How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

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How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Tunnelcat » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:43 pm

It's more complicated than I thought. :lol:

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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Sirius » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:44 am

I program computers for a living, and I still just reach for the light switch...
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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:41 pm

I've got a track light system that's using LED fixtures. Even though the lights are not connected to the net in any way and they're not smart LED's, they still have a slight hesitation before going on after hitting the switch. I'm guessing the electronic LED drivers have to think for a second about whether I really want the lights on or not. :lol:
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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Krom » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:22 pm

My dad bought a "smart" light control switch that used the cloud so you could use your cell phone or our amazon echos to turn it on or off. It only worked about half the time, congested the wifi, and ate up power because it had to keep its wifi going. Also we needed to borrow someone else's iphone to set it up because the android app didn't work. Finally after a couple weeks we returned it for a refund and never looked back. I told him to get a clapper next time, they are much lower on the power vampire scale, and they don't require security updates that so called "smart" appliances never get, and most importantly they just work.
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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:00 pm

I've seen these Phillips Hue smart WiFi lights in Home Depot for sale. They obviously can be hacked. :lol:

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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Top Gun » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 pm

The fact that we're throwing always-on Internet connections in goddamn refrigerators of all things gives me serious pause. I mean that one Samsung model has a massive touchscreen display on the front that shows you a camera feed of what's inside. Instead of, y'know, opening the door.
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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Spidey » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:37 pm

For building to building remote control I use sms, for local there is way too many RF and IR devices that don't use the net to go that route.
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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Tunnelcat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Top Gun wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 pm
The fact that we're throwing always-on Internet connections in goddamn refrigerators of all things gives me serious pause. I mean that one Samsung model has a massive touchscreen display on the front that shows you a camera feed of what's inside. Instead of, y'know, opening the door.
I agree, it's creepy and yes, it can be hacked.

https://www.networkworld.com/article/29 ... tials.html

But isn't that novel idea supposed to be for shoppers who forget to look inside the fridge before they go to the store and then want to take a look on their smartphones to see what they're missing? :P

What's worse are the appliances that can spy on you inside your own home, Smart TV's, Cable boxes, Personal Assistants, etc. I even made sure that the smart thermostat on my newer HVAC system is NOT hooked up to the internet. It works just fine being dumb and blind.

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Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:46 pm

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