Stavanger flushes money down the toilet

August 1st, 2003

They had a story on the news today about how the city of Stavanger has been heating up its streets over the summer. Due to the cold long winters (although one does wonder about Stavanger which has a mild climate), the city, as many others, heats up certain main streets during winter to avoid ice on the streets and provide for pleasurable walking conditions. But instead of employing a slave to monitor those very conditions, the city invested in sensors and connected them to the control unit which would regulate the heating at will. Evidently the sensors failed and the streets of Stavanger have been heated up since the winter, because noone noticed the anomaly. Now that's comedy!

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