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Old 10-05-06, 09:41 AM   #13676
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I cant believe that rich bwoyyyyyyyy JIT is still gwanning about him being faster, better etc. I guess when you got a small d!ck you gots to make up for it in otherways?
This type of pissing contest is nothing without someone dialing it up to 400W. Do I have to wait forever???
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Damn, I just retrofitted my house's lights to 100% compact fluorescent. To dial up to 400W I would need to turn on over 25 lights!


By the way, everyone should do this. We had a light fixture (8 lamp hanging fixture) that was burning 800 watts After I was done with it its been burning at 120 watts (and its still too bright). Along with weather stripping and sealing our crappy windows with insulating film, this is going to be the most energy efficient christmas ever! Hooray!
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We're in the midst of doing all our lights as well. NO WAY the fat man in the red is getting into Shizy's house
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Lol.

How does shiznaz have time to come up with all this stuff, given you know there's like work and stuff. Office space?

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cam+rob, are you guys still meeting up around u of t? or anyone else for that matter? cam, i'll probably only have time to drop off the tire and take off (trying to schedule a hair cut).
I'm only good for Friday, I think cavit8 said he good for today. We met up on Tues as well.
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Damn, I just retrofitted my house's lights to 100% compact fluorescent. To dial up to 400W I would need to turn on over 25 lights!
I love those things-I have them everywhere in my apt. Where else are you going to get 4-5 X gain in efficiency? It still doesn't make any difference I can notice on my power bill, cause my lights are almost always off.

I think the power company is giving them away free for the next few weekends. Home Depot IIRC.

Dialing it up to 25 W. Sweet.
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Downtown still glows like a beacon in the night, but strangely it's all the home consumers (who aren't home), who are supposed to conserve. Wonky, typical , but wonky.
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How does shiznaz have time to come up with all this stuff, given you know there's like work and stuff. Office space?
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operator, who's ewitz???
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was gonna ask whats a troll but I found the answer...

Nice one c-mech...I think youre right.
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Downtown still glows like a beacon in the night, but strangely it's all the home consumers (who aren't home), who are supposed to conserve. Wonky, typical , but wonky.
Industry and commerce is pretty far ahead in lighting efficiency (in a very general sense), but only because it saves a ton of money.
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Have you seen those buildings off the side of the 427, outlined in blue LEDs or Neon? I like it, looks super Tron-ish cool.
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I think the power company is giving them away free for the next few weekends. Home Depot IIRC.
2 Free CFL's on Oct 8/9 I think. And Toronto Hydro mailed out a flyer with coupons for seasonal LED's, programmable thermostats, etc.
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HID/Xeon outdoor festive illuminators? wooohoooo
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Recoup your capitol cost in 579 years! Buy now!
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When I end up getting my own house I see myself going insane with all the energy efficiency stuff. It just makes life more convenient at the same time. I'd Put all the lights and heat on a central system, with occupancy sensors so you don't have to use light switches. Before bed I could click a button on my computer and have the house 'go to sleep', keeping the heat low at night and only turning back on an hour before I get up. It would turn off again once I went to work and be ready for my return. Green roof to keep heat in and reduce envirnomental footprint, nice big windows to let solar heat in, geothermal power. The options we have as consumers is amazing. If I slapped a bunch of solar panels on the outside I'd have an extremely efficient house that would only need to consume net energy a fraction of the time.


Tell that to the assclowns on Cluny drive and see what they have to say.
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or go live in a condo where everyone's charged a stupid flat rate and where energy efficiency is not promoted nor rewarded. &*#^$&*@#()*()$# i used to be an energy miser but condo life has dulled the green in me. it's more of a blue now.
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When I end up getting my own house I see myself going insane with all the energy efficiency stuff. It just makes life more convenient at the same time. I'd Put all the lights and heat on a central system, with occupancy sensors so you don't have to use light switches. Before bed I could click a button on my computer and have the house 'go to sleep', keeping the heat low at night and only turning back on an hour before I get up. It would turn off again once I went to work and be ready for my return. Green roof to keep heat in and reduce envirnomental footprint, nice big windows to let solar heat in, geothermal power. The options we have as consumers is amazing. If I slapped a bunch of solar panels on the outside I'd have an extremely efficient house that would only need to consume net energy a fraction of the time.


Tell that to the assclowns on Cluny drive and see what they have to say.
Still amazing how expensive these systems are and just how difficult it is to get permission to do any of these mods. Digital thermometers and timers can do this now very cheaply interms of heat and light, though I would like motion type sensor to turn lights off that have been left on if say no movement in five minutes. Some neighbourhoods you aren't allowed to change the exterior of your house because of the surrounding houses. Don't forget the mini-roof mounted wind mills dumping juice into your fuel cell/battery in the basement. Houses could easily be made into generating stations that would feed the grid once the homes' requirements had been met. Imagine an infrastructure program that could conceivably be perpetual in being able to finance it's own expansion.
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Don't let the man keep you down! I think of it as a game. I'm pac man eating up all the illuminated lamps (white dots) that my dumb housemates left on (they are the ghosts). As soon as I get home after work I go WOKKA WOKKA WOKKA and run around the house turning off all the lights. I do this before bed too but invariably the kitchen light is on when I wake up.

At least we are leaving on energy efficient lamps!

And the whole condo flat rate, throw all your trash in one hole thing is terrible. Recycling rates at condos are appalling and they're not usually very well built so you lose alot of the efficiency of being in a large communal building.
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i'm wokka-wokka-ing at work though. people leave a ton of those ikea desk lights on for no reason. i need a cherry bonus.
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interesting you guys are talking about this, I saw a house while riding to the bike paths through cabbage patch town and the roof of this house had pure solar panels...was pretty cool...bet theyre electric bills are 0 or close to 0...
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Anyone know how well Zero Gravity brakes stop in real life?
I've looked at the design and I get a chubby, being a design geek, I simply MUST have them.
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yeah I have them on all my bikes. They don't actually work; just for show.
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darn I was kinda hoping the cam system made for some good grip.
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Anyone know how well Zero Gravity brakes stop in real life?
I've looked at the design and I get a chubby, being a design geek, I simply MUST have them.
They work pretty well from everyone I know who has em. Crazy pricey tho. Have you seen the new Campy "skeleton" brakesets? They are pretty nice from a design standpoint and even the high end ones are no doubt cheaper than Zero's.
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darn I was kinda hoping the cam system made for some good grip.
I'm going to venture that a good pair of v-brakes or discs will stop better than $350 zero g's. It doesn't really make sense how road bikes still come with inferior stopping power brakes where there are much better alternatives out there (read: the mtb world).

The finish on those brakes do look really snazzy.
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