2015-09-05 More ways to get our data

  • Private and commercial “clouds” inter-operate, making our data “their” data. And when BCHydro/FortisBC activate the zigbee chip, even more data will become available. The utilities have been told that the data they obtain will be more valuable than the product they sell.

VMware demoed the unified hybrid cloud concept in which the public and private clouds can inter-operate. Perhaps no single demo at VMworld 2015 got more applause than one showing a cross data center vMotion, where a virtual machine went from a private data center to the public cloud

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/slideshows/vmworld-spotlights-unified-hybrid-cloud-containers-and-more.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EWK_NL_NV_20150904_STR1L2&dni=270795901&rni=26386935

 

  • Electrical engineers are intrigued by the idea of using the human body to send wireless signals.

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power and more secure way to communicate information between wearable electronic devices, providing an improved alternative to existing wireless communication systems, researchers said. They presented their findings Aug. 26 at the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Milan, Italy.

Comments by Dr. Joel Moskovitz, of the University of California, Berkeley:

My comments: Since wireless technology is rapidly developing and there is little funding for research on the health effects of wireless radiation (especially in the U.S.), scientists cannot keep up with the health risks associated with these new technologies.

Some scientists and health officials (supported by industry) mistakenly argue that the newer technologies are less harmful because the power density is lower. They ignore the fact that research finds harmful bioeffects with exposure to very low intensity EMF (e.g, tumor promotion and blood-brain-barrier penetration).

To date, there have been few studies of the effects of exposure to LTE, the 4th generation cell phone technology. According to a CTIA Infographic, almost half (47%) of the world’s LTE subscribers are in the U.S, yet the U.S. only has 5% of the world’s cell phone subscribers. In the U.S., 30% of cell phone subscribers had LTE in 2013; in Europe, only 4%. Thus, Americans serve as the guinea pigs for the LTE health experiment until the rest of the world catches up with the latest technology,  (Editor’s note – and of course Canadians are guinea pigs also)

What makes UCSD engineers think that “sending magnetic signals through the human body” is safe (see story below)?  In 2001, an expert working group convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) “unanimously concluded that power-frequency magnetic fields are possible human carcinogens” (Microwave News, Jul/Aug 2001).

http://bit.ly/1Ocxgf4

 

  • Smart water meter company goes bankrupt and city left holding bag when Smart meters fail.

http://www.theacorn.com/news/2015-09-03/Front_Page/Smartmeter_company_goes_bankrupt.html

 

  • Another collector found by a member.

Vancouver, 14 St. W. just opposite the library.
http://emrabc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/NorthVan_CivicPlMews.jpg

  • Cell phone use causes release of metals in mouths.

http://www.saferemr.com/2015/08/cellphone-use-may-be-harmful-for-people.html

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Letters:

 

From: X
Sent: September 1, 2015 7:48 AM
To: Complaints BCUC:EX <complaints@BCUC.com>; Office PREM:EX OfficeofthePremier <premier@gov.bc.ca>; Bill Bennett.MLA <bill.bennett.mla@leg.bc.ca>
Subject: Smart Meters & Power Outages

Dear Ministers

Why did BC Hydro make an official announcement requesting taxpayers/citizens of BC call in to report power outages when one of the advantages touted by BC Hydro was that, in the event of power outages, hydro users/taxpayers/citizens would not have to call in – the smart meters would report the outages to BC Hydro.

Is this $2 billion program not working the way it was contracted to work when BC Hydro purchased it or was BC Hydro lying to users about the advantages?

If performance is not up to contractual criteria, what actions are you taking to protect and recover taxpayer and BC Hydro user’s money paid the companies who sold smart meters to Hydro?

X

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Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble

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