Linux at 25

Tomasz Rola rtomek at
Mon Sep 19 10:23:33 CDT 2016

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 09:32:53AM -0700, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 09/15/2016 07:54 AM, tony duell wrote:
> > My thermostat contains about 2 dozen parts, even if you count every
> > nut , bolt, and washer. It does the job and is not hard to understand
> > or repair if/when it needs it.
> > 
> > Quite why I would want a thermostat with presumably several million
> > components, running a multi-user operating system is, to be honest,
> > beyond me.

I guess people will use those to run some kind of voip (this of course
requires a microphone in thermostat) so they can chat with friends on
other continent while sitting in a basement or under kitchen
sink. Very, very practical and innovative, trust me.

> So a new 2-wire thermostat was employed instead (at the installer's
> expense) and it has WiFi, Web and Bluetooth connectivity as part of
> the package.  Fortunately, all of the aforementioned can be disabled
> via appropriate selection on the (color) LCD graphic touchscreen.

I would check, even with the help of a smartphone's sensors, what it
shows when you enable thermo-blue-tooth-why-fi and what when you
disable them. BTW, do you have bt keyboard in your house? Your

Tomasz Rola

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