dirty power


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dirty power

Electrical mains voltage that is unfriendly to the delicate innards of computers. Spikes, drop-outs, average voltage significantly higher or lower than nominal, or just plain noise can all cause problems of varying subtlety and severity (these are collectively known as power hits).

dirty power

A non-uniform AC power (voltage fluctuations, noise and spikes), which comes from the electric utility or from electronic equipment in the office.
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Enough of maintaining huge buildings in the name of institutions, enough of making money in the name of mission, enough of involving in dirty power politics in the name of caste, and above all enough of remaining silent spectators of this corrupt political system.
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As one Twitter user put it, "they have their dirty power games, we have the street, and no one will ever constrict our freedom again.
For new imports from Canada to make sense, they must displace dirty power here in New England, and there is no dirtier fuel in our energy mix than coal.
Stained by a dirty power struggle that compromised the jihad legitimacy of the 1990s both the NCP and the PCP were obliged to reframe their shared working ideology.
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Has this been an ethical gray area for you at all: fighting against dirty power plants, a really environmental cause, then going to work for a power company?
In this adaptation, Chaak Chakkar becomes a metaphor for the unending cycle of corruption, treachery and dirty power politics.
The rich countries do, or at least they pay for a lot of the difference, because it is they who created the conditions in which newly industrialising countries must install expensive clean power rather than the dirty power that the rich countries themselves used to climb the ladder long ago.