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2012-10-29 09:36:41 PM

perigee: Power is getting spotty. So afraid. Been feverishly downloading porn for the past hour, hoping to transfer it to the Ipad before all is lost. There's something hard on my crotch, but it's only the flashlight; need to keep it in tactile range. I'm hoping the porn roundup does not affect me - I don't want to get indian burn trying to switch the wrong thing on when the p fails.

Downloaded an app from the app store to keep me amused should the worst happen - as did, I'm sure, anyone in the metro corridor with the tech. Frickin zombieJobs is cackling and coughing up money from his grave tonight. The app store doesn't sell porn.

Idiots.


Well.... I... downloaded some books onto my kindle.
 
2012-10-29 09:36:45 PM

modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?


Less damage to the system that way. It's kind of like turning your computer off during a storm, versus leaving it on until the power goes out. Except substations and the like are a hell of a lot more expensive to replace than a Celeron.
 
2012-10-29 09:37:02 PM
[Updated at 9:27 p.m.] Five people have been killed in the state of New York - including a man hit by a tree while inside his Queens home - due to Sandy, said Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Link

Damn. Stay safe everyone.
 
2012-10-29 09:37:10 PM
Explosion at the Con Ed plant on 14th. http://youtu.be/ZAqYZ433TeQ
 
2012-10-29 09:37:26 PM

Yappy Jappy Midget:

It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.


If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.
 
2012-10-29 09:38:18 PM
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2012-10-29 09:29:14 PM
remember, this is nyc's hurricane, not yours.


Oh, I'm sure the media wont forget to remind us in the months to come.
 
2012-10-29 09:38:33 PM
must have submitted this a while ago...

weather channel was reporting about 3.5 million w/o power.

I'm just south of Pittsburgh... might be one of them come tomorrow
 
2012-10-29 09:39:36 PM
Upper Midwest representing. Power is on and fine here, but I did pass two godawful kidneystones this afternoon. Caught the bigger one and took it to the doc. Said he was impressed I managed to pass a large pencil eraser through my urethra. I almost passed out. Currently worshiping Vicodin.
 
2012-10-29 09:40:05 PM

SlothB77: Mr. Chainsaw: Burlington, VT here. The predictions were for 50-60 mph winds starting this afternoon with lots of downed trees and lines, but it's 9:00 and there hasn't been more than a stiff breeze. Doesn't look like anything's coming this way on the radar either. Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in Jersey and NYC, though.

you remember what happened when Irene came through?

don't worry, it'll get there. and you'll be SOL again.


I have family in VT and hadn't been since Irene. Interesting to see how 1. the water level of the lake was quite low, and 2. all of the people who live on Champlain had built huge walls between the beach and their houses.
 
2012-10-29 09:40:15 PM

Rwa2play: Yappy Jappy Midget:

It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.

If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.


14th in Manhattan

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

 
2012-10-29 09:41:02 PM

modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?


Its to prevent damage to the grid. Electronics only short out if they are turned on. If you have underground lines that become submerged in water, it will fry the systems. If you turn them off, let the water drain away, then turn them back on... none of that damage happens.
 
2012-10-29 09:41:49 PM
Bloomberg to make a statement in 10 minutes.
 
2012-10-29 09:43:19 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 09:44:29 PM

Alonjar: modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?

Its to prevent damage to the grid. Electronics only short out if they are turned on. If you have underground lines that become submerged in water, it will fry the systems. If you turn them off, let the water drain away, then turn them back on... none of that damage happens.


yea... I don't think he understands what salt water (or water in general) does to electric lines & equipment when they get wet with power running through them.

 
2012-10-29 09:44:52 PM
Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link
 
2012-10-29 09:44:56 PM
Holy shiat New York peoples. :(( stay high up and stay safe.

/those pictures are unbelievable. Keep them coming
 
2012-10-29 09:45:06 PM
Wow, the NYSE is under 3 feet of water.
 
2012-10-29 09:45:08 PM
 
2012-10-29 09:46:19 PM

vegasj: Alonjar: modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?

Its to prevent damage to the grid. Electronics only short out if they are turned on. If you have underground lines that become submerged in water, it will fry the systems. If you turn them off, let the water drain away, then turn them back on... none of that damage happens.

yea... I don't think he understands what salt water (or water in general) does to electric lines & equipment when they get wet with power running through them.


The salt from saltwater is corrosive. The more salt the greater chance something like insultation for electrical wires gets eaten by the salt.
 
2012-10-29 09:46:21 PM
www.naderlibrary.com
WHAT DID YOU DO RAY?

/hot like a burning marshmallow man
 
2012-10-29 09:46:36 PM

whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.
 
2012-10-29 09:46:56 PM

SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark


Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.
 
2012-10-29 09:47:17 PM

Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link


Chelsea, 14th and 8th Avenue
 
2012-10-29 09:47:21 PM
pfffft... i live in allahbama, so i bought a case an a half, just in case somthin' happens
 
2012-10-29 09:47:22 PM

Rwa2play: The salt from saltwater is corrosive. The more salt the greater chance something like insultation for electrical wires gets eaten by the salt.


no need to tell me... LoL

works wonders on the copper connections too
 
2012-10-29 09:47:55 PM

whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


I came.
 
