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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Power Outages

    CNN reporting outages across the east coast - NTC, Detroit, Cleveland.

    Sounds too odd to be coincidence.

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    From the CBC:
    Power disaster hits North America
    Last Updated Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:37:32
    TORONTO - A power outage such as North American hasn't seen in almost 40 years has crippled huge areas of Canada and the United States. Industry, government and transportation have ground to a complete halt. There's no clear explanation why the power is out.

    So far it isn't clear just how extensive the outage is - but reports of power cuts have been reported all the way from Chicago to New York and from Ottawa to Washington.

    The disaster struck just after 4:15 p.m. ET and with the afternoon rush hour about to hit, it looks as if traffic gridlock is about to hit every major urban centre including, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Chicago and Detroit.

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    Wow. I've not noticed any problems here.

    At least the trains are still running and my office has power.

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    Tranplanner, you there? Plannergirl? ts corbitt? Fill us in.

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    Originally posted by Cardinal
    Tranplanner, you there? Plannergirl? ts corbitt? Fill us in.
    Chi, NW burbs still here.

    Givning me the creeps. Asking for feedback sounds like asking for a sitrep of battle damage when you know someone is not there any more you just don't know who is gone.
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    They are saying it is a massive grid overload in one of the major power systems.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

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    It seems so bizarre to have an overload this big in only 90 degree heat.

    This sounds like the plot to Trigger Effect which was written and directed by a guy I went to high school with.

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    We need to start a survivalist thread

    We could share nuggets of information like which wild plants are edible and which aren't
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    Yeah Duke, and which street in NYC might possibly be safe tonight. Scary stuff, especially if your stuck in a subway car under the Hudson River.

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    all if fine here

    jsut talked to someone with the homeland security nazis and its NOT terrorists its the summer and its hot, more users every year and this year BAM we finaly got a hot day

    someting in NY failed im told

    ill keep ya updated as my contact gives me more
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

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    Originally posted by Chet
    Scary stuff, especially if your stuck in a subway car under the Hudson River.
    Now that you mention those things, VERY

    It looks like not even or just barley in the 90's out east. That seems hardly like it should have taxed the system that much?
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    well it does not take much to stress an old and already overworked system and the way the grid that failed is when one part goes down it overloads the rest and its like fuses going in a fuse box (pop pop pop) they will have to slowly pull each section back online once there are less users so it does not trip the triggers again.

    dont ask why i know this crap, i read too damn much
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    I guess this illustrates the danger of over-centralization of anything.

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    Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    fine here
    Good to hear you're okay.

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    The blackout, which briefly knocked television networks off the air, sent thousands of New Yorkers streaming into the streets.

    Fires are burning in the Bronx and Brooklyn, according to MSNBC.

    there was no train or subway service in the city. Thousands of people were believed to be stuck in stopped subway cars with no air conditioning.

    thousands also are stuck in elevators in city high-rise buildings. Outside, traffic lights are out, stalling traffic, and pedestrians are filling the roadways.

    WNBC reported reported all major airports are blacked out. ABC News said planes are allowed to land but not take off.




    WOW
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    Yup and i like it hot so save for my furry kids id be fine
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    Yup and i like it hot so save for my furry kids id be fine
    Yeah, but traffic will probably be a lot worse than usual... be careful getting home.

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    So, I am at the gym, watching this power outage thing on the TV while I was on the Treadmill, and the lights go out.. I was like SHIT... then realized the treadmill did not stop. The staff shut off the lights to play a joke on us.

    Reading as power, so I guess that Philly does too.
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    Originally posted by Duke Of Dystopia
    We need to start a survivalist thread

    We could share nuggets of information like which wild plants are edible and which aren't
    FM21-76, Survival. The only field manual I kept from my Army days. I have plenty of canned food as well as dried food that I take camping - at least enough for a month. The biggest issue would be water, although if I can find it I do have a filter and some iodine tablets. Add a good first aid supply, tools, guns, camping/backpacking equipment, reading materials, and know-how, and I think I'll do alright when that day comes.

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    Okay everyone... remember, when it hits the fan, we all meet at Mikey-poo's house.

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    Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    Yup and i like it hot so save for my furry kids id be fine
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    My folks in Buffalo say that they've got power, but that it's hit-or-miss throughout the rest of the area. Most of my relatives back in WNY are dark.

    It's 85 degrees (30 C) in Buffalo. This is considered extremely hot for the area; people complain like Brits when it's in the 80s for too long. I'm glad my parents have power.

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    waiting to hear from family in New Jersey.
    Sis lives & works in Manhattan.
    Brother was in a meeting in Lower New York State was expecting to make it out to family in NJ.
    Family was planning to fly out friday afternoon.
    will have some good stories later on...
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    just got a call from a friend in West Islip NY and they are dark also dark in the Hamptons.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Originally posted by nerudite
    Okay everyone... remember, when it hits the fan, we all meet at Mikey-poo's house.
    Bring beer.

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