Wow... Power outage in the cold of winter? You never know when you might need a heat source. This "life hack" is brilliant and simple as long as you keep the necessary items on hand: Bricks, terra cotta pot, tealight candles, matches.
People in #SanLuisObispo and #Templeton experienced power outages for unrelated reasons. PG&E could not immediately determine the causes of those outages. Later they have confirmed that it was caused by a downed wire. iSocket alerts you of outages by texting to your phone. Get an alert and act accordingly - e.g. start a generator. #PowerOut? #iSocket3G #PowerAlert
How big a fire risk are smart meters? A concerning story about what happened to a lot of PG&E customers here: http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/stockton/2015/03/30/stockton-crash-power-outage/70673802/ #smartmeters
"In the event of a natural disaster, power outage or other disruption, the ability to preserve essential data and maintain business continuity is critically important. What was once the concern of a few select data-dependent industries and high-tech companies is now an issue for growing numbers of professionals representing an expanding range of industries." http://www.datacenterjournal.com/it/data-centered-tips-practices-evaluating-data-centers/
Yill - portable Solar Power: After being plugged into a power source for four hours, the portable device can power an entire computer workstation for three days. It can be used in conjunction with solar panels or wind turbines to store clean energy so that not one kilowatt goes to waste.
A parched Bay Area may need the rain, but Wednesday’s storm caused power outages, trapped three cars in a flooded highway underpass, flooded more than a dozen homes, and triggered sinkholes, including a growing 15-by-15-foot crater at a San Francisco intersection. In the Richmond, the intersection was roped off Wednesday morning with yellow police tape and the hole surrounded by about 20 orange cones. Four backhoes and four PG&E maintenance trucks were at the scene, as crews worked through…
Stylish in brushed stainless steel and white, this 14-cup programmable coffee maker provides hotter coffee without sacrificing taste. Strength control brews regular or bold with a brew-pause function that lets you enjoy a cup before the brewing cycle has finished. Gold-tone coffee filter means no paper filters and easy cleanup. Sixty second reset recalls your setting in case of a power outage.