I have heard of cow tipping, but Fly tipping?
Flies seem a might small to tip over.
I will get my coat.
564 posts • joined 28 Jun 2007
Couldn't agree more. The ease of use is gone. Safari used to have an icon to show your downloads. It is gone. You have to hunt down the download folder now. I have owned Macs since the MacPlus and every time I upgraded I never considered anything but a Mac. That is not true anymore and I no longer suggest anyone by a Mac now.
The Reg needs a former Apple Fanboy icon.
The EULA that came out a few months ago gives Nest the right to track you on the Internet with the comment that " the may not be able to honor Do not track requests". They also sell them via the utilities so that the power companies can change the temperature of you house at will during times of peak usage. I have not given the Utility the permission to change the settings as I bought it before that program came out and before Google bought the company.
They have had issues with bricking the controllers on software updates. Mine decided to set itself to away mode and set the temperature to 85 degrees. I sleep during the day and being woken up because the house was unbearably hot is not pleasant.
I am looking for a replacement. I don't want to be tracked and it is not reliable enough.
"Wallace, from Las Vegas but sentenced in San Jose, will also undergo a mental health evaluation"
I am seeing this more and more. The old Soviet Union thought you were crazy if you didn't like living this. It has been used for years as way to have child predators locked up long after there sentence is over. The public hasn't complained, "think of the Children", so now they are going to use it for other things.
Of course people like AC above think it is a great idea.
For some reason the building code is to put the meter behind the privacy fence where the meter reader has to go to read it. Even if you don't have a privacy fence if you have a pool you have at least a chain linked fence. A lot of rural meter readers carry quality binoculars to read the meter so they can avoid the dogs..
With a smart meter you can read and turn them off remotely if the bill hasn't been paid. Of course you can turn them off during periods of high use for rolling black outs too. This is one reason cities are pushing Smart Thermostats. The City will install them for free and give you a whole ten dollars if you give them the right to adjust your thermostat when they want.
One of the functions I used to have was the ability to change the programing on the thermostat from my desktop. The latest software upgrade breaks this. Not directly of course, or they would fix that. It is the new EULA that is the problem. I have to accept using cookies and I have to accept that they " might not be able to honor a do not track request". If I do not accept the terms I can not use the software anymore. I haven't followed changes in the law, if there have been any, but it used to be public utility records were all public records. That meant any one could see my bills. I wonder if this means that anyone could request my browsing history because it is part of the correspondence with my nest thermostat and my city utility.
I am looking for a new thermostat.
I don't get the down voles. Just look up the Kelo ruling and the many disasters that came with it. One of which is the keystone pipeline. NAFTA allows a foreign company to use eminent domain to take Americans land. I know that, for now, Obama , has blocked the Keystone pipeline. That hasn't stopped a number of people in Texas from giving up their land rather than risk getting less for it under eminent domain. You can also look up all of the land taken by former Governor Rick Perry for toll roads and a new railroad line for Toyota.
For fun you can always look up Donald Trump and eminent domain.
Watch the true crime shows like " forensic files". Some will scare you to death. There was a cold murder case that occurred before DNA and there was still enough tissue around to get a match. They had two hits, one would have been a ten year old boy at the time of the murder and another was a guy who would have been old enough to have committed the murder. He was convicted solely on the DNA evidence.
The cop said that when the guy was told they DNA match on him to the murder " he didn't act innocent. Whatever that means.
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