1. with 1777 permissions (sticky bit set); and
2. rsynced between a cluster of systems;
and you've got a modern Function-as-a-Service backend.
Young men + new to browsing + some imagination = Pamela Anderson was epic by then.
Although rendered kind of pointless with modern on-demand boilers.
( These things are amazing; if you haven't experienced one yet I recommend picking one up from REI: https://www.yeti.com/drinkware/rambler-20-oz-tumbler/YRAM20.... )
Vacuum mugs already advertise hours of heat retention. Most hot drinks aren't going to taste better after sitting for hours and hours anyway.
I'm not sure I can agree about a phase-change solution being overengineered, however; while the materials would be more complex, the design itself should be far simpler than an electronic mug, and exactly the same as a vacuum sealed one.
Not really terrifying.
I’d say this is a reasonable use.
I once turned off my water heater before leaving on vacation, and when I got back after a week the water in the tank was still probably 10 to 15 degrees F warmer than room temperature.
It's really strange to read something I wrote almost half a lifetime ago.
Seems he's updated his site since the olden days... It used to be a cardboard box image with link maps over the image regions and hand-drawn stuff on the box. :D
If anybody here works at Google, here's my first post:
"The Halfbakery is a communal database of original, fictitious inventions, edited by its users. It was created by people who like to speculate, both as a form of satire and as a form of creative expression. (To learn more about what ideas are appropriate, see the help section.) "
Seems to have been around for a long time.
Given that the top reply to this post is a copy and paste from the first paragraph of the about page, I could see why people suspect the querent did not work very hard before posting, and so values their own time more than that of other people here. That might not be true, but I think it's on the asker to make that clearer, not the readers to guess.
And I redid that same thing before posting the TL;DR;