Does Technology Help You Weather a Monster Storm?

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Have you heard? A huge winter storm plopped its ass on the East Coast this week, and another is trudging through the south and midwest. Snow and frigid temps have people semi-voluntarily holed up inside. Is that you? Are you using electrons and glowing screens to fend off the cold? Does that work?


A lot of big-dollar tech goes into predicting (and trying to control) what falls from the sky, but the average person on the street is still subject to the weather's whims. But if there's one unifying goal of modern tech, it's to make life as effortless and comfy as possible, including during inclement weather. For you, maybe that means ordering a bunch of takeout online (hopefully without being a dick). Maybe you've got a fancy thermostat that you crank to the max as you're leaving the office, ensuring sauna-like heat when you get home. Or maybe you use a weather app (or a bunch of 'em) to determine whether or not you'll actually set foot outdoors.

Or maybe you just binge-watch a whole bunch of movies or shows. We're not gonna judge. Tell us what you're doing to brave the storm, or kill time until the spring thaw, in the comments below.

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Am I crazy for wanting to experience one of these things? Having lived most of my life by the Mediterranean coast, snow and below-zero temperatures feel so exotic to me. Being snowed-in at a cozy house with good company, plenty of food, booze, something to game on and a kindle is a pet fantasy of mine.