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Rain Man
06-07-2010, 10:46 PM
We had a substation blow up in the next neighborhood over, and it knocked out our power for a few hours.

Man, we really, really rely on getting electric power. Everything pretty much stopped. As it got dark, I could almost feel the neighborhood starting to split into tribal factions to fight over the food and women. The wife and I have a couple of emergency items - a dynamo- and solar-powered flashlight/radio and a dynamo-powered flashlight - and I was thinking that if the entire U.S. lost power for a month, I would be killed for those things and our supply of power bars.

Creeps me out.


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LetsSignRussell
06-07-2010, 10:54 PM
quit your bitching we had a tornado come through here this morning. slept right through the sob.

LaChapelle
06-07-2010, 10:59 PM
I see a racoon flexing in the second one

L.A. Chieffan
06-07-2010, 11:00 PM
http://www.bloomenergy.com/

KcMizzou
06-07-2010, 11:15 PM
I think I saw this in a movie.

28 Minutes Later.

Garcia Bronco
06-07-2010, 11:18 PM
Link? :)


So that's what that was. Crazy

Rain Man
06-08-2010, 09:35 AM
31,000 homes lost power. ours came back after four or five hours, fortunately, so I don't have to eat three frozen pies and a dozen frozen dinners today.
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DeezNutz
06-08-2010, 09:37 AM
Almost?

Otter
06-08-2010, 09:45 AM
We lost power for a little over 3 days after a bad ice storm a couple years ago. Since then I keep about 2 weeks of canned food and water in the garage. I would have been begging for food if the road was somehow blocked and I couldn't go to friends and families.

If the entire country loses power for more than a week we'll all be going ape shit.

kaplin42
06-08-2010, 10:38 AM
We had a substation blow up in the next neighborhood over, and it and I was thinking that if the entire U.S. lost power for a month, I would be killed for those things and our supply of power bars.

Creeps me out.




There is a theory that this is what the 2012 apocalypse will be. A solar flare bigger than anything that we have ever seen before. It will cause power outages world wide. Leaving humanity in the dark till repairs can be made.

I believe 100% that if that happened, it would be mayhem. The cell phone junkies and facebook jockeys alone would probably just go insane from detoxing, and start killing everybody writing status updates in blood on the walls.

kepp
06-08-2010, 10:42 AM
http://www.louch.org/dailyyak/uploaded_images/JerichoMushroomCloud-750846.jpg

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2010, 10:44 AM
There is a theory that this is what the 2012 apocalypse will be...

Evolution is a theory. Relativity is a theory.

A 2012 apocalypse is a wild-ass guess.

Saccopoo
06-08-2010, 10:47 AM
Good. I fucking hate Denver just for it's proximity to Colorado Springs.

Amnorix
06-08-2010, 11:14 AM
A friend has a "whole house" generator that kicks on if the power goes out, running off of natural gas. In theory, he could run his house off that forever. Pretty cool.

Rain Man
06-08-2010, 11:16 AM
A friend has a "whole house" generator that kicks on if the power goes out, running off of natural gas. In theory, he could run his house off that forever. Pretty cool.

That's pretty neat.

I'd like to get some solar panels on my house. I asked a company for a bid, but they never showed up. Maybe I should ask another company.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 11:26 AM
you should have been here for the icestorm a few years back.

ROYC75
06-08-2010, 11:32 AM
you should have been here for the icestorm a few years back.

No kidding, it was bad here for a week and for some, it was 2 weeks.

CosmicPal
06-08-2010, 11:43 AM
There is a theory that this is what the 2012 apocalypse will be. A solar flare bigger than anything that we have ever seen before. It will cause power outages world wide. Leaving humanity in the dark till repairs can be made.



Mankind has lived in the dark FAR longer than they have had electricity since discovering the light bulb. Going back into the dark won't kill us- it may make life miserable for awhile, but it certainly won't decimate us.

kaplin42
06-08-2010, 12:30 PM
Mankind has lived in the dark FAR longer than they have had electricity since discovering the light bulb. Going back into the dark won't kill us- it may make life miserable for awhile, but it certainly won't decimate us.

Sure, back in the day no electricity was no big deal, but now that everything is so computer dependent, I would be willing to bet that there would be quite a bit of mayhem for a while, at least until people got used to it.

Just think about all the stuff that electricity effects in your daily life, and think about what would happen if it all suddenly stopped.

Baconeater
06-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Sure, back in the day no electricity was no big deal, but now that everything is so computer dependent, I would be willing to bet that there would be quite a bit of mayhem for a while, at least until people got used to it.

Just think about all the stuff that electricity effects in your daily life, and think about what would happen if it all suddenly stopped.
Absolutely, our most basic necessity is food, and our methods of distributing, storing and cooking it are very dependent on electricity. How bad it would get would likely depend on what time of year the prolonged outage happened, if it was over the summer I'd imagine things would get ugly way faster than any other time of the year.

Dave Lane
06-08-2010, 02:48 PM
Evolution is a theory. Relativity is a theory.

A 2012 apocalypse is a wild-ass guess.

Religon is a theory

Count Alex's Wins
06-08-2010, 02:53 PM
Generators kick ass.

I remember when the hurricane hit houston, I would charge my laptop off the battery in my car every few hours. Mostly I just sat around playing Civ 3 and listening to a battery-powered radio. I listened to the Chiefs football updates that the national sports radio network would come in with every 30 minutes or so. It was excruciating. That was the home opener where the Raiders won in 2008.