Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house
jra at baylink.com
Thu Dec 11 22:29:30 UTC 2014
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Larry Sheldon" <larrysheldon at cox.net>
> On 12/11/2014 07:10, William Herrin wrote:
> > What Comcast is stealing is electricity. Pennies per customer times
> > a boatload of customers.
> .....and floorspace, physical security, air conditioning, and all
> sorts of labor overheads.
Nope; at that stage, Larry, you're makin it up.
In the particular case we're talking about here, Comcast -- who are not my
favorite people by any means -- have *enabled a feature built into the
terminal device they're provisioning*. It *might* increase the overall
power consumption of that device by as much as 5-10 Wh/*month*. The
increase in A/C won't register on the chart. Physical security is no different
than it was otherwise: none. And floorspace and labor? It is, as they say,
If we want to diss Comcast, let us not descend to things they *are not* doing;
there are plenty of dissable things they *are* doing.
-- jr 'credibility: it matters' a
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