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Shortcoming can cause danger can cause comfort.
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Does the danger cause the comfort? The realization of the danger? The shortcoming?
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Does the danger cause the comfort? Yesish The realization of the danger? No The shortcoming? Noish
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Is the danger life-threatening? Does it threaten the person? Others? His/her possessions?
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Is the danger life-threatening? Possibly to unlikely Does it threaten the person? Noish Others? Possibly His/her possessions? Yes
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Is the danger a natural disaster? Another person? Are other people relevant?
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Is the danger a natural disaster? Another person? Are other people relevant? Can be to all of these
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HINT: The danger itself doesn't cause the comfort. Instead, the danger can come along with something that leads to the comfort.
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Is it an awareness of the danger that leads to the comfort? An awareness of something?
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Is it an awareness of the danger that leads to the comfort? An awareness of something? No to both
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Is the something that causes comfort a physical item? A feeling? An intangible thing? A thing, period?
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Is the something that causes comfort a physical item? No A feeling? Yes An intangible thing? No A thing, period? No
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Is it a feeling of calm? Love? Joy? Pleasure? Relaxation? Happiness?
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Does the danger lead to relief or surprise of some sort, though eliciting humour? For example, one may feel exhilarated after riding a roller coaster.
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Is it a feeling of calm? No Love? No Joy? No Pleasure? Noish Relaxation? Noish Happiness? No

Does the danger lead to relief Yesish or surprise No of some sort, though eliciting humour? No For example, one may feel exhilarated after riding a roller coaster.

HINT: The danger actually is a situation that isn't dangerous in itself but can become dangerous given the right circumstances. You may want to find out what that situation is because that's more important for the puzzle than the possible consequences. Figuring out the shortcoming is important, too. If you figure that out, the rest should be easy (I think).
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Is driving relevant? Would one typically be inside? Outside? Can the feeling of danger/etc be a man? Woman? Adult? Child? Teenager? Elderly person?
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Is driving relevant? No Would one typically be inside? Yes Outside? No Can the feeling of danger/etc be a man? Woman? Adult? Child? Teenager? Elderly person? Generally, anyone. In this particular context: adult, gender irrelevant.
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Are electronics relevant? Is important personal information important? Identity theft?
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Are electronics relevant? In one way, YES to the lack thereof... Is important personal information important? No Identity theft? No
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Is the shortcoming the lack of a certain electronic device? Communications device? TV? Or lack of electricity? Or phone line? Lack of cellphone reception? Is the comfort from lack of something? If so, lack of: noise? Distractions? Disturbances?
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Is the shortcoming the lack of a certain electronic device? Yes Communications device? TV? Or lack of electricity? Or phone line? Lack of cellphone reception? No to all of those Is the comfort from lack of something? Yes If so, lack of: noise? No Distractions? Disturbances? No with a little -ish to those
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Does the electronic device: make noise? Play music? Display an image? Have buttons? Receive radiowaves? Or transmit them? Is it an alarm clock? Door bell? Is it smaller than a cell phone? Laptop? Is it a computer? Radio? Is the danger from being unable to do whatever the electronic device is made for doing? Does it tell the time? Is the comfort from lack of stress?
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Does the electronic device: make noise? Yes, but that's not desired Play music? No Display an image? No Have buttons? Yes Receive radiowaves? No Or transmit them? No Is it an alarm clock? No Door bell? No Is it smaller than a cell phone? No Laptop? No, larger than both Is it a computer? No Radio? No Is the danger from being unable to do whatever the electronic device is made for doing? Not directly. The danger comes from something you do to emulate the function of the device, and additionally... Does it tell the time? No Is the comfort from lack of stress? No
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Is it an appliance? A microwave? Toaster? Oven? Toaster oven? A clock?
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Is it an appliance? As in kitchen appliance? No. A microwave? Toaster? Oven? Toaster oven? Hence no to all A clock? No
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Is the device typically found in the kitchen? Dining room? Library? Living room? Bathroom? Attic? Cellar? Garage? Indoors? Outdoors?
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Is the device typically found in the kitchen? Dining room? Library? Living room? Bathroom? Attic? Cellar? Garage? Indoors? Outdoors?
I'm not sure what's typical, but I think theoretically, it can be used anywhere that's indoors. Some FA for this particular context, though.
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Is the electronic thing considered portable? Is it used in a home? Other building? Workplace? Public building? Library? Stadium? Bookstore? Grocery store? School? University? Restaurant? Hotel? Casino? Convenience store? Drugstore? Is food relevant? Drinks? Is it a scale?
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Is the electronic thing considered portable? Can be both portable and non-portable Is it used in a home? Other building? Workplace? YES! (Actually, it can be used in any of those places, but this is the relevant one) Public building? Library? Stadium? Bookstore? Grocery store? School? University? Restaurant? Hotel? Casino? Convenience store? Drugstore? Is food relevant? No Drinks? No Is it a scale? No
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But it is not a computer, correct? Is it used for entrance/exit? Communication? Is something viewed on it?
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But it is not a computer, correct? Correct :-) Is it used for entrance/exit? Communication? Is something viewed on it? No to all
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I might have it...is it a radio?

If not...

Does it make noise? Is it battery-powered? Or plugged in? Is temperature involved?
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I might have it...is it a radio? No

If not...

