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Comment: Re: No mystery at all (Score 1) 111

No. Wrong. Canaries were indeed used for methane detection, look it up. You are imagining the canary would have to pass out or die. False. Reality is the canary is normally a very songful bird, but will *stop singing* if concentration of certain gases (including methane) raises about a certain level, WELL BELOW any level that would make the bird show signs of harm.

Comment: Re:If you insist on keeping physical hardware (Score 1) 446

You spew in complete ignorance. The heat and temperature of smoke alone can become sufficient to cause flashover fires when it is present in thick enough layer. Talking of boiling water temperatures is nonsense. The heat radiated in house fire can be tens of kilowatts per square meter, your stove is not a valid model.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. -- Richard Bach, "Illusions"