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Hold on to your wallet! Sun may sock it to your utility bill....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by printdust, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    http://techland.time.com/2011/06/08/spectacular-solar-flare-impresses-may-disrupt-gps-and-power-grids/
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Why would this sock it to our utility bills? Sounds like its going to be very minor.
     
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Now would be the time to invest in solar power. If you can harness the power of solar flares through some strategically placed solar panels, you'd be able to sell a ton of energy to power companies.

    Then you could take the profits from your venture and invest them all in gold!
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I would be kind of cool if Bonnaroo this weekend was reduced to an acoustic set.
     
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Clown at work today was complaining because his wife called and said the power was out. "When it gets this hot, every idiot with an air conditioner turns it on, and it knocks the power out," he said, from our air-conditioned workplace.

    To me, it doesn't sound all that idiotic to turn on an AC when it gets to 95 degrees.
     
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    True, but how many people crank the AC at their house all day when they're not home? I'd hope that's what he was complaining about.
     
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Currently 93 out and I'm running the AC at 76. Was 78 all day but hey, I still think this is good.
     
  8. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Or put it toward that 20% downpayment on a home! [/crossthreading]
     
  9. printdust

    printdust New Member

    If there's no power because of a messed-up grid, they'll find a way to recover their costs. Debt, meet pocketbook and over there, wallet.
     
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