Does it make noise? Yes, but none that's desired Is it battery-powered? No Or plugged in? Yes Is temperature involved? YES!
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Is it an air conditioner? Fan? Furnace? Fireplace?
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Is it an air conditioner? Yes Fan? Also possible, but not primarily what I was asking for Furnace? Fireplace? No to the rest
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Does the danger come from the air conditioner not working? From (potentially) falling out the window?
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Does the danger come from the air conditioner not working? There is none to begin with... From (potentially) falling out the window? No, but you're on the right track
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Does the a/c work? Noise relevant? Does the shortcoming come from leaving it on while not home? From not turning it on for a long period of time?
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Does the a/c work? Noise relevant? Does the shortcoming come from leaving it on while not home? From not turning it on for a long period of time? The shortcoming is the lack of an AC...
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Is the danger related to the heat? Possibly overheating? Getting heatstroke? Heat exhaustion?
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Is the danger related to the heat? Indirectly Possibly overheating? Getting heatstroke? Heat exhaustion? No to all
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Would any home without an A/C have this danger? Only those in a certain climate?
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Would any home without an A/C have this danger? Yes, as long as it's warm enough for cooling down the room with an AC to make sense Only those in a certain climate? See previous answer
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Could the danger threaten someone's life? Their possessions? Family? Home?
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Could the danger threaten someone's life? Their possessions? Theoretically, both, although I'd say possessions are more likely Family? Home? FA to both (I said in some older post that I'm referring to a workplace :-) )
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Could it threaten loss of data? Less work done? Complaining co-workers?
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Sweating relevant? Drinking lots of fluids? Specifically water? Work performance relevant? Body odor? Toilet breaks? Water poisoning? Something else to do with how the body copes (or doesn't) with heat? Air moisture levels relevant?
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Could it threaten loss of data? Indirectly Less work done? No Complaining co-workers? Possibly

Sweating relevant? Drinking lots of fluids? Specifically water? No Work performance relevant? Body odor? Toilet breaks? No Water poisoning? No Something else to do with how the body copes (or doesn't) with heat? Air moisture levels relevant? No

It's feeling unwell because of the heat in general which makes you wish for some cooling and which leads to the action that you perform to get some which in turn can lead to the danger. The specification of the unwell feeling isn't relevant, so I just answered those that can have clearly nothing to do with the puzzle.
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(Delete the last "can" in my previous post...)
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Would you spray yourself with water? Dump water on yourself? Does the danger hence become electrocution?
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Would you spray yourself with water? Dump water on yourself? Does the danger hence become electrocution? No to all
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Does the action involve another person? Is it fanning yourself? Removing clothing?
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Does the action involve another person? Is it fanning yourself? Removing clothing? No to all
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Is ice involved? Water?
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Does it involve: going somewhere? Opening windows? Moving air? Does it involve something flammable? Something unhealthy?
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Is ice involved? Water? No to both

Does it involve: going somewhere? That's part of the danger, not the action Opening windows? YES! Moving air? Does it involve something flammable? Something unhealthy? No to the rest
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Does opening the windows cause both the danger and the comfort? Is the danger that of falling out the windows? Stuff blowing out the windows? Such as papers?
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Does opening the windows cause both the danger and the comfort? Yes Is the danger that of falling out the windows? No Stuff blowing out the windows? For example Such as papers? See prev. answer
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So:
1. The shortcoming is a lack of AC at work places? Work places in general? One specific workplace? One specific type fo workplace?
2. The shortcoming leads to windows being opened when it is hot. This leads to comfort.
3. Open windows can lead to things being blown in from the outside (leaf, rain, dust, trash), stuff inside (papers, paper money, secrets) blowing out the window, and being blown around inside, becoming lost/destroyed/falling into the wrong hands.
Correct? Is there more to it?
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So:
1. The shortcoming is a lack of AC at work places? Work places in general? One specific workplace? One specific type fo workplace?
Actually, my own workplace, but as it can refer to most indoor workplaces, let's say work places in general
2. The shortcoming leads to windows being opened when it is hot. This leads to comfort.
Yes
3. Open windows can lead to things being blown in from the outside (leaf, rain, dust, trash), stuff inside (papers, paper money, secrets) blowing out the window, and being blown around inside, becoming lost/destroyed/falling into the wrong hands.
Yes, and additionally, people breaking in and stealing things and/or threatening persons who are inside, but that's not important for the puzzle. The point was that an open window can become dangerous in general.
Correct? Is there more to it?
That's it for the most part, but I'd like to have a detail on how long/ under what circumstances the window is left open before I $poil...
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Is the window left open when there are people around? When it's breezy? At a specific time of day? For at least an hour at a time? 30 minutes? 15 minutes? 10? 5? 1?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 11:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the window left open when there are people around? Yope When it's breezy? Irr At a specific time of day? Yes For at least an hour at a time? This 30 minutes? 15 minutes? 10? 5? 1?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do people forget to close the windows before going home? Or leaving the room?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do people forget to close the windows before going home? This Or leaving the room?


And now it's time for a...

***************** SPOILER *****************

I work in a building that has the
shortcoming that none of the offices are air-conditioned in any way. So, unless you bring your own fan, the only way to get permanent cooling is leaving the window wide open. However, this doesn't always help much. On particularly hot days, you won't feel a significant fall of temperature, let alone a breeze, so you'll quickly forget about the window being open.

If you're unlucky, you might even forget about it while you're leaving after doing your days's work so that it stays open overnight. Now, an open window is one thing, an unattended open window is another. As already mentioned, there's the
danger of burglers climbing in and stealing things and/or threatening co-workers who are still around, or of a heavy wind blowing papers around, or of rain damaging things near the window etc. and you yourself might get in trouble if some co-worker (or whoever) finds out that you've created such a security gap.

But assuming that none of this happens, you'll have the
comfort of a nice and cool room on your next workday due to the cooler air coming in overnight.

These were the thoughts my OCD-ish mind was producing a few minutes after I had left my office the other day because I wasn't sure if I had really closed my window (I had).

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