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  •  poo on Celsius; and about hand towels. (1+ / 0-)
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    So they specify fridge temps in friggin' Celsius in a blog written in the US.  Poo on that.  They can use a conversion calculator themselves in order to save the rest of us the hassle of having to do so.  Barf.

    Anyway, looks like one of my sins so far in the kitchen is the hand-towel.  

    I keep paper towels around for emergencies; last time I bought 'em was years ago, I use so few.  And I refuse to be sucked into the culture of disposable.  So I use cloth hand towels for drying my hands and so on.  (I do not use them for dishes.  I use a sanitize cycle in the dishwasher, which adds up to less than 2 KWH per month.)  

    So the new solution is: buy two weeks' worth of plain white cloths and use them as if they were paper towels, and wash them with bleach in the "white" load.  Note: bleach tends to deactivate detergents, so to properly use bleach in the laundry, you need a) one wash cycle with detergent, then rinse, b) one more wash cycle with bleach only, then rinse, c) final rinse.  This increases the water consumption per load but I have other ways of dealing with that issue (and, shortly, you will too).  

    •  Embrace your regionalism..... (2+ / 0-)
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      RiaD, SnowCountry

      barfblog is written by scientists and we use C.  In many of the discussions for the public they use F.

      America should totally go metric and abandon the British system- they have.

      You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

      by murrayewv on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 06:09:07 AM PST

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      •  I use C... (1+ / 0-)
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        ....for science discussions such as re. climate change.

        However, a blog published for a wide readership, talking about household infrastructure should use both.  

        And we were going to do metric in the 60s or 70s but the practical issues in manufacturing were too much at that time.

        Know what else we need to deal with?  The frequency of AC current.  60 Hz here, 50 Hz in Europe.  Bah humbug to that.  One standard.  

        •  If you are reading a blog on the internet.... (1+ / 0-)
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          google a conversion aplet.  I do for currency and other metrics.

          You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

          by murrayewv on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 10:39:09 AM PST

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