OT: Pool pumps (was: RE: [LINK] BigPond goes Static)
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Thu Jan 22 11:28:17 EST 2004
> At 07:40 22/01/2004 +1000, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> >[BTW, apologies for the accidental null post yesterday]
> Question: Was it you who sent the Null post, or was it the
> machine that
> sent it under your instruction? If the latter why was the
> machine not
> programed to ensure NULL posts are not sent?
> <smirk> Sorry :)
Guilty. I thought of a post, thought better of it, but pressed "send"
instead of "close".
> > > Adam Todd wrote:
> > > > My pool pump does not (yet) have an IP address. It is
> a machine.
> >I don't think you've considered all the advantages. By
> connecting your pool
> >pump to the Internet, you:
> >- help maintain Cisco's share price
> I doubt today I'd use a Cisco Pool Pump.
You have no choice. I realise you probably bought an Exciting Startup
Competitor to Cisco pool pump. Regrettably, last week Cisco acquired the
Exciting Startup Comptitor. It has now placed all existing ESC products on
EOL, with an option to upgrade current ESC customers to a Catalyst 12,000
platform next year. However, the Cisco Catalyst 12,000 with Pool Pump Option
will only include some of the functionality of the end-of-lifed ESC Pool
Pump, the rest of it being mistakenly implemented in the VoIP Call Manager
So to replace your $1,200 ESC Pool Pump, you will find yourself buying a
Catalyst 12,000 for $100,000 plus a Cisco Call Manager with Pool Pump
Management option for $28,000 per license, which means that one day while
you're relaxing in the pool with the wife and the kids, the BSA pays a visit
and explains that you have to buy another three licenses for compliance and
they're about to audit everything else in the house.
You know, AT, I reckon there's a sequel to Repo Man to be had out of this...
> It could be downloading lots of prawn?
...is one of the most shameful puns I've ever encountered.
> It would require a range of courses and certificates to be
> accredited to
> operate it.
> It would probably be command line driven, which is OK for me,
> but my wife
> is a little more point and click - and the kids?
> Support for the pump would be diminished greatly due to the
> fast EOL (End
> of Life) given by Cisco.
> A Support Contract would equal more than the purchase price
> over three years :)
> >- help give thousands of bored hackers something to
> entertain themselves
> >with and
> Yes, my concern woudl be that the pump and it's valve
> mechanism might be
> switched or fooled with. Someone might write a virus or
> routine to operate
> a "FLOOD HOUSE" or "SUCK CHILDREN" or something like that.
> >- give yourself the chance to fully-integrate the pool pump with your
> >refrigerator and media entertainment gateway.
> Now this has interesting connotations.
> >This means the 'fridge can switch itself to "fast cool" when
> it senses 15
> >minutes left on your favourite soap opera (!), while the
> pool pump can ask
> >the entertainment gateway to check the weather forecast and
> decide whether
> >you're likely to want a swim,
> Will that also operate the solar heating system?
> >while asking the 'fridge whether or not you've had too much
> >beer to be allowed in the pool.
> Good point.
> >If you're not to be allowed to swim, the pool pump will
> mysteriously and
> >stubbornly refuse to start, which of course distracts you
> while you try to
> >open it up and see what's wrong except that the tool chest won't open
> >because the 'fridge says "don't let this guy near the
> cordless screwdriver".
> On a hot day this might be very frustrating.
> >Instead, the fridge will play an exciting little downloaded
> tune to remind
> >you that there's still some more beer left, and in the
> morning while you're
> >working your way through the hangover you will find out that
> >Kazaa was actually a trojan.
> Ahhh! So I can't blame my wife?
> >The refrigerator no longer opens because its Web server is
> busy hosting an
> >illegal milk-sharing network,
> It could be downloading lots of prawn?
> >the TV's in a huff because you skipped too
> >many ads last night and violated your terms of service,
> Hence the DVD player. Don't tell me it has feelings too?
> >and the pool pump still won't run because it hasn't got the
> all-clear from
> >the fridge.
> My gawd! I'm moving house!
> >Jim was right, you >are< a luddite!
> "Honey, all the silicon in this house has to go."
> Thank god she hasn't had breast implants :)
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