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Old 06-08-2008, 02:55 AM   #961
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Their asthma flares up during the summer? For me, it's the other way around: while I lived in hot Queensland, I had no asthma worries (eczema was another thing entirely), but the colder weather in Melbourne and New Zealand winters can set off my asthma. 95% of the time, though, it's simply a matter of dressing appropriately or turning on my little oil heater. Of the remaining 5% of the time, 4.999% of that is resolved with a puff of my inhaler (the 0.001% is when I ended up in hospital a few years back). I know if my asthma were more severe, then I might have to consider some more substantial heating in the winter months.

And let's be honest, most people living in extreme climates DON'T have access to this technology. They're fucking lucky if they've got a fan. And yet these millions upon millions across the globe have been able to stand the summer heat for millennia. Then along come Americans who seem to think air conditioning is a standard feature of any modern household and waste resources like the Rapture's going to happen tomorrow and it doesn't matter if our non-renewable sources of electricity are rapidly depleted due to ten thousand Bobs in Bumfuck, USA being unable to hack 35C. I am disappointed that Australia is beginning to jump on this wasteful bandwagon.
I'd die in 35 degrees. No bullshit, i mean on the floor dead.
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Ax, moving to a new place >>>>expensive>>>> Central Heating/Air, but I understand your point.
The cost of installing a central heating system is comparable to moving to somewhere with a climate more to your liking.

If you live in a house that already had central heating when you moved in, curtailing your usage of central heating and instead putting the rather substantial power bill savings into a bank account will soon provide you with the money to move. If you absolutely can't bring yourself to do that, then the power bill savings AFTER the move from not running central heating will very quickly offset the one-off costs of moving.

Also, I'm not just mouthing off here. A massive factor in my decision to relocate to Melbourne was my hatred of Queensland's warm weather.
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I'd die in 35 degrees. No bullshit, i mean on the floor dead.


You'd be no good in Singapore then! My sister lived there for 4 years before moving to HK.....the ONLY way we could sleep at night was with Aircon.....it was too expensive to run during the day thanks to incredible electricity rates.....we had to constantly drink water and got very adept at making a fan out of ANYTHING!!!
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that's true but not if it's 95 degrees
Bullshit. 95F is about 35C, and I sat through nine Queensland summers of that with a fan on. 41C (which I believe is approaching 110F) struck repeatedly last summer here in Melbourne, and a fan was all I needed to see myself through. Admittedly, though, Melbourne has a dry heat, which I find more tolerable than Queensland's humid heat.
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You'd be no good in Singapore then! My sister lived there for 4 years before moving to HK.....the ONLY way we could sleep at night was with Aircon.....it was too expensive to run during the day thanks to incredible electricity rates.....we had to constantly drink water and got very adept at making a fan out of ANYTHING!!!
Actually i'd probably be fine. I did live in Sydney for a few years and survived.
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Humid heat is horrendous compared to dry heat....give me dry heat any day.......Same as in the cold....damp cold is fugly compared to that beautiful crisp cold......


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Just popped in out of boredom, and noticed your AC convo, and wanted to ask a question - I'm terribly uninformed about Aus/NZ weather, but I do know it's variable depending on where you are, and that you have actual seasons, and stuff. Anyway, the areas where you get 35C temps in the summer, is it also humid there, and how cold does it get in winter?

Just asking because in my particular area, it's the humidity that's brutal. With the humidity yesterday, it felt like 40C here. But then in winter, we also have temps of -20C, and colder with the windchill.
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Oh my god.

I was at the airport for so long today.

The first plane i photographed landing was a Pacific Blue 737, ZK-PBG. The last plane i photographed was the same plane landing again. That means it had flown in somewhere and then flew to Wellington and back again!

Fook me


I've noticed the same trams appearing in my photos, but tram lines are much shorter than plane routes and have quick turnaround times at the end, so it's a bit more OK that I can point out certain trams on repeat runs!

What worries me is that in under an hour on the LaTrobe Street bridge, I can do 400 photos without even trying.
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Actually i'd probably be fine. I did live in Sydney for a few years and survived.


Sydney ain't Singapore Toto.......
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Sydney ain't Singapore Toto.......
In so many ways. But i mean to say i'd learn to cope.
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Just popped in out of boredom, and noticed your AC convo, and wanted to ask a question - I'm terrible uninformed about Aus/NZ weather, but I do know it's variable depending on where you are, and that you have actual seasons, and stuff. Anyway, the areas where you get 35C temps in the summer, is it also humid there, and how cold does it get in winter?

Just asking because in my particular area, it's the humidity that's brutal. With the humidity yesterday, it felt like 40C here. But then in winter, we also have temps of -20C, and colder with the windchill.
Where I am, south of Ian....and about 1/3 of the way down the north island, our summer temp peaks at about 30C, and is humid . Winter it drops to about 0C and is damp
My sister in law lives in Ashburton in the South Island. Her summers see her hitting 35C with ease, in a beautiful dry heat, and in winter she gets snow and it's beautiful and crisp.....I know where I want to be living.......
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