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Old 1st February 2008, 09:27 AM   #451
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Default Power in South Africa

The previous post brings to mind that South Africa is experiencing daily power outages lasting anything from one to six hours, reportedly because the electricity generating capacity of the country has been outstripped by demand. These outages are expected to continue for anything up to 7 years, since new power plants take time to construct and commission, and for some reason, nobody thought of doing this until it was too late.
A joke that's going around there at present is:

Up to 1994 South Africa had White Power
From 1994 South Africa had Black Power
Now South Africa has NO POWER!

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Old 1st February 2008, 10:36 AM   #452
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Oh no, plenty people saw it comming and government has received warnings for 10 years about the impending situation, it is just that they chose to buy submarines (which we don't have crew for) to get financial kickbacks and cheap mercedeses.

Only one politician was found guilty, spend a few weeks in jail and is now, while still on parole, reelected to the executive commitee of the governing party...
His parole was not even revoked when he was caught in a DUI incedent recently.
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Old 1st February 2008, 11:54 AM   #453
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Referee has to blow the whistle and warn the players:

No politics!
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Old 1st February 2008, 07:37 PM   #454
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Old 1st February 2008, 09:18 PM   #455
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Referee has to blow the whistle and warn the players:

No politics!
Ja - gedog julle klomp gaan Robben-eiland toe gestuur word!
[Translation: Thought you lot will be sent to Robben Island (local equivalent of Texas)]

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Old 2nd February 2008, 08:21 AM   #456
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Wonder if they had power on the Island last night...

Went off here at 8:45pm till 3am

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Old 2nd February 2008, 09:40 AM   #457
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Here is a picture of my two (tax deductible) assistants.
I call them VHDL and Verilog.
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Old 2nd February 2008, 09:42 AM   #458
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If this was the dirty workshop thread, YOU'D be the one going to texas for the colour coded stationary.

Love the cats, why is it that cat's are almost invariably more pleasant to be around than people...
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Old 3rd February 2008, 04:00 PM   #459
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I call them VHDL and Verilog.
Hey John, as you are an engineer they should surely be called Black Cat A and Black Cat B !
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Old 4th February 2008, 10:31 PM   #460
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Over on EnjoyTheMusic.com are these consumer warnings.

Sample:

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CAUTION: The mass of this product contains the energy
equivalent of 85 million tons of TNT per net ounce of weight.
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