John L Rice <Drummer@ImJohn.com> wrote: <snip> > Could you explain how this sort of multi-state outage can even happen? If > it's really that fragile of a system it seems like it wouldn't take much of > a natural disaster or terrorist strike to put the whole of North America in > darkness. I highly recommend this book: _Brittle Power, Energy Strategy for National Security_ Amory B. Lovins & L. Hunter Lovins Brick House Publishing Company ISBN 0-931790-28-X This first came out in 1982, has a foreword by Admiral Thomas H. Moorer and R. James Woolsey, more typos than The Hulk has warts, but lays out what a mess is our power grid from a security standpoint. I promise that you will find the information startling and appalling, and that contemporary investigation will reveal little has changed except the load on the grid and the amount of power we can feed into it. -- hank alrich * secret mountain audio recording * music production * sound reinforcement "If laughter is the best medicine let's take a double dose"