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(Mother Nature Network)   Teen gets busted for throwing a party while her parents are out of town when her dad remotely checks on the home's energy consumption. This never happened in a John Hughes' movie   (mnn.com) divider line 94
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2012-03-15 08:35:01 PM  
Hey son, daughter:

You've still got some time, but I'm taking notes here.
 
2012-03-15 08:35:34 PM  
Dong. Where is my automobile?
 
2012-03-15 08:36:26 PM  
Creepy watchtowers watching the twenty-first century closely: we read too much?

1984.

;)
 
2012-03-15 08:40:03 PM  
White people problems?
 
2012-03-15 08:42:20 PM  
Hard to get away with it if you're leaving post-it notes about the party on the fridge. Sounds like it was less dad being a genius and more daughter being an idiot.
 
2012-03-15 08:43:36 PM  
If you told your daughter that she can't have a party, and she has a party, and the only way you can tell is if you monitor things remotely and secretly, then maybe you should just not say anything. She's going to have to learn this lesson sooner or later; lots of times you can get away with things you aren't officially supposed to do.
 
2012-03-15 08:45:18 PM  
She would have gotten away with it too, if she hadn't rented those 24 tanning beds.
 
2012-03-15 08:47:36 PM  
Probably shouldn't have drained the swimming pool and pushed the red button, either.
 
2012-03-15 08:48:03 PM  
Stupid Control4.
 
2012-03-15 08:48:35 PM  
So, they just drank in the dark, with no tv or music. Sweet party. I'm sure a bonfire is out of the question, those are lame.
 
2012-03-15 08:48:52 PM  

Indubitably: Creepy watchtowers watching the twenty-first century closely: we read too much?

1984.

;)


Your poems never rhyme.
 
2012-03-15 08:50:18 PM  
media.cleveland.com
 
2012-03-15 08:50:24 PM  
Follow up tag: Flogging Molly.

Yeah, I went there.
/she needs a spanking.
 
2012-03-15 08:52:17 PM  
funky new wave girlfriend
 
2012-03-15 08:52:45 PM  
despite the fact that this was a farking stupid article, i am looking forward to the arms race that will be:


Me (with whatever i end up doing to restrict my kids' internet access)

vs.

My Kids (with whatever means they obtain to circumvent my restrictions)


should be highly fascinating!
 
2012-03-15 08:53:15 PM  
Nice photo in TFA.
Definately not viral marketing for
Red Solo Cup.
 
2012-03-15 08:54:40 PM  

cryinoutloud: She would have gotten away with it too, if she hadn't rented those 24 tanning beds if it hadn't been for those meddling kids and their dog!


upload.wikimedia.org

/What dad's dinner party might have looked like
 
2012-03-15 08:54:44 PM  
"...sexy girlfriend!.."

/Long Duck Dong
 
2012-03-15 08:56:02 PM  

Uncle_Sam's_Titties: should be highly fascinating!


You need to get those fake fire wires with no metal in them. They are prank fire wires and you cannot use any thing with them. And cannot recharge anything with them.
They can blow their allowance buying the real ones.
Keep swapping the real ones out wiht the fake ones.
and hey, free fire wires.

/Of course, until they run out of allowance $ and start blowing truckers for fire wire money.
 
2012-03-15 08:56:43 PM  
They should have put the stereo on blocks and played it backwards.
 
2012-03-15 08:57:07 PM  
she never thought the day would come.
but it did.
now everyone knows her dad is a doosh.
 
2012-03-15 08:57:11 PM  

Uncle_Sam's_Titties: despite the fact that this was a farking stupid article, i am looking forward to the arms race that will be:

Me (with whatever i end up doing to restrict my kids' internet access)

vs.

My Kids (with whatever means they obtain to circumvent my restrictions)

should be highly fascinating!


That was a boring war for me. I'm a senior level linux system administrator. My teenage step-daughter knew how to access myspace and use google. She didn't stand a chance.

Your highschool level computer education is no match for my invisible proxy.
 
2012-03-15 08:57:20 PM  
I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.
 
2012-03-15 08:57:49 PM  

Amos Quito:

/What dad's dinner party might have looked like


Throw in the "Nancy Drew" flashlight that windows puts in when you click on "my computer" (my lady customers get a chuckle out of that one, but I'm tech support) and you have a deal.
 
