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Nest thermostat owners out in the cold after software update cockup

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The salesman tried to flog me these things when I updated my heating system last year. For a while my heart was tempted by the convenience, flexibility and shininess of the things. Fortunately my brain then kicked in and demanded to know why I was contemplating spending a shedload of money on features I'd never needed in the past and truthfully couldn't foresee needing in the future, not to mention the risks of rapid obsolescence and compromise.

A year on and the basic, non-networked thermostats work fine, have never left the house freezing, won't need an update unless the SI unit of temperature changes, and are probably good for another couple of decades.

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