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Re: [Debconf-team] [Debconf10-localteam] DC10 date options

On Oct 14, 2009, at 2:53 PM, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:

Hi Gunnar,

Thanks for your thoughts! Responding only to a couple excerpts out of order:

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 01:48:15PM -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
     - one of the lodgings has air conditioning, though others don't

Is it really _that_ bad? I mean, I know we would have hated it in
Cáceres if we didn't have A/C all over, but I don't expect NY to be as
extreme as Extremadura.

- it's more relevant that some lodging lacks air conditioning, though
       fans plus open windows will likely be an effective substitute

I hope this not to be too much of a killer issue.

Indeed it won't; as I said in a follow-up, apparently the conference housing people will be providing window A/C units for those lodgings that don't have it. And regardless, yes, NY temperatures will be much milder than Extremadura.

Cons: - The weather may be a bit hotter and more humid

How discrete are your bits? If it is 2°C higher avg. as I understood,
no big deal

Yes, that's correct, though NYC weather varies a lot more than many parts of the world - we can have hot periods right before or after cold periods. The humidity is really the subjectively bigger change. It feels different enough for me to have mentioned weather as a factor, but personally I don't think my preference for the June weather outweighs all the other advantages I see in the
July/August dates.

I can't resist telling my favorite New York weather story! In the beginning of May 1996 it was -15C for almost a week, far from normal for mid-Spring. The next day, it got up to -5C. Then one later later it was 35C for 3 days. While that's extreme for NYC, that's just a good illustration of what's possible in this region, where arctic chills meet gulf stream warmth and do a dance with the jetstream :).



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