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Thread: California: Big Brother to control your thermostat?

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    Hehe, what can I say? It's the truth.

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    You're right, it is the truth.

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    Here's a question (I genuinely don't know the answer): Why can't they build more power plants? They obviously don't have enough power to meet peak demands, thus the supply is insufficient. As the population grows, they will have to eventually anyway. Why is California having so many power problems?

    Anyway, just more justification to 'get off the grid' like I plan to someday as solar power equipment becomes more affordable. I have a friend back home that did it, and it works great. It was just so expensive to set up!

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    Here's another link to the story from a diff't site:
    http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008...2_261_7_08.txt

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    Canada is looking better and better each day.

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    JLAP is completely correct - this site is about as reliable as Weekly World News. Go to the main page and see what they consider "news" - most of it is quite simply made up, with no basis in reality.

    Also, a small, evil part of me wants this to be real so I can go to California and hack people's homes wirelessly. "So, 120 degrees should be good, now let's set the washing machine to turn on and off every 3 minutes...."

    But yeah, this story belong with "Dwarf Shoots Two-Headed Bigfoot".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokele View Post
    JLAP is completely correct - this site is about as reliable as Weekly World News. Go to the main page and see what they consider "news" - most of it is quite simply made up, with no basis in reality.

    Also, a small, evil part of me wants this to be real so I can go to California and hack people's homes wirelessly. "So, 120 degrees should be good, now let's set the washing machine to turn on and off every 3 minutes...."

    But yeah, this story belong with "Dwarf Shoots Two-Headed Bigfoot".

    Mokele

    Umm...

    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    Here's another link to the story from a diff't site:
    http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008...2_261_7_08.txt
    Plus:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/11/us...c6e&ei=5087%0A

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/01/...rica/calif.php

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321970,00.html

    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.as...20080111a.html

    Obviously, this isn't made up.

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    the problem with this is that unless you build all homes identically it wont work........my thermostat set on 68 keeps my house warmer than some of my friends who set theirs at 75.....also if i happen to turn the thermistat down to 65 the temp in my house actually drops almost 10 degrees from where it is a 68......same token when set at 72 my house gets hotter than heck and rises much more than you would think for the 4 degree change................so unless you can build everyones house identical.....the guberment having a remote control to your thermistat is a piss poor idea.
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    Ok, those are good sources - when I replied, only the first link worked, and that site is about as dubious as it gets.

    Honestly, I doubt this will make it anywhere - it'll die in committee or be roundly voted down.

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