An Internet Address for Every Light Bulb

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    I attended a forum several years ago during which a young PhD addressed a similar topic. Not only light bulbs can have unique IP addresses, but toasters and other appliances. Practically any electrical device for that matter.

    He stressed the importance of internet usage having open access, open source, and open system.
    I jotted that down in my notes and later approached him with the idea for an anacronym.
    Open A-S-S.
    He wasn't amused.
     
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    The joys of IPv6
     
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    Stupid idea.
     
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    They just changed my elctric meter to a "smart" meter.

    You know what they're doing?

    Setting us up for charging us different rates for electicity based on when we use it.

    Count on that.

    Probably not entirely a bad idea, actually.

    Once people get used to the idea that electicity has different costs at different times of the day, they're start changing the way they use it.
     
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    Works for me

    I'm willing to put things off to less expensive times
     
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    Of course.

    And a federal mandate also requiring manufacturers to have a kill switcvh for all communication devices.

    The better the control you with.
     
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    If memory serves, our electric company had (has?) a program that lowers charges you less during off-hours if you join it (but more during peak hours).
     

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