Post by Vermin King on Mar 19, 2020 18:00:48 GMT -9
Supposed to be reed...
After spending the night reading about plow history, I started reading about bronze and iron age round houses. Considering how they were built on wooden posts that rotted from the bottom up, and most of the info comes from digging up places where they stood, there seems to be consensus on how they were constructed. Lack of smoke vents actually worked to their advantage. The smoke collecting in the roof formed a bit of an insulating layer to maintain the heat below. The smoke also helped keep insects and vermin from destroying the roof prematurely. Carbon monoxide build up helped keep the roof from catching fire, reduced oxygen.
The large overhangs idea comes from drip lines a substantial distance from the post holes. The large overhangs helped protect the walls and reduced the amount of moisture near the post holes, slowing down the rot.
Not sure why they put what looks like double doors on there. Looks more like a tourist cabana
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
Reminds me of when I went to Skara Brae in the Orkney islands. What struck me was that if you remember the Flintstones' cartoon, where nearly everything in the houses was made from rock, it was. The village was about half sunken into the ground (intentional) and all the buildings had stone roofs, stone shelves and even stone furniture!
I've been to museums with old stuff, old castles nigh on a thousand years old, even lived in house that was built in the 1600s, but to be in a house that was over 5000 years old and if you just repaired the roof, would still be livable in (though not very comfortable), was quite amusing. Yabba dabba doo!
stoff: These are the versions that i was talking about.
Jul 22, 2020 7:25:03 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I have a simple plan: never make money, never pay taxes! Kidding, I know taxes how we pay for civilization.
Jul 22, 2020 6:24:18 GMT -9
squirmydad: That's okay, so is the IRS. I'm pretty sure my tax return is one of the millions stored in trailers and unprocessed.
Jul 20, 2020 11:27:54 GMT -9
okumarts: My taxes are still at the accountant. They are backlogged.
Jul 19, 2020 20:00:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, my day has been spent on work and taxes. Am I the last forum member to do their 2019 taxes?
Jul 13, 2020 16:50:50 GMT -9
Vermin King: It does help keep you from picking up unintended hitchhiker files, though. It would be better if they gave a notification that you are attempting to download multiple files and to check the box in front of each file you wish to download
Jul 9, 2020 10:37:15 GMT -9
Vermin King: Not all progress is beneficial...
Jul 9, 2020 10:35:32 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I see now. Some new upgrade (windows? chrome?) blocks downloads of "multiple files" at a time. The miniscule notification that the download was blocked appears in the corner of the screen for a fraction of a second. "They" call this progress.
Jul 9, 2020 10:31:23 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Hm. Ok, turns out I have it on a back-up drive already anyway.
Jul 7, 2020 13:48:05 GMT -9
Vermin King: Worked fine here
Jul 7, 2020 9:59:41 GMT -9
Punkrabbitt: It's working fine for me o.0
Jul 7, 2020 8:01:55 GMT -9
cowboyleland: For some reason Hoard 93 isn't downloading for me. No error message, just nothing happens when I click.
Jul 7, 2020 7:44:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: Extreme localized flooding sucks ... if it is centered over you
Jul 1, 2020 6:32:34 GMT -9