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From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Fri Jun 9 02:08:19 2000

>Do any computer preservationists seriously use their systems to heat their
>houses in the winter in place of a furnace?

Well, the room in the house with all the computers (well, except the ones
living in the garage) has the heating blocked off, and often has the window
open in the middle of the Winter. It also happens to be the room that has
the Airconditioner which gets used during the spring, summer and fall.

The rest of the house is usually pretty chilly by comparison.


OTOH, most of that heat comes from 1 21" monitor, and the real problem is
the design of this house. Even without the computer equipment on this room
is considerably hotter than the rest of the house.
| Zane H. Healy | UNIX Systems Adminstrator |
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Received on Fri Jun 09 2000 - 02:08:19 BST

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