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[poll] North vs. South

 
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Alistair Cockburn suggested that the demarkation line that separates office dwellers is what enviroment they prefer: warm or cool (literally -- temperature-wise). Now I wonder, does the line divide us 50-50, or is the ratio skewed? So... let's post here, do you prefer being cool or warm? Or, alternatively, what do you tolerate worse: when it's too hot or too cold?
[ May 12, 2007: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
 
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me: North.

Cool is cool!
 
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You realize that in the Southern hemisphere, North means warmer, South means cooler, right?
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
You realize that in the Southern hemisphere, North means warmer, South means cooler, right?



Unfortunately I completely messed that up. I started way down south, in Melbourne Australia, moved north to Sydney and found it much warmer. So more of a good thing: keep heading north. Now I am in the USA, close to the Canadian border, and yet I am not warm! How much further north do I have to go?



Personally I like the heat while I am not working. 35 C (95 F) and above is fine by me! But if I am sitting in the office, I have a narrow band of temperatures I like to work at.

Regards, Andrew
 
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[Andrew]: How much further north do I have to go?

Things should improve after another 9000-10000 km or so.
 
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I prefer it cool and can get mighty cranky when its too warm.

That's why I live in central Texas.
 
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Jim: You realize that in the Southern hemisphere, North means warmer, South means cooler, right?

Why do people in this forum hijack threads that aren't intended to be hijacked, and do not hijack the threads that are intended to be hijacked?

Anyway,

North: 2
South: 1
[ May 13, 2007: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
 
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I thought this was going to be a survey on "Should we burn the Confederate Flag?"

I say, "Light up the torch, boys..."
 
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Despite the North and South comments , I prefer Cool
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Alistair Cockburn suggested that
[ May 12, 2007: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]



I wonder what would happen if this gentleman decided to become a registered JavaRanch user under his real name. After all, this is a family-oriented site.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Things should improve after another 9000-10000 km or so.

Hmmm, in the interests of scientific research, I'll head up to Canada next weekend and see what the weather is like. Whistler Blackcomb should be warm right?

Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Why do people in this forum hijack threads that aren't intended to be hijacked, and do not hijack the threads that are intended to be hijacked?

Awww, poor Map

But what would be the fun in hijacking threads that are meant to be hijacked?

Best regards, Andrew
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Anyway,

North: 2
South: 1

I'm not sure you should continue using north vs south to indicate temperatures anymore - we are already seeing that desired temperature and living location can be totally different. Even by the time you did that tally (so ignoring Darya's "cool" vote), you had 2 people with "cool" votes who were further south than I am, and my "warm" vote from the America's north-west.

Regards, Andrew
 
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[Andrew]: we are already seeing that desired temperature and living location can be totally different.

Right, but I assume "North" and "South" are used as indicators of desired living location (which supposedly correlates to preferred temperature, sorta, maybe). Not actual living location.
[ May 13, 2007: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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Marc, did you just vote for North?

Jim, if you will continue to ignore the poll, I am going to assign a destination for you and you will... go South!
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I'm ignoring it because I don't have a real preference. If you want to clutter your poll results with made-up data, that's your business.
 
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Let's see what we have so far:

Cool people: Map, Bear, Darya
Warm people: Andrew
Neither cool nor warm: Jim
Ignore the voting: John & John
Unclear preferences: Marc
Made-up data: Map for Jim

Looks good so far...
[ May 13, 2007: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
 
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Cool.

Where I grew up, temperature was usually between 24 to 36 (Celsius), and never below 20! I prefer to 10 - 20 to be honest.
 
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If you want to clutter your poll results with made-up data,


We have that problem in Australia - compulsory voting! Its stupid....

Anyway - I'm from the South of England, but moved to Queensland and enjoy the warmer southern hemisphere sub-tropical climate (30C + days are great). However - I have discovered that in terms of working if theres ever a problem with air con and our office gets slightly too warm I am HOPELESS, but when it goes bersurk and over-cools I can cope quite well..

so work --> COOL
life --> WARM !
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Alistair Cockburn suggested that the demarkation line that separates office dwellers is what enviroment they prefer: warm or cool (literally -- temperature-wise). Now I wonder, does the line divide us 50-50, or is the ratio skewed? ....


Ratio is skewed - bias your results along gender populations to force the thread back to it's original intent.

Males will demand the thermostat be set around 68-72 deg fahrenheit Females demand somewhere around 78+ and the difference is biological.

Alistair Cockburn may be accomplished, but this discussion has been Hi, Jack ! ('ed) in it's constructor: the demarkation line that separates office dwellers is what you talk about at lunch.

I just don't bother with it, I am an action oriented individual.
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Marc, did you just vote for North? ...


Yes. Although it might look like someone enjoying the heat, I used the "cool" Graemlin to indicate "cool."
 
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I don't understand any of that Fahrenheit business, but I am in the cool camp. When the temperature gets much above the mid twenties I begin to struggle to concentrate. Also a cooler temperature is more flexible; if you get too cold you can put on a jumper or a scarf, but if you're too hot you can hardly strip off in the office!

I used to have the air-con next to my desk set to 14 degrees, which was good for keeping me awake, but the office police demanded it go up again.
 
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I prefer being cool in warm environments.

I like the tropical weather like the one I am currently in (S'pore). Neither too hot nor too cold, but has lots of rain.
 
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Originally posted by John Dunn:
I thought this was going to be a survey on "Should we burn the Confederate Flag?"

I say, "Light up the torch, boys..."

Proof that KKK members (a 140 year-old racist organization that has a history of using lashings, bombs, arson and murder to intimidate their opponents) are stupid: If they were smart, then instead of burning (lighting) a cross on someone's lawn to frighten him they'd leave a burning American flag!

(At worst, those Americans who defend flag-burning as a form of Constitutionally-protected free speech might go after the KKK for copywright infringement.)

 
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Cool. Have been too hot and also too cold - worst for me was being too hot.
 
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Cool, without a doubt.
 
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Originally posted by Frank Silbermann:
Proof that KKK members (a 140 year-old racist organization that has a history of using lashings, bombs, arson and murder to intimidate their opponents) are stupid: If they were smart, then instead of burning (lighting) a cross on someone's lawn to frighten him they'd leave a burning American flag!

(At worst, those Americans who defend flag-burning as a form of Constitutionally-protected free speech might go after the KKK for copywright infringement.)


If anyone ever lights a cross on my lawn, I vow to leave it in the ground. I will plant African violets around it. Maybe even put a Dove's cage.

and btw, (no pun intended), I like it hot


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Originally posted by Frank Silbermann:
might go after the KKK for copywright infringement.)

Hmmm, can you copyright flags? Would that stop anyone selling anything with a flag on it? That could hit the tourist sector quite hard!

I wonder if a government would ever agree to corporate sponsorship of the flag. It's not that hard to imagine a large company paying a small poor country to add their logo to their flag.
 
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