New link in the top of page "IRC Chat".
Register | Login
Views: 91858795
Main | Memberlist | Active users | Calendar | Last Posts | IRC Chat | Online users
Ranks | FAQ | XPW | Stats | Color Chart | Photo album
12-02-20 02:13 AM
0 users currently in Debate Shrine.
Xeogaming Forums - Debate Shrine - A question of priorities | | Thread closed
Next newer thread | Next older thread
User Post
Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 2 days
Posted on 12-14-05 12:00 AM Link
Power outage darkens Las Vegas Strastosphere tower

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The power is back on at the Stratosphere hotel-casino and the surrounding neighborhood, after crossed wires shut down a circuit for more than an hour Tuesday evening.

Riders on the X Scream, a thrill ride that juts 27 feet off the edge of the Stratosphere tower, were stranded on the ride while crews tried to pinpoint the problem.

Nevada Power spokesman Gabriel Romero said 215 customers, including the Stratosphere, were without power for about an hour and fifteen minutes.

During that time, emergency generators kept the lights and slot machines operating inside the hotel and casino.

The outage was triggered when a telephone wire crossed a power wire, Romero said.

"It could have been wind related. We don't know how it happened," he said. "All we had to do was go out there and get it powered back up."

A Stratosphere spokesman did not immediately return calls for comment.


Well now my question is... why are people dangling for a fuckin' HOUR AND 15 MINUTES with emergency generators routed to the slot machines?


(Last edited by Rogue on 12-14-05 03:03 PM)
Savedox

Berserker
You put a bullet in my head, Till black turns to red! This could all end in tragedy!








Since: 08-20-04
From: Read \"Real Name\"

Since last post: 3093 days
Last activity: 182 days
Posted on 12-14-05 12:03 AM Link
Simple. all the casino's care about is money. If they can make money then basically nothing else really matters
Stitch

Mr. Bright
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!








Since: 08-20-04
From: California

Since last post: 646 days
Last activity: 646 days
Posted on 12-14-05 01:28 AM Link
Because common sense does not exist in our society. We're all driven by money (to some extent), and keeping the slot machines running is much better than rescuing people that could also play the slot machines.
Elara

Divine Mamkute
Dark Elf Goddess
Chaos Imp
Penguins Fan

Ms. Invisable








Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

Since last post: 273 days
Last activity: 273 days
Posted on 12-19-05 01:43 AM Link
I agree with Zabuza's statement, though I hate that it's that way. Damn greedy humans. I would have raised so much hell once I got off that ride... of course, in all realism, I'd never get on the damn thing in the first place. Now I just have a new reason to add to the list.
Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 2 days
Posted on 12-28-05 04:07 PM Link
I finally got to see my cousin, this past weekend, who moved to Vegas but was home for the holidays. I told him about the power outage and the routing of the emergency power and he laughed and said he truly wasn't surprised.

A friend of his stayed at the Stratosphere hotel and he came to visit them. According to him, the hotel is ridiculously crappy. Water stains in the ceiling, mold in random parts of the hotel, things broken that should have been fixed years ago... hell, when Zoso and I stayed at the Frontier, one of the crappiest hotels on the strip, it wasn't near as shitty in the description.
Squiggy

Micro-Goomba








Since: 07-31-06
From: US

Since last post: 5235 days
Last activity: 5027 days
Posted on 08-02-06 06:00 AM Link
Originally posted by Drizzt Dourden
Simple. all the casino's care about is money. If they can make money then basically nothing else really matters


What Drizzt said.

I also think that the casino probably wasnt planning on anything like this happening and probably only bothered to safe gaurd the slot machines and lights because that is how they operate. The slots are their money makers not the rides.


(Last edited by Squiggy on 08-02-06 09:02 AM)
Next newer thread | Next older thread
Xeogaming Forums - Debate Shrine - A question of priorities | Thread closed



xeogaming.org

AcmlmBoard 1.92++ r4 Baseline
?2000-2013 Acmlm, Emuz, Blades, Xkeeper, DarkSlaya*, Lord Alexandor*
*Unofficial Updates
Page rendered in 0.091 seconds.
0.035