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And every cent/penny saved would be kept by the company. All of us use far less electricity than we used to but we pay MASSIVELY more for it.
Originally posted by wagnificentAdditionally it means that power companies can lower their overhead because SMART meters do not require a paid employee to come read it manually every month.
Well, my own knowledge of electronics leads me to consider the vast number of these devices that are pumping out IN EXCESS of one watt each. In many apartment blocks we see banks of maybe 50 meters all mounted on one single board. Now imagine YOUR childs bedroom is on the other side of that wall! Would you be happy knowing your child is receiving 50w bursts while he/she sleeps?
Originally posted by wagnificent
As for the health concerns, my own knowledge of electronics leads me to see it as a non-issue. If you use a cordless telephone, a cell phone or a wireless router, it is completely asinine to complain about the signal from a SMART meter..
Originally posted by liejunkie01
If it isn't broke,
Then don't fix it.
Don't they have other problems to deal with, rather than replacing everyone's meter?
How about uprading some utility poles or power generation?
Originally posted by xxdaniel21
It's funny because as a non-American, i don't understand the need for a weapon.
It wasn't ingrained or indoctrinated into me as a child to bear arms for domestic purpose.
Although, that being said, i honestly don't see what else she could have possibly done seeing the inspector was pushing her aside, and was intruding.
He seemed like more of a threat, and obviously didn't take the fact that he was on someone else's property with much seriousness. So he had it coming.
Whether or not he had a job to do is irrelevant. If he's a contractor, he understands the risks. In other words, he didn't have to do what he did.
What i must ask, is, given all your gun laws, howcome people still actually disregard people's freedoms in your country? Wouldn't they be more afraid knowing anyone behind that house door is trigger happy?
I know i would! Hell, they'd have to pay me a lot of money just to be the local postie! haha
Usually, i'm sort of confused with your gun laws given the events that occur. Sure, they can be used as a great defense weapon, but surely the availability gives the criminals that leading edge over the people defending themselves - not everybody's defending themselves, but anybody can just walk in and buy a gun.
Maybe it's just my way of thinking. I can't judge the situation.edit on 1-8-2012 by xxdaniel21 because: (no reason given)
we need to give up guns for our safety. The meter is for her good. The government supports it. Would they lie?
Originally posted by Fr3bzY
also the old meters contain a device patented by nicola tesla (the disk part)
it is actually a generator (but they switched the polarity and use it as meter)
when you reverse the input on the thing (more power = slower spin)
you will see that when you increase the power consumption it will make the disk stop spinning and it will start to vibrate...pull some more power and you will reverse its rotation...at that point you provide power to the energy company and they have to start and pay you
enjoy...get your old meters while you can...cuz they desperately want to get rid of them...
Taormina was concerned about privacy issues because she didn't want the government monitoring her energy usage and feared the WI-fi signal could be intercepted. She also objected over the possible health effects of an unwanted WI-fi system broadcasting from her home.
Originally posted by Majic
The recent Colorado shooting rampage is another example. As horrible as they are, mass shootings are somewhat rare when considered in light of the national population and the circumstances unique to American life.
Originally posted by Googlebutts
Indoctrinated by whom?? Criminals by the very definition of the word are NOT goin to obtain their guns legally and will not care how they get them. Whether they are legal or not.
Originally posted by Googlebutts
These meters scare the hell out of me. Not because of health concerns, but simply because it's nobody's business which appliances I am using nor when I am using them. This is way to far. I hadn't heard of them before today. My power bill has gone up steadily in the last twenty years even though I have become very anal about lights etc in the past fifteen years. These are not being installed to save me money. That's a crock. I will now be posting the same signs on my fence and by my meter as she has in the video. Even though my front and back gates are locked. I have had both power and water employees jump my fences.