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    There goes the electricity

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    A few thunderstorms, a little lightning, whaddaya know, there goes the electricity. I was hoping, no praying, that the next two weeks pass without any electricity loss, but alas, those prayers were not to be answered. My only solace, thank God for ADSL internet with a USB modem, keeps me sane when the electricity goes out.

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    Its Back

    Just out for about an hour. Glorious air conditioning is back....
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    There goes the electricity

    Quote Originally Posted by Rossmed1902
    A few thunderstorms, a little lightning, whaddaya know, there goes the electricity. I was hoping, no praying, that the next two weeks pass without any electricity loss, but alas, those prayers were not to be answered. My only solace, thank God for ADSL internet with a USB modem, keeps me sane when the electricity goes out.
    laptop with a fully charged battery? or, are you using a ups?

    Interesting that electricity and the ADSL (telephone?) do not all go out the same time.

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    ADSL

    Well thats interesting Rossmed1902.

    I'm guessing you're amongst the lucky few with an ADSL account down here with Cable and Wireless. Last time I checked their accounts were maxed and a waiting list as well for any future upgrades. (yeah right).

    The only other way to get "Hi Speed" down here is Marpin. It isn't bad and their "cable"-modems come free, and have a batterypack in them as well. Whether Marpin's internet it works when the power goes out, I'm not sure on - since my laptop is the first to lose power right away

    I think its funny though while we're on the topic at how many people are selling ADSL Modems to unknowning students down here. They're pretty much useless since ADSL is maxed with Cable and Wireless till the forseeable future.

    My $0.02,

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    Not true

    The line that C & W give about there not being enough lines is **. Everytime someone sells a ADSL modem, they are probably cancelling their account so that line become free. What you need to do is to get the name of the person who sells it, and then do a simple name transfer on the account for a very nominal fee. A friend of mine did that last week and now has ADSL at their place. Also, Cable and Wireless, at the beginning of the semester always have lines to give. When i came to Dominica as a first semester in September, i heard that story too about there not being enough lines, but my friend and I both still went and signed up and within 3 weeks had ADSL. Your waiting time is also shorter if you already have a modem. My setup took 3 weeks only because they ran out of modems. That is their most common problem, not lines, because they can split lines easily, but modems are harder to come by. My advice, buy the modems that people are selling, and its best to buy the same ones C & W use here rather than some other brand from the US. Btw, as a last word on C & W, they may not be very consumer friendly, cell phone reception may be crappy, 1.35 EC per local call may be too expensive, but their ADSL tech service is generally very good. Everytime I have had a problem, more often than not they have rectified it very quickly

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    woops

    I heard the sudden blackout was responsible for a van accident and that a ross student was injured.

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    What??

    I was walking home when the lightening flashed and the electricty went right out. I haven't heard anything about a student being involved in an accident, but I surely hope its not true.
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    Not as far as we know

    If there was an accident involving one of our students, neither the Dean of Academci Administration and Student Affairs nor I know about it. That either means that it was very minor and no one was injured or that it didn't happen.
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    For the Second time in a week....

    There goes the electricity again, typical DOMLEC, and the best thing is, they never know why it went when you called them. Why dont they just fix all possible problems once and for all. I just hope this is the last time before the semester ends.

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    nature of the business

    I heard somewhere that DOMLEC has cut maintenance, personnel and quality control projects in order to save money. And especially with the worsening state of the Dominican economy, they'll be scrounging around for even more cost cutting ideas.

    So as parts wear and tear, expect more power outages in the future.

    When does the new 17% tax on the electricity bill come into effect ? (there used to be no tax on electricity)
    ...fade out to the wail of a lonely saxophone.

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