased increased access to air conditioned homes in the summer partially contribute to decreases in crime over time to decreases in violent crime over time because you you know if if you're seeing that there is some impact of like people being outside in hot weather on hot days with rates of violence could access is to air conditioned interior interior spaces actually play some role there yeah for some inside with the television so then they're they're safer but then they feel less less safe because they're watching the murders that are occurring exaggerated and just chewed upon on the television well. I do think TV TV coverage definitely definitely contributes to that negativity bias in people's beliefs about crime and things like that whatever the actual reasons whether air conditioning or climate control control or anything has anything to do with it at all it is certainly the case that you know violent crime is is it a you know an exceedingly low point compared to historical trend the United States so don't buy into that. It's always worse. You know it's worse than it's ever been idea right. Of course there is the air conditioning is not not going to solve all the world's problems right there were I did read a few little snippets here about some granted. They were into all individuals that were part of the carrier. Your Corporation or other refrigerator companies a refrigerator or air conditioning companies. They were making like a case that like do we can do it. This can this world peace and I think that particular argument was not like social but it was more like hey we're arguing. We're getting into all these scuffles over resources but if we have enough air conditioning then we can get all the resources from all the places and they won't find anymore which you know a case yeah don't buy into that yet another interesting a bit of social science data that I was looking at about air conditioning is the same article by Jeff Asher pointed out by the way an interesting piece of research by Harvard Kennedy School Associate Professor Joshua Goodman who found a correlation between cooler temperatures and increased academic performance. quote student scored lower when they just experienced a hot school year than when they just experienced a cool school year but that air air conditioning in schools mostly eliminated the influence of heat on academic performance so you have an unusually hot school year that tends to hurt academic performance if for your school is not air conditioned in this sort of just intuitively makes sense to me. It's like it's hot. Weather seems like it's harder to focus on mental tasks and things like that but the air conditioning inside the schools mitigated this effect interesting yeah. I mean I every time I I pick up my son from school from his elementary school. he'll come out and often like hold his hand or walking away from school door in his hand will be so from the the air conditioning inside but I yeah I'm all for it being there but you know gives them in the environment they need to learn and with all these social science findings. I think we should always be careful not to read too much into single findings until there's been a lot of replication and analysis findings by others in the field so I think it's best to treat these interesting preliminary findings I will. I will say this like if you're a cool environment and you're prepared. You have a greater ability to regulate your temperature. You know you can always put on a jacket or Hoodie right in a an overly air conditioned space no matter what the realities of the energy consumption are there likewise in hot space. There's generally only only so much you can take off and there is an absolute limit what you can take off social decorum a side right but but if either of these findings findings are on the right track academic performance or crime. I mean you wondering what other ways could temperature and climate control be changing our society and our culture sure the you know we're not appreciating haven't been studied numerically in these ways yeah. Another thing to keep in mind is just a different cultures are also going to have a different relationship with being cool and being hot. Yes things that have evolved due to their just their cultural exposure to different temperatures or sometimes even ideas. I didn't get too far are into this because I wasn't encountering a lot of scholarship about it but for instance we've talked a little bit about the rollout of air conditioning in in in in China and there are some interesting ideas about like what cold and hot meaning within traditional Chinese Medicine Etcetera and and so you know that's one possibility look like how does how does that play out in a culture that has certain values historically attached to say warm and cold air though I wanna know more uh-huh water what are the values some of it gets into two in and Yang and you know and so forth but the some of the papers I was finding where I was really include them because they were like from the mostly from the seventies and eighties and they they were dealing with like very rare cases of people with they were experiencing frigid phobia fear of cold air version to air conditioned spaces and and so these papers were were tying like these rare cases in with potential looking at potentially how some of these ideas within Chinese culture affected these individuals and I believe I believe like China and Taiwan and perhaps there was a case in Singapore. They were looking at but at any rate it's one of the things I wouldn't want. You certainly wouldn't want to blow it out of proportion Russian because I think we're talking about very rare cases of people with with a with a with a mental illness yeah but but to what extent that is exasperated rated by ideas that are present in a given culture. I guess it's open for debate sure but I would want to. I would want to read more about that before I said anything more definitive but it does serve as like an interesting decide example of like here's an idea of what cold in heat mean here's a way it could in extreme cases present itself but then how how does it end up presenting itself in more in milder cases you know in in more just sort of you know ambient throughout a culture another another thing. I would think would probably be hugely significant that we haven't really examined all is how air conditioning affects fashion yeah like what what people wear in what kinds of spaces what's acceptable to wear yeah. I mean I I certainly wouldn't think think of it as much watches fashion but like i June prefer to wear a Hoodie and air conditioning allows me to do that year round Climate Control Ousmane do it year round around but then artificial climates demand that you do it. You know so you you generally you know especially. If you have an office job you're having to dress for an artificial official environment and then also perhaps for the environment that exists between the artificial environments that you spend your time our office environment is very strange because because you get a so it's like artificially cold of course in the summer because it's air conditioned but then at certain times of day if you're by the window you become an aunt under under the magnifying glass totally throws everything off too yeah yeah this is. I don't think there's any like passive. Solar design employed here and then of course the studios themselves get really hot. Sometimes the studios here are that's what he growing mentioned earlier yeah well there. You have air conditioning a three parter here again. We weren't able to cover everything in the history of air conditioning or or certainly with refrigeration which is at at times intertwined with the history of air