Power Outage

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    >>Something happen on our side, the was black some coming from transformers.

    Learn yourself some anything. All of the news channels are blathering on about how that was just thier emergency shutoff system, and not a fire or any sort of serious problem.

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    Im going with Bloomberg on this one.

    He said the Con Ed transformer on 14th had smoke coming out of it. With that specialized oil burning means something short, not just back feeding

    I wish I knew what oil they use, getting smoke isnt that common. But it wasnt a fire so it cant be that bad.


    Any one hear a real discussion on the grid? Fox had a decent one, but they didnt mention the 3, there the ones that are bugging me. Along with the phone deal.

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    My #1 rule: If its on Fox don't trust it

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    My #1 rule: If its on Fox don't trust it
    pinko.

    I like a channel that actually gets people some asked questions, not what they feel like saying or what will make them look good. They get stuff when its news not a rummor. Plus they actually have decent shows.

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    This is pretty messed up.

    My used to handle this stuff a couple of years ago, it doesnt add up.

    3 Places are down when they make there own power. I live near one. They are not normally connected. They are only connected when a man actually goes out to the station, the computers only tell what stat there in.

    So these places should never be down. I know a couple of firemen in my town, I also have a scanner(radio). There calling back all cops from a border, something that is very odd.
    First off I can make little sense of your first two paragraphs. And Calling back the police from the border does not seem odd since they will need to direct traffic and keep order until the power comes back on...

    Of course I'm not worried, but I will be if the power goes out here (Washington State)
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    And Calling back the police from the border does not seem odd since they will need to direct traffic and keep order until the power comes back on
    I figured they keep a couple, just seems funny to me. Plus it not by NYC.

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    Is that suppose to be an insult?

    I don't mind some of the programs on Fox, but after watching what they call news I'm leary. I don't watch CNN (never had cable). I get my news from multiple sources and take it all with a grain of salt.

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    Fox news consists of allen iverson and rape charges, its teh gay. As for all this ohter crap, crazy $$$$.

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    I Like to watch the Oriely Factor, even if he says something I don't agree with its nice to see him actually get angry over some topics. He seems to actually care about what he discusses (well really argues).
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

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    power shortages are common in my country sice we are providinf free electricity to agriculture there is always a power cut.. say a few hours a day.. But here every one, every business establishment, phone companies, traffic lights etc etc have UPS and generators... so it really dosent make a difference... Generators and UPS sell like hot cakes here... Boy powercut there seems to be such a big issue....

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    >>Boy powercut there seems to be such a big issue....

    We in the west are not used to going without.....



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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    BLAH BLAH BLAH.
    If you don't know what you're talking about, stop posting. I work for a power company, and I can promise you, you don't know jack. Stop talking.

    The outage pretty much killed my night last night. I was supposed to have a nice evening with my girlfriend, and instead it was spent driving around Michigan trying to find a hotel with power that wasn't booked.

    Also, what the hell was with all these morons at the gas stations? They were backed up into the goddam streets. I was at a gas station, and one guy filled up his truck, 4 small gas cans, and a bigass reserve tank in his truck's bed. I know some people had generators, but Jesus.

    We also heard a lady call into a radio station asking if people were missing, since it talks about that in Revelations or some crap. I can't believe how much people blew this out of proportion.

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    yeah im glad i didnt lose power, cuz if i did, i would have to watch tv by candlelight, and that would be no fun at all
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    Last night, as soon as NJ started to come back on, we got flooded with calls from people who couldn't browse, because our DHCP servers were overloaded by all of the requests coming in.

    Lots of calls went like this:

    Customer: 'Yeah... we just had a small power outage and now I don't have any TV or internet...'
    Me: 'Actually, sir, a large part of the North-Eastern US is without power right now'
    Customer: 'Oh... well how am I supposed to find that out when I can't watch TV?'
    Me: 'If you'd like I can try to put you in touch with your local cable office.'
    Customer: 'Why can't you fix it?
    Me: 'Is there a cable light on your modem, sir?'
    Customer: 'No'
    Me: 'Unfortunately if there isn't a cable light, it is an issue that your local office has to deal with. Do you have any questions before I transfer you?'

    Of course, the cable office still didn't have power at that time, so some other poor SOB in my building probably got him.
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    The religious crap that comes with these things is $$$$ing retarded.

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