[clug-talk] Metered Internet billing
terr at terralogic.net
terr at terralogic.net
Sun Feb 13 00:00:29 PST 2011
Off topic but if anyone comes across anyone looking to do a "recofit" then let me know. I can show houses in this city where the builder left out the furnace! I think we can pretty much guarrentee dropping the heating bills into the $100 per year range on an average size house but the question is if its already built then is it worth it to go this far.
Hmmmm... come to think of it why not note pretty much any commercial building such as the one your friendly garageman rents. I looked at the Brentwood Sportsplex and in the middle of summer the HVAC was runnign full tilt trying to keep their ice in and when I looked at the walls it looks like concrete block to me which will be less than R2.
Thanks for your comment. Yes... we do need regulations and we need policing too and accountability... however I have to say on the *net front I look for more competition on the last mile. I totally agree with competition in a free market. Those who have already made this point get my pat on the back. Yes!
I think we should set up a team to build some asterisk servers. I don't have time to do this all by myself but a team to do it might be fun. We can build multiple flavours of linux but I'd like to see OpenBSD as well since I run it on my servers.
I run Linux on my desktop and in the past have run VMware. I would like to try virtualbox from Oracle.
I really want to see what Asterisk can do!
I would also vote to set up an 802.11* system which can haul net traffic throughout a neighbourhood and maybe later a city. Maybe we could get enough coverage we could support the equivalent of cell phones.
Then I would like to see some of our technology in the high school computer labs. Now that netbooks are under $200 and can be put in a typical purse toted by an agressive shopaholic... we can put this together and show our stuff!
Of course I believe it is FreeBSD which runs the iPod. Am I right?
What do we need to do to interface an iPod to asterisk?
On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 08:17:43PM -0700, Ellen Mably wrote:
> If builders in this city could get away with leaving insulation out of their
> houses do you think they might?
> I was told by a former real estate agent that they did in some houses in
> Valley Ridge.
> On 12 February 2011 10:14, <terr at terralogic.net> wrote:
> > No reason the government should be telling private businesses how to run
> > tehir business?
> > Lord!
> > DO you think there might be butchers who toss rats into the meat grinder
> > which makes hot dogs if it were legal for them to do it?
> > How about eye balls in cans of corned beef? A neighbour found part of one
> > in his sandwich.
> > What about glycol in wine?
> > What about melamine in milk?
> > If builders in this city could get away with leaving insulation out of
> > their houses do you think they might?
> > What about plastic plumbing pipes in contact with the flue of the furnace?
> > Or all the wiring in the basement of a house AND the kitchen run off one
> > breaker?
> > How about floor joists sitting with 1/4" of catch on the supporting wall
> > and we're talking about the joists which hold up the middle of the living
> > room floor where perhaps someone might want to place a piano or where lots
> > of people might gather for a party...
> > This is WITH regulations.
> > On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 11:26:30AM -0500, Jesse Kline wrote:
> > > <sarcasm>My god! Private, for-profit companies want to charge customers
> > > based on the amount of resources they consume. What is this world coming
> > > to?</sarcasm>
> > >
> > > I think this issue is fairly simple. There is no reason the government
> > > should be telling companies how to run their businesses. I don't like
> > UBB,
> > > but I see no reason why companies should not be allowed to engage in the
> > > practice. As with the net neutrality issue, the problem is a lack of
> > > competition, not a lack of regulation. There is obviously a demand for
> > > unlimited Internet and, as the article said, smaller ISPs would like to
> > > provide the service. We should be pushing policy makers to make it easier
> > > for new ISPs to break into the market and to provide service that
> > utilizes
> > > their own infrastructure, instead of relying on the existing companies
> > and
> > > common carrier provisions. Here are a few ideas of what we can do:
> > > http://thesis.kline.ca/net-neutrality?start=4
> > >
> > > But the open media guys are not pushing for competition, because they
> > think
> > > the Internet should be a public good. Simply put, they hate private
> > > companies and look to the government to solve all their problems. It is
> > no
> > > wonder that the NDP is on the same side of the issue.
> > >
> > > Jesse
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