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