NEED A REASON TO NEVER HAVE SMART DEVICES HOOKED UP TO YOUR HOME?

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And then consider this: How the fuck can you be “sweating” when your house is 78 and you’re asleep? Maybe they’re wearing thick winter pajamas and under a sheet, blanket and quilted bedspread?

I think they’re pussies.

What say you?

Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage.

Houston resident Brandon English, whose home has an internet-connected smart thermostat installed, was shocked to learn of the practice after his wife and infant daughter “woke up sweating.”

Speaking with KHOU 11, English stated that despite his wife turning down the temperature before taking a nap with their 3-year-old child, the temperature in their home rose significantly.

“They’d been asleep long enough that the house had already gotten to 78 degrees,” English said. “So they woke up sweating.”

English, who expressed concerns over the potential for his young child to overheat and dehydrate, said it wasn’t long after that his wife received a text alert noting that the thermostat had been remotely altered during a three-hour “energy saving event.”

English appears to have enrolled the thermostat, operated by the company EnergyHub, an a program known as “Smart Savers Texas,” KHOU 11 notes. The program, which customers have to opt-into, allows power companies to remotely adjust thermostats when energy demands are high.

Upon realizing the details of the program, English says he immediately unenrolled: “I wouldn’t want anybody else controlling my things for me.”

The English family is not the only one in Texas that seems to be experiencing such issues. The Daily Dot came across multiple videos on social media from individuals who claimed that their thermostats were being altered remotely.

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2 Responses to NEED A REASON TO NEVER HAVE SMART DEVICES HOOKED UP TO YOUR HOME?

  1. grayjohn says:

    Don’t have any of that shit in my home. They can mind their own effin’ business. As long as I can pay the bill I’ll set the temperature where I like it, when I like it.

  2. Call me Infidel says:

    In Britain the power companies are constantly trying to push “smart” meters that have some kind of wireless connection to the supplier. The claim is that you wont need to have your meters read any more as it will transmit the data to them. The worry I have (and I am not the only one) is that they could remotely switch off the supply if demand gets too high. We now have a government led by a buffoon who has knocked up some eco warrior (nick named Princess Nut nuts by one of his advisors) and we are told that gas powered autos will be banned from 2030.

    Meanwhile we have unlimited immigration with ever increasing demands on electricity and these lunatics think that electric cars are the answer. Most houses in Britain have gas fired hot water heating. The eco loons want to ban these and replace them with “heat pumps” that pull warm water from deep underground. They costs tens of thousands of £’s and can barely get the water warm. its absolutely potty.

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