Yes you can refuse to have one fitted, supposedly with no detriment to you or your bill. That doesn't mean that they won't fit another device to be able to remotely cut you off though, which aren't covered by the current legislation and so could probably do it without your agreement - not that they would do something like that of course!
127 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012
A waste of money
The money would be far better spent cutting the subsidies to renewal by making their entry into the market less costly. This could involve research into more efficient solar panels, wind farms that can actually be ran when it's windy and using the subsidies for them to actually build the things in the first place (rather than just for them to produce) amongst other things.
What the government should be doing is looking at why is it that renewable generators only tend to produce when it befits them the most, i.e. when the subsidies and prices we are paying are at the highest (usually times of highest demand). If they were forced to produce at low peak times, we could easily replace a coal or gas fired power station or two with the renewables we currently have connected to the grid. It makes me mad that new technologies such as tidal (and even the newly proposed nuclear power station) say it's not in their best interest to build their plants unless they get a huge government subsidy for the electric they produce (in the case of said tidal and nuclear up to three times the going rate).Subsidise the building to encourage new ones, not the cost of producing, if it's inefficient, that's their problem - use the billions being wasted on smart meters to fund research into making production, transmission and distribution more efficient!
Re: Let Downing Street lead
You have to have smart consumers to have smart meters so i think you've hit on a problem right there.
Re: I don't get it at all.
They are meant to maximise the supply companies profits by them finally being able to bill their customers correctly (although that is debateable). Increase Distribution companies profits by them being able to charge for access and the connection. The benefit to the customer is the smallest part of the pie and even that is debateable on a long term outlook when the initial "wow, look what happens when i switch this off" effect has got so boring that they stop turning stuff off just to see what happens - they do after all have to keep watching TV, boiling that kettle and whacking their thermostat up to full in the winter.
She seems to have turned
a wee problem into a very large one. O well, thar' she blows.
Re: ― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal
“...no-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away... The span of someone's life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence.”
Re: What a bunch of ****ing moaners
What he said.
Re: raided Thursday a call centre
so was the cold call centre called Thursday cold called on a Thursday?
Durr, durr, durr derrr, durr, durr, derrrr.
Dur, dur, dur, derrrrr, dur, dur , dur dur, dur-de-dur.
Re: Who trained the Japanese to torpedo bomb?
Arguably so as they were our Allies against Germany in the First World War and learnt some of their craft during that campaign. William Forbes-Sempill went there in the 20's and was later found to be passing on military secrets to them.
That's why I'm Easy.
Easy like Sunday morning. So much that they'll probably want to hijack sundaymorning.whatever next and claim it's synonymous with their trademark.
Without Dell-ving into the details of the case.
To get her off this charge she needs an Acer lawyer! It could prove to be utter Tosh(iba).At least she didn't hit him round the head with a superfish first! http://youtu.be/xCwLirQS2-o
Actually, why not just go back to the old way of doing things where they had to pay on a case by case basis for the DVLA to provide them with the details for "legitimate" usage? That way, only the DVLA is to blame if a whole database gets swiped. Why should the DVLA be able to sell our data without our permission (although there's probably a big section in the small print of any vehicle registration and licence renewal that says they can - so there, tough titty), unless it's to law enforcement, for law enforcement purposes.
Re: Yet another reason..
You can't give PO Boxes, that has been the case for some years;
"Write your new name or new address in section 6 of your V5C (you can’t give joint names or Post Office box addresses)."
And throw him to floor, Sir?
And they wonder
Why the US military and other government departments were worried about them buying the IBM laptop business? Wonder if Huawei do the same then they really would have a field day.
Does it load my grumpy cat videos any quicker?
Re: Who says it's a breach
Either that, or a disgruntled member of the IT staff did!!
Of course, some of this data is shared between networks & OFCOM, so who's to say that one of them couldn't be the source of the breach?
Coming as it does with Three mulling over a takeover......
Dont most laptops
and tablets have this tech? Won't those chips be by Qualcomm/Marvell/Intel??
Re: The new man
Not just music & video rights. Images, documents, personal information and your first born.
Re: cool phone number Implanted
Wikipedia FTFY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Coloured_Swap_Shop
Re: cool phone number Implanted
It would be quite cool if it weren't for the fact it was 01 811 8055. Tiswas was far more cool, if only for the fact that my Dad used to work on it (he was quite often to be found chucking the water into the cage)
Had one from them today thanking me for my patience during the recent service interruption. Extending my PSPlus subscription by 5 days and 10% discount on a purchase of games and add-ons (between 23rd - 26th Jan).
Re: is it because they're ARM?
So after everybody bitching about them for so long, it appears that Microsoft are actually ARMless after all.
I'm not frightened of installing this
..You will be. You will be.
Re: I think I'm getting old :(
Actually i'm quite looking forward to Windows 10 if only so that i can wipe the blight of Windows 8.1 off my son's laptop - it can't be as bad as that, can it?
So how much MPG do you get?
"Funnily enough, you don’t get anything like that on the bits of road that are used for the Monte Carlo rally" - so what can the Average Joe on the commute expect?
Re: Semi Skinned?
That's probably what his backside will be when it comes out the other end!
No - Lordy are playing the following weekend!
My eyes hurt!
Looks very PC Pro-ish now (and that's not necessarily a good thing). Also looks poor on a HD screen.
Re: Always online requirement? No sale.
Perhaps they were at breaking point because they just couldn't get their braking point right.
Re: A plate of...
Re: A bit strange...
They damn well should be next!
The indicators are expensive optional extras!
Having gone through this myself
I feel your pain. I was quite lucky in the fact that I could read the contents of the drive from my now broken Buffalo linkstation and was able to copy them to a new device. Now I use a Synology NAS in RAID 6 configuration (4 disks) which is backed up to a USB attached drive (just to copy my photos and music). I also have a second Synology NAS I am able to use as well another Buffalo Linkstation. Not that i'm paranoid or anything, but they WILL fail!
Only in Japan though - until Sept 2013?
Does it go back in time when it reaches 88 MPH?
It's an Android tablet!
I just want
a telly that can do motion properly, i don't care about size and number of pixels - they mean nought if a TV can't show a picture without any motion blur.
Samsung TV's have the Amazon Prime app, the Plex media player, BBC iPlayer plus all the other catch-ups and I'm sure their competitors do too. OK, not everyone has a fancy "smart" TV but even so, it must be a gamble in this day an age with margins so tight to be releasing a piece of hardware like this, especially one tied down to a particular service.
I use it and it's perfectly fine. Not quite up to the finesse of the Samsung TV app but better than the Roku one.
Would be nice to get a decent 2g signal!
Re: "where he advises Nadella on technology matters"
W98? Windows ME surely?
I'll wait until the 6s next year
a party with a happy ATMOSphere
Or is it
a toy hovercraft like the one that (briefly) appears in the vid?
Either way, it will will either suck or blow in equal measure.
And stop calling him Shirley.
Re: copyright is for creative works
Isn't that what ultimately did for the non-UK based satellite services offering Premier League games cheaply to pubs? The broadcasting and receiving of them was OK, but as soon as the Premier League logo appears, it became breach of copyright and therefore illegal to show. I would of thought the same thing applies here, incl. Sky logos and any other advertising, team logo's and presumably any breach of image rights the players may have.
Sorry state of affairs though and just one more reason to hate Murdoch and the Premier league. best league in the World my arse.
Re: "producing superior products through innovative technology"
No, if they were joking they'd have started with something like - A depressed horse walks in to a bar, the barman says, "Why the long face?", the horse replies, "Because I'm depressed". And don't call them Shirley.