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Fatwa Arbuckle
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It’s the beginning of another glorious work-week, Wheelizens!!1!

Sven --

Congrats on the mousie-free attic.

Is the Golden State expecting another summer of rolling blackouts? (I remember how much fun those were…)

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Sven
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Sven

Apparently so on the blackouts, Fatwa, but not for the same reasons. This time the power companies may shut off power to areas experiencing high fire dangers to avoid their equipment from starting another fire from downed lines, blown transformers, etc.

Sven
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Sven

Monday. Yeah. I feel like Mac’s cat gif.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven!

This just in:

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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Apparently so on the blackouts, Fatwa, but not for the same reasons.

Cri. Min. Ee.

Sounds like another round of “fuck you; we want a rate increase”.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

The utilities have offered to bury their lines in those areas where the lines tend to blow down, but they want to be paid to do it. That didn’t happen, so now they’ll just cut off power -- potentially for days at a time -- to prevent fires.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Sven -- good job with the attic. Hopefully it was your traps that did the trick, and not snakes.

Fatwa -- it should be an interesting summer/early fall with the power companies. Even if you have solar panels, they won’t do you any good unless you’ve got batteries to go along with them.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Paddy!

What a mess re SCE. I can’t help but feel shutting down power is, at least in-part, a strong-arm tactic on their part.

Between them, the regulators and the Assembly, there’s no one to root for.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Sven --

Some nefarious evildoer is mocking The Bestest Place Evar; I am outraged…outraged, I tell you!

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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

I remember when I tried to synchrofuse synthetic toggle bearings by hand, with only a manual detremmulator. What I wouldn’t have given for one of those tools!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Or a retro encabulator!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

As long as I don’t have to rewind the coils. I was never any good at the lotus-o-delta type windings.