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Moving from Arizona to Alabama and need some opinions on climate

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Droppersneck, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Droppersneck

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    Ill start by saying heat effects me and not in a good way. I got a new job as a web design director paying $$, but the heat in Alabama has me second guessing it. I mean I can handle the dry heat all day even in 120 degrees you can always step into some shade, but humidity just is unbearable at times and is just not ideal. It is the true heat and it just kills me. Would you let something like this factor into whether or not you move? sry for the complaining
     
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    If your going to be directing the web design outside, I wouldn't recommend it (even if you did it under a tree).... But I am pretty sure they have this new invention called an air conditioner even in Alabama.

    You might wanna make sure they give you a designated parking place that will take you no less than 15 seconds to get to the door and inside. Anything over that, I would tell them to go fuck themselves. Might break a sweat before then.
     
  3. archon10

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    I think the heat in Alabama is better.
     
  4. Droppersneck

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    Idk humidity is so much worse than dry heat. Also Bama seems to be a bit backwards culturally speaking IME
     
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    Yes, I would let the humidity levels be a factor in whether or not I would move somewhere. I lived in Arizona nearly 4 years ago and I could tolerate the dry high just fine (except for the first time I lived there). When I go somewhere sultry, my skin starts becoming itchy and the itching becomes painful to the point where I cannot focus on anything else. So yes, I would avoid a sultry place like the plague.
     
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    My sentiment exactly. I always love when people out the west here complain about the heat when in all reality they have no clue what heat is. I am from GA and KY.
     
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    There are a lot of Obama phones in Alabama too.
     
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    Well I am not sure what Obama phones have to do with it all, but of course considering the demographics the obamaphone customers are naturally going to be higher in the south historically.
     
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    They aren't "Obama phones" The program name is Lifeline and it has been around since 1985. And it was in 2005 when wireless phones were added to the program.
     
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    It really depends on where you are going to go in Alabama. Near the coast the humidity may be high, but the further north you go the more this is mitigated.

    Health problems aside, you can get used to humidity, just as you can get used to cold or hot weather.

    If its a good opportunity, take it and see how it is. Higher humidity is great for the skin and complexion.
     
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    Then why is the official site called "obamaphone.com"?
     
  12. Capo Dei Capi

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    Government sites don't use .com, they use .gov

    obamaphone.com is owned by Hyperbole Media llc not the U.S. government, and was made more than a year before he was elected president.
     
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    hehehehehe i just come on some non seo posts just to read funny comments, some of them are pretty funny
     
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    I just moved from Alabama to Colorado largely to escape the heat, but lets just say a certain law in Colorado also influenced my decision. I have lived my whole life in Alabama. Mostly around Birmingham, but I also lived in Gadsden, Anniston, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery. The temperature is basically horrible everywhere during the summer. I've traveled out west during the summer, and I can tell you that Alabama heat is a special kind of hell. Also, it will rain almost every day during the summer, and while you may think it would cool things off, it usually just makes it even more unbearable because the humidity will spike.

    When you are choosing an apartment or house, make sure you pick one that is in the shade. Make sure it has EXCELLENT insulation. A lot of buildings in Alabama are old, and it is really easy to rack up a 400+ power bill during june, july and august.

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    Alabama is extremely backwards politically in almost every way. However, the people are nice for the most part, but you will encounter douches just like anywhere. Also, do not plan on having any public transportation. It is essentially nonexistent in the state.
     
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    Alabama is better than Arizona though. Arizona has a lot of California people who think the environment is important. Alabama has better ideals.
     
  16. DotBot

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    The only difference in Alabama is some good humidity. Personally it is nice here in Alabama.