Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The "WAGD" post of the day

Drudge notes a huge solar storm will hit earth...presumably not as big as those in the past since the sun is at a solar minimum, but it does make one wonder if one of these days all our computer chips will fry.

Here in the Philippines, since they never opened the Bataan nuclear plant, at least we don't have to worry about an earthquake causing a meltdown, or a major leak, as happened in Japan awhile back.

However, since much of our local electricity comes from hydroelectric power, with the dry/hot season coming, we will face the invariable rolling brownouts. We have three generators: One large one, and twice I bought a small generator which is enough for our room, i.e. TV and airconditioner. Why two? Well, the big one is old and kept going on the blink, and the small one always was "borrowed" for the farm, so I said the heck with it and bought another so we old folks won't die of the heat.

Green electricity is a good thing, but not fool proof. The UK noted that their windfarm fans iced up last year, and now the huge solar electricity plants in the oh so "green" Europe face another hurdle:  a Solar eclipse.

Oh well. Just be like those of us in the third world and get a generator...

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