conditioning but hopefully hopefully we touched on some of the key ideas and perhaps we've. We've presented enough information. That'll that'll make you stop and think about the air conditioning that you you use your life. Maybe valued a little bit more and realize that in many cases you know it is it is more of a luxury but we would love to hear from everyone out there air like what what is your relationship with air conditioning. Have you ever lived without it particularly. Have you ever lived without it in a hot climate and how you know what did you do to manage it. We have already heard back back from some listeners on this and hopefully we'll get to roll out in a listener mail in the future yeah we heard from at least one listener who grew up in India and who talked about their experience not even thinking of sweat as a bad thing the way most Americans do yeah yeah there. Is this kind of American something to think of like any any sweat occurring without your consent is a is a travesty like sweat is the thing that that happens on my terms uh-huh Yeah I. I admit I fall totally into that like I am cool with being sweaty if I'm like hanging out outside you know where I'm working working outside or something like that can't stand being sweaty if it's like. Ooh What's the word. It's like if you're sweaty on your way to work or something. That's just the worst yeah we've also had lots of media to really drive this home right lots of deodorant commercials that really just drive home how gross it is to be sweaty yeah. There's something wrong with your body yeah I I. I think I used to buy into that more now. I'm more of the mind that like the feeling sweaty feels good. Yeah like I think part of that was from the sweating on my own terms but then I did enough of that where I'm like Oh. I'm not even like really exerting myself but it's hot out. I'm sweating it feels good to sweat so and then of course you're not going to. You're generally not going to smell bad until later anyway. Fresh sweat is not the problem but I would also love to hear from anyone about to movie theaters. How cold do you like your movie theater. are you one of these people that would prefer to have to wear a winter coat and then we've heard from some phone when we talked about the Tingler on our other show stuff to blow your mind we heard from some people who went to the theater back in the day so I would love to hear from any you know older members of the listening audience out there that might be able to chime in about theaters of old was like going back then and in the war between the the Chili Movie Theater and the outdoor drive-in cinema. which do you prefer Oh? It's got to depend on what you're seeing right. That's your yeah. There's some films that are more suitable for the drive in right as b-movie territory yeah I saw I saw them gruber movie the and the drive in that guess. I guess that's a good one. I've only seen I think I've only seen like classic. Horror films drive in no I also saw the grind house movies vis-a-vis drive and that was fine the double feature we are fortunate enough in Atlanta that we do have we still have a drive in theater that folks can go to all right in the meantime if you want to check out other episodes of invention head on over to invention dot com that is where you'll find it. If you want to check out our show stuff to bill your mind that's stuff to blow your mind dot com and and you can find both of these shows.
"air conditioning" Discussed on Invention
"Oh two now willis carrier was born on November twenty six eighteen seventy six in Angola New York and he grew up on a farm and one story that I found interesting was that apparently as a child carrier had difficulties with math in school even though we would go on to become a successful engineer and we do have to consider consider the source here but there was a biography of Willis carrier written in the late nineteen forties by e cloud Wampler who was the chairman of the Carrier Corporation. Wampler died in nineteen seventy three but to the extent that we can believe this story it is as Wampler tells us that when carrier was nine years old he had an experience that he believed to be the turning point in his life and in and it was in school he's learning about fractions and he was just completely stumped could not understand what was going on with fractions. How can you have part of a number. It doesn't make sense so his mother came up with a plan to help him. She sent him down into the cellar to get some apples goals and to to quote from wampler quote then he was instructed to cut these into halves quarters and eighths and to add and subtract the portions so fractions took on a meaning for him in addition he made a discovery that most problems which appear difficult can be worked down into something quite understandable well. That's quite reasonable. you see more and more of that. I'm finding with mathematical education. Today you know we went to some information and sessions about how teaching mathematics my son's school and there's a lot more dependency on using not apples but like physical representations -tations of of various values right and creating yeah this this physical idea of the numbers. You're talking about so that you have you have a grasp of what the numbers are not not just like a paper sense of the numbers yeah I so again. You know we often on this show expressed skepticism about like foundational stories about the people who created companies awesome stuff like that because you always wonder like. Is this really a true story or is this being told for marketing purposes but you know we just accept okay. Let's say we think this is a true story story. I can certainly see things like this. I don't know I I see stuff like this happening. In real life like you're talking about like maybe math just doesn't make sense is to a kid until they have a kind of key visual metaphor moment and there are. I do think these kinds of breakthrough is an and it makes you wonder about like I mean how. How many kids are there out there. Who actually could have you know have the potential to have really great math based careers a lot of success in mathematics but they just never had right teaching approach never like had that moment where suddenly it all clicked yeah absolutely so on the believability scale of corporate BIOGRAPHIES ACE. I'd give this one this one eight enough. You know it's not like he was visited by the angel of refrigeration with a coiled halo or anything. We're also going to get a Eureka brain story this coming in a second so he studied engineering at Cornell University graduating in nineteen to one so here's the Eureka brain story told by the Carrier Corporation they say that genius can strike anywhere for Willis carrier. It was a foggy Pittsburgh train platform in nineteen to carrier stared through the mist and realized that he could dry air by passing it through water to create fog doing so would make it possible to manufacture air with specific amounts amounts of moisture in it within a year. He completed his invention to control humidity the fundamental building block for modern air conditioning now whether or not this Heureka brain seen actually happened that he was actually standing at the train station. When he had his breakthrough vision it does point to the importance of humidity in the creation of carriers. I air conditioning system. Carriers air conditioner was not primarily for the purpose of lowering the temperature of a room for human comfort before the industrial industrial purpose of removing excess humidity from the air which could prevent the idea was they wanted to prevent humidity from affecting the properties taste of ink and paper in a print shop environment. Yeah carrier was