Power Cut!
Started by Scrotnig, 15th March 2019 21:26 in The Boring Bin

  1. #1 | 2107750
    BC Member
    BC Team

    Posts
    135,080
    Likes
    19,343
    MAR
    15
    2019

    Default Power Cut!

    Last night at around 6:15pm there was a power cut here.

    One thing I've noticed is that Leicester is crap for power cuts (well, actually, it's very good, there are loads of them).

    Power didn't come back until 10pm. Every third house in my street was off (how does that work?) and the traffic lights at the huge road junction round the corner were off too. Street lights were mostly ok though a handful were off.

    They had to dig a big hole round the corner on the main road.

    However, sadly my Virgin Media 'Tivo' box got frazzled in the process and so I can't watch telly in the living room! Virgin are sending me a new one but it'll be middle of next week.
    .

  2. #2 | 2107751
    Important staff person.
    Unbiased admin.
    BC Team
    South Africa

    Posts
    140,376
    Likes
    16,830
    MAR
    15
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    REES-MOGG for PM

  3. #3 | 2107754
    Just an allusion
    England

    Posts
    34,058
    Likes
    13,743
    MAR
    15
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    Virgin are shite, get rid of them.
    Amusing smilies aside, you ought to realise that beneath what may sometimes appear to be banter, I do in fact despise you. Don't be flattered, my contempt is free to all lefties who support the indoctrination of children. ~ Memnoch, Dec 2014.

  4. #4 | 2107756
    The second referendum just
    happened - Escape won big
    style

    Posts
    2,331
    Likes
    821
    MAR
    15
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    Alice
    Virgin are shite, get rid of them.
    Virgins need to be trained properly before they're any good
    Always remember to be kind, bright, and happy

  5. #5 | 2107772
    Hammond and May out
    England

    Posts
    108,399
    Likes
    15,822
    MAR
    15
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    Alice
    Virgin are shite, get rid of them.
    The European Union is Nazism under a new banner.
    Perrin is right about Cameron, on everything else he is wrong.
    Fork Me is a decent type, pity he's such a twat!

  6. #6 | 2107821
    BC Member
    BC Team

    Posts
    135,080
    Likes
    19,343
    MAR
    16
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    Alice
    Virgin are shite, get rid of them.
    Oh hello Alice!

    Well I might have to disagree here.

    Thursday night - power cut blows box up.
    Friday 6pm...report it faulty (couldn't do it any sooner as I was at work). Virgin ask me if I'd be comfortable setting up the new box myself, I said yes coz I'm dead clever, me.
    Saturday midday - new box arrives by courier

    They did say it would arrive some time early next week but in fact, here it is today!
    It's now being set up and downloading firmware updates.

    They even include a little plastic spanner so you can disconnect the cable feed from the old box.
    .
    Liked by: Chris Mitchell, sphinx


  7. #7 | 2107836
    Fluffed out
    England

    Posts
    42,863
    Likes
    11,678
    MAR
    16
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    By and large, I've been quite happy with Virgin Media. They upgraded our broadband to 300Mb/s, and I usually get pretty much that with a wired connection. WiFi is a bit more variable - I used to find it would sometimes be very slow, and have to change channel on the router (or reboot it), because I'm pretty sure their router found the best channel to start with, but didn't switch when that channel got busy with lots of other people using it. However, I had an email from them yesterday saying my router had had a software update, which means it will now always hunt for the best channel, so that should be an improvement. I'll wait and see - I know a lot of VM users think the router (or "Superhub") is a bit crap and they get better results by using a different router.

  8. #8 | 2107837
    Fluffed out
    England

    Posts
    42,863
    Likes
    11,678
    MAR
    16
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    Alice
    Virgin are shite, get rid of them.
    Great to see you back, Alice!
    Liked by: Dordie


  9. #9 | 2110191
    Memnoch Worshipper
    Isle of Man

    Posts
    4,543
    Likes
    1,490
    APR
    04
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    For when there is Power Black Outs, I always keep several LED Lanterns, a BarBQ attached to a 20pdr Propane Tank and a few jugs of Water.

    Whenever there is a Power Black Out, I get to practice Surviving without Power.


    3X3
    The More People I Have Known,
    The More I Loved My TwoWhiteSocks.
    Liked by: sphinx


  10. #10 | 2110194
    Memnoch Worshipper
    Isle of Man

    Posts
    4,543
    Likes
    1,490
    APR
    04
    2019

    Default Re: Power Cut!

    Chris Mitchell
    Great to see you back, Alice!
    Me Too! She took a 9 Month Break from all the Abuse that is flung around here. Here is her last Post in June 2018:

    Alice
    Oh God, looks like Alzheimers has set in. ��

    I hope Alice has not come down with Alzheimers and has Forgotten Us.


    3X3
    The More People I Have Known,
    The More I Loved My TwoWhiteSocks.

 


Thread Information
Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Tags for this Thread

BC Forums Create Account Today's Posts Activity Stream Latest Likes
  • Quick Links
  •  
    Make A Donation To BC