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  • U.S. power companies face supply-chain crisis this summer

    07/05/2022 7:15:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Thomson Reuters ^ | June 29, 2022 | Scott Disavino
    U.S. power companies are facing supply crunches that may hamper their ability to keep the lights on as the nation heads into the heat of summer and the peak hurricane season. Extreme weather events such as storms, wildfires and drought are becoming more common in the United States. Consumer power use is expected to hit all-time highs this summer, which could strain electric grids at a time when federal agencies are warning the weather could pose reliability issues. Utilities are warning of supply constraints for equipment, which could hamper efforts to restore power during outages. They are also having a...
  • LED spec (new LED?)

    12/29/2021 8:13:35 PM PST · by Paul R. · 29 replies
    PaulR | 12/29/2021 | Me
    I was looking at some LED car light bulbs online (for a backup light application (personal vehicle) that takes a stock 921 bulb), and ran across a product with a "2020" SMD (surface mount) LED in it. I often take a look at LED specifications to see if the output claimed for a light or bulb is even possible, but in this case I could not find anything that seemed definitive, online. Most was confusing...

    12/05/2021 11:52:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Abc7chicago ^ | 12/04/2021 | TRENIER WARD
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A festive event meant to spread holiday cheer on Chicago's South Side took an unfortunate turn after a group of volunteers were robbed. It happened during an event called "Be Part of the Light" put on by My Block, My Hood, My City. A group of four women helping to decorate with the organization were finishing up their hours-long efforts on 48th Street and King Drive.
  • Gov. Abbott guarantees lights will stay on in Texas this winter

    11/27/2021 2:30:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Fox news ^ | 11/27/2021 | Kyle Morris
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised residents in the Lone Star state that the "lights will stay on" this winter following a near collapse of the state's electrical system last February. Asked by Fox 7 for his thoughts and confidence about the power grid, Abbott said he is "very confident" as he "signed almost a dozen laws that make the power grid more effective."
  • Facebook whistleblower says Facebook destabilizes democracy

    10/05/2021 10:32:15 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 34 replies
    Facebook whistleblower says Facebook destabilizes democracy
  • What Would It Take To See Artificial Lights at Proxima Centauri B?

    06/06/2021 3:21:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 6/5/2021 | Matthew Cimone
    Posted on June 5, 2021June 5, 2021 by Matthew CimoneWhat Would It Take To See Artificial Lights at Proxima Centauri B?Is there an alien civilization next door? It’s…possible(ish). In late 2020, we discovered a signal from the direction of Proxima Centauri (not necessarily from Proxima Centauri), our closest neighbour star. Named BLC- 1 by project Break Through Listen, the signal is still being analyzed to ensure it isn’t simply an echo of our own civilization – typically what they turn out to be. But why not just directly look at planets in Proxima Centauri and see if a civilization is...
  • Colombia: Strange Multicolored Lights Astonish Medellin Residents

    09/06/2020 9:03:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Inexplicata ^ | Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    The lights appeared on the evening of Saturday, August 29 and citizens recorded the curious event. The videos were taken from different parts of the city of Medellín. In an interview with UFO researcher Juan Jesús Vallejo on the Al Rojo Vivo program, the guest assured that "[the objects] move in an intelligent and coordinated manner. This sighting lasted a long time". Some believe that these could have been drones programmed to give off impressive light shows. However, there are is no information suggesting that swarms of drones flew over Medellín that night. VIDEO AT:

    05/31/2020 8:55:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/31/20
    Here is where the White House Lights go off.  
  • Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night puzzle residents

    12/12/2019 11:41:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    abc15 ^ | 4:58 PM, Dec 09, 2019 Updated: 10:33 AM, Dec 11, 2019 | Cameron Polom
    Mysterious lights hovering above the east Valley have many wondering if we've had a close encounter. The couple says they spotted the phenomenon outside their Mesa home on Sunday around nine that night. They say the object seemed to come from the southeast. The object captured on two cell phones looks like a bright orb hovering silently in the sky. Every few moments, the object appears to drop what looks to be flares towards the ground. ABC15 reached out to several aviation experts who theorized the lights seen Sunday could be from parachute flares used by the military or even...
  • Strange lights off the Outer Banks spark UFO debate: Was it aliens or the military?

    10/04/2019 7:43:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/04/2019 | Mark Price
    Commenters on YouTube are divided as to whether the lights are UFOs or just flares used by the military. The latter is plausible, given the proximity of the Outer Banks to multiple military facilities, including Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg in Eastern North Carolina. “I know what those lights are,” posted Derrick Chennault on YouTube. “As a former Marine based at the 2nd Marine Air Wing in Cherry Point, N.C. ... we used to regularly drop flares out of the back of our plane in the evenings for military exercises... Glad to see the Marines are still spooking people.” Guy...
  • This Shark has Bite - LumaShark Hardened Arms Review

    07/25/2019 5:09:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/25/2019 | A Quackenbush
    Haredened Arms Handguard for AR-Platform Rifles Shines - Combining powerful lighting technology and T-6061 aluminum, and bearing a made in the U.S.A. stamp, the LumaShark from Hardened Arms is one of the best upper receivers for AR-15 platform rifles. As a Second Amendment supporter, hunter, husband, father and a homeowner, I wanted to see how well the LumaShark would perform in different situations. Fortune shined her eyes on me when I was given the opportunity to field-test one of the patented units for the past couple months. A GREAT MATCH The LumaShark is a 12-inch free float handguard that eliminates...
  • Video shows strange lights in the sky over Tucson

