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2008-09-09 01:35:55 PM
I'm waiting for the Twitter shiatter(tm)

That way I can track my entire family's bowel movement schedule.
 
2008-09-09 02:32:59 PM
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2008-09-09 02:33:04 PM
OMG THT IS AWSM
 
2008-09-09 02:33:11 PM
alright,I laughed out load at that one. Nice job subby.
 
2008-09-09 02:33:15 PM
Oh my BFF Jill isn't gonna like this.
 
2008-09-09 02:33:18 PM
OMG NO HEET SEND $ LOLZ
 
2008-09-09 02:35:12 PM
Or how about the "Sock Hand Intrface to Twitter" shiat to check when your son/husband is beating the bishop as well?
 
2008-09-09 02:35:26 PM
Oh good, conserving energy. Like those drought cities that made everyone conserve water and then cause the utilities to raise prices as a result.
 
2008-09-09 02:36:05 PM
LOL My BFF Jill is a popsicle.
 
2008-09-09 02:36:23 PM
Number 51: Sarah Palin during fair foreign policy debates.

Must remember to read Wikipedia first.
 
2008-09-09 02:38:47 PM
In before "I use proper spelling in my texts"

/uses proper spelling and grammar in texts.
//barely made it
 
2008-09-09 02:39:09 PM
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2008-09-09 02:39:18 PM
Send To: 911
Text: OMG WEED GRWRS HERE
 
2008-09-09 02:39:27 PM
Switch on the heat

DIAF

Switch on the AC

COD
 
2008-09-09 02:40:24 PM
I joined twitter, but had no friends on it. Oh well... It would be nice is to be able to text your air conditioner and say "set temp at whatever"...
 
2008-09-09 02:40:58 PM
The twitter shiatter already happened..

www.penny-arcade.com
/link is hot
 
2008-09-09 02:42:40 PM
Someone touched Peter's thermostat again?
 
2008-09-09 02:44:59 PM
The gadgets would enable customers to control their home temperature remotely

And I'm looking forward to all the Fark stories this generates.
 
2008-09-09 02:46:02 PM
merlotguy: alright,I laughed out load at that one. Nice job subby.

This. Worst part about laughing at subby's headline was the timing of it.

A co-worker telling a lame as joke to another co-worker now thinks his lame ass joke was funny.
 
2008-09-09 02:55:44 PM
I've often thought it would be great to have a thermostat with ethernet and a web server so that you could control it from over the Internet.
 
2008-09-09 03:04:45 PM
I already have a programmable thermostat. Sure, x-10 can probably do something like this already, but do you really need to know what the temp in your house is for the few hours you aren't there?

Besides, the cat can't program, so I know she won't turn the thermostat down when I'm at work.
 
2008-09-09 03:05:28 PM
This could be awesome.

Assume a base price of $.10 per KW/h

If price If 8 If 12 If price > 18 Roast MuthaFarker.

Now, I should be able to set my dryer, washing machine and laundry to all run when the price is low. Along with telling my Fridge not to make ice when the price is high, and if there's a pending defrost cycle, do it when most cost effective.

Of course, every appliance should have a "Just Farking do it!" button for times when I really need clean clothes.
 
2008-09-09 03:07:19 PM
mightybaldking: This could be awesome.

Assume a base price of $.10 per KW/h

If price If 8 If 12 If price > 18 Roast MuthaFarker.

Now, I should be able to set my dryer, washing machine and laundry to all run when the price is low. Along with telling my Fridge not to make ice when the price is high, and if there's a pending defrost cycle, do it when most cost effective.

Of course, every appliance should have a "Just Farking do it!" button for times when I really need clean clothes.


fark stripped out my less than and greater than.

if lt 8 cents temp = 65
if between 8 and 12, temp = 72
if gt 12, temp = 78
if gt 18, burn baby burn.
 
2008-09-09 03:08:43 PM
Kale Havoc: The twitter shiatter already happened..


/link is hot


That's awesome! I lol'd

All jokes aside, programmable thermostats are awesome! My apartment is mostly cooled off by the time I arrive home from work and my electric bill became $30 cheaper.
 
2008-09-09 03:11:59 PM
The Drunk IT Guy: All jokes aside, programmable thermostats are awesome! My apartment is mostly cooled off by the time I arrive home from work and my electric bill became $30 cheaper.

Mine saved me about the same amount per month last year, but my wife's got such a crazy schedule that I couldn't program it and had it set to 72.

I really want one that can't let you turn it down more than 2 degrees an hour. My wife would get hot doing housework during the day and would turn the AC down to like 68, and then it would be freezing when I got home.

Thermostats should be like nuclear missile launches: You both have to turn your keys at the same time.
 
2008-09-09 03:24:28 PM
IM 1N UR BAS3 ST33L1N UR kWH!
 
2008-09-09 03:32:18 PM
Cubicle Convict: merlotguy: alright,I laughed out load at that one. Nice job subby.

This. Worst part about laughing at subby's headline was the timing of it.

A co-worker telling a lame as joke to another co-worker now thinks his lame ass joke was funny.


Yeah, my coworkers think I get a real kick out of writing proposals.
 
2008-09-09 04:09:26 PM
I don't even have an air conditioner. That's right....I'm better than all of you!

/ ok, not really, I just live in Emeryville and you can't get an apartment with one
// meh, it's 70 in here with the windows open
/// I'd die at work without A/C...Pleasanton is f'ing hot
 
2008-09-09 07:16:07 PM
I laughed out loud at the headline. Good job. Would read again.
 
2008-09-09 07:47:48 PM
actually this is already done here.

carrier has had this feature out for a few years on its infinty house controller ( thermostat but they dont like that word anymore)

so old news to those that are up to date on carrier home and commercial products.
 
2008-09-09 07:52:22 PM
Link

here is link to pdf on it.
 
2008-09-09 09:07:06 PM
I lold
 
2008-09-09 10:56:00 PM
They couldnt pay me enough to install one of those. I made the mistake of getting one of those energy star thermostats. Whatever temp. I set the air conditioning at it always resets to a higher temp. within an hour or so. I am thoroughly tired of having to go set it back to where I want it every hour and am planning to rip it out and replace it with an old school thermostat from ebay.
 
2008-09-10 02:23:09 AM
Text alerts. Programmable thermostats. What is this, the 90s?

My thermostat knows that I'm gone when my phone is not available via bluetooth, knows when there's enough heat (or little enough heat) in the house to achieve the set-point by fan-only operation, and knows when the dew point and temperature outside are low enough for cooling by forced ventilation, knows to cool only the bedroom at night, knows when my computer equipment is over-temp, knows when the HVAC system is iced up, can adjust the dampers in each room individually, and can be monitored and controlled over the Interwebs.

/ I might be an automation geek
 
2008-09-10 02:36:15 AM
The gadgets would eventually enable customers Government via the local utility as proxy to control their home temperature remotely through a Web site that conveys hourly energy price and usage information

Let's make sure we know where this is really heading.
 
2008-09-10 04:19:00 AM
Meh, my thermostat (Proliphix nt20e) has a webserver built in... can change the settings from anywhere I can VPN to the lan its on, and since the screen on it has died, kind have to use a web browser to change the temp even when home. Point its high/low temp alert email address to your phone's SMS addy....
 
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