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(Twitter)   ERCOT: Thanks for the cash, suckers. Enjoy freezing in the winter and dying of heat exhaustion in the summer   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-04-13 6:04:04 PM  
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2021-04-13 6:05:43 PM  
Just like a communist hellhole.

Excellent.
 
2021-04-13 6:05:58 PM  
Temps are pretty moderate across the entire state today, thanks to a cool front.

WTF?
 
2021-04-13 6:25:08 PM  
Boost generation capacity and winterize the distribution system? Why we'd have to light our cigars with $20 bills instead of C notes!
 
2021-04-13 6:44:41 PM  
To help with the bitcoin mining project they have going on?
 
2021-04-13 6:49:35 PM  
I expect the Abbott, Paxton, and Patrick Axis of Evil will soon declare Texas to be constitutionally unable to join the US power grid.
 
2021-04-13 6:55:50 PM  
Oh my. Enjoy your blazing hot summer, Texans.
 
2021-04-13 6:58:35 PM  
Has anyone checked the airports for Ted Cruz?
 
2021-04-13 7:38:26 PM  
Enjoy the brain drain as what was once a drought of qualified applicants in now a flood of talent looking to get the hell out of Texas.
 
2021-04-13 8:04:26 PM  
I thought the headline said EPCOT and I thought "Man, Disney just doesn't give a shiat any more do they?"
 
2021-04-13 9:19:05 PM  
Why would they advocate energy conservation?  Their pricing model increases customer cost when energy is scarce.  Won't somebody think of the shareholders?
 
2021-04-13 9:31:14 PM  
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2021-04-13 10:10:22 PM  
bUt MeH EnErGy FreEdOms
 
2021-04-13 10:52:35 PM  
also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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2021-04-13 10:53:29 PM  
You know, I'm GLAD that wound up in this tab.
 
2021-04-13 10:59:51 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: I thought the headline said EPCOT and I thought "Man, Disney just doesn't give a shiat any more do they?"


TBH, EPCOT is pretty sucky compared to the Magic Kingdom, except for the fact you can drink alcohol.
 
2021-04-13 11:03:05 PM  

Therion: also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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Wrong century.

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2021-04-13 11:04:37 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Therion: also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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Wrong century.

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She better watch out for oil slicks.
 
2021-04-13 11:05:13 PM  
The ERCOT board all quite...Twitter account must be going rogue.
 
2021-04-13 11:05:24 PM  
This is somehow California's fault.
Actually, where is Grey Davis?
 
2021-04-13 11:05:26 PM  

Therion: also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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Last one was Tetsuya Nomura design.
 
2021-04-13 11:05:32 PM  
Yeah. This is great. Not sure I like baking to death any better than freezing to death.
 
2021-04-13 11:05:49 PM  
Oh the grid? Yeah that was like a month ago. The TX leg is working hard on the real problems facing Texas, like taking trans kids away from their parents.
 
2021-04-13 11:06:50 PM  

darkmayo: Therion: also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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Last one was Tetsuya Nomura design.


Not enough zippers, belts and buckles.
 
2021-04-13 11:07:18 PM  
Roll coal!
 
2021-04-13 11:08:06 PM  

darkmayo: Therion: also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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Last one was Tetsuya Nomura design.


oh what regular people don't dress like this?
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2021-04-13 11:08:09 PM  
Just watched the news and Ercot is blaming the fact that some places are out of commission for maintenance.  Not buying it. Apparently they said it got warmer than anticipated.  But it wasn't that much hotter. So I don't believe a word of it.
 
2021-04-13 11:08:48 PM  
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2021-04-13 11:09:56 PM  

moothemagiccow: darkmayo: Therion: also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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Last one was Tetsuya Nomura design.

oh what regular people don't dress like this?
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I'm actually impressed. And I'm an asshole.
 
2021-04-13 11:11:24 PM  
Hey mods, you're greenlighting headlines from February?

*sees date of tweet*

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2021-04-13 11:11:28 PM  
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*loud snickering*
 
2021-04-13 11:12:02 PM  
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2021-04-13 11:14:00 PM  
(back on topic) - this afternoon ERCOT declared please-please-please use less energy, with the excuse that a "lingering cold front" was causing a spike in demand.

