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Synonyms for brownout

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

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Cotabato Electric Co-operative (Cotelco) officials said they are now implementing rotating brownouts in north Cotabato due to repairs and maintenance shutdown of power plants, including hydropower facilities in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental.
At the same time, could you provide a generator, for brownouts are continuously happening and there seems no permanent solution.
If Sandblaster performs as expected, it will provide, for the first time, a semi-automated system that would let military pilots land a helicopter, hands off, in brownout conditions.
Thus in the district court, a fierce battle was fought among the McConnell litigants about what percentage of advertisements restricted by BCRA's electioneering communications brownout were "genuine" issue ads as opposed to candidate ads.
But to go forth knowing a brownout takeoff was a sure thing, and not properly scanning the gauges during the execution of same, earns no sympathy.
LONDON -- During the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition in London, BAE Systems will showcase its Brownout Landing Aid System Technology (BLAST), a situational awareness solution that helps helicopter pilots see in degraded visual environments (DVE).
Deputy Chiefs Emilio Mack and Leonard Thompson told the City Council's Public Safety Committee that the brownouts have taken 87 firefighters out of the daily work rotation.
The Brownout Report also found that Latino stories in 2004 covered a limited number of topics.
The brownout schedule calls for not staffing one battalion command team, three emergency battalion offices, 15 firetrucks and nine ambulances every day for a year.
com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020530/NYTH030LOGO ) WHO: National Association of Hispanic Journalists WHAT: Press conference to release the results of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists' 10th annual Network Brownout Report.
Simulations of everything from a power brownout to the explosion of car bombs have been carried out by the Secret Service in an attempt to test and hone the effectiveness of the city's response.
The 64,000-SF office also includes a 20,000-SF "state-of-the-art" trading space and an electric and mechanical system capable of providing uninterrupted power and air conditioning service during any power shutdown or brownout.
On Day Two of the summer's second heat wave, Southern California and the rest of the state used so much power trying to cool off Monday that they pushed utilities toward a brownout.
This optimization lowers network latency by an average of 35 percent while ensuring risk diversity in the event of a carrier outage or brownout.
The resulting drain caused a brownout and a computer shutdown.