I was comically entertaining the idea of constructing a faraday cage around my meter and see what happens. I wonder if they would come out and investigate it or what. My guess is that they would try to accuse me of tampering with it, to which I would reply "I didn't tamper with it; heck, I never even touched the thing!". They really wouldn't be able to argue that.It is not like we have a choice. The power company is replacing old meters and eliminating meter reader jobs.
Yes, but strange you would pick up on that. Have I left an easy-to-follow trail of evidence that leads to the conclusion that I am an "against the grain" type of guy?You really like to tamper with fire all the time, don't you?
So far it's been an advantage to me. They send me weekly emails that tell me how inefficient I am, and I can log in each day and see what a worse steward of electricity I am than my neighbors:Apart from the people who do the reading and loose their jobs, what else is the disadvantage of having this device at home? (That's bad enough, I know)
Also, as far as I remember the smart meters they want to install here are not even manufactured here, so they couldn't say it has benefits for local economy.
But I don't see why it would be called "spying" if the power company monitors individual electric energy consumption.
No, but maybe as the guy that won't think twice about the consequences of his actions. I could think of at least three possible bad outcomes of you posting your personal adventures with cars and your electrical bill and so on...strantor said:Have I left an easy-to-follow trail of evidence that leads to the conclusion that I am an "against the grain" type of guy?