Gentlemen, the excessively long t shirt post is over. It was whispered to my attention that we should try it in other directions. I am sorry to say I will not be posting my epic uber long t shirt post everyday. RIP my long post that had what I was able to collect from the community as our goal. However I can share this!
@PHRoG meh is taunting us now. They put in the poll make a shirt. I don’t even know how to feel. We have their attention… NOW THEY ARE DANGLING SHIRTS OVER MY HEAD LIKE I’M A RABBIT AND THEY’RE A CARROT AND I AM NOW INVOLVED IN AN ENDLESS CHASE
@PHRoG Honestly, what happened was… One of the long time meh users here decided to whisper to me that it was a bit ridiculous to keep doing that post on product pages. It breaks my heart and I almost didn’t even want to continue posting at all. However! The show must go on and thanks to wonderful users like yourself we will still make long posts about our feelings concerning the topic of making THE GREATEST SHIRTS KNOWN TO MEHNKIND! LONG LIVE THE MEH SHIRT BROTHERHOOD WHO DOTH USEST THE FINEST OF TOOTHBRUSHES.
@reclaimercube I hate the annoying things that annoy me that get repeated on the product pages every day by some people. Most are just amusing though and the rest can be scrolled right past. But they probably just annoy ME. Part of the death knell of woot was when they started censoring the product pages for no reason. And then they continued and there are like no comments or community now. Meh is uncensored and unless you’re being a dick which you weren’t it should be fine. More appropriate on a separate thread? Sure. Is it rediculous? Definitely. Should you stop just cause it annoys someone and it’s probably never going to accomplish anything? I doubt it. The rediculousness is meh. If you’ve committed any crime its being too motivated. Aim for mehtivated. One person not liking what you’re doing doesn’t count. Nor does more than one
Why does one want to make a towel wet and cold? Are you angry at it? A streak of cruelty. Isn’t a happy towel warm, dry, and, well even cuddly. But you it shove under a faucet with water as cold as it can be without freezing and then what? Point and laugh? Show it ads for heaters? Show it to warm dry towels as a warning of what could be their destiny should they misbehave or become disruptive. I could write more about this and I dearly want to but my psychiatrist is so friggin’ anal about taking my meds on time. I bet she buys these wet towels.
Conclusion of the testing:
“Bottom line. All three towels cooled down when wet and can help you cool off on a hot day when relative humidity is low to moderate. They do not work as well when the humidity is high. As our tests show, a common kitchen towel will cool you just as quick but if you want to chill out like your favorite sports star, give a cooling towel a try.
@Kidsandliz They put the towels on a rack and measured the surface temperature. They didn’t put them on a human and ask about comfort. A nice wool rag would probably cool just as well but I wouldn’t want one on my skin. I like the cooling towels I have. Other people like the cooling towels they have. Quite frankly I’m disappointed in Consumer Reports’ methodology on this one.
@Kidsandliz@sammydog01 typical crap from consumers reports…testing how well they work and not how well they feel…That’s what you get when you take overpaid engineers and ask them to relate a product to HUMAN use.
@fastharry@Kidsandliz I have a test for you- stand in a 68 degree room and them take a swim in a 68 degree pool. Same thing, right? The Consumer Reports thermometer would say so. Your testicles might feel differently.
Although on the other hand if all the different kinds of towels cool, to use your example, to 68 degrees then it still doesn’t matter which one as they’d all behave the same way when placed on, um, your low hanging fruit.
@sammydog01 I guess I have just used various bandanas, microfiber smaller towels (sold as towels to dry dishes), and those hand towels that come with towel sets in the heat when 4 years ago I had a temp, manual labor job in the deep south hot sun 8 hours a day with sweat dripping off my eyelashes… I didn’t really see much difference other than bandanas dried out faster than the microfiber and “regular” towels. Maybe if I used something different I’d notice more of a difference though.
And actually what was far more effective than wet towels around my neck was putting my cloth sun hat and head under the hose, repeating when things dried 20 min later.
@Kidsandliz@sammydog01 it’s all about energy transfer. I personally think these are sort of bullshit. However if the “beads” or fibers are small enough that they can pack more surface area into the same space. On both sides. Then they might work under the correct temp/humidity conditions
@fastharry@Kidsandliz@sammydog01 Why do you assume it was an engineer who did this?
I’m an engineer, and the first thing I thought after reading the Consumer Reports article was that their testing method was insufficient to reach the conclusion they did.
And it’s not a matter of feeling. Having something that makes you feel cold without actually cooling you would be very dangerous in the heat, greatly increasing your chances of heat stroke.
As @sammydog01 said, heat transfer is the important thing to measure.
@fastharry@Kidsandliz@mike808@sammydog01 Actually, infrared heaters do warm you. They just don’t actually warm the air much at all.
Something that does make you feel warmer without actually warming you is alcohol, unless it’s been warmed beforehand.
Something that can make you feel colder without actually cooling you is, ironically, the early stages of heat stroke.