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Old 08-09-2011, 20:54   #1
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Yikes, Power Out from Los Angeles to Tijuana and East to New Mexico

Sheesh , gonna be a lot of cranky people here tomorrow......... 1.4 million people in San Diego alone and no gas stations , grocery stores , etc. And all without a hurricane or earthquake or flood or etc. No word on how long the power is out , and they aren,t saying what happened. Can't really expect me to believe that they don't know. San onofre dropped two nuclear power plants off line just right here. Got my iPad going using my cell phone wifi hotspot. It's only been turned on for a few minutes , and I see three people have connected to my phone for Internet. Usually I have access control turned on , but I guess it can't hurt to share tonight. Down in San Diego for business trip , doesn't look like I will be programming any machinery tomorrow........oh well , the beach works fine with no electricity . Guess I'll just go hang out and look at boats.
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"programming machinery" Do you perhaps work on cnc machines?
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I think a revolving power rationing would be better than turning out all the lights. Cali could set up a schedule of preprogrammed blackouts
Nuclear power makes a lot more power than windmills.
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Old 08-09-2011, 21:19   #4
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Sounds like you got a free day off! Enjoy hanging out.

I just looked at an article in Yahoo saying is was probably caused by a substation in Arizona and it should have been contained. They don't know why it was spread to such a large area.
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Yep by golly. CBC machines is exactly what I do
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because the power grid is old overburdened and under powered?
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Damn touch screens *cnc machines. Been running them for about 30 years
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Right on!! Nice to meet fellow cnc person... oops, sorry back to the topic.

I wonder how long they can go without before riots break out??
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Grid is falling apart as are bridges.
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Just talked to good friends aboard their boat in San Diego... they just fired up the genny, broke out the ice for cocktails, turned on the LED lights and watched the sun go down. Just a taste of what can happen when man loses his creature comforts and has nothing to fall back on but his wits and his planning for self sufficient living. I guess the lines at service stations were around the block with no power to run the pumps. I hate to think of what the degenerates are going to get up to in the next 24 hours... Capt Phil
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This is cruising related how?
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Hey chief.....this is the off topic forum. The place your supposed to post absolute nonsense , not related to cruising. Check your forum heading and have a beer or something......sheesh
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This is cruising related how?
Actually, if one is prepping one's boat for extended cruising with an eye to being marina-free, the example of cranky, complicated and overburdened systems failing makes me want to buy the next gauge up for the boat.
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This is cruising related how?
I think this is possibly cruise related just as the inconsiderate **** in their modern sailboats having to run their generators in anchorages I had to listen to all summer long. At least most of the stinkpots have quiet gensets, unlike the catjenbenhuns who lash their Hondas to the mainmast. Solar panels, LEDs, and solid fuel heating works on land just as it does at sea.
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Woo , power came back on at about 3:30 this morning.
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