[pcductape] Re: Router & BrownOut

  • From: trapper <trapper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 19:21:15 -0900

Blackout would mean when the lights go out and brown out would mean the
lights dimmed??? Yes?

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----- Original Message -----
From: Carl
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 1:12 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Router & BrownOut

Haha :-),
Well......., it's not really a blackout because it only last a minute or
two.   Maybe we should call it a "Tiny B.O." for the minute or two ones and
if the outages last more than 10 minutes we could call it a "Big B.O.", with
the understanding that B.O. means BlackOut.   :-)


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Bob Noble
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 12:06 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: Router

  Leave it to the Texans to screw up the word brownout. :O)
  Losing power for that long in California would be a black out. :O)

  For all others that live outside the area of Texas, a brownout would be
when the
  power drops below 120 volts and the lights go dim, but not out for a
period of
  It's very hard on motors starting.

  Bob Noble
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 5:34 PM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: Router

  | Hi Trapper,
  | The word "brownout" is  a local slang word here in the Houston
  | area meaning that we lost total electrical power for a minute
  | or two or sometimes as long as 5 minutes.   I do not know what
  | causes it.    The local rumors are that the local power
  | company is switching electricity from an area of "low use" to
  | an area of "high use".   This happens on a average of 2 to 3
  | times a week.    My problem is when I'm working in the Farmers
  | Insurance database "the input data" is not automatically saved
  | until we finish the entry and "send" the data to Underwriting
  | and then it's saved.    Sometimes it takes 30 - 40 minutes to
  | input one policy.   When a brownout hits and I'm in the middle
  | of inputting information into Farmers AS400 system (the
  | world's worst software program), it's takes a lot of control
  | to avoid saying words of angry.   My office is located out
  | here  in the suburbs and the heavy users of electricity are
  | those huge buildings in downtown Houston.    At times I begin
  | to think it's Enron employees practicing for another
  | "Blackout" of power in California.
  | Carl
  |   ----- Original Message -----
  |   From: trapper

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