From: Mxsmanic on
The Reid writes:

> so you wouldn't worry about frostbite, numbnuts?

Frostbite won't kill you; a drop in core temperature will.

--
Transpose mxsmanic and gmail to reach me by e-mail.
From: Mxsmanic on
Dave Frightens Me writes:

> More people die from cold than hot.

No, more people die from hot weather. Hot weather is the most lethal
of natural weather phenomena.

--
Transpose mxsmanic and gmail to reach me by e-mail.
From: Mxsmanic on
mrtravel writes:

> Do you think that the people living in the climate have adjusted to the
> climate in a way that permits them to sleep?

No, I think they just don't sleep very well during the hottest
weather. You can't change human physiology. People in hot climates
have to maintain the same core temperature as people in cold climates.

--
Transpose mxsmanic and gmail to reach me by e-mail.
From: The Reid on
Following up to Mxsmanic

>> so you wouldn't worry about frostbite, numbnuts?
>
>Frostbite won't kill you; a drop in core temperature will.

that's fine then, lose your fingers, toes, nose and numbnuts and
then say hurrah, i'm alive (unless you get gangerene).
--
Mike Reid
Walk-eat-photos UK "http://www.fellwalk.co.uk" <-- you can email us@ this site
Walk-eat-photos Spain "http://www.fell-walker.co.uk" <-- dontuse@ all, it's a spamtrap
From: Miguel Cruz on
"Tchiowa" <tchiowa2(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Miguel Cruz wrote:
>> I just got back last Thursday from two weeks working in Thailand. I
>> visited about a dozen offices (not multinational corporations but
>> local outfits), stayed in a couple hotels, and ate in 10 or 15
>> different restaurants.
>>
>> None of the offices was air-conditioned. By none I mean zero. They
>> were full of people and computers and we had meetings and worked on
>> the computers by the refreshing air of fans. Many of these computers
>> were 8 or 9 years old and still humming along fine. All of the
>> people were even older than that and likewise still humming along
>> fine.
>
> Come on, Miguel. Where in Thailand are these offices? I live and work
> in Thailand and *EVERYTHING* (at least in Bangkok) is air-conditioned.
> Every office, every apartment, every shopping mall. OK, maybe not
> "every". 95%. Or more.

Tak province. It ain't like Bangkok.

miguel
--
Photos from 40 countries on 5 continents: http://travel.u.nu
Latest photos: Malaysia; Thailand; Singapore; Spain; Morocco
Airports of the world: http://airport.u.nu