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  • n. Alternative spelling of brownout.


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  • That said, they and other organizations did release a survey earlier this year showing the brown-out on our nation's Sunday-morning political talk shows: from March to May of this year, only five out of 234 guests on FOX News Sunday, Face the Nation, This Week, and Meet the Press were "Hispanic"--and I'm pretty certain all of them were the Mexican's amigo, Ruben Navarrette, Jr.!

    Gustavo Arellano: ¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Smoking Pot and Talking Heads

  • Damn! The drive in was a vision of the Dust Bowl, as the dust quickly moved from a lovely pattern swirling a foot above the road, like vapor over ice, to a complete brown-out with no visibility beyond my windshield.

    mjh's blog — 2008 — May

  • Will a national smart grid help us better manage our electricity and prevent the California brown-out or power outages like the Northeast blackout of 2003?

    Consumer Electronics and Computer News Briefs

  • Apparently the Commission of Electricity had arranged a brown-out because the building manager had not paid the bill for the power in the common areas.

    Computer service south of the border: crash, burn, and learn

  • They can survive power failures, and surges, too, with a surge protector plugged into a grounded box, but apparently not the slow starvation of a brown-out.

    Computer service south of the border: crash, burn, and learn

  • The audience may not know it, because good actors are, well, good actors, but if the prevailing mood on stage after three hundred performances of something that was insipid to begin with is boredom, they're certainly going to notice the on-stage brown-out.

    Theatrical lighting that adjusts itself...

  • Thanks to all the subscribers and readers who put up with the brown-out.

    Archive 2008-11-09

  • It was only slightly brighter than the pre-dawn sky around it as if nature experienced a brown-out.

    My First Purple Moon

  • The technical term for such a storm is a brown-out.

    An Ordinary Soldier

  • One of the contributing factors to the brown-out here, other than meeting with producers to talk about casting, and selling the house and realizing oh sweet holy mother of God I don't ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO DIRECT -- is that I'm working on the arbitration letter for TRANSFORMERS.

    Writing: Arbitration Letters


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