I sometimes make iced coffee by placing a glass mason jar filled with ice into my single serve coffee maker and letting it brew / fill with hot coffee. I include a metal spoon inside the jar to act as a kind of heat sink and prevent the glass from breaking due to thermal stress. But should I bother? Does that spoon actually do anything?
I have very wide feet and I wear either a sock for wide feet or a sock in size 12-15 or XXL. These are hard enough to find in regular white cotton socks and I need to find them in a warm wool or wool blend sock.
I don't need something like the Predator's thermal/IR graphics, but a thermal imaging camera seems like something that would be interesting to have/use. Except they are $800 and up. Are there any cheaper options ? [more inside]
I live in London. I am going to Toronto on Sunday where, according to the weather forecast, there will be lows of -16C. I have literally never *been* in weather like that before, and do not own, or know where I should purchase, clothing which will deal with it. Special circumstance to note: I am a large person. I'm a woman, but men's XXXL does well by me . [more inside]
How can I minimize the number of wool thermals I need for everyday use in the cold, and for exercise out in the cold? [more inside]
I bundle up with jackets, sweaters, and scarves during the Winter, but my legs are always cold under my jeans. I've bought two kinds of thermal pants. One doesn't do much, the other makes me colder. [more inside]
Would any IT / library people out there have any suggestions for troubleshooting our (old!) Epson TM T88III thermal receipt printers? We can't get them to work with the new computers... [more inside]
Need OS X print drivers for the Zebra Z4000 thermal label printer. Does anyone have a working solution cheaper than this $225 driver from Peninsula Group in UK? [more inside]
I'm installing a new CPU and motherboard into my friend's case. If I were installing it for myself, I'd slap the thing together and see if it worked but since the computer does not belong to me I'm going to try to be more careful. The CPU is a boxed Intel E5200 and the motherboard is a cheap ASUS. As I understand it the E5200 is going to have pre-applied thermal interface material, a.k.a. thermal grease, on it and all I'll have to do is pull the tape off and put the heat sink on. Right? Also, if anyone has any tricks to gracefully seating the heat sink I'd love to hear them.
I've got a Socket 479 CPU with a fan that is making a lot of noise. Will a Socket 478 CPU fan/heatsink work on a Socket 479 CPU? [more inside]
I'm a tall gal (5'10") and am looking for a thermal top (like a patagonia half-zip or a northface baselayer type of deal) that comes in a tall or long length to accommodate my long torso - any suggestions?
What do I need to know about replacing my windows? [more inside]
Is there a type of thermal (or similar) underwear out there that will keep me warm when it's cold, but also cool when it's hot?
Is there a type of thermal (or similar) underwear out there that will keep me warm when it's cold, but also cool when it's hot? [more inside]
My trusty Krups coffee excretor gave up the ghost, but would be easily repairable if ONLY I could find a source for the blown thermal fuse. Any idea where I could find one, AskMeFi? [more inside]
After a messy processor installation.... How can I remove spilt thermal paste from my best trousers?
How do I run my AMD Athlon XP 3200+ at the actual rated speed and not have it overheat ridiculously? [more inside]
It's interview season for me, which means suits and ties. I don't mind suits in cool weather, but it's been very warm here recently, and sweating all the way through an interview doesn't exactly scream "professionalism." How can I stay cool? [more inside]
Coffee cup sleeves: is there any reason to use one on a cold drink? The java industry is pushing the idea that it's not just for hot drinks. They claim that cold drinks stay cold longer thanks to the insulation (from your warm hands and the environment.) But is this scientifically valid? Isn't the insulation kinda negligible?
How can I de-epoxy my P4 from its heatsink? [more inside]