The Great East Coast Black Out Of 2012 [Pic]

Submitted by: kitten_soup 5 years ago in Tech

Any East Coast I-A-Bers dealing with no electricity? Then how are you reading this? Oh, cell phone--right.
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Male 1,838
Central Air unit died on July 3rd. I went old fashioned; worked in the yard all day then took a cold shower.
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Male 14,331
Could be worse you could have to support royalty....
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Male 99
"This is why the U.S. is doomed. This."

I used to worry about this too. Now I see them as fat little drone pilots and sleep well at night.
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Male 425
wow that kid`s a valuable asset in the apocalypse; he is powering his xbox with an inverter and a car battery? pro
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Male 133
Well this got all philosophical over a simple picture, glad most people base there opinions of an entire country and what its people are like off of this. xD
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Male 8,447
@patchgrabber

I LIKE the idea of an electric vehicle. Fewer moving parts, buttloads more torque at all RPMs, etc. I`ve actually been looking into building an electric bike to go to work on clear days when I don`t require my truck. It`d be an interesting project, and fun to ride.

Actually, the only downside of electric cars are 1) they are not currently viable alternatives to what we have and 2) they do not currently reduce emissions, just move the source.

Area really doesn`t make a difference. There are quite a few EV`s in my areas, which is hurricane prone. But everyone I know who has one has an ADDITIONAL vehicle that is gas-powered, as they know there is a good chance there will be a time they can not recharge.
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Male 116
your country is fcuked up lol, land of the free, my arse lmao
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Male 51
@patchgrabber;

sure you did, but you`re not an american and probably had a life.
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Male 586
First world problems...
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Female 6,381
You could do worse than being a portable windmill salesman in that part of the country right now...
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Male 15,187
This is why you`re fat and have no future.
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Male 5,811
Also, when I was a kid I played video games AND played in the forest, went dirt biking, golfing, etc. Variety is the spice of life.
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Male 5,811
@MeGrendel: Your assertion that electric cars in hurricane zones are not too useful is correct, but don`t go using one area of the world and assume that you can apply the same logic elsewhere. Electricity in most areas is quite stable.
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Female 1,743
This is our future generation, America...
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Male 143
And by "experience Fran": I mean experience 1996, which means you have no idea what you are talking about. So please wait a few years before exploring the expansive W.W.W.
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Male 143
As an East Coast I-A-Ber........Yea, news is overblowing this. Northern VA lost power in SOME parts for 12-72 hours. Even more farther north. Eastern NC: 5.5 at most in one town. Dude, get over the power outages. I lost more power in Hurricane Fran than this stupid storm. If you haven`t experienced Fran, please get off the Internet.
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Male 6,737
@kja1995 - We do. Didn`t anyone tell you?
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Male 371
How Ironic? Hopefully that tv will fall off it`s precarious perch.
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Male 390
This should be a "This is why you`re so fat, America" picture. The kid is playing a videogame...outside. /sigh
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Male 123
I Love how Europeans act like they control the United States media.
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Male 1,803
I love how when the upper Eastern States experience a spot of difficulty it`s a FRIGGING DISASTER!!!! but when the Gulf or Mid West States get similar it`s nowhere near as big a story.

Take that hurricane that wasn`t last year. Even here in the UK that would be a relatively non event (we get 1 or 2 hurricane force storms a year). But it sounded like NYC was gonna get destroyed. And... nothing, apart from some pics of garden chairs being blown over...
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Male 4,863
I just thought his comment was funny jtrebowski.
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Male 8,447
@jtrebowski

After a little research, I learned that my previous post was wrong.
You CAN NOT USE A GENERATOR TO RECHARGE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE.

Most user`s manuals for electric vehicles have the following disclaimer: "Do not use portable or stationary backup generating equipment to charge the vehicle. This may cause damage to the vehicle`s charging system. Only charge the vehicle from utility supplied power." (this one is verbatum from the Volt user`s manual)

So, you`re still a fuggin dummy.
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Male 8,447
jtrebowski-"Gas pumps run on ELECTRICITY"

Take it from someone who has been through plenty of major power outages (previous post):

A service station running on a single generator can refuel HUNDREDS (if not thousands) of cars that can then run on internal combustion engines.

On the other hand, every electric vehicle will require a dedicated generator (big one) many hours to recharge, and then require recharging AGAIN before long.

See the difference? (ya fuggin dummy)

People that live in hurricane prone zones KNOW how to handle extended power outages. They also know that an eletric car would be useless in such a situation. (A hybrid would have not problems. It would actually be a asset as you get more use for your gas.)
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Male 37
MERICA!!!!
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Male 1,754
Jamie, no they don`t.
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Male 14,331
The message is don`t depend on electricity it can fail! It`s almost the 4th here get gun depend for yourself or you may be depended upon like alot of other places!
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Female 313
jtrebowski is implying gas stations don`t have back up generators.
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Male 2,345
this little dumpling is pretty much what most little kids and adults in the US look like.
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Male 382
Yep , we used to go out and play with our friends and find things to amuse ourselves. That fat little turd probably can only run to the icecream truck. And when the car battery dies, he will just flop around and cry untill daddy gets another one
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Male 3,369
MeGrendel is a Rush Limbaugh listening knuckledragging mouthbreather. Gas pumps run on ELECTRICITY, you fugging dummies!!!
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Male 3,369
""One question: How do all those `environmentally conscious" like those electric cars NOW?"

