[nSLUG] Left out in the cold?

Joel Maxuel j.maxuel at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 21:35:25 AST 2016

I remember there being the Nest thermostats, made by, er, bought out by
Google (or I guess Alphabet now).  So they must make the app as well.  It
(at least the unit) adapts by habits (every time you adjust the thermostat,
it's learning).

I just looked at the app page, under updates.  I guess the cold house
problem would have been one since the 5th of the month, and still ongoing.

I didn't bother with Nest.  I didn't want something that would try to
outwit me.  I just wanted something that would keep a schedule, with the
option to manually deviate until the next schedule.  So I got two of those
(one for each floor) generic (Noma) 8-mode programmable thermostats.  Work
well for me.

Joel Maxuel

"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
 - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 5:35 PM, Frank Geitzler <
frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:

> I was just listening to the CBC radio, where they were discussing a
> failure in a smart-phone application called "Nest", if I heard them
> correctly.  I think they said that an update to application which was
> pushed out lately had a bug which caused household thermostats controlled
> by the application to shut down, possibly causing users to wake up to a
> very cold house.  It seems that shutting off the phone and recharging it (a
> process of about an hour?) was the only resolution the supplier could
> offer.  Not fun in the middle of a cold spell!
> Frank
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