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Re: Weather

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:18 am

So many secondhand game stores to loot!

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Re: Weather

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:49 am

mad bum wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:53 pm
Good fuck snow, I want to go outside again.
lol ok spoony

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Re: Weather

Post by mad bum » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:42 am

Guest wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:18 am
So many secondhand game stores to loot!
I wish, ever since they reopened they have made sure there prices are matching ebay. You can no longer find good deals anymore but whatever, hoping garage sales and flea markets are good this year.
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Re: Weather

Post by Kugelfisch » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:33 am

Guest wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:49 am
mad bum wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:53 pm
Good fuck snow, I want to go outside again.
lol ok spoony
Bro, those killer icicles!
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Re: Weather

Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:38 am

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Re: Weather

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:47 pm

Looks like I might be got, boys. Apparently anyone who doesn't have a fixed-rate contract with the power company is going to see their price jump from 17 cents a kilowatt to as high as $10 per kilowatt. This started last week before the winter storm knocked everything out and the power company didn't tell anyone until now. One guy unplugged everything but his fridge and discovered it cost $80 a day. And if you had a fixed rate before, it annually switches to a "flexible" rate without telling you.

I'm on candles right now until I find out what the damage is. Since my online account is new I won't know until tomorrow.

Hopefully an old @spoonyone vid can get me through this (literal) dark time.

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Re: Weather

Post by Kugelfisch » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:58 pm

What? How does something like that even happen? Can't you switch provider or something? Surely they can not just charge insane sums out of nowhere.
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Post by Guest » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:29 pm

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/arti ... city-bill/
That's because if a customer doesn't actively renew their fixed-rate contract — or switch to a new provider at the end of that contract — they are often automatically placed on a variable-rate plan, Bridges said. That means some Texans may not even know their prices aren’t locked in.
When the wholesale price of electricity goes up, it impacts retail electricity providers, especially if they haven't planned for a spike in wholesale prices. During last week's storm, record demand along with a directive from the Public Utilities Commission pushed the wholesale price of electricity up to $9 per kWh.

On average in Texas it’s less than 10 cents per kWh, according to the U.S. Energy Information Association
"We unplugged everything but the refrigerator and the freezer," Fletes said. He was able to monitor the electricity situation at his house from a phone app, "and we noticed that there was a little uptick in our usage on Wednesday when we were out of our apartment. And because, you know, the prices are still averaging around $6-8 (per kWh), at that time we got charged, I think it was like 80-something dollars."
Some customers on Facebook complained of electricity charges exceeding $2,000 for the week of the storm
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tl;dr - Electricity providers are modern day gangsters

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Re: Weather

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:25 pm

Nuclear power only costs .7 an isotope.

But one little meltdown in Russia and everybody's afraid of it.

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Re: Weather

Post by Kugelfisch » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:34 pm

The Ukraine.
How does that price spike make any sense? Providers buy electricity upfront at a fixed price. Current supply-demand shouldn't affect this.

Not to mention that to speak of supply and demand in this case is nonsensical in the first place. Shit broke, you're insured. That's banana republic kinda bullshit.
In Europe you could slam them in court for price hiking.
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