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why going out for lunch is a bad idea

we're sure that our avid readers (specifically the ones in new york and large parts of the east coast and canada) vividly remember the big bad blackout.


the new scientist has an interesting read on the issue.

specifically the following choice quote must really impress every dedicated and responsible professional:

[...] To compound things, when the shut-down was finally entered into the software and a new estimate obtained, a MISO analyst forgot to switch on the RTCA and promptly "went out to lunch". [...]

assuming, that the gent went to a well known supplier of somewhat greasy "nutrition" this must have turned out to be the most expensive big mac(TM) in the history of mankind.


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