Stephen Michael Kellat

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No, it doesn't look good in California right now.

Having a "smart home" in a place like California where wildfires happen and "public safety blackouts" occur seems like a really stupid idea nowadays. If Alexa can't unlock your door and you don't have a manual override...aren't you in a very bad position?

Beccaro, Tom Del. “Tom Del Beccaro: California’s Power Blackouts, Energy Nightmare and More Are Coming Your Way, America.” Fox News, October 25, 2019.

Chavez, Nicole. “PG&E May Cut Power to Nearly 1 Million Customers in California. It Could Be the Largest Planned Outage.” CNN, October 25, 2019.

Colby, Clifford. “How to Survive the PG&E Power Outage and Keep Your Devices Charged.” CNET, October 25, 2019.

Dillon, Nancy. “Mass Blackouts Make $499 Generators the New In-Demand Appliance in California.”, October 26, 2019.

The Mercury News. “Editorial: Gov. Newsom, You Own This Crisis of Fires and Outages,” October 25, 2019.

Epstein, Kayla, Andrew Freedman, and Faiz Siddiqui. “Dangerous Winds Increase Wildfire Risk in California as Millions Face Power Outages.” Washington Post, October 26, 2019.

Finney, Michael, and Simone Chavoor. “What to Do Right Now to Prep for a Planned Power Outage.” ABC7 San Francisco, October 26, 2019.

Gecker, Jocelyn. “California Power Outage: What Happens When the Lights Go Out.” SFGate, October 9, 2019.

Gerber, Marisa, and James Rainey. “The Terrifying Experience of Escaping Wildfire with the Power Shut off: ‘It Was Pitch Black.’” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019.

Kilgore, Tomi, and Ciara Linnane. “PG&E Stock Plunges toward Record Low after Citi Warns It Could Be Worthless.” MarketWatch, October 26, 2019.

MarketWatch. “Millions in California Facing Fire Danger, More Blackouts,” October 26, 2019.

Myers, John, and Taryn Luna. “News Analysis: California Utilities — Not Lawmakers — Are Calling the Shots on Power Outages to Prevent Wildfires.” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019.

Nguyen, Daisy, and Stefanie Dazio. “Millions in California Facing More Blackouts, Fire Danger.” NBC New York, October 26, 2019.

CBS Sacramento. “PG&E Power Shutoff Survival Guide,” October 25, 2019.

Romero, Dennis. “As Many as 2 Million in California May Have Power Cut as Fires Rage.” NBC News, October 26, 2019.

Shalby, Colleen. “Power Outages Leave Those with Disabilities Especially Vulnerable. Help Remains a Work in a Progress.” Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2019.

Having a "smart home" anywhere, seems like a stupid idea to me, to be honest 😅

JanKusanagi at 2019-10-26T16:23:45Z

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