Bush league air conditioner -- a block of ice and a box fan. Where does the ice go for maximum efficiency? [more inside]
posted by zvs
on Jul 10, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend a swimming spot within a hour and a half drive of Toronto? (that will allow our elderly dog). One that wouldn't be overly crowded on a week day? I burn pretty easily, so some shade would be great, too. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Some more 30s New York questions: Would a police detectve in 1930s New York be a uniformed or a nonuniformed role? In the 30s would there be such a thing as plainsclothes police outside of the feds? Are there any years in the 30s in which the New York summer was particularly hot? And, just to be totally random, what popular newspapers in New York in the 30s would have been giving favourable coverage to Hitler, and when would he have started being front page news?
posted by Artw
on Aug 8, 2009 -
Another West Coast heat wave question. Beside eating ice cream and drinking ouzo straight from the freezer, what are some good ways to cool down? [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Jul 28, 2009 -
West Coast Heatwave! I'm worried about my computer's hard drives, should I curtail my downloads and turn some drives off for the next few days until things cool down? [more inside]
posted by Auden
on Jul 28, 2009 -
TooDarnHotFilter: Since most of the U.S., including me, is having a broiling heat wave right now, I thought it would be useful to share suggestions on keeping cool.
Particularly, what are the best recipes? What I'm looking for are things that heat up the kitchen the least. I tried the slow cooker today, but it's still making things hotter than I like in the kitchen, and tomorrow's forecast is 102. There is always grilling, but that requires (eek!) going outside.
Other suggestions for keeping cool for the under-A/C'ed (like myself) or the A/C-less?
posted by Shoeburyness
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Do you have any clever tricks for keeping your apartment cool during the summer? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Jun 6, 2005 -