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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2018, 02:33:38 PM »
... and they will have to prise my 50 year old dumb meters out of my cold, dead hands.

I feel exactly the same way!  ;D
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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2018, 04:06:52 PM »
... and they will have to prise my 50 year old dumb meters out of my cold, dead hands.

I feel exactly the same way!  ;D

Yup.

I'm happy for some limited "smart" things.  We're going to get Philips Hue lighting, for instance.  But I do not want all the Internet of Things.  I don't want some databank storing my refrigerator stock.  I don't want my activities "anonymized and aggregated" and tracked somewhere.  I don't like algorithms that try to anticipate my needs, thus limiting my range of choice.  I just want to think for myself.

Now, get off my lawn!  *shakes fist*
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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2018, 04:26:11 PM »
Hahahah.

This is as high tech as I get. Having the meter send in readings for me. I can tell it to send them half-hourly, hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly.  Beats having some schlub come out here without prior warning and want to read them! ;)

Now, the talking thingies - Alexa, the things for the car that give you directions.... I draw the line at those.  I don't want anything listening to me. Nor do I want something that could easily direct me to drive over a cliff to be telling me where to turn.  The Daughter was in a car a couple of years ago where one of those (Tom-tom?) things was installed. It took them out to a rural place they never intended to go! Very scary. No, she says it was Siri that wanted to kill them....


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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2018, 04:45:56 PM »
I love Siri and use her to help me navigate frequently.  I've got a hands free set up in my car so I can say "Hey Siri" and make her do my bidding.


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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2018, 07:23:40 PM »
they will have to prise my 50 year old dumb meters out of my cold, dead hands.

I feel exactly the same way!  ;D

Co-incidentally, I had a call from my energy supply company just after I wrote this,  from a frighteningly pushy person wanting to know exactly why I didn't want a smart meter, why not, what had I heard about them, did I not know how much better my life would be if I had one??? In the end I had to put the phone down, it actually left me a little shaken.

So I had a bit of a look and found that the roll out is not going so well!  ;D

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/gas-electric/smart-meter-roll-out-question-fraction-households-sign/

And don't worry guys, they are not compulsory!  :)
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