Spike Jones wrote:
> > Spike Bones wrote,
> > > they must copulate with inanimate objects in their spare time.
> > "J. R. Molloy" wrote: Because of Gray Davis' complicity in this matter, I
> > propose that Taxifornians
> > rename rolling blackouts "rolling grayouts."
> The grayout idea is one that actually makes a modicum of sense.
> They plan to lower the line voltage everywhere by about 10%.
> I think the computers will still work fine on 100 volts. Experts
> welcome to jump in here and save me from myself. So long
> as the computers still work, I dont care much about the rest
> of the stuff.
> Ive heard arguments that in some cases a heavily burdened
> electric motor may bog down and overheat at 100 volts. If
> this caused a fire then the state would be liable for reducing
> the grid voltage? Legal professionals, comments?
Not only that, but incandescent bulbs produce about half their normal
illumination that low (and if they are 130 volt long life bulbs, they
will be even less bright), while still using 91% of the energy, which
will prompt people to have more lights running at the same time to keep
up the same illumination, thus wasting 40% more energy. Not so smart.
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