History Main / BigBlackOut

20th Feb '16 6:40:18 PM jormis29
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* In 2013 the British TV channel simply know as Channel 4 did a one off [[Mockumentary]] about the UK's national grid failing and the results of what a modern Britain not having power for a entire week be like. It was simply called [[http://www.channel4.com/programmes/blackout Blackout.]]

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* In 2013 the British TV channel simply know as Channel 4 did a one off [[Mockumentary]] {{Mockumentary}} about the UK's national grid failing and the results of what a modern Britain not having power for a entire week be like. It was simply called [[http://www.channel4.com/programmes/blackout Blackout.]]
20th Feb '16 2:57:04 PM valar55
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* In 2013 the British TV channel simply know as Channel 4 did a one off Mockumentary about the UK's national grid failing and the results of what a morden Britain not having power for a entire week be like. It was simply called [[http://www.channel4.com/programmes/blackout Blackout.]]

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* In 2013 the British TV channel simply know as Channel 4 did a one off Mockumentary [[Mockumentary]] about the UK's national grid failing and the results of what a morden modern Britain not having power for a entire week be like. It was simply called [[http://www.channel4.com/programmes/blackout Blackout.]]
15th Feb '16 5:25:07 AM Mdumas43073
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In RealLife, such incidents are usually caused by natural disasters or accidents. Household electrical systems (and even small commercial systems) simply do not have the ability to drain enough power from the utilities to cause a system-wide deficit. Assuming that safety features such as fuses and circuit breakers failed to work (or were bypassed), the excessive electrical current would still make the building's wiring catch fire long before the utility would see any measurable drop in voltage.

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In RealLife, such incidents are usually caused by natural disasters or large-scale accidents. Household electrical systems (and even small commercial systems) simply do not have the ability to drain enough power from the utilities to cause a system-wide deficit. Assuming that safety features such as fuses and circuit breakers failed to work (or were bypassed), the excessive electrical current would still make the building's wiring catch fire long before the utility would see any measurable drop in voltage.
15th Feb '16 5:24:09 AM Mdumas43073
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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], or a SolarFlareDisaster.

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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or a SolarFlareDisaster.
perhaps an AlienInvasion.
15th Feb '16 5:21:55 AM Mdumas43073
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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]].

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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]].
Pulse]], or a SolarFlareDisaster.
15th Feb '16 5:20:57 AM Mdumas43073
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Alternately, it could be caused by a natural disaster or a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]].

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Alternately, it could be caused by a natural disaster or a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]].
15th Feb '16 5:20:43 AM Mdumas43073
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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]].

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Alternately, it could be caused by a natural disaster or a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]].
8th Feb '16 9:27:50 PM Mdumas43073
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* A large section of the northeastern United States (including [[BigApplesauce New York City]]) and the Canadian province of Ontario saw massive power outages on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_1965 November 9, 1965]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_2003 August 14, 2003]]. New York City had another one on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977 July 13, 1977]].

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* A large section Much of the northeastern United States (including [[BigApplesauce New York City]]) and the Canadian province of Ontario saw massive power outages on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_1965 November 9, 1965]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_2003 August 14, 2003]]. New York City had another one on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977 July 13, 1977]].
8th Feb '16 9:27:11 PM Mdumas43073
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* The northeastern United States (including [[BigApplesauce New York City]]) and the Canadian province of Ontario saw massive power outages on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_1965 November 9, 1965]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_2003 August 14, 2003]]. New York City had another one on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977 July 13, 1977]].

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* The A large section of the northeastern United States (including [[BigApplesauce New York City]]) and the Canadian province of Ontario saw massive power outages on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_1965 November 9, 1965]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_2003 August 14, 2003]]. New York City had another one on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977 July 13, 1977]].
8th Feb '16 9:22:03 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Series/NightGallery'': The 1965 Northeast blackout figures in the plot of the "Eyes" segment from the PilotMovie.
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