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    Power Failure

    A mysterious power failure hit Melbourne yesterday and although power was only out for about a half an hour, some strange things happened after the power was restored.

    - I was without internet access for a day and a half (did you miss me?)
    - Traffic jams and shop closures throughout the city.
    - Some strange malfunctioning train and tram timetable systems.
    - Lots of escalators stopped working.
    - My mobile phone was playing up.

    Coincidence? I think not!

    I was walking around the city and because everything electronic was malfunctioning, it seemed a bit like what others imagined the Millenium Bug to be like! We rely so much on our electronic systems for our everyday activities but when the power goes out for only 30 minutes, it disrupts the entire city for the rest of the day and causes millions of dollars in lost revenue!
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    Yup you're right, we once had a power failure at school and we might as well could go home..the server of our school was acting up, it's the most important part of our school :\
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    We had a power outage in our neighbourhood for nearly half a day a couple of months back - some poor guy drove very hard into a power pole.

    The first I knew about it was when my UPS alarm went off

    Anyway, you're right about our dependence on things electronic. Go buy some groceries - no dice as all my banking's electronic. Play on the Internet while I wait for power to come back on? Hah.

    Ended up going for a walk and reading a book.
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    electricity! wow, who uses that old stuff any more?

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    Hey.... when I was in New Zealand I had to run my PC on gas
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