Snowpacolypse 2021 - Texas Edition

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  1. IanBoyd

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    enough to not need to melt snow anymore to flush toilets and to start filling pots/buckets to start boiling for drinking
     
  2. GoodForAnother

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    yea
     
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  3. Jax Teller

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    I've never lived in a house outside of the south so I was like "umm that's every house I've lived in". I am 2 advil PMs deep right now so I should probably just pass out.
     
  4. Redav

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    Yeah all that stuff is pretty common in the south. Ga is the same way with hvac in the attic and water shut-off in your yard
     
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  5. g8r

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    no.
     
  6. IanBoyd

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    Welp good thing I stocked up on water last night because just woke up to no water again.
     
  7. dtx

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    they’re literally passing all costs to consumers, yes
     
  8. Bo Pelinis

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    In the north basements are far more commonplace and it gets cold so all that stuff usually goes inside and typically in the basement. Lots of homes with finished basements have rooms specifically for all that stuff.

    Like, I couldn’t imagine being unable to frequently access water shut offs and also having water heaters not inside in a temperature controlled environment sounds crazy to me but I’m no Bob the Builder
     
  9. BWC

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  10. g8r

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    People signed up for wholesale cost generation and wholesale prices skyrocketed. I will say they will not like;y have to pay that bill but they got the pricing they signed up for.
     
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  11. g8r

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    You literally know shit about power generation distribution or pricing. Come at me bro.
     
  12. Bo Pelinis

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    :pffft::pffft::pffft::pffft::pffft:
     
  13. g8r

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    Prove me wrong.
     
  14. dtx

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    lol this would only happen in texas because it’s not regulated but sure keep sucking those leech suppliers off

    they absolutely won’t have to pay those bills and it’ll become huge in the national spotlight. these bullshit companies won’t be doing it again
     
  15. Bo Pelinis

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    Nearest Pubix and don’t forget to bring your dad
     
  16. BWC

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    And a bathtub
     
  17. g8r

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    Regulated doesn’t mean what you think it does...I am not a fan of giving end consumers choice on generation or distribution. I prefer distribution be given set territories and the distributor either owning or contracting an all requirements generation contract. With such a large capital requirement to build and maintain facilities this business structure allows for greater efficiency due to a better ability to plan and forecast load use and growth.
    Without a doubt had Texas been like this they wouldn’t have avoided this entirely but the intensity would have been lower.
     
  18. g8r

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    Still no response showing any depth of knowledge outside of quips.
     
  19. BWC

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    You have knowledge, yet you chose your fear of a woman, who's undoubtedly smarter and a more gifted communicator than you, to rule the day from the jump. You burned your own credibility. Don't blame others for your stupidity.
     
  20. g8r

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    you see it how you want. I called people in favor of scrapping all fossil fuel generation in favor of green energy full stop. I am not afraid of aoc (lol). The jury is out whether she is smarter than anyone.
     
  21. Jax Teller

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    Basements not being popular down here is killing my search for a house. My wife grew up in St.Louis so she's always had a basement and wants one for tornadoes and such. Every time I go online and look there's like 10 that have that listed.
     
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  22. Jax Teller

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    Wait he went with the windmils caused this excuse? Or are yall talking about a different situation.
     
  23. BWC

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    Oh, it's this situation. A couple hours before the opposite information came out, no less.
     
  24. g8r

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    They certainly contributed. Once ercots February numbers come out I am going to be doing some analysis of them miso, and spp
     
  25. ned's head

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    Market street in plano off preston is fully stocked and not too busy during Sunday heathen hours
     
  26. 49ers169

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    Well that is certainly different than they are the primary cause (which they weren’t).
     
  27. BWC

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    More importantly, their impact was so significant, that we should no longer invest in them to try to reduce the increasing frequency of extreme weather events that 100% caused this issue.
     
  28. Bo Pelinis

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    Gonna guess someone blaming turbines on this isn’t exactly on the climate change likely heavily contributed to this train
     
  29. BWC

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    Equivalent mindset to Qanon at this point and arguably, much more dangerous.
     
  30. Henry Blake

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    and they totally don't work in cold weather like in Minnesota/Iowa
     
  31. Bo Pelinis

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    Yeah you totally don’t see giant fields of them when you drive through the Midwest.
     
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  32. fsugrad99

    fsugrad99 I'm the victim here
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  33. Lyrtch

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    how old are you
     
  34. Marty Kaan

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    HEB is the best grocery retail chain in the country by a wide margin.
     
  35. AptosDuck

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    We can't do something right now so we should never do it POTD

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  36. dtx

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    i like heb and tom thumb
     
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  37. jokewood

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    Still no water in NW Austin.
     
  38. kezarmyaj

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    I like tom thumb in dallas, but the randalls here in austin they own kind of suck.
     
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  39. Marbles

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    Kept power and water throughout. Although my water heater ignited when it sprung a leak and it got into the electrical portion of it. Got it replaced Friday night and just walked the dog in 60 degree weather with was glorious compared to the last seven days. Please lord let us have spring now.
     
  40. chuckmasterflex

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  42. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

    Screwing up basic things that all Americans need. We're really good at that.
     
  43. Andy Reocho

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    g8r you fucking boot licker
     
  44. a.tramp

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    My word, some of these pools are absolutely and properly fucked.

    2’ of ice encasing the equipment because Texas thought it would be brilliant to flicker peoples lights on and off with -15 windchills.

    Power off for an hour, return line downstream from filter pump freezes, power turns back on, pump moves water into an iceblock, something ruptures and you have a scene out of frozen.

    This was taken 30 minutes ago. Literally all snow has melted off in Dallas, even on the north sides of houses.

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  45. BWC

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    T's and P's on your impending lack of sleep
     
  46. toddzo

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    Tom Thumb sucks.

    HEB will def be a factor in the next place I move to.
     
  47. a.tramp

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    One of the most difficult things I have had to do was keep my mouth shut today when I heard this. A clown of a customer just said “100 year storm, nothing could be done about it.”

    I just had to nod my head as this particular client is not mine directly as I am there as a sub.
     
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  48. clemsontyger04

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    a.tramp this is where you charge 500% more for your services :usasmug:
     
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  49. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Yep, nothing cold be done about it. Hence why I'm about to go in dry on your anus, nothing can be done about that either.
     
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  50. a.tramp

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    Honestly the only people that get charged more are the ones that demanded I go to their place during the storm. Same price for everything else.
     
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