* Posts by That one over there

16 posts • joined 18 Mar 2012

Nest cracks out cheaper spin of its thermostat

That one over there

Re: Why only one thermostat?

re the security comment at the end..

"yes, there are possible security issues, but stick the system on a different vlan and life is made that little trickier for a potential attack..."

EvoHome can work completely off grid depending on your flavour of foil hat.

There is a colour screen controller unit that can talk to the Honeywell SaS mobile interface thing, or just use it standalone with the colour controller thing and the room thermostats.

AIUI, the comms between the thermostats and Rad controllers (TRV's) is not WiFi.

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That one over there

Why only one thermostat?

I dont get why you would have one thermostat to measure the temperature of the whole house, which is what they seem to be suggesting? Do they not have any internal doors?

The Honeywell EvoHome system works in a much more logical way in that each radiator valve is a wireless thermostat (and actuator to control the rad) and the system learns the heat profile of each room so that heating can start in different areas at different times to get the room to correct temperature for the required time. There are also wireless themostats that look similar to the Nest for underfloor heating zones or can be used in a rad room for ease of twiddling.

There is more gubbins as it has been designed properly and so costs are higher initially but the Nest thing just looks like data slurping snake oil.

https://getconnected.honeywell.com/en/evohome

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HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS

That one over there

Like all the best pundits, got the scores the wrong way around.

#offtohaveawordwithself

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That one over there

Did the Journo's involved indicate wether the bar was moving??

Please let this be someones screen saver. If so, its an epic high five.

Tech mischief 0 - 1 Journo's

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CAIDA publishes latest 'net topology kit

That one over there

Crivens!

Perhaps a probe with lots of legs?

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LOHAN's final test flight moniker: The people must decide

That one over there
Pint

Re: ARSE!

Oh, well played sir!

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The weirdly-synched life of the Google Nest household

That one over there

Re: Smart Thermostats

or the newish Honeywell EvoHome gubbins, seems good as it can mix TRV and underfloor heating and learns the room heating profiles

http://www.honeywelluk.com/products/Systems/Zoned/evohome-Main/

Already saving the many many pennies required...

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Fees shakeup: Freephone numbers will actually BE free – Ofcom

That one over there
FAIL

Bergerac needs to invetigate...

Was most annoyed to find a call to a Jersey registerd mobile is an international call on o2.

It looks like a normal UK mobile number, it smells like a normal UK mobile number so why doesn't it cost like one! Grrr.

Gurnsey on the other hand is banded as UK, it's some cock about Jersey being a tax blah blah blah.

Quack.

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How do you drive a supercomputer round a Formula 1 track?

That one over there

Re: 15 to 16 Mb per lap

The data collected is optimised to what they can realistically be analyised within a lap before the next load of complete lap guff downloads. 13 years ago there was one analysis bod examining each car in limited detail and looking for obvious 'oh crap that widgets gonna break' details. When this happens other 'spare' analysts would step in and examine the data more closely whilst the original analyst moved into the next laps data.

Some of the sensors would be as dull as what gear is selected or gear box temps which don't need 'that' much sampling or generate that much data but things like revs or driver excuse preparation would.

As there is now a whopping amount of post race analysis I would imagine that the granularity of what is actually downloaded from the car at the end of the race is much larger than 15mb a lap that is gathered via telemetry.

The telemetry was radio woowoo that I never got to grips with.

That being said I never really liked the racing, the magic at the factory on the other hand I really do miss.

P.

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That one over there
Go

Re: 15 to 16 Mb per lap

That's probably correct, remember this is usually character or binary based data from the 300 odd sensors, each sensor will have different sampling rates depending on what they are.

Also, each team has(*) to organise it's own telemetry collection (they don't have Bernies eye in the skys that capture the TV footage from the cars as they are racing). Some circuits could get complete coverage for a subset of the data as the cars were whiping around the circuit with a main data dump as the car pass near the paddocks. But at others, like Monza, the trees got in the way.

*This is based on me working at a F1 team about 13 years ago, so I hope some things have changed.

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25% of Groupon share value WIPED OUT after rates slashed

That one over there
Coffee/keyboard

Dirty

I've used it a couple of times, but not for ages. It was all rather painless but it just gives me a dirty feeling using it, it's obvioulsy a loss leader for the merchants and seems to be just another way of grabbing customer data.

I got my first bit of junkmail this monring to an e-mail address registered only with Groupon so the app has just got binned and unsubscribed from the emails that I didnt read any more anyway.

P.

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Hands on with BB10: Strokey dokey

That one over there

Re: Bada - Something

Perhaps it was also double as a multipass?

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Ten... two-bay Nas boxes

That one over there

Re: I went down the DIY route

Me too, but running ESXi with a SME server install and couple of other linuxy server to play with and the cpu utilisation is negligable. Infact I was so impressed for what turned out to be a £130 server that I got another one.

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RAC's Bristol data centre breaks down

That one over there

Pop across the carpark....

To the ICM lot?

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Eight... AirPlay speakers

That one over there

Re: Looks nice

That's what I did, sort off.

I got some fag packet sized D-class amps (Sure electronics, 15w) from fleabay for 35 quid and my old Tannoy 607 and 603 speakers and some Linn ceiling speakers for the bathroom. These and some airports, either N's or G's (turned the wireless off on the G's) and Bobs your aunty.

They sound great to me and plenty loud enough which is probably all that most people would want/need. Indeed, when I needed some more amps I had to order another 6 for other people.

Not as cool as the ones in article but massive geek satisfaction value.

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