[LINK] [PRIVACY] BT: 'Are meters too smart by half?'
tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Jun 29 00:12:06 EST 2010
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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of
> Marghanita da Cruz
> Sent: Monday, 28 June 2010 2:56 PM
> To: Richard Chirgwin
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> Subject: Re: [LINK] [PRIVACY] BT: 'Are meters too smart by half?'
> Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> > The question of "living standards" is mostly too subjective to yield
> > sound decision-making. Everybody, wherever they live,
> compromises their
> > personal ideal against cost, and makes a trade-off.
> > For example, is the rule "don't light empty rooms" an
> intolerable loss
> > of living standards, or sensible economy?
> What irks me is the spin and lack of localisation. Some of
> the stuff we are swallowing in 2010's Australia is lifted
> lock stock and barrell from the UK, Europe or US. We design
> and approve houses with terrible natural lighting, no
> natural ventilation/cooling or insulation/passive warmth.
An example of which would be the Casuarina hospital in Darwin complete
with snow ledges...... :-0
Obviously needed when we return to the next ice age in about a thousand
to four thousand years time.
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