working at Sackett Ville Helms lithographic in publishing company in Brooklyn at the time and in this is this is certainly a reality that that I that I can relate to the idea of like humidity destroying nine books and and messing with your inc because there was like us not last summer moves the summer before playing dungeons and dragons on back porch in like late summer and it was you know we're expecting things to cool down but things had not really cool data with hot sweltering who's so sweltering that we had a martyr board award to like line out the dungeon and the raceable marker that the ink from them was just like beating up and when it was just turning into a a wet mess in the players handbook that I was using at the time like you just completely fell apart but the the binding got moist from the humidity and it just became just a stack of papers. Oh that's horrible I mean it wasn't enough to drive US inside with the air conditioning. You know there's one thing I don't understand. I've got a really good friend who works in She works for the Park Service and she works in the desert out in the at Big Bend National Park and she the came to stay at her house recently and she was talking about how much she loved the humidity sitting in our backyard and I just thought that was the most what Georgian in is like. I just love it. When it's swampy out like we we travel out out west and we we admire the dry heat right. Yeah I kind kind of forget that one could potentially pine after the the moist thick humid swim -able heat of the Jordan summer and there's a reason related into the air conditioning technology that we've been talking about. There's a reason that so many people prefer the dry heat which is that in the dry heat the lower humidity content of the air AIDS in the evaporation of sweat from your skin right the lower the moisture in the air the faster your skin evaporates which helps keep your body cool. That's why when the humidity is high. Heat tends to feel worse. It's like you can't sweat to get the heat out of you or you can sweat. I mean you will sweat. Sweating is not as efficient in rising up as gas off of your skin but but anyway I guess we should briefly mention how carrier system worked his method of air conditioning involved blowing air over what would what were originally the heating coils which you know steam would go through to help Peter Room. They were originally hollow heating coils but instead they were filled with chilled water from deep artisanal well instead out of steam and this cold water caused condensation of moisture from the surrounding areas that air was blown over the coils removing the humidity and drying trying the air in the process and the plane chilled water system was later upgraded. I think the following year to include an ammonia Capri compressor which that's especially good because because that'll work during the summer because now you're taking advantage of the lower boiling point refrigerant which can be expanded and compressed and while the original air conditioner was just for this industrial purpose of controlling humidity carrier did see the potential if it didn't just remove humidity also cooled the indoor air there there could be major non-industrial markets for this system adding comfort to human occupied buildings. Yes absolutely and so really out of this. The the age of refrigeration the age of air conditioning is born and it makes its way into industrial buildings into hospitals I but then it begins to find its way in two other spaces initially homes as well and this is the point where we would generally briefly discussed the legacy of particular invention but we we are going to have to call it and come back and do an entire episode on the legacy of air conditioning because 'cause I mean there are some obvious areas where it's it's impactful but it it really changed the landscape of certainly American life and you know in in ways ways that you you might not even instantly think of and so yeah we're gonNA come back in a third air conditioning episode to just talk about how air conditioning changed the world yeah. I'm really excited about that. One in the meantime you can check out other episodes of invention intervention by DOT com. You can check out our other shows stuff to blow your mind at stuff to blow your mind dot com. 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"Lot of harsh shop position and ridicule especially in the press. I was reading a paper by the American historian Raymond Arsenault about the impact of air conditioning on the culture of the American south and Arsenault just notes that most of Gorey's contemporaries were dismissive of his achievements and as an example one journalist writing for the New York Globe at some appoint described gory by saying quote a crank down in Florida thinks he can make isis good as almighty God. Well you know it's it's that is ridiculous and and clearly you know show some some anti Floridian bias however you know that that kind of headline would be completely out of out of line today. I mean you still see a lot of headlines about about Florida and kind of like you know the stigmatization of Florida and so you can imagine story today about a craze doctor who's quit his medical practice to try and make the perfect ice to play God by creating eating ice right in the you know the same people might if the story were taking place in say Brooklyn. It might be something different like this doctor. He gave up his nine to five so he could pursue making the perfect. Nick Hugo vice for your for your cocktails or your your Scotch Yeah but anyway I mean it is always sad on the show when we have to look looking inventor and see that they they die penniless or they died without finding finding the recognition that they sought in life only achieving it after death. I'm always he's going to end up as much as possible like siding with those individuals yeah. I guess I mean well so it's possibly because of this mercy mercilus ridicule gory failed to attain or retain investors for his invention. I think he had one major investor but then that investor died and then he had trouble getting other other investors and so what did gory himself attributed the failure of his invention to well to some extent he blamed guess who the Ice King while he's up against big ice right exactly. He blamed he suspected that Frederick the Ice King Tutor had arranged or finance campaign of smears and disparagement arrangement against him in order to protect tutors own ice shipping business from competition now was gory correct in his suspicions I don't know but if so it certainly wouldn't be the first or the only time that somebody used dirty tricks to protect an obsolete business model for legitimate competition. Oh absolutely yeah you don't don't have to put on a tin foil hat to imagine a a major industry corporation doing this. They are still doing this sort of thing now. Toward the end of his life gory seemed resigned resigned apparently he he wrote that he thought America was simply not ready for refrigeration but maybe America was ready for refrigeration because beginning coming around the eighteen fifty s there did begin to be some commercial applications for refrigeration of the developed by some other inventors and engineers including in food and the food and beverage industries particularly. I believe in meat packing and meet Jiming yeah and it comes down to the necessity right like where are the areas where there is a definite definite acidy for refrigeration technology right all right. I know we're GonNa take a quick break and when we come back we will meet the father of air. Conditioning Dell has something extra for small businesses up to forty five percent off during their semi annual.