Love this comment. And I am for electric cars."


then you`re an idiot. it takes electricity to power gas pumps.
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Male 4,863
"One question: How do all those `environmentally conscious" like those electric cars NOW?"

Love this comment. And I am for electric cars.
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Male 8,447
McGovern1981-"Spent like 4 days without power in an ice storm this year without power try that!!"

Hurricane Camille (69): Weeks without power.

Hurricane Frederic (79): Three weeks without water, four weeks without power.

Hurricane Katrina (05): Three weeks without power, over a year to move back into my home.

These people are experiencing a common situation on the Gulf Coast.

When I was 12 it was nothing for me and my friends to walk down the road carrying rifles & shotguns going hunting in the woods. The neighbors would just say `good luck` & `be careful`. Now you get the cops called on you.

One question: How do all those `environmentally conscious" like those electric cars NOW?
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Female 2,761
blackout?
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Male 1,586
Oh reading thelonius` comment reminded me of when I would go to my aunt`s house and we would play in her barn. We would have corn cob wars and crab apple wars. Those were good times. I would go home bruised from head to toe.
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Male 1,586
hahahaha markust that`s fantastic!!! We used to steal kids candy at Halloween. We were such jerks when we were kids, but at least we got out of the house and got some exercise.
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Male 3,310
markust123:I am so glad I grew up in an era where kids still played in the woods. Why did my generation turn into such bad parents? We had it so good.

I`ve wondered about this also. We made weekly trips to my grand parents place. Which was basically acres of woods around a small farm, that backed up to acres and acres of deep woods. I was allowed to frolic around as I please, but I wonder. This was the kind of place that you could test your kids. If they broke a leg between a couple of logs or got a 50 pound flint slab in the face trying to climb the wrong place, they wouldn`t come back. Maybe an evolution enhancer?
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Male 2,690
AN* inverter. Sad
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Male 3,310
***Spent like 4 days without power in an ice storm this year without power***

2 hard kore!!
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Male 4,863
"I never skateboarded in the cemetery but I did used to run around in the cemetery. Kids today are little babies."

We were monsters. I remember one time we grabbed a stuffed bunny with long arms and tied him to a grave cross with wire and lit him on fire with lighter fluid. Can you image going to visit your grandfathers grave and finding those ashes? We used to also steal the dead kids candy on Easter. They weren`t going to eat it. For years I thought dead kids were haunting me. I think it was just my conscience.
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Male 4,863
"Get a gun! You`ve got another hobby!"

My brother has a 357 Magnum I get to play with. I mean shoot responsibly.
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Male 14,331
@markust123

Get a gun! You;ve got another hobby!
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Male 1,586
I never skateboarded in the cemetery but I did used to run around in the cemetery. Kids today are little babies.
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Male 14,331
Not me yet...

Spent like 4 days without power in an ice storm this year without power try that!!

Power companies have monopolies in areas it`s a problem! They don`t care.
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Male 4,863
Did you guys skateboard in the cemetery? Well what kids back then called skateboarding (Siting on your board and going down the hills).
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Male 4,863
"When I was a kid a guy tried to kidnap me, but I was still allowed to go play in the wood too. I miss those days. Sometimes I still go to the woods and run around to this day."

My brother and I went back and played in the big woods a couple years back. We had a blast. We`re going to get machetes and go back again.
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Male 1,586
"When I was a boy living in Seattle another boy my age in Tacoma had his thingy cut off and shoved in his butt and left to die. We still got to play in the woods. And these woods were only 2-3 miles North of the strip where the Green River Murderer got most of his girls. Looking back I think our parents were trying to kill us."

When I was a kid a guy tried to kidnap me, but I was still allowed to go play in the wood too. I miss those days. Sometimes I still go to the woods and run around to this day.
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Male 4,863
"@markust it is because parents are scared of all of the millions of creepers waiting outside their door to steal their children. It`s better to keep them inside where they are safe."

When I was a boy living in Seattle another boy my age in Tacoma had his thingy cut off and shoved in his butt and left to die. We still got to play in the woods. And these woods were only 2-3 miles North of the strip where the Green River Murderer got most of his girls. Looking back I think our parents were trying to kill us.
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Male 1,586
@markust it is because parents are scared of all of the millions of creepers waiting outside their door to steal their children. It`s better to keep them inside where they are safe.
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Male 2,384
didnt this happen before in 2005-ish?
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Female 1,515
@markust The internet must have been invented because people were tired of spending gas to get porn!
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Male 4,863
"What did people DO before the internet?!"

We drove to adult stores to rent videos and purchase magazines.
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Male 4,863
I am so glad I grew up in an era where kids still played in the woods. Why did my generation turn into such bad parents? We had it so good.
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Female 1,515
What did people DO before the internet?!
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Male 267
The video game was powered by "a" inverter. I am saddened.
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Male 15,510
I have a friend affected by this who spent 2 days and a half without electricity and almost went crazy. I would have gone crazy after the first hour.
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Male 2,591
This is why the U.S. is doomed. This.
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Female 368
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