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In July - August NRC begins shutting down all nukes. As many other plants do maintenance early to take some of the load. Reduce consumption nationwide (do we really need night baseball at Wrigley Field?). On or before 12/31/99 everyone disconnects from the grid and runs alone. Reduce comsumption where and as needed. After the rollover begin to reconnect. Does everyone put all of their lights on their xmass tree and connect them before testing each strand?

-- curtis schalek (, December 08, 1998


It takes 4 months to cool the core. Don't know if that has anything to do with your question. Perhaps check Gary north's info.

-- M.D. (, December 09, 1998.


Except for minor details such as nuke core cooling times, you have a sound basic theme: One way to handle potential Y2K disruptions is to temporarily "do without".

This can range from the literal (no night baseball at ... wait a minute! They don't play baseball in January! [No flames please -- yes, I know there could be Y2K power problems in July 2000 -- July 1999 even.]) to the merely less-efficient (bypass computerized optimization or interconnection for a while).

David Eddy, in a column over at the Westergaard Year 2000 site, says, "The solution is to start throwing overboard nonessential functions."

Here's the article:

Rebuttal to Devolutionary Spiral

-- No Spam Please (, December 10, 1998.

to NO SPAM: That is what I meant. Start sutting down gradually

-- curtis schalek (, December 10, 1998.

To NO SPAM: That is exactly what I meant. Start early buy shutting down, and throwing the junk overboard.

-- curtis schalek (, December 10, 1998.

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