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The Universe of Discourse : Utility poles
2018-02-14T21:22:43.5886233Z - / Hacker News
Power is distributed on these poles at about seven thousand volts, which is called “medium voltage”. Anyway, I was having dinner with a friend recently and for some reason we got to talking about the ID plates on utility poles. The poles around here all carry ID numbers, and I imagine that back at the electric company there are giant books listing, for each pole ID number, where the pole is. The most recent poles don't have tags: the identifier is burnt into the pole. So although you might find poles 79518–79604 in my neighborhood, poles 79605–79923 might be in a completely different part of the city.

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