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"Are places that are refugees of of off the cool in hot climates usually so gory wanted to cool down the hospital okay and his first approach to this simply involved hanging tubs of ice from the ceiling which is actually a pretty solid idea. given that cool air is going to descend right yeah but of course this brings back to the historic. Roman problem and also I suppose the the Aztec problem as well of how transport that ice you know if you're getting thing that is from somewhere you've got to transport it all the way to your hospital and then hanging up in the ceiling yeah and so at this time we talked in the last episode about of course this Roman Roman problems like bringing snow down from the mountaintops snow or ice in ancient Rome. There were people who sold it but it seems like it was something of a luxury right. It's GonNa take a lot worked. Bring snow down. Someone's going to melt on the way so yeah. It's an expensive proposition. The large scale transport of ice had actually only recently only become a big business in in Gorey's time here so in the eighteen thirties or forties due in large part to the efforts of a single ambitious businessmen businessmen from Boston named Frederick the ice king tutor like an adventure time. Yes Oh wait. I didn't know is there. There's the ice king on adventure time. He's he's a king an evil king with with ice based powers but he is the ice king. Okay well. Maybe you be. I haven't seen this so you'll be the judge of how well this fits with Frederick. The Ice King Tutor so tutors shipments of block ice traveled not only to customers in the American south of course they went to New Orleans and to Charleston and all over the place list but also all over the Caribbean from Havana to Martinique they even went around the world to Brazil into Europe and India and India. Apparently his ice was hugely popular ocular in the story of Frederic Tudor's ice business. I think is in itself pretty fascinating. Basically tutored developed a process for mass harvesting of ice from frozen lakes and ponds in I think rivers too in the winter in New England and then taking that ice harvested from these bodies of freshwater order to warmer destinations down south where the ice was sold for various refreshing purposes often for cooling drinks but at least occasionally for cooling ruling rooms allegory and this would have been to most people are very new thing at the time like can you imagine how magical it must have seemed living your whole life in a tropical tropical climate and then one day for the first time ever being served a cold drink with ice floating in it. Yeah I mean it. It must have been magical. You know this. This reminds any of the the film the mosquito coast. How did you ever see this Harrison Ford. No I haven't seen it but I know about it. Yeah the the plot. central plot involves this this character. Piper Harrison Ford is like a brilliant inventor and kind of eccentric in very opinionated and strong willed individual and he traveled to. I can't can't remember if it's beliefs or Costa Rica or was filmed at one of the two one of the two. It's a travels down there with the idea of constructing this ice generating rating machine and bringing bringing ice to the people and so they're just wonderful scene where they've they've they've created the ice the machine and they've they've transported it wrapped in leaves to to preserve at the show it to some native peoples and by the time they get there. They're unwrapping the the leaves trying. I find this tiny bit of remaining ice and there's just no virtually all melted away at the core. Well it also makes me think about the opening of the novel novel one Hundred Years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in in the first chapter of that. There's the the medical history of this family and there's a story about the patriarch taking his children to see I think a traveler brings chest that has ice in it. None of them ever seen ice before oh well yeah. I mean it would it would have been a magical occurrence again. One of the the marvelous privileges the modern age that most of us take for granted and how I mean I don't look it seems absurd now that you would harvest ice from a cold climate. Put it in a ship and ship it to another part of the world but this turned into a huge business business. No the Ice King I I should say had a lot of early failures in like the first decade of the eighteen hundreds for example some of his early shipments just melted at their arrival before they could be sold and used because there were no ice houses to keep the ice insulated after it showed up but over the years tutor improve the feasability and and the efficiency of his business in quite a few different ways a few interesting examples I was reading about one was of course establishing ice houses right to store the ice when it arrived in the warmer climates. It's another was this quest to find better insulating packing material to keep the ice cold while it was being shipped originally he's Straw but experimented with stuff stuff like rice and even cold us but later he found that pine sawdust worked best of all to keep the ice cold interesting and then later he partnered with an inventor named Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth who yup related to the painter Andrew Wyeth and that Wyeth came up with lots of improved methods and tools for tutors business including designs for insulated double wall above ground ice houses in crucially for a horse drawn ice cutter that works kind of like a furrow grow plough it would saw out ice blocks in a grid pattern as it was dragged behind the Horse and then these ice blocks were sawed out could be easily broken apart from one another her and floated down to a retrieval site and this apparently greatly streamlined the harvesting process and decrease the cost of ice and I've got a picture here Robert. You can see what this horsedrawn ice cutter looks like but it's kind of it's surreal watching these people standing on the surface of a frozen lake this just cut into a grid graph graph paper while digging it up to ship it out and in fact. I found this historical connection too good to miss the American writer Henry David. Throw encountered countered commercial ice harvesters at work in Walden pond. Oh any wrote about them in his book Walden. Do you mind if I read part of this quote here Robert. Oh okay so a thorough rights thus for sixteen days I saw from my window one hundred men at work busy husband men with teams and horses and apparently all the implements of farming harming such a picture as we see on the first page of the ALMANAC and as often as I looked out I was reminded of the fable of the Lark and the reapers or the parable of the sower and the like and now they're all gone and in thirty days more probably I shall look from the same window on the pure see Green Walden water. They're reflecting getting the clouds and the trees and sending its evaporation in solitude and no traces will appear that a man has ever stood there. Perhaps I shall hear a solitary loon laugh half as he dives and plumes himself or you'll see a lonely fisher and his boat like a floating leaf beholding his form reflected in the waves where lately one hundred men securely curly labored thus it appears that the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston New Orleans of Madras and Bombay Calcutta drink at my well. Oh and he he also goes on to to contemplate his fascination with the philosophy of the bug evolved and eventually concludes by saying that that the pure Walden water commingled sacred water of the Ganges and I guess in mind there he just has the fact that the ice from his pond is maybe going to end up in India in somebody's drink. Oh Yeah it's kind of the reverse of the the argument over before that all water has been dinosaur p. That's true all water has been Henry. David throws bathwater. You're like a all every every chunk of ice in every drink you've ever had henry. David thoreau washed his with it's probably true. It's statistically it's true yeah. Well you know this this brings this boy the the whole question of water purification the process of water purification is interesting because because we could easily do a whole well we could easily do a whole episode under the technology involved in purifying water but also the psychology of water purification advocation like what how many steps need to be there organic or industrial before we will accept that we are drinking something that was once potentially urine or bathwater there was essentially gray or or worse water at some point is now our drinking water it's it's quite fascinating. We start breaking down the psychology. H Two molecules molecules. It's like it just because H. Two O. was once part of POOP or was once part of