May 17th Game Cancelled

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Postby Kevin? » May 17th, 2012, 9:10 pm

Hello TKers! I don't see anyone else posting this, so I might be the first with internet access...

Anyways, for anyone who was watching live, you might have seen the stream suddenly go dead. We were experiencing rolling brown-outs (something we also experience if we eat too much Swedish candy), and so we canceled the game. We will pick up exactly where we left off (screwed at the beginning of combat) next week.
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Re: May 17th Game Cancelled

Postby Harsgault » May 18th, 2012, 10:16 am

Ahh good. It would have been a bit of a letdown to find out that the universe was saved while none of the fans were watching. :ugeek:
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Re: May 17th Game Cancelled

Postby Diggles » May 19th, 2012, 12:58 am

is this normal for Cali? Something happen to a power facility so it cant meet demand or does that happen on really hot days when everyone is running AC?
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Re: May 17th Game Cancelled

Postby Kevin? » May 21st, 2012, 9:35 am

Diggles wrote:is this normal for Cali? Something happen to a power facility so it cant meet demand or does that happen on really hot days when everyone is running AC?


Much of coastal California gets its electricity through wave-powered turbines placed along the beaches. Here's a Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_power and here is an article about one at Newport Beach: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/24/ocean-waves-power-a-prototype-turbine-at-newport-beach/

Pretty cool stuff!

The only problem is that California is full of surfers! On warm, sunny days, like last Thursday, so many surfers will ride the waves that they disrupt the ocean turbines. This can cause rolling brown-outs in areas that rely on this source of power. The regions effected by the break in power are usually pretty small- a mere point on the map. For example, on Thursday, both my workplace and the Laabs house were experiencing brown-outs, but not other areas in Novato. These point breaks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_break) are one of the prices we pay for living in such a green state!
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Re: May 17th Game Cancelled

Postby countingku » May 31st, 2012, 10:57 am

Damn those dead presidents.
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