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 Possible blackouts in the eastern states today
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:28:46 PM on 10 February 2017.
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There have been reports in the news today that there will be rolling blackouts across portions of the eastern states today to negate the effects of the surge in electricity usage during the hot weather and this may be particularly felt in NSW where temperatures are a bit higher. This website is protected by a UPS and will stay online for a time (I don't know exactly as it's never been put to the test) but will probably go offline if a blackout occurs and lasts for a long time.

Naturally, in the case of a blackout the site will be available once again once power is restored.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:10:15 PM on 10 February 2017.
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A UPS that can perform a controlled shutdown is ideal for a server.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:20:14 PM on 10 February 2017.
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I have that option though I'd rather have the uptime. A server that is just being used for the Web won't be affected by an unplanned cut to power and mine have a wake-on-power facility active so I don't need to restart manually.

The good news is that the talk of rolling blackouts has been suspended for today. It's supposed to be hotter tomorrow so we'll see how that goes.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:33:18 PM on 10 February 2017.
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I mean in the period when a server is being help up by battery, and the battery backup time is about to expire.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:42:42 PM on 10 February 2017.
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This UPS is a bit old for that. On the upside the batteries were replaced just before Xmas.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 12:10:55 PM on 13 February 2017.
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Well, nothing happened after all that worry.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:42:10 PM on 13 February 2017.
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I think if governments just focused on providing electricity as a service and using tried and trusted generation technology then things would be a lot better. Additionally, if most of them weren't hell bent on getting into debt in the name of social welfare then they wouldn't need to sell the family silver to repay the money they wasted. During the 1980s and 1990s, most of Australia had the most reliable and least expensive electricity supply in the world. What is happening at the moment is due to moronic policies from idiots trying to punt us back into the literal dark ages.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 6:36:37 AM on 16 February 2017.
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Brad. Regarding your last post. Shades of Pol Pot driving us back to year zero.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:04:30 AM on 16 February 2017.
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I have said it before: OK it is apolitical, but What successive Australian Governments aided by others and Greed, have managed to achieve since the end of the Menzies era, is to destroy virtually everything that we achieved prior to that point and move us closer and closer to a third world country.

A classic example locally: When I went to school China was considered backward & they still ran around in Junks. Now we buy the junk and we have a rail service (sic) where China has bullet trains & we have a 30+ year old worn out locomotive on a track that has not worked properly since it was "Upgraded" and has never worked properly since and is now one of Australia's most unreliable and probably an International joke.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 7:18:02 AM on 17 February 2017.
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I agree with Marcc. I used to work with Telecom and that was set up by the Whitlam Government to take over from the PMG. This I believe was one of the best long sighted decisions by any of our modern day Governments. This was a company that had a mandate to supply everyone in Australia with communications no matter where they were or the cost. Telecom in the 80s was earning up to 7 billion dollars at any given year. At that time Telecom was earning enough to be able to pay our national debt on a yearly basis. Who in their right minds would sell such a company and why?. For those that don't know it , the liberal governments of the time had set up policies to hamstring Telecom into looking inefficient. We were not even allowed to sell our own phones or answering machines to the public via a shop front. This was only allowed when Optus came into existence. Telecom was forced to lease their own properties to Optus for one dollar a year so Optus could get a foot hold.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 2:31:10 PM on 17 February 2017.
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If you look at what was, and still is being promoted, with privatisation: It is one monumental fraud. Nothing got cheaper, actually the contrary but of course one you have sold the farm & wasted the money, you have none & nothing left to sell.

Marc


 
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