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Show HN: Office keeps freezing carrots so I built an app to warm CPU and thaw em (swizec.com)
6 points by Swizec 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments

If you are going to waste some resources to produce heat, you can mine some cryptocoin (and get a few cents back).


Is the use of emojis somehow a "new generation" thing or what is going on? I see it literally everywhere since the last year or so, especially from 'indie' or startups.

I’m past the 30 hump so I dunno about new generation but emojis are awesome. Very expressive

So you are adding energy to your carrots because the fridge removed too much energy, all so you can eat a low-energy snack.

Doing the numbers: according to Wikipedia[1], carrots contain 173 kJ (41 kcal) of food energy per 100g, and are 88% water.

To freeze 100g of carrots requires 100g x ~80cal/g (the enthalpy of fusion of water) = 8 kcal. i.e. 16 kcal to freeze and thaw again. Given the inefficiencies of the fridge and your heating method, you are probably wasting more energy than is actually in the carrots.

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrot

Yes!! I love this. My palms get so cold typing the winter. I always opened a bunch of tabs, but this waay better.

I swear, every time I think of something, someone beats me to it.

This is so stupid and I love it!

Will it work with frozen chicken?

If your goal is food poisoning, then yes

Not directly related, but reminds me of: https://www.xkcd.com/1172/

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