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    off the grid

    "You were completly off the grid at that point."

    What does ''off the grid" mean in this context?

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    Re: off the grid

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "You were completly off the grid at that point."

    What does ''off the grid" mean in this context?
    I've never heard the expression.

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    Re: off the grid

    Hi Ostap77,

    Here are two links and a few words concerning the matter in question.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-the-grid
    http://maximusenergy.webs.com/apps/videos/

    I’m going off the grid next week, on a 2.5 week holiday in Toronto visitng my wife’s family. We’re off to a cottage on one of the lakes so I’ll have one week where I’m not online, not on the phone! First time in a few years!

    The only times I’ve fallen completely off the grid is when I moved and it was because I didn’t have internet hooked up yet, nor phone service,

    But if I weren’t, if I had time off, I think I’d do what I haven’t done yet all year, even on the ostensible holidays I’ve taken: fall off the grid entirely and relax properly — without telephones, without text messages, without the Internet.

    Would it be wise to move to the big island Hawaii and live off the grid?

    Regards,

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    Re: off the grid

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Ostap77,

    Here are two links and a few words concerning the matter in question.

    Off-the-grid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Maximus Associated (Switch on the Sun)

    I’m going off the grid next week, on a 2.5 week holiday in Toronto visitng my wife’s family. We’re off to a cottage on one of the lakes so I’ll have one week where I’m not online, not on the phone! First time in a few years!

    The only times I’ve fallen completely off the grid is when I moved and it was because I didn’t have internet hooked up yet, nor phone service,

    But if I weren’t, if I had time off, I think I’d do what I haven’t done yet all year, even on the ostensible holidays I’ve taken: fall off the grid entirely and relax properly — without telephones, without text messages, without the Internet.

    Would it be wise to move to the big island Hawaii and live off the grid?

    Regards,

    V.
    Would there be like a couple of defenitios?

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    Re: off the grid

    The exact definition you may find in the first link above.

    “The term off-the-grid (OTG) or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities”.

    The set of sentences in my post above is something of the sort of an improvised manual for practical usage of the expression in question.

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    Re: off the grid

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    The exact definition you may find in the first link above.

    “The term off-the-grid (OTG) or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities”.

    The set of sentences in my post above is something of the sort of an improvised manual for practical usage of the expression in question.

    V.
    Suppose you're swamped with work. You're fed up with it.

    "That's it! I'm getting off the gird for a couple of days. I can't stand it anymore."

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    Re: off the grid

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose you're swamped with work. You're fed up with it.

    "That's it! I'm getting off the gird for a couple of days. I can't stand it anymore."
    Where did you hear "off the grid"?

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    Re: off the grid

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    Where did you hear "off the grid"?
    In an episode of the latest American version of "Nikita".

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    Re: off the grid

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    In an episode of the latest American version of "Nikita".
    What was the context?

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    Re: off the grid

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    What was the context?
    There was a guy. He's been trying to reach his partner. There was no network coverage.

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