2012-03-15 08:57:52 PM  
Married?

Married!

Married?

Married!

Married?

Married! Sheesh!
 
2012-03-15 08:58:03 PM  
VEGEMITE
 
2012-03-15 08:58:27 PM  

Uncle_Sam's_Titties: despite the fact that this was a farking stupid article, i am looking forward to the arms race that will be:


Me (with whatever i end up doing to restrict my kids' internet access)

vs.

My Kids (with whatever means they obtain to circumvent my restrictions)


should be highly fascinating!


My brother and I ran clandestine phone lines through the house, desoldered the speaker on our modems and installed key-loggers on my parents computer to get the username and password for the dialup.

/old school
 
2012-03-15 08:58:33 PM  
I see a business opportunity. Renting portable solar panels to teenagers while their parents are away.
 
2012-03-15 08:59:00 PM  

OgreMagi: That was a boring war for me. I'm a senior level linux system administrator. My teenage step-daughter knew how to access myspace and use google. She didn't stand a chance.

Your highschool level computer education is no match for my invisible proxy.



I want to party with you.
But definately not your daughter.
 
2012-03-15 08:59:07 PM  
FTFA: Remotely check in on the energy performance of his Adelaide home though a Fluksometer

Surely that would only pop up if 1.21 giggawatts are used
 
2012-03-15 08:59:24 PM  
I think the parents coming home to see Farmer Ted stuck underneath their glass coffee table pretty much gave it away.
 
2012-03-15 08:59:44 PM  

Crosshair: Uncle_Sam's_Titties: despite the fact that this was a farking stupid article, i am looking forward to the arms race that will be:


Me (with whatever i end up doing to restrict my kids' internet access)

vs.

My Kids (with whatever means they obtain to circumvent my restrictions)

should be highly fascinating!

My brother and I ran clandestine phone lines through the house, desoldered the speaker on our modems and installed key-loggers on my parents computer to get the username and password for the dialup.

/old school


You would have been a worthy opponent.
 
2012-03-15 09:00:28 PM  
"Feeling guilty, feeling scared Hidden cameras everywhere..."
 
2012-03-15 09:02:10 PM  
Submitter, your stray apostrophe is offensive to my sensibilities.
 
2012-03-15 09:03:42 PM  
TrebleKane?

/obscure
 
2012-03-15 09:05:57 PM  
I will enjoy lamenting to my kids how back in my day, when one's parents went out of town, it was customary to throw a huge party, and they only way they could really find out, is if something was damaged beyond repair. Those were the days.

/My dad said grandma and grandpa busted him for throwing a party because his post party cleanup left the house in better condition than when they left it.
 
2012-03-15 09:08:39 PM  
By the way, anyone who didn't like Project X is probably a square.
 
2012-03-15 09:08:47 PM  

LDM90: Indubitably: Creepy watchtowers watching the twenty-first century closely: we read too much?

1984.

;)

Your poems never rhyme.


Not true.

You haven't been reading me long enough then.

;)
 
2012-03-15 09:10:24 PM  
My sis was living with my wife and I and we left on honeymoon and said "No parties, clean the cat box."

The cat box was one solid chunk of pee-fused litter (and one of the cats ended up urinating on the papasan), and there was a magnum bottle of wine in the fridge.

her retort: "it wasn't a party, it was a get-together."
 
2012-03-15 09:12:42 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.


A few lights, the sound system, air-conditioning and a tv and you'll easily get a few hundred watt/hour above the baseline of just the fridge. If the baseline is 180W you'll get 300W with just 2 or 3 lights on, 350W with the television (40" LCD screen) on and I have no idea how much an AC uses or how much his sound system uses, but we already doubled the energy consumption. it's not so strange that he noticed.
 
2012-03-15 09:12:43 PM  
Kelly Lebrock vs Vanessa Angel thread?

babesmedia.entertainment.ign.com

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-15 09:13:22 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.


Obviously, enough more that dad cold notice.

Anyway, observant parents always find something. My youngest sister was always throwing parties she wasn't supposed to be having when my parents went away (she was in high school); then she and her friends would clean up afterwards even to taking the trash to someone else's house. And yet always--ALWAYS--my mom found something they'd overlooked. Once it was a bottlecap in the garbage disposal.
 
