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Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Blaquesmith » 16 Aug 2012, 13:59

One week in Taipei and I'm really, REALLY missing the climate in Barcelona... Warm summers and winters, sunny all the year except for a very short periods of time... :/
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Ducked » 29 Aug 2012, 11:37

From "I'm cold and This Weather Sucks 2011"


bismarck wrote:
Ducked wrote:At the risk of stating the bleedin' unarguable, numerical, quantitative, measurable, incontrovertible, bleedin (again) obvious, 10C is 10 whole Celcius degrees above freezing, and it regularly gets below freezing in many of our home countries, often very significantly below.

So it is relatively un-cold here. Oh yes it is.

If you feel its cold, relative to what you remember from home, and you come from a relatively cold country, thats YOU, not it.

Quantative shuantative, relative shmelative. :raspberry:

Sure, ok, it's me! To me, it's f*cking cold! Right now, right here! I may have braved the Antarctic and Southern Ocean, swum in sub-zero water, sat in my speedo in July on a life raft in False Bay or whatever, but it doesn't change the fact that for me, it's bleeding cold. Right now, right here! :raspberry:

divea wrote:Okay we get it, now go start a thread, 'it is not cold and it does not suck'.......this s the thread for people who are cold regardless of their country of origin.

Amen, sister! :thumbsup:

Revenge will be sweet (in the blast furnace that is summer), when these folks are whining about the heat! Bwahahahaha!


Well, revenge is here, but its not the heat, its the WET. This is BY FAR the worst summer I've had here.

My clothes are mouldy (the cotton stuff probably irrecoverably, though fortunately I mostly buy synthetics),

My bedding is mouldy, especially the pillows which I'll have to throw away.

My car seats and carpets are mouldy (I've removed the carpet and may chuck it away if I can get through inspection without it)

A few weeks ago my ear was mouldy, and I now have a persistent cough which suggests my lungs may be mouldy.

Aircon would probably help but my dorm room aircon is on some fucked-up mysterious Chinese schedule which never seems to correspond with when I'm in, so I've been relying on open windows and fans.

Not good enough. I'll try spraying vinegar or bleach, but I suspect any respite will be temporary and it'll just come back.

Think I need a shack with no walls.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby k.k. » 29 Aug 2012, 21:04

The temp in Taipei was down today following the phoon rolling thru, down to 28 or 29, but holy crap was the humidity nasty. Bring on fall. Good riddance summer (yeah, yeah, I know, Sept will be hot too... :raspberry: ).
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby tommy525 » 30 Aug 2012, 04:55

I tell you what .There is a special feeling you get in North TAiwan (more so then south taiwan) in winter. You know where, unlike most civilized countries with central heating, you freeze your little ass the moment you get out of bed (and must wear a nitecap to bed in order to keep your head from freezing). I mean its cold when you can see your breath in your bedroom .

BUt there is that special charm. It somehow makes you feel alive.

I loved (not really) having to count to ten to get my butt outa bed and run to the shower where i can get some respite in the hot water for a few minutes and then get dressed back in my freezer of a bedroom.

Honestly it was always colder INSIDE the house then OUTSIDE when the cold fronts came.

We had one kerosene heater and two oil radiator heaters in our 35ping apt and all we got was 3 lousy degrees C hotter then the outside air. At least the wind chill was removed being inside.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 30 Aug 2012, 10:05

Well, Taiwan gets hot more than it gets cold, so AC is common but heating isn't. Electric heating is really expensive, more expensive than AC so if you get yourself set up with a decent gas or kerosene powered heater things will be fine in the worst of it.

All homes in Germany has heating but no AC and in some summer days it gets quite hot too.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Icon » 30 Aug 2012, 10:13

Got my electricity bill, about 2000nts for 2 months, cheap cheap. Compare that to winter: nearly 4000nts for 2 months. I spend more money heating the place up than keeping it cool. :s Gotta buy more energy efficient heaters... or start sleeping with the cats and dogs in the same room.

One of the great purchases this year -thanks to a certain Forumosan who left the Island- was a double distributor fan. That has helped a lot in keeping the living room cool and pleasant. Would recommend anyone to have a normal fan and a distributor for efficient cooling.

Still, I prefer winter over summer. The humidity, the roaches, the mold, the stickiness... ugh.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 30 Aug 2012, 10:32

At assembly today (where all the students have to line up), one boy in the eighth grade was sweating bullets the whole time (some fifteen minutes). Right near the end, he fainted. Don't know what the rationale is in making them stand there like that, especially in this heat and humidity. Even aside from that boy, many of the kids must have been struggling to take anything in due to feeling so uncomfortable.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby cfimages » 30 Aug 2012, 10:53

GuyInTaiwan wrote:At assembly today (where all the students have to line up), one boy in the eighth grade was sweating bullets the whole time (some fifteen minutes). Right near the end, he fainted. Don't know what the rationale is in making them stand there like that, especially in this heat and humidity. Even aside from that boy, many of the kids must have been struggling to take anything in due to feeling so uncomfortable.


I remember when I was in year 11 or 12 in Sydney and we were made to stand out in 35+ degree noon sunshine with no shelter / shade while the principal gave a 30 min lecture to the whole school. It was absolutely fucking torturous. Don't think anyone fainted but there were a lot of sunburns from it.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 30 Aug 2012, 11:03

cfimages wrote:
GuyInTaiwan wrote:At assembly today (where all the students have to line up), one boy in the eighth grade was sweating bullets the whole time (some fifteen minutes). Right near the end, he fainted. Don't know what the rationale is in making them stand there like that, especially in this heat and humidity. Even aside from that boy, many of the kids must have been struggling to take anything in due to feeling so uncomfortable.


I remember when I was in year 11 or 12 in Sydney and we were made to stand out in 35+ degree noon sunshine with no shelter / shade while the principal gave a 30 min lecture to the whole school. It was absolutely fucking torturous. Don't think anyone fainted but there were a lot of sunburns from it.


Yeah, that kind of thing was almost par for the course when we were kids. I got some absolutely horrendous sunburns (including full torso) on school camps. Fortunately, teachers don't tend to engage in such idiocy anymore and schools are really aware of the sun/heat.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby navillus » 01 Sep 2012, 17:43

Anyone have one of these(or something like it)? What do you think of them? Seems to me that they would just make the air more humid, making you feel hotter that just a regular fan. Or am I just not getting the science of it all?

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