February 08, 2013

And the lights went out

Lulu, her son and I had a lot of fun watching the Superbowl last week. Seeing the lights go out was fun — technology can rise up and bit you in the ass from time to time.

They found the problem — from Associated Press:

Power company takes blame for Super Bowl outage
The company that supplied electricity to the Super Bowl took the blame Friday for the power outage that brought the big game to a halt, explaining that a device designed specifically to prevent a blackout failed and plunged the game into darkness for more than half an hour.

The device called a relay had been installed to protect the Superdome from problems in the cable that links the company's incoming power line with the lines that run into the stadium.

Officials from Entergy New Orleans said the relay functioned with no problems during January's Sugar Bowl and other earlier events. It has been removed and will be replaced.

I love it: a device designed specifically to prevent a blackout failed and plunged the game into darkness

Someone's not getting that promotion and corner office…

Posted by DaveH at February 8, 2013 01:54 PM
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