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2001-10-17 02:51:37 PM
"Report your power outage online."

Who are the ad wizards that came up with this one?
 
2001-10-17 02:52:58 PM
Maybey they are the same guys who designed the Palm beach county presidential ballot.
 
2001-10-17 02:57:18 PM
They must assume we all have backup generators or big-ass UPSes.
 
2001-10-17 03:00:05 PM
I couldn't get to the site. My power's out.
 
2001-10-17 03:00:30 PM
I wonder how many people have actually used that to check their power outage status..
 
2001-10-17 03:06:34 PM
Laptop, anyone?
 
2001-10-17 03:08:55 PM
Pertifly - either that, or they assume you will have gone to a friend/neighbor/library to use a computer...?
 
2001-10-17 03:09:15 PM
Here in Palm Beach we refer to FPL as "Florida Flash and Flicker" - service is borderline ridiculous...
 
2001-10-17 03:10:12 PM
If you read the section called "Helpful Tips" you will see a message that says:

Turn off or unplug electrical appliances and sensitive electronics, such as air conditioners, stoves, televisions and computers.

I can just imagine some of the phone calls they might get from people who are trying to contact them about the power outage via the internet, while the power is off AND their computer is unplugged.

Comedy gold!
 
2001-10-17 03:13:21 PM
im gonna report my power being out right after I open this big package labeled anthrax then im gonna go shake my baby
 
jph
2001-10-17 03:28:24 PM
Sinister: Heh, that's funny. SNL.
 
2001-10-17 03:35:47 PM
Tell them all about their stupid idea:

CONTACT

Just make up all the info. It'll let you submit it.
 
2001-10-17 03:42:02 PM
Gotta agree with Frone, FPL regualarly flickers, and in a storm , forget it...

3Horn
 
2001-10-17 03:47:47 PM
Ya, I went to their contact site and sent them an email asking them how the fark you're supposed to report a power outage online? You don't even have to put in an account number...just an email address. After you submit your request, they say that they will respond to your email within 1 business day...I will post what they say - this should be good!!!
 
2001-10-17 03:48:39 PM
Cyberpunk - I already sent them an email asking who's brainchild this idea was.
 
2001-10-17 03:52:40 PM
These are the same guys that during Hurricanes and such will make sure it's on TV that you can contact them at 1-800-4outage.

Hey FLA Chickie.. what part of FL?
 
2001-10-17 03:57:34 PM
reminds me of an ad i saw on tv that went something like this:

"Can't read? Call 1-800..."
 
2001-10-17 03:58:23 PM
Ahh, so this is where robbyt(of mnvibe) found it!
 
2001-10-17 03:59:47 PM
Tiezane - Ft. Myers area here...and you?
 
2001-10-17 04:06:18 PM
Can't get connected? PLease e-mail tech support for help!
 
2001-10-17 04:16:00 PM
.....
 
2001-10-17 04:33:25 PM
Used to Live in Orlando... used to be online down there with the handle of Tephanis...

knew a girl in the area there that went by the handle of "Chickie" :)
 
2001-10-17 04:49:41 PM
Guess i'm the only person using a UPS.
 
2001-10-17 04:56:59 PM
LMAO!!! What a bunch of geniuses.

And no, WayToBlue, most of us do not have UPS at home.
 
2001-10-17 05:00:40 PM
man i have fpl. jesus christ the farkin power goes out at least 3-4 times a night.
 
2001-10-17 05:10:17 PM
Power goes out I just hook it up to the hampster wheels. I still have a couple of hunded of the little rodents left from the Y2K thing.
 
2001-10-17 05:11:44 PM
FPL? That's the name of the place I work! The Fairport Public Library! C`mon now, give me a break. It's the best job I can get for being 17 years old.
 
2001-10-17 05:17:49 PM
Like using two sticks to make a fire.
 
2001-10-17 05:28:22 PM
It can happen, you know. This Sunday morning I had a power outage... so I spent the time FARKing. My laptop's battery lasted much longer than the outage did.
 
2001-10-17 05:28:30 PM
hey, we've had the power on in California for 3 months in a row!
 
2001-10-17 05:30:03 PM
Kansas City Power and Light has one of them too.

