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wind chill

zong (22 Jan 2005 1:05): Wind chill temperature is defined to be what you expect, temperature of equivalent heat loss rate, etc. So I was reading this article, which contained this paragraph:

"So, in 2001, a gaggle of agencies from the United States and Canada—collectively, the Joint Action Group on Temperature Indices—agreed on a new formula for calculating wind chill and conducted experiments to measure exactly how much heat is lost from human skin in a windy environment. Twelve volunteers donned winter coats and walked on treadmills in a freezing wind tunnel, all while wearing thermal sensors on their faces, inside their mouths, and in their rectums."

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Hmm.... College volunteers, I take it?
m (22 Jan 2005 14:19): not recta?
zong (22 Jan 2005 15:35): rectum
recti
recto
rectum
recto

recta
rectorum
rectis
recta
rectis

Now you know all the ways to say rectum in Latinglish!
"Temperature sensors were placed in the rectis of the participants."
Paul (22 Jan 2005 18:59): when "in" means "into", it takes an accusative: "recta"
zong (23 Jan 2005 12:18): That's true. Accusative is much more appropriate.
m (26 Jan 2005 8:25): you got any snow yet, paul?
it's raining here in LA. the commute will be slow.
zong (26 Jan 2005 12:57): After 2 feet of snow over the weekend in Cambridge, it's snowing again today.
m (30 Jan 2005 21:00): sounds pretty intense.
I went cycling today. Pretty sunset. I'd guess it was about 60.
Paul (31 Jan 2005 16:51): When cycling below 20F, I arrive with icicles in my beard...
zong (1 Feb 2005 12:02): I've given up on biking to school for now. In fact, it's a darn good idea when you consider that (1) since I have gotten back the temperature hasn't been above the freezing point ever until today (34F just now); (2) skin on fingers get frozen to the bone underneath; (3) flesh becomes moldable.
Grant (2 Feb 2005 19:04): It snowed in Kagawa on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The schools are basically not insulated at all, and there are a preponderance of 'breezeway' style hallways and such. It gets pretty cold. Right now, I'm taking the bus to and from school (although I bike to the bus stop), but when I return to Shiun (my other school), I'll be biking to and from work.
Still, it probably doesn't hold a candle to anywhere like Boston, New York, or any other similarly God-forsaken place.
Paul (1 Jun 2006 5:05): spooky: major global warming happened 55mya. Actually, maybe that's not so spooky, as life on earth continued and rediversified. Meh, I'm going with spooky. It also mentions deep-sea upwelling, which could be extra bad if somebody put extra CO2 there. I should check my altitude above sea level here.

Also, Philadelphia is crazy hot now. This morning my room is at 77 which feels chilly after four days between 83-93. I got an air conditioner, but it seems like such a waste of energy...