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Comment: I use on average about 70kwh per day. (Score 1) 304

by Cutting_Crew (#49613897) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs
All electric, hot water heater, a/c. Try to keep the temp on the a/c around 73-75 F but most of the time its on, even in 'winter' months here in Central Florida.

I don;t know how others fare and obviously your mileage may vary due to occupancy, where you live, if you stay at home or not etc. We are currently in a 2,000 sq ft , 4 bed , 2 bath house.

Using my usage of about 2,000 kwh per month, I would have to figure out how much solar/battery usage I would need for that type of usage and when I would break even.

Comment: Re:Solar rarely enough for the whole house (Score 1) 299

by Cutting_Crew (#49566411) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes
I can;t believe people only use 24 kwh. My average is roughly 2,000 kwh per month, about 70ish kwh per DAY. It will go higher in the summer months when its 100 degrees outside not counting the humidity. (Live in Central/Southern Florida, 4 bedroom, 2 bathm 2000 sq foot house)

Comment: Re:I was looking up my name to see what would come (Score 1) 62

by Cutting_Crew (#49565367) Attached to: Supreme Court To Consider Data Aggregation Suit Against Spokeo
they dont have my credit cards b/c i dont put that on there nor do i click on anything on Facebook to pay with a credit card. the phone number on my profile on Facebook is fake as well. I dont put where i work, for how long and what street I live on.

Comment: I was looking up my name to see what would come up (Score 1) 62

by Cutting_Crew (#49564389) Attached to: Supreme Court To Consider Data Aggregation Suit Against Spokeo
and i remember going through this Spokeo site and a bunch of others. It had my name, correct address and some other information, all of which, i never gave them permission to use on their site. Right off the bat, it seems to me that is breaking the law.

Comment: Charter looking to merge with Bright House (Score 1) 112

by Cutting_Crew (#49546671) Attached to: Comcast Officially Gives Up On TWC Merger
As a central florida resident who has Bright House for cable, whom I've been happy with up until now, now wait to see if Charter continues to court Bright House for a possible merger or even if they think the merger will be approved. Here is one of the stories about that potential merger.

I personally don't think we need any more cable companies merging.

Comment: Some of those are married (Score 2, Interesting) 233

by Cutting_Crew (#49067165) Attached to: Mars One: Final 100 Candidates Selected
Why would people agree to let their spouse leave knowing that they will never see or speak to them again?? It seems like to me that the emotional and biological factors involved leaving your spouse in this manner and living with that decision can lead to poor decision making and could potentially endanger everyone else.

IMO assuming this isnt some hoax and they really are going to send people there, then its a mission for people who are totally unattached with no kids so that they can focus on staying alive and making the right decisions.

Comment: Re:Honestly (Score 1) 97

by Cutting_Crew (#48642975) Attached to: Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

I use cash for the most part. It has lots of pleasant side-effects, like giving you a solid object that lets you feel how much you're spending, and impressing women (either the under 25 crowd, who like the look of the green stuff, or the 25-30 (now that I'm getting older) ones who look at you like you're obviously responsible husband-material because you use cash over plastic).

You are missing out on free cash using plastic. You need to eat, you need to pay bills, you need gas(assuming you own a vehicle). You are going to pay for those things anyway. There is no reason to not pay for it on the card , reap the cash back benefits and cash in when you need to. (i usually end up with about $400 or so for the year.)

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