* Posts by Elwood Downey

3 posts • joined 14 Dec 2009

Stallman: Jobs exerted 'malign influence' on computing

Elwood Downey

Sorry Stallman, results beat ideology.

Adobe to Jobs: 'What the Flash do you know?'

Elwood Downey

flash was indeed buggy for me

All I can say for sure is the /only/ time I've had a problem with my Macs (1 Air and 1 Pro) it boiled down to a problem with the flash plugin that was killing both Safari and Firefox. Apple said it was a Flash problem, Adobe help never responded. Eventually after rolling back and rebooting the problem disappeared, never did get a real resolution.

GSHP: The green tech even carbon sceptics will like

Elwood Downey

I concur

I can say this is true because I have such a unit. We built a 2000 sqr ft home three years ago in Iowa, USA. Buried a 1500 ft glycol line around the house about five feet deep, connects to unit in basement. In winter, unit brings in latent heat from ground into house, in summer it runs the other way and dumps house heat into ground. Only thing the commercial electricity does is run the pump. Mean Jan temperature is about 20F, summer in July about 85F. I figure portion of electric bill for heating/cooling is never more than $20 per month. Neighbor with roughly similar house has conventional natural gas HVAC unit and pays about $140 per month in Jan and July. It cost about 3x more to install than conventional unit but will pay for itself in next year or so. Yes, it really works.

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