blood. Once you know something else now it's not anymore. Yeah like why don't we that's that's gross but we're okay with having been stardust that's right. I mean we kind of pick can choose. Don't we bring the poop with it unless it does but we still want to think that right. We always want to think that it is still in some way poop in the same way way that we might we might listen to the Song Woodstock and think yeah there is a piece of a star inside me burning bright with the with the power of of an entire solar system. That's a good connection our that's also it's a bit of that. Throw Energy and Yeah I. I know some people actually today think thorough is kind of boring but I found on that passage. Rather beautiful did as well so anyway by the middle of the nineteenth century shipped ice was this huge business and as you might imagine and it could also be fickle right because it's ice. It's not the most stable of commodities like slight variations. In the weather patterns elsewhere in the world world could potentially mess with supply and demand for ice in a major way leading to the dreaded ice shortage so now you're living somewhere hot and you've got a taste taste for ice but maybe sometimes the ice market could get mighty tight right and it's one thing if you're looking for ways to you know to to cool your drink down down but if you're looking at like gory was at a hospital the situation where you believe that there is a strong advantage in having a cool down on hospital room then you're going to want to have some way to produce ice a locally so he began became increasingly obsessed with the problem of artificial is production is so much so that in eighteen forty five he gave up medicine to look into this full time and he actually acquired patents and he had acquired acquire patents in eighteen thirty s in the eighteen thirties for an ice machine that employed cooling caused by rapid gas expansion it used pumps to compress air by injecting it with water compressed air was then submerged in coils within a bath of cooling water. The interjected water condensed out in a holding tank then compressed air was released into a tank of lower pressure brine bringing the Brian Tank down to twenty six degrees or less metal containers of water were lowered in becoming bricks of ice which could then be withdrawn. Okay so then you could then you could hang them position them in the hospital rooms or they could be used as such to then cooled down right so he's using compression and expansion of these substances. The rapid expansion cools everything around it. He's using that to cool water and create ice ice. Now one question is why is this often considered a predecessor early step in the creation of air conditioning when it is really refrigeration its origination pasta. I mean air conditioning is refrigeration process but he was creating ice. I think it's probably because gory plan to use the blocks of ice to cool hospital rooms right yeah. That was his an initial entry into the world of refridgeration so today he's he's recognized a lot more especially in Appalachia Cola. I believe you can find a statue off him there in but at the at the time he had problems with his invention and Jacob Perkins beat him out for the title of father of the refrigerator in eighteen thirty five and Gorey's continued efforts to get his own invention off the ground failed for a few different reasons wins and he died without achieving his his goal of becoming the master of frustration in eighteen fifty five for some reason gory faced a lot of harsh shop position and ridicule especially in the press. I was reading a paper by the American historian Raymond Arsenault about the impact of air conditioning on the culture of the.
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"E Dot Com all right. We're back so I'm not saying it doesn't get hot in Scotland but I know a place where it definitely gets hot here here in the United States and that is of course the panhandle of Florida. Did you ever live in Florida no but it's always well not always but much of my life life has been lived in the American south so Florida has always been a place to go for vacations and such so generally in summer months when it is it is sweltering right so we're going to be turning to a figure of Florida man named John B Gory yes so John Gorrie lived eighteen. Oh Oh three through eighteen fifty five was an American physician born in the West indies raised in South Carolina educated in New York and then he moved to Appalachia coal of Florida in eighteen thirty three and Appalachicola is a small coastal town in the panhandle of Florida. It's near Saint George's island. I think which some one point in my life I think I actually went on a vacation to yeah. I mean I've been to Appalachicola and I did not realize its significance in history. I mean obviously didn't spend a Lotta time or I might have seen a statue of the man. We're talking about now. but of course you might imagine Florida in the eighteen hundreds. There's going to be a good amount of disease going around the zoo going to be basically a tropical disease. Z's environment yeah so while he was in-app electrical he practiced medicine but he also studied these tropical diseases especially yellow fever and as asthma theory eerie was still in fashion at the time he considered bad air to be the key factor in these illnesses. Now we've discussed asthma theory before I know we discuss. Oh your mind. I can't remember if it came up on invention or not. I'm not sure but basically miasma theory was the idea that diseases it was it was a pre germ theory hypothesis assists on the origins of disease that postulated the diseases were spread by bad air or bad vapors often associated with bad smelling things like Carryanne or like swamps marshes right but then they're also more supernatural versions of it. The belief that like bad vapors would come down off of the planets or something yeah yeah. I remember the discussing those the planet the planet in graveyards for instance certainly not places 'cause you're. GonNa catch a supernatural illness. But of course you can see where the correlation comes in when you're dealing with unburied corpses or swamp lands yes that are loaded with say mosquitoes that are of course you know carrying potential human diseases exactly right yeah. I think the swamp land thing being a really important point of comparison. It's a new there. Were these ideas of like night. Vapors coming off of the marsh or the swamp where the real problem is that you've got a mosquito giving you malaria or giving you yellow fever but I also WanNa say say that I think it wasn't just a belief in asthma theory that led to a desire to cool the air in hospital rooms for patients suffering from diseases like yellow fever and malaria I think part of it was also just the idea of the comfort of the patients but something this didn't make me think about was that it's interesting that it seems like we have a I was. GonNa say Natural Association Association. I don't know if it's a natural instinctual association or if it's learned but this association between cold fluids and cleanliness and warm fluids with with uncleanliness like I don't think that's just me I think that's a common cultural association like cold air and cold water automatically feel clean while stagnant warm warm air and tepid water field dirty and I don't do you think that's like something you know from deepen our brains and our primate ancestors or is that just something we learn in life through the culture I mean I don't know I've never really thought about it much. I mean obviously if you're in hot room. You're likely to be sweaty and if you're a sweaty over time that can produce a certain odor a you can feel dirtier because of it I guess and we and certainly in the air conditioning age you come to associate gate the outdoors is the place where sweat sweating the product of toiling and then inside you're going to have access to air conditioning and there's GonNa be a place you know generally of more relaxation and and maybe cleaner activities united getting dirty but but any rate gory will definitely was responding to the idea that a hospital should be cool yes in part because of the you know the Nasima theory that you need some you need some good Aaron there which means you need some cold air right cool it down especially for those feverish patients. Yes and there's still some truth to this today. I mean you go into a hospital now not because of me asthma theory but hospitals now tend to be pretty chilly places. I would say yeah yeah absolutely of of course that's really coming to be the case of most like large buildings schools libraries. These are these are places that are refugees of of off the cool in hot climates usually so gory wanted to cool down the hospital okay and his first approach to this.