I immediately checked a weather map. There wasn't a single spot with temperatures lower than 50 anywhere in the state.

Marg bar ERCOT.
 
2021-04-13 11:14:03 PM  
Don't know what ERCOT is.

Don't care enough to look it up.
 
2021-04-13 11:14:56 PM  
Enron Part Two?
 
2021-04-13 11:15:32 PM  
The Republic of Texas maybe should explore a strategic electrical energy alliance with Mexico.
 
2021-04-13 11:16:03 PM  

jmr61: Don't know what ERCOT is.

Don't care enough to look it up.


Electric Reliability Coalition of Texas.  The Texas regulator for power production and distribution.
 
2021-04-13 11:16:45 PM  

moothemagiccow: Oh the grid? Yeah that was like a month ago. The TX leg is working hard on the real problems facing Texas, like taking trans kids away from their parents.


FTL:

Texas GOP Republican Executive Committee Member Jill Glover testified to lawmakers that sex changes are part of a fad that is amplified by social media.

I admit I'm not as young as I used to be and not "with it" when it comes to the things "the kids" are doing these days, but is this a new TikTok challenge or something?
 
2021-04-13 11:21:58 PM  
Looking at the ERCOT site, demand came pretty close to actual capacity between 4 and 5:00 this afternoon.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ercot.com)
 
2021-04-13 11:22:12 PM  

moothemagiccow: Oh the grid? Yeah that was like a month ago. The TX leg is working hard on the real problems facing Texas, like taking trans kids away from their parents.


You mean the TX legislature is engaging in political theater and is ignoring the real problems facing their state?

I need my fainting couch.
 
2021-04-13 11:26:30 PM  

OrionXVI: jmr61: Don't know what ERCOT is.

Don't care enough to look it up.

Electric Reliability Coalition of Texas.  The Texas regulator for power production and distribution.


Also known as the non-resident, incredibly, invasively, inextricably corrupt masters of an actual damn electrical light switch for those citizens of the Republic of Texas who mistakenly chose not to be born white, well-to-do, and Republican.
 
2021-04-13 11:32:57 PM  

Mrtraveler01: moothemagiccow: Oh the grid? Yeah that was like a month ago. The TX leg is working hard on the real problems facing Texas, like taking trans kids away from their parents.

FTL:

Texas GOP Republican Executive Committee Member Jill Glover testified to lawmakers that sex changes are part of a fad that is amplified by social media.

I admit I'm not as young as I used to be and not "with it" when it comes to the things "the kids" are doing these days, but is this a new TikTok challenge or something?


"Look son you can't have gender confirmation surgery AND an iphone"
-But DAAD all my friends have new genders! I hate being poor!
 
2021-04-13 11:33:19 PM  
ERCOT:

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2021-04-13 11:33:33 PM  
They're just giving Texans what they want. Texans love paying exorbitant fees to capitalist corporations for the freedom to freeze to death in the winter. 'Murica!
 
2021-04-13 11:34:51 PM  
arrogantbastich: I'm an asshole.

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2021-04-13 11:34:59 PM  
..if only there was a large network of stations they could connect to, a grid or something.
 
2021-04-13 11:46:44 PM  
Here I am on the gulf coast of Texas drinkingbwaybtoo much on a work night and trying to watch the Godzilla v Kong movie at excessive volumes. Why am I getting power outages at 80 degrees? The 100% humidity is within nominal ranges for living 1 ft above sea level, so I don't understand the problem. It is a bit windy. Maybe there is too much turbine juice somewhere and the fracking can't keep up.
 
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2021-04-13 11:48:39 PM  
If Tesla wasn't already massively backed-up on Solar Roof and Powerwall orders...  Alternatives, folks, get to Texas and get some wind and solar + battery alternative builds going on and get rich fairly quickly!
 
2021-04-13 11:52:37 PM  
Wow, it's almost like privatizing utilities is, and always was, a stupid farking idea.
 
2021-04-14 12:07:13 AM  

Therion: also, those leather-and-spike bondage cuffs from Spencer's Gifts aren't cestus.

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I'm sure there are some people who would think they would make fine accessories inside an ERCOT executive or two.

So, as usual, there really isn't a wrong thread.
 
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