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  1. What is going on in California ? I know little to nothing about the electricity infrastructure but aparently it is blacking out WAY too much.

    Does it have anything to do with them not using the superior 230V format ?

    about 15 days ago from web
    1. @drinkingpony They’re intentional blackouts. Northern California is being hit with hurricane-force winds (something that is not supposed to happen, gee I sure wonder what that’s about) and the government is shutting down power in certain areas to prevent fallen power lines from catching trees on fire.

      about 14 days ago from web
      1. @mrmattimation Wait, really ? I though california had plans to put their HV lines underground back in 2002.

        And I can not really imagine MV lines setting fire to a tree in the middle of nowhere since why the hell would there be MV lines near 'wild' trees ?

        Well, at least now I know how to make a proper google search so I can get some American news sources on this, thanks.

        about 14 days ago from web
    2. @drinkingpony It has 110% to do with crap-weasel CEOs and entitled loser "shareholders" taking billions of dollars from the customers and government, lining their own pockets, and not updating infrastructure since Will Smith was the Fresh Prince. But maybe if we had even fewer regulations, John Galt'll grow a conscience!!

      about 14 days ago from web
      1. @scribus Ah, that is sad to hear. Also I never really looked into it but always kinda assumed that the power production grid was mostly in the hand of the states, not individual companies.

        about 14 days ago from web
        1. @drinkingpony It varies between states and even municipalities. Loads of the US of A is basically in private pockets. 98% or so of The Problem, by some estimates.

          about 14 days ago from web
          1. @scribus **brainfart** US of PP

            And I am not just thinking that because Pee-Pee is a funny word used by 12 year olds. I was thinking of Private Pocket's

            about 13 days ago from web
            1. @drinkingpony But it is funny both ways, heh

              about 13 days ago from web
      2. @scribus The more I read about this the more angry it makes me. A large portion of the state got wiped out due to PG&E's negligence.

        about 9 days ago from web
        1. @thismightbeauser Yeah, I've been living pretty much in a condition of rage overflow for a while, now. It's so much of such a large problem, and while I know *I* can't fix it, I also know that if we all ignore it, it'll never get better.

          about 9 days ago from web