    07/12/2019 9:38:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | 07/10/2019
    The video, taken shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, shows a string of reddish lights in the sky move slightly before blinking out. Below, three evenly spaced lights shine in a horizontal line. Isaiah Alvarez, who shot the video, said these lights became very bright and left. Alvarez said he often sees strange things in the sky in that area; this was just the first time he was able to catch it on video. A spokesperson for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base said they are not aware of anything that would cause the strange lights.
  • 'Alien' Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit

    04/09/2019 7:39:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 8, 2019 11:34am ET | Mindy Weisberger,
    On Friday (April 5), clusters of purple, blue and yellow lights appeared in the country's night sky; as the ghostly shapes hovered, their eerie glow and unusual formation invited speculation about visiting alien spacecraft. But extraterrestrials weren't behind the demonstration. It was NASA, launching a new rocket system from Norway to study the flow of winds in Earth's upper atmosphere, representatives of the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops, Virginia, tweeted that day. Following the appearance of an aurora that night, NASA created another spectacular light show with chemical compounds, expelled by the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment (AZURE). This...
  • Lights around the world are turning off for Earth Hour

    03/30/2019 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 101 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 30, 2019 | Sophie Lewis
    It may be darker than usual in your neighborhood tonight, but don't be alarmed. People around the world are participating in a movement called Earth Hour. Every year, people turn their lights off to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change. This year, Earth Hour takes place on March 30 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time. Supporters can sign a pledge to decrease their environmental footprint by taking part in the blackout, and share their experience on social media using the hashtags #Connect2Earth.
  • You Can Now Buy Christmas Fairy Lights For Beards

    11/18/2018 7:37:33 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 45 replies ^ | 11/18/18 | Rebecca Shepherd
    What's the one thing you always wish you had around the festive period? You've already got a case of the finest ales, had a drone last year that you became really bored with, really quick and an unlimited supply of pigs in blankets are a given. So, there's only one thing left and that's to light up your beard with Christmas lights, right?! If you've been blessed with a good chin of facial hair (unlike myself, thankfully) this is surely going to be top of the list. Firebox is selling beard fairy lights that flash (added bonus) meaning they're definitely...
  • White House Lights Go Out After Donald Trump Professes ‘Full Faith’ in Intelligence Agencies

    07/17/2018 2:36:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he trusted the United States intelligence agencies, as he cleaned up his remarks from Monday’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Let me begin by saying that once again the full faith and support for America’s intelligence agencies…I have full faith and support for America’s greatest intelligence agencies. I always have,” Trump said. The White House lights went out after Trump spoke, sparking him to joke that it might be the intelligence agencies messing with the power. “Whoops, they just turned off the lights,” he joked. “That must be the intelligence agencies.” Heavy thunderstorms...
  • Squirrel responsible for damaging Christmas lights in New Jersey town

    12/05/2017 6:32:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 5, 2017 | Travis Fedschun
    Squirrel responsible for damaging Christmas lights in New Jersey to A New Jersey town’s search for the vandal who damaged a popular Christmas lights display came to an end Saturday when officials discovered the Grinch was actually a medium-sized rodent. Officials in Sea Girt, 65 miles south of New York City, spent the past week scrambling to replace the display’s severed wires in time for the borough's annual tree lighting on Friday, WNBC-TV reported. The morning after the ceremony, the Sea Girt Police Department said it caught the vandal in the act, posting photos on social media of a squirrel...
  • Holiday Display Has Waconia Neighbors At Odds (Christmas hate)

    11/30/2016 9:13:09 AM PST · by Paleo Pete · 18 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jeff Wagner
    WACONIA, Minn. (WCCO) — What some might consider a home covered in an extreme amount of Christmas decorations is more like a lit-up landmark for neighbor Kari Cedersund. “Every time I try and describe to someone where I live, they would go, ‘Oh, you live across from the Christmas House,'” Kari said. It is a name that has lost its luster this season. “Seeing these lights dark for the first time since we’ve moved here is really hard,” said Bob Zajac, owner of the now dim Christmas House. “My kids are disappointed and our community is disappointed and I struggle...
  • DNC 2016: Lights over Oregon delegation cut after chants of 'No More War'

    07/29/2016 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 7/28/16 | Talia Richman
    Since arriving at the Democratic National Convention, Gregory McKelvey said, he's felt like the party has been trying to silence him. The Oregon State graduate supports Bernie Sanders, not the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. So do many of Oregon's delegates. McKelvey said tension over that difference of opinion hit new heights Wednesday when the arena cut the lights over the Oregon delegation as they chanted, "No More War," during former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
  • Overtightening eyed as cause for flaws in Big Dig tunnel nuts

    10/24/2015 7:58:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 22, 2015 | Nicole Dungca
    <p>Flaws in nuts that hold up lights throughout the Big Dig’s tunnels may be the result of workers overtightening the fasteners when they were first installed, a top highway official said Thursday.</p> <p>Highway officials revealed this week that an inspector had discovered a cracked nut on a light fixture in the Ted Williams Tunnel in September. After further inspection of the Williams Tunnel and the Interstate 90 Connector and Interstate 93 tunnels, officials said they believe hundreds of fasteners throughout the Big Dig tunnels are flawed and must be replaced.</p>