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"An underground reservoir or subterranean water channel called a cannot allow this. It's almost like we're getting into the creation of an artificial cave system kind of yet to cool the air so it cannot is a chamber of underground water resting or flowing deep in the earth surrounded by dense slayers of rock so the water stays cool even on the hottest days and it can be used for several things i think from what i've seen it seems like it's most often used to sort of help help channel water down underground from from higher level water tables up in higher elevations so the water can be brought down for irrigation in in lower lying areas but in any case it's underground water. It's a channel of underground water and the water stays very cool because it's deep underground so like even when the sun heats up the top of the earth surface. It's not heating up that deep bedrock below now picture this you've got one shaft leading down from the surface down into the canal that looks like it works like an intake shaft and this can be outside the house drawing in dry air from the desert and then there's another shaft leading leading up from the same cannot into the house into the inside of the house or whatever space you wanna cool and this is paired with an outflow wind catcher. You're facing away from the wind which naturally sucks air up from the inside of the house so the circuit created here pulls air from the outside down down through the first shaft through the cannot to flow over and around the cold water down there in the deep earth and then up the second shaft into the house and the dry. Why is there passing through the cold. Humid environment of the cannot becomes much cooler as it travels in the result is that you have cold air pulled up into the house and flowing which i think is just brilliant. Yeah i mean it's a it's. It's one of these systems that is it is it. It's at once kind of simple when you when you have it all explain to you but it this especially considering <hes> you know ancient buildings we were talking about it but pretty elaborate system here and i've actually i don't know if you ran across any modern uses. This is of this but i i read a couple of references to <hes> designs for large sports facilities. They utilize at least some version of this to try and keep air circulating through <hes> through the <hes> <hes> the sports arena. Oh okay well because right. If you like a sports arena it sounds crazy to try to like like air condition that like <hes> just electric air conditioner. Yes the just the sheer scale of the building might require you know a more <hes> you know less <hes> electric dependent method and perhaps i don't know it seems like the kind of thing that could potentially be utilized in large industrial spaces as well <hes> but i didn't run across has any examples of that well. I don't know about the scale ability of this technology but maybe yeah i don't know but i do know their their ancient examples where things like this where us pretty effectively to keep some cellars and basements and dwellings very very cool and even to the point where they could be used is to store ice in hot places like in persia now we mentioned india earlier <hes> on on the subject of fans <hes> but <hes> i want to return into india once more <hes> particularly to <hes> the use of step wells and also <hes> stepped ponds so as morna livingston and milo beach point out in the book <hes> steps to water the ancient step wells of india quote the alternating absence and abundance of water is crucial to indian life and the step wells and stepped ponds john's generated by the use of water especially imaginative so basically what they're saying is much of the subcontinent is subject to intense monsoon seasons seasons in intense dry spells during the dry spell's people need communal access to water and during the wet spells the places they would go for camino..
