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power outage

Post by ajgphd » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 1:07 am

San Diego was blacked out Thursday for a full day. Someone in Arizona caused the 500K volt transmission line from Arizona to fail, and a domino effect took down all of San Diego, Baja (Mexico) to the south, the nuclear plants at San Onofre, and north in to much Orange County. Reminded me a bit of the big blackout in the North East I lived through over 30 years ago. Anyhow, I now live in a detached 2 story private home. No major problems for me when the power goes out. Just an inconvenience. But in a high density city such as Singapore with elevators and subways it could be a major problem. Is your power transmission from Malaysia rock solid? Can anyone recall a power outage and and how quickly it was fixed?

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 2:01 am

I don't recall ever experiencing one in SG. Malaysia yes, SG no.

(and of course the UK during the 1970s under that wretch filled socialist government)

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Re: power outage

Post by ecureilx » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 2:41 am

ajgphd wrote:Is your power transmission from Malaysia rock solid? Can anyone recall a power outage and and how quickly it was fixed?
what makes you think power comes from Malaysia ?? Singapore is self sufficient for power .. water, yes, is imported across the border ..

There was a power outage about 9 years ago, well, like 5 minutes, and it caused immense hardship .. ever since NONE ..

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Post by ajgphd » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 3:49 am

Thanks. This is a relief.

I did not see any power plants or evidence there of while visiting.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 6:54 am

There are currently four or five power plants in Singapore. Senoko being the largest one located on the northern side of Singapore near Woodlands.

There others out on the west coast/Tuas area as well.
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Post by x9200 » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 8:57 am

JR8 wrote:I don't recall ever experiencing one in SG. Malaysia yes, SG no.
It happened ones to us 6-8y ago. IIRC the main district power station got somehow a direct hit by the lightning and the power was down for 1-3h for majority of the neighborhood.

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:20 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There are currently four or five power plants in Singapore. Senoko being the largest one located on the northern side of Singapore near Woodlands.

There others out on the west coast/Tuas area as well.
And they are sort of hidden away from public eyes .. except Senoko .. the Tuas plan is in reclaimed land, and practically the end of Singapore, where nobody wants to go unless you really have business .. look up the Google map for Tuas Power ..

The last one in the city was in Kallang, which was brought down about 10 yeas ago I guess ..

x9200: the power failure you mentioned was very much localised, unlike the one that hit 10 years ago - where the whole island was un-powered for about 5 minutes ..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:45 am

ecureilx wrote: The last one in the city was in Kallang, which was brought down about 10 yeas ago I guess ..
Afraid not. Kallang Gasworks didn't produce any power generation at all. Only gas for lighting of the gas street lamps. I remember it well as it wasn't torn down yet. It was located at the upper end of beach road where the big Kallang Basic Park is now located. Used to have a huge bluish tank out there at the Kallang Basin (amoungst all the other works there but that stood out).

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:52 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Afraid not. Kallang Gasworks didn't produce any power generation at all. Only gas for lighting of the gas street lamps. I remember it well as it wasn't torn down yet. It was located at the upper end of beach road where the big Kallang Basic Park is now located. Used to have a huge bluish tank out there at the Kallang Basin (amoungst all the other works there but that stood out).
If you are referring to the former building, across the Taipei Buddhist building, and across ICA, I thought it was a power station of sort, but that place was stripped clean, if I remember .. I used to cross the road to Kallang Industrial Park .. and I thought it was missing ..

Just like the sudden disappearance of the shop houses across ICA towards the Lavender street corner.

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 6:54 pm

What's all this talk of "affirmative action has held me back all my life" stuff? It just sounds like an excuse for not being able to get a job
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Post by ajgphd » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 5:07 am

Re affirmative action hiring quotas - the most explicit example was when I first came to San Diego and visited the UCSD campus to learn about the job market in San Diego. I didn't even get to open my mouth. The administrator said don't bother to leave an application here. If you are not one of the preferred minorities it will go right into the trash bucket. There are analogous preferred minority quotas for college admission and for scholarship money.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 7:07 am

Jaycee, affirmative actions is the worst thing that ever happened in the US. Now it leads to reverse discrimination without even trying. It's bad news.
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Post by JR8 » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 7:11 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Jaycee, affirmative actions is the worst thing that ever happened in the US. Now it leads to reverse discrimination without even trying. It's bad news.
It's racism, like all other versions, just the authorities deem it as somehow legitimate, if not something to be celebrated.

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Post by JayCee » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:03 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Jaycee, affirmative actions is the worst thing that ever happened in the US. Now it leads to reverse discrimination without even trying. It's bad news.
Sorry I should have made clear, I know what it is and I agree that it's stupid, but I just don't buy it as an excuse from a 60-something year old person as to why they couldn't get a job doing what they wanted for their entire life, sounds like a cop-out to me
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Post by ajgphd » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:42 am

Affirmative action quotas blindly applied have strange effects. When I was getting my PhD in physics at Columbia I knew a lady graduating in elementary education from Teachers College. It turned out that in elementary education it was top heavy in females, and men were therefore deemed an under represented minority. She would complain to me that all the best elementary education positions were being reserved for male students.

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