Keeping track of pounds of wood burned to measure use?

mar13 Posted By mar13, Mar 23, 2019 at 11:30 PM

  1. Highbeam

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    I would love it if a cat wasn’t needed. Would save me some bucks every few years. Unfortunately, the noncat stoves currently don’t offer the same range of outputs.

    If your furnace’s control scheme was available in a noncat stove do you think it would sell well? I do. Instead, they’re spending r&d bucks on less helpful things.
     
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  2. jetsam

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    Some say that we geeks invented the internet because of DARPA funding; I put it to you that our secret agenda was to one day have forums where we could publicly pore over minutiae without getting out of our chairs....
     
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  3. BrotherBart

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    Having been right there with you in those days, we did that with UseNet. My fear was when the world got in the game with the World Wide Web it would be a worldwide cat fight just like UseNet was. It happened. Social media. ;lol
     
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  4. jetsam

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    My newsreader was too slow to be of much use for discussion.

    Because my downlink was completely saturated by alt.binaries at all times.

    I do remember wondering what the point of http was supposed to be when we already had gopher...

    And just think, all this innovation led us to a magical new world where a company could come up with an idea so bad that it sounds like a very sarcastic product pitch ("Let's make a platform where everyone has to talk in tiny little quips because nuance is scary and confusing."), give their product a derogatory name, and go on to be a billionaire tech firm running one of the most popular sites out there without changing a thing.

    Tech changes faster than people do, I guess.
     
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  5. BrotherBart

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    Ah the memories. 19.2K modems.

    Sorry to lapse the thread into old home week.
     
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  6. Woody Stover

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    You won't be going pre-1980 then? My BIL's 1980 VC Resolute has a thermostat. ==c
    Yes, very hard indeed. ;)
     
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  7. JRHAWK9

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    You may like this link and the few embedded links then :) The WWW just turned 30 a couple weeks ago.

    https://home.cern/science/computing/birth-web
     
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  8. bholler

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    Wow your old lol.
     
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  9. spudman99

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    He probably still uses these for file storage
    floppy8 (2).jpg

    Its an 8" floppy that holds ........ 500k of data..... !!
     
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  10. jetsam

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    The original single-density 5.25" disks were 90k (180 if you had a hole punch handy). Those drives hit the market the same year (1976) as the enormous new 500k 8" drive.
     

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