here we go…

Here we go, blindly following…

 

We are led.

By ‘experts’. Two points this time- broadband and electrons.

If  politician financial wizs can be seen to be wisely advised by lobbiers “correctly”?

Firstly

Here, from my Ponderings on things that be, it looks like Orstray-yans are losing  community television broadcasts over the airwaves in capital cities, and is to be  to be acquired  viewed only by adherents (are there that many in Oz?) only over Broadband (if you have the right Width!) if you can pay the unconscionable price we pay in Oz for a few Mb/sec… And the other thing is that the downloads can be counted rather than how many are estimated to view the airwave broadcasts… Hmm. How long can it be allowed to be government funded maybe?

And the Plans that the mobile phone providers give us- hmm, at home I can get a rate of 1Gb/$0.50/month (sort of – I think), bad enough, but $15/month/1Gb on 4G broadband? I Know. I Know. Too much info…for a Small Fee. Not. I am still restricting downloading movies to the kids while catching up on TV programs myself- well, it is My money?

As usual, or to me, the bottom line of social evolution is spread before us as the haves and have nots. Looks like big telcos would like more airwave space for themselves- (super wifi?) and the broadband Band want to lay more fibre to your street corner node, and let you pay for the copper from that node to your wall…

An aside- I buy electrons to power this screen etc from a middle man! Yes, I choose a biller, who is in competition with others to buy the electrons to sell to me, from a grid where there is Coal Burning power Station and a few Wind Turbine farms and a few HydroPowerProviders and a bunch of HomeOwnersOfSolarPanelsExportingExcessPower.

Phew. Looks messy enough.

Thinking on it- supply and demand, and social/financial evolution- ye gads, we are all being Marvined!

Ah Capitalism, go girl!

Second Point today- The Power Grid In Oz.

It seems to be broken! WHAT?!

Yes! By selfish sun powered home owners!

To me, Big Power Producers are looking to be leaning even harder on the government to REDUCE the little enough payment that the householders get to feed their excess Sun Generated Power into The Grid, reducing from* a years ago high 66cents /KW to 5, or nothing…

And yes in sunny Oz, if you sleep all night- dusk to dawn with a big blanket or light sheet, depends on your latitude, then in daylight you can produce and use all your own power- and export what’s left to The Grid. Like your Own Vegetable Garden that we all should also be running. If you can get the time off work…**

An aside- I buy electrons to power this screen etc from a middle man! Yes, I choose a biller, who is in competition with others to buy the electrons to sell to me, from a grid where there is Coal Burning power Station and a few Wind Turbine farms and a few HydroPowerProviders and a bunch of HomeOwnersOfSolarPanelsExportingExcessPower.

Phew. Looks messy enough.

So in conclusion, dear me, big business losing to the little man in the Street Cannot Be!

Good luck.

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*initial carrot to get get people on board- as panels anddconverters were a pretty expensive setup when the idea of PhotoVoltaic panels for home use first came in to being some years ago now.

** technology reduces effort to manufacture/farm[-or babysit?], leaving us more free time… to expand the population too. Or. Without work.***

***Leaving “work” to be supplying cappuccinos to those who still have “work”- maybe everyone should think on sharing the “bigpay” jobs- time share if you will, jobs! It is going to be harder in the future to get into any work, from gardening to farming, nursing to mining, any job in other words, without the old mandatory seven year apprenticeship training (occupational health and safety and environment, job skill, investigative skill- [science to money to health- why is it so?], backstabbing and corporate ladder climbing).

***oi- and what about generated methane gas from your own backyard mulch heap from excess garden/house waste?

*****And captured rain water to drink and wash and flush- all you have to pay is for sewage- UNLESS you capture and use that household water waste too?

But you would have to be really motivated. And really Well Off to afford these “money saving and lifestyle changing ideas”.

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About tone

Widowed exRigPigGeo 50yr old dad of 4 'teens', is doin' job raisin' kids, misses a lot of things. Family (close and extended) and Friends - an important part in our of life. Likes gadgets, speedsailing, reading (SF), geology/archeology, maps. Coffee monster- burnt out one espresso maker too many. Have to have plenty spare "moccona" in cupboard. Things I miss- Tarn. The rig life and income. A lot of sailing. Tarn.
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