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Nest thermostat owners out in the cold after software update cockup

DLSmith

While I am not to be considered a Luddite, turning one's home and other valued possessions over to the control of all these IOT's is a BAD idea. It's not a question of if things will go wrong, but when, and how much it will cost you.

My Hunter thermostat has two AA batteries that last for three to five years at a time, and still works, powered by the AC from the furnace/AC if the battery goes dead.

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