I wrote to KCPL a few years back pointing out how stupid this was and got something back saying something like "this is for people who can't reach us by phone so they can log in from someplace else and enter a report."

Yeah right. They probably send emails to people saying "If you did not get this message, please let us know."
 
2001-10-17 05:30:56 PM
Kansas City Power and Light has one of them too.

I wrote to KCPL a few years back pointing out how stupid this was and got something back saying something like "this is for people who can't reach us by phone so they can log in from someplace else and enter a report."

Yeah right. They probably send emails to people saying "If you did not get this message, please let us know."

(sorry for the dupe! I messed up the HTML)
 
2001-10-17 05:46:53 PM
If anyone is in need of some bad ass UPS systems...then am I the man to contact. This wonderful set of PROFESSIONAL ups's will runn at full load for 7 hours straight. The sad thing is I could never get these suckers up to full load, four PC's incl. monitors, and arcade machine, about 2 dozen lamp, an electric shaver, a foot massager, a bright pink neon sign that says Muthafxcka, and my whole bad ass entertainment system...this all stayed running on my batteries for approx 11 hours.

But I gotta find a home for em, because they eat up all my electric. And when my electric gets eaten up...I can't eat.
 
2001-10-17 05:57:49 PM
Good One Magik - an electric UPS system... LOL

But I gotta find a home for em, because they eat up all my electric. And when my electric gets eaten up...I can't eat.
 
2001-10-17 06:36:45 PM
You should have these f*!#$ to deal with. Raving @$$h0les ....
Power on the beaches is a joke. EVERY time there is a hard rain, or more than 20 mph winds, you can BET you're sitting in the dark for at least 4 hours. It's been a joke for 20+ years.

They suck, and have always sucked......
 
2001-10-17 06:48:50 PM
FLA Chickie, i'm from Ft. Myers too!
 
2001-10-17 06:52:28 PM
Oh yeah, and FP&L sucks. Hehehe but Bob is cool. I so wanna see what his face looks like LOL.
 
vox
2001-10-17 06:56:03 PM
I feel confident knowing THIS guy's on the job:

 
2001-10-17 07:22:25 PM
My message to them:

"I'm trying to report that my power is out on your report-it-online thingie but my power's out so I can't use my computer. I'm typing this in the dark. Can you call AOL for them and ask them for help? My phone's out, too. jra­x­is2701­45[nospam-﹫-backwards]loa*co­m"
 
2001-10-17 08:30:06 PM
I have my cable modem on my UPS. But when I connected to the web site to report the outage I found the butterfly ballot format too confusing. By the time I thought I figured it out "inbred jebb" turned the power back on.
 
2001-10-17 08:55:25 PM
If the power goes down in your area you may not have net connectivity. Sure ISPs have UPSes and whatnot but somewhere along the line a router or network device may have lost power.
So really, this is hilarious.
The "inbred jebb" comment almost made me shoot slurpee out of my nostrils.
 
2001-10-17 09:00:03 PM
Well they have had this site for a while, and I asked the same thing as FLA Chickie did. How can that be done? I didn't get an answer.

Sun-Sentinal.com also has a great feature. If you log onto that website, you can check traffic reports. Of course it requires an awful long cable to stay on-line while you drive.....
 
2001-10-17 09:39:53 PM
i work for FPL..

please dont hurt me..
 
2001-10-17 10:19:55 PM
If your power goes out, you have it on good authority that barbecuing french fries (use aluminum foil) and bacon works quite well.

Just be careful when barbecuing the bacon :)
 
2001-10-17 10:56:20 PM
Katmbca:
Remember, NEVER fry bacon naked!!!!
 
2001-10-17 11:35:13 PM
Magik... a "foot massager"? RI-HI-HIIIIIGHT.
 
2001-10-17 11:40:53 PM
Tasel, can I call you if my power goes out?
 
2001-10-18 03:40:49 AM
3M TA3!!!

Can you say CDPD?
 
2001-10-18 08:58:48 AM
What a Palm with a cel modem? How many people have those? A VERY SMALL percentage of people have those.

Besides the ad show a guy walking around with a 15 inch monitor in traffic knocking on car windows saying 'If you checked Sun-Sentinal wouldn't wouldn't be stuck'
 
2001-10-18 09:34:36 AM
Zeander: Well greetings my fellow Floridian....
 
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