reply to vaxvms
Re: Messed Up Priorities
said by vaxvms:But the discussion isn't about electricity provided from a UPS or a generator, it's about electricity supplied by a utility company.
Gas and electricity are used to heat homes and water and cook food. Broadband don't. What's more important? Playing Modern Warfare 3 or having warm food and milk for infants.
I know people who can live for weeks if not months without being connected to any electrical or water utility. They have well water and a generator. And the generator can easily run for weeks with the fuel they have on site. So their main utility they would need is a broadband connection.
If I lived in a house I would have a whole home UPS/generator so the utility supplied electricity would never interrupt anything. The batteries would kick in first and then the generator would kick in later. But I live in a condo so I don't have that option. So I can only have individual UPSs around to power my electronic devices. I don't have to worry about heat or A/C since I live in a basement condo so it will never get too hot or too cold since most of it is below ground.