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Does anyone still get a power cut?

SystemSystem Posts: 8,627 Staff Team
It was a big thing in the early 90s when I was a kid. It got better from the mid 90s though.

As of 2006, I live on the edge of Stafford, in a built-up area. We still lose power about 4 times per year mainly in the darker months. I was going to re-subscribe back into World of Warcraft tonight. Then you guessed it - lights out for most of this evening. That's put my game on the back burner for another night.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not had one for years!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    last time was in Nottingham 2006/7

    if it wasn't for a pack of weed, some rizzlas and a lighter it would have been the shittiest Saturday night ever.

    you dont realise how much you need electricity, until it goes off.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We had one in our student halls that lasted for about 5 minutes the other week, but same as you, i remember having them quite alot when i was a kid
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We get them, usually the power goes off in winter at some point. Sometimes for a week or more. Don't really mind it though :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we had one about two months back that affected a large area. We had no power for about an hour and a half, then 20 secs of power, then nothing for about 20 mins then they sorted it out for good (about midnight)! You just got your hopes up the first time and then it went again!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    . Sometimes for a week or more.
    :eek: that's mental! Would be cool too though in a way, see how well people do!
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    Very rare for me nowadays. I think I remember them being much more common 12-13 years ago but I might not remember it correctly.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We get them, usually the power goes off in winter at some point. Sometimes for a week or more. Don't really mind it though :)

    For a week?! What the hell did you do in terms of watching porn?!?!?!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :eek: that's mental! Would be cool too though in a way, see how well people do!
    For a week?! What the hell did you do in terms of watching porn?!?!?!

    hahaha read. ;)

    its not that bad, surprisingly!
    There was one time there was no power for 2 weeks and we couldn't get out the village because of the snow, plus my brother was only a few months old. Bad times.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A few weeks ago I was at the bar and an accident took out the power on the street. It was $2 pint night and the buttholes wouldn't substitute bottles for $2 since the taps went out :grump:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Where I used to live we'd get one about every other week, just that road though. V annoying as the neighbour's house alarm would go off.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can't remember the last time we had a power cu
  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,720 An Original Mixlorian
    hahaha read. ;)

    its not that bad, surprisingly!
    There was one time there was no power for 2 weeks and we couldn't get out the village because of the snow, plus my brother was only a few months old. Bad times.
    It happens in Bangladesh everyday everytime powercut then we would have to wait with all moqitos biting us and the heat there is so bloody hot you need a fan but can't as the powers down thats why I love the UK Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some interesting answers - thanks :-) Seems like I'm a little bit worse off where I am than on average, but Naun's week-long cut sounds pretty brutal. Sure, my heating is gas-based, but the boiler is still controlled by an electronic controller, therefore no electricity = no heating.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Spooky, my street just had one a few hours ago for not even a minute! Only had one once before a few years ago. Some cock thought I'd be a good idea to set fire to the local power box thing. I don't know what they're called.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There have been a few little ones overnight, I only know because the Sky+ box says it hasn't been able to record.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Haven't had one for a while, not down here. But my dads house gets them sometimes. I think they must be more common oop north :chin:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Haha BA, good point. I'm opp Norf (Stafford), even if just slightly Norf.

    JavaKrypt - I know what you mean. I think it's called a sub-station.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote: »
    Where I used to live we'd get one about every other week, just that road though. V annoying as the neighbour's house alarm would go off.

    The last one we had was last year, late at night too, so when we did get power everyones alarms went off.
    I was at someones house at the start of the year when they had a power cut.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i used to get them all the time when i was younger, but less frequently as ive gotten older, there was one caused by the edinburgh trams project bollocks a couple of year ago that took out the electricity for about 2 miles from where they buggered something straight along the main road, and everything around it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We had one in uni halls in my first year, then everyones power came back on except our flat! Then we had about 3 in the space of 10 minutes at work yesterday morning. Though I thin that was because it was so cold our generators outside were struggling. I can remember them happening every now and then in the 90's when I was a kid, but they usually seemed to happen overnight so no one would notice...until they overlaid because their alarms were off.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Until last week I had a pay meter so at least once a week when it ran out of money :p

    But proper power cut not since 2006 when I was writing my dissertation.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This is how used to them we are...

    I just text mum saying we have had snow blizzards and thunderstorms today, and i got a text back saying "oooh quick! turn everthing off! haha" :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Had one earlier this month and this happened :crying:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not for a long time, I think the National Grid must be improving :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    read this last night and I got a power cut at college today, spooky huh :p
    turns out the server room for the college network had a bit of a explosion in one of the boxs and that shorted out a few fuses or something, lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    curly_boy wrote: »
    read this last night and I got a power cut at college today, spooky huh :p
    turns out the server room for the college network had a bit of a explosion in one of the boxs and that shorted out a few fuses or something, lol

    FE colleges have server rooms now? When this happen?!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    its for the students work on computers and such, its all wireless so you can access it from any computer in the college :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Had one earlier this month and this happened :crying:

    Oh no :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Had one earlier this month and this happened :crying:

    Is that where you work? Also why did the backup supply fail? My ex bf used to install them and I've never known of them fail!
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