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"Home quickly and easily into a smart home visit visit c by GE dot com that c. b. y. G. e. dot com all right. We're back so the ancient egyptians were known owned to have employed at a simple but really kind of ingenious system for cooling their interior habitats and that was they utilized is wet mats of reeds that they hung in windows water evaporated from the wet matt's <hes> reducing air temperature in the process in a breeze blowing blowing through the window and and moving through these mats lowering the indoor temperature. This is the same principle that we see later in stuff like the <hes> swamp cooler right the uses uses like a evaporation in a window in order to to do this and there are places where this is still a pretty common way of cooling your house actually just like hanging a wet towel and a window. Maybe in conjunction with the fan yeah. I've also read that. It has been common if you're if you have laundry the you're drying you hang them in the window and then you're killing in two birds with one stone yeah of course the ancient romans got in on the act <hes> in large part thanks to the academics. They had many advances in plumbing. We've covered on the show before in regards to sewers but it also meant the romans had the ability to channel water through indoor pipes in certain homes cooling them in the process yes yeah it seems like they had a few strategies that were based on water and evaporation of water this next thing it's hard to confirm that the story is true but it's reported in ancient sources including the latin texts known as the historian of gusta or the augusta history that the third century roman emperor elegant bolus had had snow carried down from the mountains to his palace so that it could be piled up in a in a mountain of snow in his orchard to help. Keep it cool in the summer. Now i do have to say that this sounds like just an ethically roman emperor thing to do but but i wanna point out that <hes> in the seventy grade inventions <music> of the ancient world <hes> brian and points out that in as tech markets you would have found mount an ice brought down from the mountains <hes> and it would have been available to purchase at least if you were aztec nobility you could purchase it but again another leg non-roman example of of ice as a regional commodity. Oh yeah and this does appear to be in smaller quantities. Something the did definitely go on in the roman world now as for having the the snow brought down from on the mountain to make a mountain of snow garden you know as with many allegations about the decadent behaviors that particular roman emperors i think sometimes it's hard to know if you're reading something this based in fact or if it's just liable against an unpopular figure or a historical adversary of the author i think there are a lot of roman histories that are full of allegations like this that may or may not be true right and it also is it has an air of the insensible to it like they're going to be extremely diminishing returns from trying to produce a pile of snow in your palace or wherever yeah whereas having a small amount of ice small amount of snow you know certainly whatever would be able to survive the journey could be utilized in an intelligent manner especially well. It does appear to be totally true that in smaller quantities ice and snow transported voted down from the mountains were stored in special cold cellars and sold as a luxury item or just used as a luxury item in ancient rome. The most of the other references francis. I was reading to imported snow seemed to be about people eating it not making a mountain out of it in their pleasure guard <hes> so some wealthy ancient romans including the emperor nero are said to have eaten snow sometimes allegedly sweetened with honey or with fruit juice or other flavors of making snow cones. Yeah this i- this turned up up in preliminary research for potential episode on ice cream. Now we gotta do so yeah. We'll come back to that but i've also seen references to snow being a luxury item for romans just to be melted down and drunk like water because they believed it was very pure and cold.
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"Energy conservation survey shin in management in two thousand eight and it was a paper by pattama poor and betty and it considers concerns the the town of the city of bushehr in southern iran. This is a region where today you see more than sixty percent of total annual power consumption going to power. AC window units yeah but people have been living in this region for at least five thousand years in this paper the authors point out the various strategies that were utilized to keep things cool some of these we've already discussed but <hes> but just you know tied into a specific location in a very long habit habit a region enough the earth they point out that the buildings constructed closely together but with spaces for circulation around each and then they were built in the direction of seasonal fresh and cold winds the lanes are narrow for the generation of circulation and they employed ventilation shafts balconies terraces the separation of heat generated spaces such as kitchens <hes>. That's it's another key one. You know think about it because i think a number of us have probably noted especially in the summer just how hot it gets in the kitchen when you're just doing something like cooking. <hes> you know frozen pizza. You keep things a lot cooler. If you made sure that your your kitchen was somewhere else was located in an adjacent building. Yeah i mean i think it's one of the appeals of grilling in the summer like a nice to be out in the <hes> in the nice weather while you're cooking but also the the thing that gets hot is not inside your house yeah. I think it's a great point. Join <hes> also balconies coverings for direct <hes> sunshine windows and walls trees planted for shading colored glasses is in the windows and wooden screens outside the windows high roofed buildings light roof colors and low conductivity materials like gypsum for.
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"Thermal energy in the air resulting in a lower air temperature the water sweat absorbs your body's heat energy and and then evaporates lowering your temperature in the process that is evaporative cooling evaporative cooling is one of the really cool things about chemistry when you really think about it. Here's a question kind of similar how come when you boil a pot of water on the stove and it reaches the boiling point. The entire pot of water doesn't transform form into steam all at once. You're thinking about that. I yeah i was wondering about this. One time one one one contemplates while watching the the cost of water boil one of the most entertaining of activities <hes> but yeah it can it can raise some interesting questions in your mind and i think the way this works is that as as water boils some of that liquid water is turning into steam. That's a phase transition is the same thing that's happening on your skin. Liquid water in your skin is turning into water vapor for indus team and coming off of your skin but as that happens in the pot as that water is turned into steam the pot of water loses energy in that process because it's a massively passively energy-hungry process to turn water into steam and so as the water is turning into steam the water is constantly cooling back down and you have to keep putting more energy into the bottom of it to keep it boiling and of course is largely a good thing because thinking about scenarios in which in which <hes> like large portions of water are turned esteem esteem instantly and you're generally talking about an explosive situation. You're talking about an expansion of steam that can you can have catastrophic effects. You wouldn't want the pot of water. You're boiling for spaghetti to suddenly become steam all at once. No i mean you need massive energy inputs for that kind of thing to happen just because it takes so much energy to turn water into the steam and again. That's a good thing for your body taking that energy from the body cools the body off now when we turn to technological solutions for cooling space there were actually tons of brilliant inventions or or little innovations in tweaks in design of homes and buildings <hes> for this purpose purpose before the invention of modern electrical air conditioning using heat pumps refrigeration or anything like that the accumulation of all these little tweaks all these little advantages advantages that all add up to make hot temperature environments more bearable. It reminds me of like you know the the argument you you win a battle the via all the small little advantages to your side yeah and it's very much the case with waging war against a hot climate. Let's talk about some of these little innovations nations throughout history. The first is i would say the absolute. Most dirt simple probably doesn't even need to be mentioned but won't mention it anyway. How about a roof. That's writing having a top level covering provides provides shade and that blocks the radiation heating from the sun so that's one of the most important innovations in designing a cooler space yeah in the same way that you would take you might take comfort ed beneath a tree or by the side of a cliff some naturally occurring shade. We're able to construct our own shade as well but of course by having a house that has a roof on top. If all else fails for keeping the house cool at night one option you would sometimes have in the ancient world is you could go out and you could sleep up on your roof. This seems to have been common in for example in ancient egypt where significant amount of living and sleeping happened on people's rooftops. That's right in in past episodes of i. I honestly can't remember if it was this. Show or stuff to your mind. We talked about some of the ancient cities. I think this was in her. <hes> toilets episodes <hes> we're talking about the the arkansas archaeological remains of cities cities in which the you know there were entrances on all the roofs yeah but also we can look to ancient account say herodotus writing of the hanging gardens silence of babylon or in jewish lore king david glimpsing bethsheba bathing <hes> <hes> well resting on the roof of the palace. Yeah i guess the idea is probably that it was like like nice and cool out in the open air on the roof yeah well so you're going to be but there are tons of other little ways that once you go beyond just having a structure with a.