2012-10-29 09:47:59 PM
And of course a CNN guy's out in the middle of the street with water up to his knees. Why not?
 
2012-10-29 09:48:21 PM

whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


That's...not good.
 
2012-10-29 09:48:23 PM

SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark


Seems like everything south of 39th Street has gone black.
 
2012-10-29 09:48:46 PM

SlothB77: Mr. Chainsaw: Burlington, VT here. The predictions were for 50-60 mph winds starting this afternoon with lots of downed trees and lines, but it's 9:00 and there hasn't been more than a stiff breeze. Doesn't look like anything's coming this way on the radar either. Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in Jersey and NYC, though.

you remember what happened when Irene came through?

don't worry, it'll get there. and you'll be SOL again.


Actually, I moved here about a month and a half after Irene. The state officials are saying this will be nothing like Irene, though. We're supposed to get an inch or two of rain at most. And I'm not personally worried about flooding, since I'm about a mile up a fairly steep hill from the lake. Sounds like it might get a little dicey in places like Rutland, though. Last I heard there was about 10,000 people in the southern part of the state without power (but they were getting it back on quickly).
 
2012-10-29 09:48:54 PM

Hagbardr: That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.


I though more of the movie Titanic... saw that pic on the Weather Channel's youtube live feed... but they weren't sure where it was exactly, they didn't have the "Newark" info in their pic

 
2012-10-29 09:49:34 PM

Twitch Boy: I knew Candlejack was behind all this. He always i


I'm going to need more rope.
 
2012-10-29 09:50:36 PM
saltwater has a well known liberal bias
 
2012-10-29 09:51:02 PM

Rwa2play: Yappy Jappy Midget:

It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.

If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.


Agreed - but there technically hasn't been confirmation. I mean, for all we know, they have a super-powered pump keeping their equipment dry? I guess? I suspect that's what blew the power, though.

The Upper West Side has flickering lights, and we're pretty high up.
 
2012-10-29 09:51:21 PM
1.5 million are already without p

Urine trouble now.
 
2012-10-29 09:51:52 PM

vegasj: If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.

14th in Manhattan


That is a heck of a picture. It should be on national news.
 
2012-10-29 09:51:53 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: We're supposed to get an inch or two of rain at most


Problem is these winds are pretty bad. An inch or two of rain softens the ground up and those winds then just rock trees back and forth out of the ground.
 
2012-10-29 09:52:03 PM

BlackCat23: Fark Rye For Many Whores: BlackCat23: saw no less than 5 generators in garages running with the doors partially open

Partially.

///tomorrows headlines will be funnier, i'm sure

Yeah, not too bright up in these parts, are they?

After irene, we had nearly 300 or so dumbasses rushed to the hospital for CO poisoning, either from generators placed in garages/basements(and you know, not hte 15+ feet from any windows/doors/etc like the manufacturers kindaly print in that thing they all threw away when they opened the box known as a "users manual")

/my friends and I have a CO casualty/deathpool going
//seriously, the govoner had to come on tv, radio, etc after Irene and remind these farktards about this, and 300+ STILL brought their grills, generators, etc inside


Natural selection.
 
2012-10-29 09:52:34 PM

epyonyx: Twitch Boy: I knew Candlejack was behind all this. He always i

I'm going to need more rope.


I object.
 
2012-10-29 09:52:49 PM
Now they're reporting no flooding on the floor of the NYSE
 
2012-10-29 09:53:59 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.


They just reported that those stories were false.
 
2012-10-29 09:54:15 PM

Rwa2play: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Seems like everything south of 39th Street has gone black.


I think it was by choice by Comed. WNBC seems to be implying that.
 
2012-10-29 09:54:41 PM
It's pretty wild here about 20 miles west of Philly, but I've still got my power, tha
 
2012-10-29 09:55:03 PM

vegasj: Hagbardr: That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.

I though more of the movie Titanic... saw that pic on the Weather Channel's youtube live feed... but they weren't sure where it was exactly, they didn't have the "Newark" info in their pic


Someone on Facebook said it's Hoboken.
 
2012-10-29 09:55:35 PM
The brackish, sewage filled water filling the NYSE should hopefully clean the place up a bit.
 
2012-10-29 09:55:42 PM

Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link


That's pretty strong wind to tear off the front of the apartment building. I would of sold the video to CNN.
 
2012-10-29 09:56:08 PM

Mrtraveler01: Rwa2play: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Seems like everything south of 39th Street has gone black.

I think it was by choice by Comed. WNBC seems to be implying that.


Better safe than sorry I guess; and it seems they were right.
 
mjg
2012-10-29 09:56:13 PM

Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link


15th St. and 8th Ave, nyc
 
2012-10-29 09:56:17 PM

Hand Banana: Vegan Meat Popsicle: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.

They just reported that those stories were false.


Yeah, I'm watching CNBC only because they have coverage from WNBC from time to time. I'm also watching a few streams from the NYC and Philly TV stations.

CNN was worthless for a while.
 
2012-10-29 09:56:41 PM

dahmers love zombie: vegasj: Hagbardr: That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.

I though more of the movie Titanic... saw that pic on the Weather Channel's youtube live feed... but they weren't sure where it was exactly, they didn't have the "Newark" info in their pic

Someone on Facebook said it's Hoboken.


Hoboken? Ooooohhhh, I'm dyin'!
 
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