UA752 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 142 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 896 times:
This summer were gonna be having lots of rolling blackouts I bet. Weve had a few her in Ca already. I myself kind of like black outs. It gives us all a sense of how primative man lived his life when the sun went down. Anyways, what do you all do to keep busy durring blackouts? I like to sit on my roof and watch the stars. Anyone?
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 820 times:
Well it would be very unusual for any blackouts to occur in California during the nighttime hours, since it's the heavy use of energy during the workday that drains resources. Energy use appears to peak during the late afternoon/early evening hours and then decline thru the night. That's because: 1) heat is highest at that time; and 2) people are working all day and then go home.
That's not to say a stretch of really, really hot weather wouldn't drain resources so much that it COULD extend into the night, but not likely.
So don't use that as an excuse to boink your significant other by candlelight.....if your looking for an excuse, that is.
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 807 times:
Do what people did at my work during a rolling black out in March. Yell and scream and pretend to panic and then go out on to the balconies and wave at the KCAL 9 news helicopter orbiting over head as if it is their only savior, then, when the power comes back on act as if nothing out of the ordinary ever happened.
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 804 times:
As I live in a rural area black outs from thunderstorms with fallen power lines are common about 6 per year.
Our family own a laptop, when power black out occurs I dial up the internet and come and have a look here airliners.net . TV doesn't work, no lights but the computer and internet connection available.