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Just make sure that you are prepared for a loss of electric power for at least a few days. What you keep in a deep freezer may still be edible after three or four days (if you do not open the lid too often); after a week, it has been thawed for too long to be healthy.
Your water kettle, coffee machine, SodaStream and electric stove will be useless when power is gone. If you have a gas stove, you may be out of luck as well: I was just about to buy myself a new one when I discovered that my selected model had a security mechanism requiring elecric power to open the gas valve. No electricity, no gas! (I found another model without this "security" feature!)
The second important thing you should be prepared to loose: Drinking water. Even if it is still running, it may be contaminated. With some contamination, you can boil it for a few minutes, but that doesn't go for all kinds. And maybe no water at all is available. Your dried foodstuff may be less useful then.
Sandy: Electric Gone; Gas Turned off for Safety; Water plant in my area literally blew up.
Solution? Live someplace else for a while. We can make due with very little. I've eyed some generators . . . but they require gasoline. That's a problem because the gas stations were inoperable (Sandy times) and, although they now have mandated electrical backup generators, they aren't any good if there are no fuel deliveries.
Just "get the hell out of Dodge" is the plan. Based on what's coming will determine where we go and what we take (vs. what we put in large plastic chests). A little food in the fridge will not be anything like a priority.
(oh, yes - there was bottled water hoarding, as well, for COVID-19 - a commodity I all but never buy).
You probably realize that this is a "So why don't they eat cake, then?" type of response, You may have a second home within driving distance, that you can freely make use of. Lots of people have no such alternative.
If a pandemic is truly global (or at least nationwide), it makes no sense to invite yourself to a friend or relative. That could be the case even for natural disasters as well: Your friends and relatives may be as hard hit as you are. And the roads may be hit.
Lots of people do not have the opportunity to just go away for a period. Their work may not permit it. Maybe they have livestock, or maybe they do dogsledding as a hobby and have eight huskies to take care of.
Maybe authorities will restrict your freedom of movement as well. During Easter, a great share of the Norwegian population go up in the mountains, to their mountain cabins, to hotels, or the visit the large number of self-service cabins. Many of the small mountain villages increase their population by a factor of 5 to 6 during easter. The health services are dimensioned for the year-round needs. If 25,000 citypeople gather in a 5000 people village for exchange of corona viruse, it could lead to a major catastrophe. So, cabin owners were not allowed to spend Easter at their cabin as they always did before. That caused a major uproar among the cabin people!
So, while "Just go away for a while" may be a solution for a few people in a limited set of circumstances. I would guess that to the great majority of the population, the option is not available. To everybody, there may be circumstances where you have to stay at home, even if the alternative dwelling exists.
So, this "Just go
You may have a second home within driving distance
I don't have a second home within any distance. Just where I live.
I mean leaving and heading to where I think it's safe, hopefully, ahead of the surge so there is such a place.
Where I live, livestock? Huskies? I had forgotten that you're still afraid to identify yourself as Norwegian with your CP ID (but don't hesitate to put it in posts). Explains the year supply of
foods by simply living in a refrigerator. Funny that your mountain area doesn't see fit to make allowances for the crowd who's money they're glad to take by building better medical facilities. Cancun (Mexico) had a tourist area: they redid the entire water system to make sure no further outbreaks occur. Medical facilities (for trauma, in particular) are quite available. They invest in their customers well-being - maybe your Norwegian resort areas should consider the same.
Quite simply, I've coped - for nine straight months - living with just a roof over my head and heat in the winter - and was glad to have it. Electricity was an added plus when it was restored. For what I had, I count myself lucky. I'm not going to do it a second time. Only a fool doesn't know when it's time to move on. Seeing one's home surrounded by (and containing) ocean gives one a very authentic perspective.
There may be no hiding from a pandemic - but utilities and such remain available. In general, I can stay put. As for destructive natural disasters? They are limited in scope. How far inland do you think a hurricane can get this far north, even with climate change? If one doesn't wait until the last minute, an hour or so drive takes one well away from whatever weather happens.
I had forgotten that you're still afraid to identify yourself as Norwegian with your CP ID
Certainly not! I just accepted defaults!
If your interpretation of my postings is seriously affected by my nationality, then it is more your problem than mine. Remember, I might actually be from China ("which we call Red China"), which would more or less invalidate every argument I bring forth, wouldn't it?
If CP wants to introdue a "Nationality: unspecified", that is perfectly fine with me. I'll gladly enter that category. In the meantime: You are free to ask my nationality, if you need that information to judge the validity of my argruments. Just consider what would be the effect of me giving a dishonest answer - replying that my arguments come from a US citizen vs. coming from a Chinese. If that affects your judgement of the arguments, it as more to do with you than with me.
If your interpretation of my postings is seriously affected by my nationality, then it is more your problem than mine.
No - I remember my first time in Europe. For a while we traveled with a Canadian and a Scotsman. The Canadian would wear a shirt with an USA flag on it and he behaved rather badly. People who saw him blamed "the Americans" - and that is what you're doing. "Default" - a pretty lame excuse at this point: fix it! Or do I detect you are imitating that errant Canadian?
Member 7989122 wrote:
I might actually be from China ("which we call Red China"), which would more or less invalidate every argument I bring forth, wouldn't it?
Politely put, this argument is blithering nonsense.
Member 7989122 wrote:
If CP wants to introdue a "Nationality: unspecified",
Now I don't encourage people to just wave their national flag for some weird ego boost - but this just emphasizes your reluctance to simply correctly identify your location, and now, it seems, you've made it a point of pride, you will resist fixing your own error and come up with absurd excuses and justifications . . . as in this post. Reminds me of kid. "I used the default" == "The dog ate my homework"
Or perhaps it's just a deep seated desire on your part to migrate to North America which you can't quite seem to hide.
As an outside observer, I detect a clear conspiracy. What?
Well I've seen a rumbling, now and then (see a rumbling because posts must be read) about how C has outlived its usefulness. That's the beginning of the tale. And some even tout that for C++.
Now, of course, you see it. Take 'C'; add a couple more C's (as in ++) and you have your CCC. There is clearly a movement afoot to usurp the position.
It may be, if you post something like PythonPythonPython it will receive better attention.
The only other logical alternative is something like CCC[^].
All that being said, as an outside observer I can only hypothesize. I don't even know how it's done/played/used. Also, by the time I get up in this beloved time zone, someone seems to have done with it whatever is supposed to be done.
Nope, my only problem with 16.5.5 was that when I went to "View -> Other windows" (from the menu at the top) it would crash Visual Studio
It's not something I use a lot, but it happens.
In fact, it happened to me earlier this week, that's why I updated to 16.6 asap.
The problem seems to be fixed now.