2012-03-15 09:15:42 PM  

DerAppie: Britney Spear's Speculum: I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.

A few lights, the sound system, air-conditioning and a tv and you'll easily get a few hundred watt/hour above the baseline of just the fridge. If the baseline is 180W you'll get 300W with just 2 or 3 lights on, 350W with the television (40" LCD screen) on and I have no idea how much an AC uses or how much his sound system uses, but we already doubled the energy consumption. it's not so strange that he noticed.


So she was expected to sit in the dark and sweat?
 
2012-03-15 09:19:10 PM  
Never understood the fascination with hosting parties in high school at your house. Inevitably shiat gets broken, stolen and you have to clean up.

I would attend them, no way I was hosting them!
 
2012-03-15 09:21:13 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Britney Spear's Speculum: I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.

Obviously, enough more that dad cold notice.

Anyway, observant parents always find something. My youngest sister was always throwing parties she wasn't supposed to be having when my parents went away (she was in high school); then she and her friends would clean up afterwards even to taking the trash to someone else's house. And yet always--ALWAYS--my mom found something they'd overlooked. Once it was a bottlecap in the garbage disposal.


"Cold" notice?

Yer so cute and funny with yer mis-types...

CSB: Egg story again; ha!
 
2012-03-15 09:21:50 PM  

DerAppie: Britney Spear's Speculum: I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.

A few lights, the sound system, air-conditioning and a tv and you'll easily get a few hundred watt/hour above the baseline of just the fridge. If the baseline is 180W you'll get 300W with just 2 or 3 lights on, 350W with the television (40" LCD screen) on and I have no idea how much an AC uses or how much his sound system uses, but we already doubled the energy consumption. it's not so strange that he noticed.


But did he expect the daughter to sit there with absolutely nothing on? I'm guessing that this is more along the lines of a marketing ploy to get parents to buy the device since he is the distributor in Aus
 
2012-03-15 09:22:36 PM  

DerAppie: Britney Spear's Speculum: I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.

A few lights, the sound system, air-conditioning and a tv and you'll easily get a few hundred watt/hour above the baseline of just the fridge. If the baseline is 180W you'll get 300W with just 2 or 3 lights on, 350W with the television (40" LCD screen) on and I have no idea how much an AC uses or how much his sound system uses, but we already doubled the energy consumption. it's not so strange that he noticed.


Ok, I'm getting a clearer picture now. It wasn't the usage alone, it had to have been the time of the usage.

Dad: Why are all the lights, stereo, ac and tv on at 1am?
 
2012-03-15 09:26:06 PM  

Tenatra: But did he expect the daughter to sit there with absolutely nothing on? I'm guessing that this is more along the lines of a marketing ploy to get parents to buy the device since he is the distributor in Aus


The fact that he had the device means he's already a pedantic control freak.
 
2012-03-15 09:28:12 PM  

Tenatra: DerAppie: Britney Spear's Speculum: I guess my question is, how much electricity does a party consume as opposed to baseline levels?

I'm calling shenanigans.

A few lights, the sound system, air-conditioning and a tv and you'll easily get a few hundred watt/hour above the baseline of just the fridge. If the baseline is 180W you'll get 300W with just 2 or 3 lights on, 350W with the television (40" LCD screen) on and I have no idea how much an AC uses or how much his sound system uses, but we already doubled the energy consumption. it's not so strange that he noticed.

But did he expect the daughter to sit there with absolutely nothing on? I'm guessing that this is more along the lines of a marketing ploy to get parents to buy the device since he is the distributor in Aus


She was supposed to be staying somewhere else. The house was supposed to be empty so the only energy usage would have been the refrigerator.
 
2012-03-15 09:30:56 PM  

Uncle_Sam's_Titties: despite the fact that this was a farking stupid article, i am looking forward to the arms race that will be:


Me (with whatever i end up doing to restrict my kids' internet access)

vs.

My Kids (with whatever means they obtain to circumvent my restrictions)


should be highly fascinating!


When I was a kid my parents had to ask me to log them in. I had my own PC, ISP account, and phone line at 14, and I turned out just...

Actually... Wait, no. Don't go that route.
 
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