Hurricane Maria 2017

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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Remember the time a few years ago when they actually reached the letter z and then they had to start over with the greek alphabet?
I would expect them to start at AA, BB, CC.o_O
It's fairly easy to think of two names that start with A but somebody besides me would have to come up with names that start with Greek letters.:oops:

Google to the rescue.:) Athene, Actaeon...
https://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/ancient-greek
 

cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
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I would expect them to start at AA, BB, CC.o_O
It's fairly easy to think of two names that start with A but somebody besides me would have to come up with names that start with Greek letters.:oops:

Google to the rescue.:) Athene, Actaeon...
https://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/ancient-greek
Actually, they started using only letters, like alpha, beta, gamma and so forth...

In October 2005 ... Six named storms formed (Stan, Tammy, Vince, Wilma, Alpha and Beta).

https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/record2005.asp
https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/top10.asp
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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Here's some hurricane related news: It's illegal to have enough solar panels to supply your electrical needs in Florida.
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/florida-illegal-solar-home/

Good thing it's illegal or some of the 1.5 million people without commercial electricity after hurricane Irma might have been a lot less uncomfortable.

Here's one for @joeyd999
Miami-Dade is issuing warnings for code violations within hours of hurricane damage.
https://reason.com/blog/2017/09/19/hours-after-hurricane-irma-miami-dade-co
 
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#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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That sounds like a monopoly doesn't want to lose all their business, so, let's write a law.
The monopoly already wrote the law, possibly for the reason you stated: They imagine they might lose ALL their business because every building owner in the state will install lots of solar panels, batteries, and inverters. Universal adoption of the technology could change their business model, and it isn't reasonable for a corporation to expect change to happen.

s/off
 

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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Here's some hurricane related news: It's illegal to have enough solar panels to supply your electrical needs in Florida.
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/florida-illegal-solar-home/
Well, you can have whatever you want as long as you pay for it. That's a little different. Just like people with perfectly good wells and septic systems have to pay for hookup to the water and sewer system when a neighborhood decides to install one. You pay to install infrastructure that your neighbors have voted for.

If you really want to be free, you can't live near other people. They'll eventually lay claim to your property and rights as their own.
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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If you really want to be free, you can't live near other people. They'll eventually lay claim to your property and rights as their own.
The government has shut down many an off-grid project, but I always fly under the radar as well as I can.;)
Once they got past Aaron they would have to come up with something else again.
Yeah, B-baker and Ch-charley sound like stuttering.:D
 
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