Bad people suck.
Good people swallow.
Other people spits
what next generation?
I wandered this too...
What's the imperial equivalent unit of time measure?
So even battery backup and local power sources won't be able to prevent the powers-that-be from remotely 'pulling the plug' on a large percentage of the developed world.
No: the millennium bug all over again!
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759