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Old 04-07-2009, 05:09 PM   #31
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Ever see any for osx?

I'm not sure one framework would do it. Really, it's a different design philosophy for all the applications. Need an integrated approach. Maybe that's why none of them have caught on mainstream versus the desktop. Of course the desktop's had the addition of dock type devices.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:55 PM   #32
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Hmmm, Geos... I didn't know you were a Commodore man...

and just so everyone knows... "I adore my C-64."

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Old 04-07-2009, 08:20 PM   #33
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Amiga 3000 was my first Commodore. I still love it more than any computer I've owned since. So responsive!
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:14 AM   #34
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My family spent a lot on our Commodore 64. I think we paid like $600 in 82 or 83. Then the 1541 5 1/4" floppy disk drive was another $300. It was a lot of money, but I used that machine all through middle school, high school, and partway through college. Its still fun to fire it up once in a while to play video games. I never got into Geos though, by the time Geos was released I had already been using the machine for at least 5 years. Someone gave me a hacked copy, but I thought the graphical interface was useless - but then I had been using the machine since I was about 10 or 11 and already knew how to do anything I wanted with it. Maybe if I was an adult trying to use it for the first time I would have liked it more.

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Old 04-08-2009, 04:50 AM   #35
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silly DIY project?

i've been contemplating a canopy for my a/c unit to give sun/heat cover. got some long 2X4s laying around unused for a possible start. any ideas?
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Is it just an a/c unit, or is it a heat pump as well? When I was in high school I worked for an a/c company and I always placed the outdoor unit where it would get full midday sun whenever possible because the heat worked better when they were in the sun.
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When I was in high school I worked for an a/c company and I always placed the outdoor unit where it would get full midday sun whenever possible because the heat worked better when they were in the sun.
Just to clarify: that was to optimize the use of the pump for heating (vs heating and cooling)?
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Is it just an a/c unit, or is it a heat pump as well? When I was in high school I worked for an a/c company and I always placed the outdoor unit where it would get full midday sun whenever possible because the heat worked better when they were in the sun.
yes, it contains a heat pump. remember, i live in orlando, so we have many more hot days than cold. besides the heat pump uses less energy than does the a/c.

maybe an easily removeable canopy is in order!
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oops! did a search for a/c canopy and look what i got...

http://www.linde-kaeltetechnik.de/up...Kuehlreg_e.pdf
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I used the term "heat pump shade" and found a couple references. A lot suggesting trees or shrubs as a shading mechanism. This doesn't seem like a silly project at all, assuming the energy gains warrant it. It's mostly an aesthetic issue (maybe a few hurricane survival implications for you in FL), so I don't have any useful suggestions to give.

I have a friend who keeps talking about using water from the lake he lives on to cool his house. He'll never do it, of course. I tried using well water to cool my place (it's at 50 F here), but found I needed to use too much and got a whole house fan instead.
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