root_over_ssh t1_jbc7bxm wrote

Where are you located? First hunch for me is UK from the photo... I know nothing about how homes are built there, especially that old. I would think best action is to seal the walls and put a humidifier with a pump, but have you asked the neighbor what they've done?


root_over_ssh t1_j96986p wrote

Could also be other devices on the circuit causing the flicker, as well as a shared neutral. My kitchen lights are on a dimmer and cause the living room LEDs to flicker/pulse when they're dimmed. Lots of issues with neutral and ground wires in this house and I remember that box being funky when I opened it.


root_over_ssh t1_j3u71oi wrote

Draining will be faster.

Let's assuming you have a glass of ice in a room with a constant air temperature.

The air will begin to melt the ice and soon you'll have a glass of ice water. The ice is no longer in contact with the air directly and is now submerged in a water that is only slightly above freezing temperatures. It takes a lot of energy at this point to keep warming, so now thay air has to heat the water first before there is a significant temperature gradient to melt the ice more.

Now, if you have the same amount of ice in a strainer, you have 2 changes going on - when the water is removed, they're now 2 separate systems in this constant air temperature exam, the ice doesn't impact the water and the water doesn't impact the ice. Since the water is being removed from the ice "system", you now have less mass to heat up as well and maintain a higher temperature gradient between the air and temperature of the ice.

While water is a better conductor of heat, heating ice with water that is heated by air is still far less efficient than heating the ice from the air directly.


root_over_ssh t1_j1dt1g1 wrote

Was the conversation over the course of several days? Usually they'll send someone for property photos and measurements to get an estimate and for rebuild value within a day.


root_over_ssh t1_iy537yh wrote

Reply to comment by TheBlueWhaler in Thankful for $GEO by mannahosanna

Each contract is for 100 shares, but the price listed is per share, so for every 1 contract, the cost is 100x the quoted price. So if you buy 600 contracts at $1.13, it is 600*100*1.13 = 67.8K

The 9k is the price change for today only (so current total value - value as of end day yesterday)

The number at the bottom of the screenshot is the total gain... so the current value of the contracts - what was actually paid (177k-67.8k)


root_over_ssh t1_ivlaa1i wrote

Cryptocurrency is seized by obtaining the key.

Either they find the device that stored the key or obtain access to an account that controlled the keys. Often done by seizing USB drives or getting access to email/cloud storage accounts.