Skip to comments.I want to preempt any no-knock raid by my LEO in my county
Posted on 04/16/2014 7:39:20 PM PDT by George from New England
I am running computers at my Florida farm that use ten-fold the electricity I used a year ago, this time of year.
I read freeper threads about the LEO, no-knock, drug suspected raids, that occur all across the states when electricity usage is flagged as abnormally high.
How would you go about contacting the county sheriff and what to say as well as what not to say with regard to high electric usage.
I don't want to wake in the middle of the night to LEO activity on my property that I suspect is a burglary or other criminal activity. It's almost a sure thing that I'll be killed defending my family.
I would think going to the utility company would be the way to go. I suspect they’re the ones who do the flagging.
Solar investment time?
LOL! Telling the county sheriff there's no need to raid your property is probably a surefire way of getting your property raided.
pay your electric bill with cash /s
If you use air-conditioning, it will swamp any usage change by your computers, so maybe there’s nothing to worry about.
My electricity supplier gives a summary bar-graph of the last year’s usage. If your’s does, check the overall usage history before you worry un-necessarily.
I’m over 200 kw/day. Last year this month was 40.
Power consumption by your computers is nowhere near that of grow lights,if that’s your concern
Build a donut shop
It’s 7 kw every hour, continuously.
Sort of a data center, but really bitcoin mining.
Going up tomorrow.
Bingo. You do not need an excuse to use electricity.
Unless all of your data flow is not online you have already been flagged.
First off, that's a lot of electricity per day. Are you sure you don't mean per month?
A desktop computer uses roughly 100 watts (it can be double that during intense gaming). Although the supply is rated for a lot more, that's to support bursts, and oddball configurations which load the different output voltages of the supply unpredictably.
So, at 100 watts usage, 24 hours a day, you'd use 2.4 Kwh for that appliance (or any other drawing the same amount of power). That's about 70 kwh/per month.
Maybe you should buy one of those power meters -- like the "Kill-a-watt" for $20 and see what your different appliances are using.
^^^This. Talk to these people. Stash the contraband when they come over.
Correct. Never talk to the cops. Nothing good ever comes of it.
I would be more worried that my motion detectors were working my attorney is on speedial
It’s not about the data usage or bitcoin activity that worries me. It’s the willingness of electric companies to submit, and the ignorance of LEO about energy usage increases that scares me, to want to avoid a conflict.
start generating your own electricity and they wouldn’t have any accounting of your usage
as a bonus, if you generate enough, you will make $$ by selling it back to the grid
Man, you must have several score computers running simultaneously. How's it going? And what's your electricity bill?
But that's based on the conditions here, with an elected and approachable Sheriff. His corruption, if any, is not presently biased against me or mine.
Conditions that may not apply on the ground where you are.
Build a moat around your house...with alligators...lot’sa alligators.
If you don't mind me asking, is bit coin mining that profitable?
Get rid of the pot plants in the basement, computer controlled or not....
Now you even make me curious to get a peek behind the door....
Maybe I’ll post some photos in a few says, if I live that long.
Personally? I would rig my property up with battery powered motion detectors, Klaxons and Flood lights and Blare “Intruder Alert” and “Danger Will Robinson” in computerized voices, and hide the off switch.
Get a separate meter and service it as a business. The electricity will be half the cost, and no problems. Though they may require the meter on a separate building than your home.
A home indoor hydroponics Hobbyist’s bill would rise no more than $60 per month at .13 per kw/h. While a commercial operation would run in the $1000’s and upwards at a commercial rate of around .08 per kw/h. Figures may vary.
If you go solar, make sure you go off grid cause they can still meter you on grid systems.
A mistake in bookkeeping at the electric company can make out that you’re using more electricity. Happened to my dad. For two months his electric usage doubled. Fault of the power company’s bookkeeping. Some how they entered his usage twice for those months. Fortunately nothing happened. But in larger towns or cities?????
What the hell you farmin?
Give a thought to any four-legged friends there.
All in twenties.
For decades my goal with electronic equipment was to care for it, clean & maintain it, make it last a decade or more. But these miners obsolete themselves very fast, so I don’t even bother to clean or filter the air I push through them, they’ll cost more for the electric to run next year than they bring in in income.
Aren’t the bitcoins about to run out from mining?
LOL, you may be paranoid...
Install a camera system with infrared capability. Live at an altenate location. Put in a few blow up dolls and funny noises and sounds a la Ferris Bueller and watch the SWAT raid on TV. Be sure to upload.
If you get them, you’ll get a million hits guaranteed.
Well lets get real. You are posting keywords on a domestic terrorist website proclaiming you aren’t a domestic terrorist.
It “sounds” like you are just going to be a trader with the need to watch minute by minute trading in a multitude of markets.
What does a business license cost in your state?
Not that it really matters.
All it takes for the popo’s to check you out is to run a copter over your location with some infrared. Grow rooms or meth labs are going to be hotspots. If all of your chairs are at the same table it could show a hotspot.
But I guess if you are asking how to be legitimate and protect yourself when the government is illegitimate...
Keep your powder dry. STK
Well if they do take you down make sure that when the news media sticks a camera in your face you say... “My electric use only went up because I had to take in indigent relatives who lost their jobs due to Obama!”
Says a lot. Use too much electricity and worry about a raid. We’ve become like an abused spouse walking on eggshells.
Get some sleep—for days! Sleep a little at every opportunity. After more sleep, there will be less fear. They’re not going to do anything to you for churning out bitcoins on a computer farm. If police come, don’t do anything. Just put your hands up and say, “My give up.” They won’t do anything. Then sue ‘em.
That moat and crocodile idea mentioned earlier is pretty cool, though. I like that! ;-)
Take your chances and don’t say a word.
If ya do they’ll think your lying and swat teams will kick your doors in and throw flash bang grenades through the windows.
Camera system and blowup dolls! That’s even better. There’s free camera software for software motion detection and automatic uploads to remote servers. When they first meet the blowup dolls, that’s what needs to be uploaded automatically. Post to a YouTube account immediately.
Maybe some stuffed dogs in the entrance room would help...and life sized dolls.
Steel security doors both extenal “screen” and main door. I have toyed with the idea of a chain curtain in my mudroom that would trap any invaders if they managed to get through but thats a little more than I want to do. If they want you they are gonna get you. I think just keep quiet. If you report yourself you are on their radar. If you invite them in to the house you just gave up your forth amendment rights.
All this talk about blow up dolls.
Why would the Secret Service be interested in high electrical bills?
I got a sneaking suspicion they may not be being entirely honest.
'"That sounds pretty suspicious, Comrade. We hope that you made a large donation to the Democratic Party year..."