News Briefs 29-09-2010

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To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.

H. P. Lovecraft

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red pill junkie's picture
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LOL man if they could just harness all that power. Maybe they should put a BBQ right in the middle of the pool ;)

Re. possible solutions, I don't know why they can't consider some kind of gazebo right on top of the pool. Srsly for the life of me I don't understand why modern pool designs at luxury hotels almost completely overlook the need to include more shading spots to protect the guests.

Maybe they think people *should* not stay so long on the pool while they should be betting their mortgage at the casino instead? ;)

PS: They could also install louvers on the windows that are lensing the rays.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Yeah - that's crazy and ignorant of the architects to design the hotel concave that way. Of course the sun rays are going to be focused and reflected like that - they should have made the concave side north facing - problem prevented. It's like sizzling ants with a magnifying glass - except reflecting instead of directing the light. Imagine somebody getting tanked at the pool on cocktails (like I've done in my youth) and passing out/sleeping in the death ray's path. Numbed by alcohol and asleep, they'd be cooked alive - if not killed, would wake with burns blisters all over their body. As an insurance agent thinking about this - you'd think the hotel's lawyers/loss control would be all over that - it's a lawsuit waiting to happen. Pretty silly. Maybe I'll book a room and forget my sunblock - then pay off a few bills with the settlement.

Greg H.

red pill junkie's picture
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It is my pessimistic assessment of the architectural discipline in the XXIst century, that most architects are more concerned with designing a stunning facade, than dealing with petty issues such as the comfort of the people inhabiting the building.

It would be interesting to calculate just how many gray hairs I've gained due to my quarrels with my boss, who's only too happy to devote months and months into tweaking with a building's exterior, but doesn't care about maximizing efficiency in the interior.

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Classic.