Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Wed Feb 17 23:36:41 UTC 2021

On 2/17/21 2:37 PM, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> I actually tend to believe that buried HVDC is the future of long-distance power transmission.
> We might be able to pull off that this transitions from a niche technology to the mainstream, like we did with photovoltaics (at the cost of 200 G€).
> Let’s see...
I wonder what a world with 5V DC distributed within the house would look 
like. All of those power adapters are both ugly and a PITA. Of course 
that wouldn't have to come in from the grid, but still. I found a 
powerstrip which has a couple of USB slots in it and it's very nice. It 
also allows the AC plugs to be rotated which is nice for the remaining 


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