"air conditioning" Discussed on Invention
"It is a privilege in our modern age. Yeah there are millions of people around the world in hot climates these days without air conditioning and air conditioning additioning does not come without costs. That's right. I should also say that on my front porch. Having a you know a readily <hes> <hes> refillable supply of ice swatter is a must and of course that's the the history of refrigeration is <hes> is right up there with the history of keeping spaces cool so both of these are technologies technologies that we take completely for granted so many of us that are listening to this podcast. You have not only cool air inside your home but you have a miraculous miraculous machine that can turn liquid water into ice. Perhaps automatic leaning if not automatically like still very passively not having to actually we crank it out all right before we start talking about air conditioning systems or pre air conditioning systems for enclosed spaces. We always like to ask the question what came came before. I guess the deepest you can go on what came before for air. Conditioning technology is biological cooling systems and thermo regulation in the body right in for us that mean sweat and and this is going to be key to the methodology of all these various air conditioning and temperature control technologies arena discussing these episodes. Let's so your body produces sweat and with the in sweat evaporates from the skin to cool the body. That's essential is the evaporation right. It's kind kind of how <hes> in fact it works for anybody of water right. You can take a just a bucket full of water and the evaporation off the surface of that water will cool the water water in the rest of the bucket because that evaporation is an energy hungry phase transfer and asked to suck energy out of the heat from the rest of the water. Yeah basically likud water evaporates in developer using the thermal energy in the air resulting in a lower air temperature the water sweat absorbs your body's heat energy and and then evaporates lowering your temperature in the process that is evaporative cooling evaporative cooling is one of the really cool things about chemistry when you really think about it. Here's a question kind of similar.
"air conditioning" Discussed on Invention
"You're one of these lucky people who has the technology. You should not take this blessing lessing for granted. You should remember every sweltering day to be thankful for this luxury. I once lived in an upper floor apartment in an old house. In north carolina. Carolina has an apartment below me and i went the better part of a blistering summer there with no air conditioning and you know i. I don't wanna over-dramatize my my own struggles but i just remember like my brain didn't work. I remember standing at the refrigerator with the freezer door open in my head stuck in which don't do that folks. I mean that's not energy efficient but i you know just short circuited all my rationality to be in this hundred degree apartment. I remember i would lie on top of my bed and try to sleep at night. Just making like a human sweat angel like a you know a human shaped sweat imprint on the top blanket it was was disgusting and in more recently actually just last year our home air conditioning unit completely broke down in the middle of summer and it was several weeks before we get the problem boom fixed and again. Maybe i'm just a wimp but i found that in a house that's like ninety degrees plus or close to a hundred degrees with high humidity. My brain just broke. I remember sitting at a desk trying to work with a wet towel around my neck in a box fan propped up pointing at my head and it just never felt like enough. The hot swampy summers down here can be brutal and it really makes you appreciate again. How lucky you are if you have access to this. Modern convenience. Especially in hotlanta or swampland can call it that i guess but i gotta give a shout out to my. AC guy mike who referred me to oh yes. My mic is great effects fister the mine up as well and indeed air conditioning is one of those things when when it's working properly you hardly notice it at all you just take it for granted when something goes wrong. That's when you start sweating in all possible ways sweating at night getting the proper terrifying night sweats on and one of the things is i get older. I do find that i enjoy the heat like i love to read and write on my front porch coach and i'll generally like push that as far as humanly possible in either direction like when it's colder i'll bundle up as much as possible but i can't quite bundle my fingers and and that point i'm driven inside and i have to come out when the warmer persian portion of the day and then what is it gets hotter and hotter. I'll do whatever i need to do to try and keep the mosquitos -squitoes away <hes> you know burning <hes> ritual citronella candles and wearing more clothing than it's perhaps temperature appropriate just to keep them from biting that sort of vince facing on my blood that sort of thing but <hes> but you know. I don't mind sweating out there. I can also bring out a fan if i need to the to to keep the air moving and of course as is common with with a lot of front porch scenarios if you have a porch swing or hammock on handling that's ideal because because you're able to keep the air circulating by keeping yourself in more or less continuous motion yeah but then eventually reach the point i reached the point where i i have to come inside because it will just get too hot and i enjoy having the choice the privilege of being able to come inside and enjoy the you know the cooler air and you know it's not only privilege of our modern age. It is a privilege in our modern age. Yeah there are millions of people around the world in hot climates these days without air conditioning and air conditioning additioning does not come without costs. That's right. I should also say that on my front porch. Having a you know a readily <hes> <hes> refillable supply of ice swatter is a must and of course that's.
"air conditioning" Discussed on The Anthropocene Reviewed
"In that respect I am not alone a- Cornell University study in two thousand four found that office temperatures affect workplace productivity when temperatures were increased from twenty degrees Celsius to twenty five typing thing output rose by one hundred fifty percent an error frequency dropped by forty four percent. This is no small matter. The author of the study said that it suggested quote raising the temperature to a more comfortable thermo ozone saves employers about two dollars per worker per hour why then are so many summertime office environments so cool when it is both more expensive and less efficient to keep summertime temperatures sure so low perhaps because the definition of room temperature has historically been established by analyzing the temperature preferences of forty year old one hundred fifty four pound men wearing business suits.