I live in Atlantic Canada, and in the past year significant, long lasting power outages have become extremely common. We can't afford a generator. What other things would may family and I most benefit from, and what is the best/most reliable ways to power devices? I have a limited budget so we're talking bang for your buck. [more inside]
Let's say you have a global disaster where the traditional web is no longer available (all ISPs are down, or a virus/cyber-attack incapacitates the web for entire regions of the world). What are the data communication alternatives in this sort of context? Is anyone still running a BBS? Does anyone even have a dialup modem anymore? Is there something better than this? [more inside]
What items (gadgets) should I have on hand for power outages? [more inside]
Can I eat this? Sandy power outage edition. [more inside]
I am tired of this damn computer and its numerous problems. Before this, I've had to replace newly bought RAM and a new HDD, a motherboard and oh so much more. Anyway, moving on. After a power outage I had while running my computer, it has never been the same. [more inside]
On Sunday morning we had a power outage here. My Mac's power adapter seems to have gone bad as a result, but none of my other computer parts did. What's the deal? [more inside]
Looking for community shelter in case of power outage in Greenlake/Ravenna area of Seattle this weekend. [more inside]
Apropos of today's Amazon.com outage: how much, in dollars per second, does an outage cost a company like Amazon.com?
We had a severe thunderstorm yesterday evening where we live in northern Virginia, and later the lights would not work in the bathrooms. The power in the rest of the house works normally. At no time during the storm did the lights even blink. Afterwards, when I checked, the circuit breakers were all in the "on" position. I tried switching them on and off but to no avail. We live in a townhouse that was built in 1976. I'm wondering if there's any kind of quick fix I could do before having to call a professional.
ElectricalFilter -- please help me identify this mystery panel in the wall of my old apartment! [more inside]
Anybody know what's happened to plastic.com? I haven't been able to get to it in over a week. Is the site down? Anyone know what the story is?
Is there a major Internet backbone down somewhere? And how can we check it? I notice Dreamhost is inaccessible. Doing a tracert via my ISP, and using the tools at all-nettools.com, tracert.com, etc, neither can even get onto a backbone. Is a chunk of the nation out right now?
We had a power outage, now one computer on my network cannot connect to the internet. What happened? [more inside]
My wonderful Dell has a quirk: suddenly streaming media, antivirus updates, and MSN messenger are no longer able to connect. My netwrok settings 'seem' okey-dokey, so short of a long ass tech support call to India*, what gives?
*Not that I have any misgivings about that fabulous region.