Lights Out At CES: World's Largest Electronics Show Plunges Into Darkness

A day after Kenya suffered a nationwide blackout, Las Vegas is suffering the same fate, as CES - the world's largest electronics show - is plunged into darkness on its second day.



According to GeekWire, tech giants like Samsung, LG, Panasonic and others suddenly lost power to their booths a little after 11 a.m. local time. LG’s exhibit in the center portion of the hall is enclosed, and when the power dropped out it drew audible gasps from attendees, and for a minute it seemed like some sort of surprise announcement. But everyone quickly realized that there was a problem and brought out their phones to provide a modicum of light as attendees exited the hall.

At around 11:35 a.m., an announcement came over the PA system saying officials are working on restoring power.

Is this what a 3rd world nation looks like?



Or a Mini EMP?

Virtual reality...



Or perhaps Vegas needs some more gambling revenues and is herding the visitors back to the casino floor...


Endgame Napoleon JohnG Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:33 Permalink

hard work in decline......

The highest paid people in all the corporate offices, filled with workers making $10 to $12 per hour, spend their time going from one fancy convention hotel to another for shows. So, they meet vendors that you build relationships with via the phones and/or email and other online methods. Do they meet potential customers there? They would be better off making call after call, doing the dog work necessary to generate sales. 

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J S Bach Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:40 Permalink

I was there on Monday.  It's hard to imagine Sin-City without the flashy lights.  The Robo-Feminists may have jealously sabotaged the event due to those Robo-strippers getting all of the attention.

DuneCreature Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:50 Permalink

We could check with the Vegas PD and get an answer in maybe March or April...............of 2020.

~~~?~~~ Answers? .. We Don't Give Out No Stinking Answers. .. Next Question. ~~~?~~~

Getting straight answers out of our overlords and their Praetorian Guard is like pulling teeth. ..... Or like catching fabricated-up fake terrorists, I should say.

Asking questions about dead people sends the rats into a quiet panic it seems.

Sheriffs Do It =

Coroners Do It =

Jeff Sessions just seems to hide under his desk a lot.

Anyone else find this a curious way to behave for a public servant?

You don't suppose they are covering something up, do you?

Live Hard, Maybe It Is Time To Put These Evasive Dipshits All On Employment Probation - Malfeasance In Public Office Comes To Mind Off Of The Top Of My Head, Die Free

~ DC v8.4

Animal Mother Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:51 Permalink

*****Updated Odds on who gets the blame for this*******


The Storm: 3/1

Kim Jong Un mini-satellite death ray: 8/1

Rattlesnake in fusebox: 85/1

Trump: Even

VideoEng_NC Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:56 Permalink

HA!!  I’m working out in the parking lot at a particular “Hey...” smart project that can’t be named, poetic justice after we just dealt with that deluge of rain.