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If I put the thermometer outside (or near to) then it would explode from the heat off the bricks. It is actually in the middle of the house where there are no external walls.
But I agree, most people perceive the heat to be greater that it really is (esp when a hot westerly is involved) and they also generally believe the temperature is colder in a cold snap. Unfortunately, where I work, we run 30 machines at operating temps up to 220 degs so we get used to working in stifling conditions in summer. In winter however, it is very pleasant.
We should develop a system of measuring heat as detected by bare feet on concrete or black sand.
I don't speak Illidiot - please talk slowly and clearly
'course the have their thermometer about 2 inches from the outside, white stucco wall...
I have mine under a wood roof, well shaded, and 55°C has occasionally been displayed. Most of the summer, though, it doesn't get much above 45°C. The "official" temperature is measured in the middle of a field, far from any buildings or pavement, or people for that matter. It's usually 10° cooler, and that's what gets reported. I'm virtually certain that the casinos across the river arranged that, simply because if anyone knew the real temperature, no one would be willing to travel here to gamble.
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Same here. Our's usually reads pretty close to the official temperature, sometimes a degree or two hotter or cooler. We had a couple of days above 40c this year but I think the official high was 39 (we may have hit 40 one day).
I think you'd like it up here in the summer. Some people call us Arizona North - similar wildlife and vegitation (just smaller & less poisinous) and not as hot.
In XP, you install a program, it goes all the way to the bottom unsorted. Hate that. With a million apps installed, would it have killed Microsoft to do a circular menu rotation from the top? Hate that too. Does anyone know if Vista fixes this?
All my applications are nicely ordered alphabetically on Vista - Since I did nothing special, I'm assuming that's the default.
However, I never use that because I have all my most popular applications in the Quick Launch toolbar (also available in XP) and if it is a low usage application I just start typing the name of the application and Vista filters the list until I can see what I want.