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Living up to the E in its name, they are going to turn the screws on northern Cali for a few days (perhaps until Gov. Gavin Greaseball screams "uncle" and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless PGE from all future customer incineration and explosion events).

 

So ... we need a playlist (at least until the iPhone loses its 3 hour charge).


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PG&E's being like a spoiled brat having a temper tantrum. Blamed for problems, they're taking their toys and going home.

 

The interim solution here is 42 solar panels and a battery backup bank for critical systems.

 

Dismantling PG&E is going to take time. New local power companies give me hope.


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I have 31 solar panels, but they are grid-tied.

 

I need to get a battery if they keep this crap up.

 

Oh, and here is another:

 

 


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Do you need an acoustic playlist?

 

BTW, a Tesla Powerwall battery will run my house for 0.14 day (winter heating season) - so I suggest a Ballard Power fuel cell.  There are several parked out behind the Oracle HQ bldgs. if you have a truck & crane...

 

Oh.. if you don't like Newsome, then maybe bring back Gov. Gray...


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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7 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

Do you need an acoustic playlist?

 

BTW, a Tesla Powerwall battery will run my house for 0.14 day (winter heating season) - so I suggest a Ballard Power fuel cell.  There are several parked out behind the Oracle HQ bldgs. if you have a truck & crane...

 

Oh.. if you don't like Newsome, then maybe bring back Gov. Gray...

 

Yes we'll be all acoustic today, lol.

 

My battery bank will run critical systems for 18 hours. That includes the refrigerator, microwave, central lighting, security, computing, and communications. In our local climate we do not consider heating and A/C a critical system; the house is very well insulated, the internal temperature is moderated by a basement (rare in this area), and we can live without our radiant heat (in floors that retain heat for a while anyway) and without our split-system A/C for at least a day or so.

No natural gas, the cars are electric, and I usually owe nothing or at most one month's small power bill at the end of each year, previously to PG&E and now Silicon Valley Clean Energy.


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1 hour ago, wgscott said:

Clearly you aren't required to run a hot-tub for the benefit of your avatar.

 

Well, (a) she prefers headphones to hot tubs, and (b) one of us would need a hot tub time machine to make that age-appropriate.


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12 hours ago, wgscott said:

Really, I just need to be able to charge my Di2 battery and have internet.

 

Don't need electricity for heat?

 

Considering the venality of PG&E songs about money seem appropriate...

 

 

 


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

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"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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I suspect it will become increasingly difficult to maintain First World levels of services in the future.  The outages are only patly due to PG&E's lack of maintenance; climate change has greatly amplified fire risk.

 

But once the ecosystem conversion is complete it will be ok.  Sand doesn't burn.


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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1 hour ago, Ralf11 said:

I suspect it will become increasingly difficult to maintain First World levels of services in the future.  The outages are only patly due to PG&E's lack of maintenance; climate change has greatly amplified fire risk.

 

But once the ecosystem conversion is complete it will be ok.  Sand doesn't burn.

At high temperatures in an atmosphere rich in fluorine or chlorine it could.

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Don't worry - there is GREAT NEWS!!  That will not happen on Earth for billions of years.  EVEN BETTER, we now know that Earth will not get as hot as Venus in the next few centuries.

 

So relax!


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

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So far, nothing has happened here.  (Further north, they have cut power to half a million households and businesses.)  Although it is a bit dry, the air is calm (no wind).  So they have postponed the shutdown until two hours from now.  

 

I've wasted much of the day preparing for a deal that never went down.

 

 


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Is all this stuff really meant to make us all fearful?. Get us to tow the line.


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1 hour ago, wgscott said:

 

I've wasted much of the day preparing for a deal that never went down.

 

 

 

not wasted as you'll be ready next time


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

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2 hours ago, SuperRu said:

Is all this stuff really meant to make us all fearful?. Get us to tow the line.

 

To get the governor/legislature to tow the line, i.e., so that they agree to indemnify and hold harmless PGE from all future (and perhaps also past) customer incineration and gas explosion events.

 

They learned strong-arm tactics from the Enron days.


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so you won't be ready next time??


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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