[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Sep 15 16:17:21 CDT 2004

 Ethan O'Toole says ...

[of his Challenge XLs]

> In terms of power, it never really did that much damage... air
> conditioning has been the killer. Here in Virginia Beach, it's nastily
> humid during the summer.

I used to live in Atlanta, so I feel your pain.

It's a pity that something-besides-air isn't used as a common heat-transfer
mechanism for domestic use.  I've often thought of having some sort of
"heating and cooling bus" that would let, say, the refrigerator transfer its
surplus heat to the water heater, etc.  Given that you can use heat to cool
(else how would "Servel" refrigerators work), or to generate electricity
(reverse Peltier junctions), it would seem worthwhile to develop such
things. Those of us with "big iron" at home could be at the forefront of
such development, since we have, ummm, surplus heat to burn....


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