What could possibly go wrong!
I used to belong to a gun club. Competitive Bull's-eye shooter here.
I've seen the top strap of a S&W model 686 (Stainless Steel 6" barrel
Now a revolver is inherently stronger than an automatic in most cases, and Smith & Wesson is a well manufactured pistol, but do you know what caused it? It was caused by a squib load.
A squib load is not enough powder in the case. Lets say you were hand loading your own cartridges and you were measuring out 14 grains of powder, but instead only put 4 grains in. Now, instead of a controlled burn (which is how firearm cartridges work) you really DO have an explosion. Too much pressure, probably in excess of 50,000 PSI, way too fast. Boom goes your handgun.
So, I don't have a tinfoil hat on, but things may not always be as they seem.
On behalf of all Canadians, we apologize.
I strongly recommend sending Teamviwer an email explaining your situation and perhaps asking for a little relief on the pricing.
We started using it a few years ago. I used it for "commercial purposes" on a few machines for 2 or 3 months, then contacted them about a business license. The cost was a little high, but they offered me a 40% discount, so I purchased it on the spot.
Later, after training a few employees on its use, I ran in to the single channel problem, so I called TeamViewer again and explained the situation. I upgraded to an Enterprise model that allowed 3 channels simultaneously. Again, based on the fact I had recently purchased the business class model (and if I could have seen the future I would have gone Enterprise right off the bat) they gave me an extremely nice discount.
No point in explaining all the features, you can look that up yourself, but we consider it money well spent and the point is they are very nice people to deal with, at least in my experience. One thing I will mention though, is you can set it up on your remote machines (white list connections) and forget it.
What have you got to lose? The worst they can say is "no".
Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with TeamViewer, other than the fact I purchased a corporate license.
The Dell 3115cn is an all in one color laser and I use it for home. It is not inexpensive, but has been bullet proof over the last year. Networkable, scanning, SMB, email and more. After the initial toner ran out, I purchased 3'd party "rainbow packs" and have had no issues using non Dell toner.
Now at work we use Kyocera 550's and they are tanks, but not something you would wat in your home.
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The CRTC's new wireless code, unveiled Monday, will apply to all new contracts for cellphones and other personal mobile devices beginning Dec. 2.
Canadians will be able to cancel their wireless contracts after two years without paying any cancellation fees, even if they've signed on for a longer term.
"Every day, Canadians rely on wireless devices while in their homes, at their jobs, at school or travelling abroad," CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a release. "The wireless code will contribute to a more dynamic marketplace by making it possible for Canadians to discuss their needs with service providers at least every two years."
Among the other provisions in the code is a $50/month cap on data overage charges, and a $100/month cap on international data roaming charges.
Wireless consumers will be able to return their cellphones within 15 days and specific usage limits if they're unhappy with their service, and will be able to have their cellphones unlocked after 90 days, or immediately if they pay for the device in full. The code does not regulate the amount a carrier can charge to unlock a phone.
Consumer advocates welcomed the rules as a much-needed change to the wireless industry.
"We're glad to have it after all these years," said John Lawford, executive director of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, which participated in the CRTC's proceedings."
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He can own it.
We Will Die
I recently purchased around 50k in Dell servers. Sat on the fence awhile and my rep kept discounting and discounting. Original configurations added up to about 65k, (self configured on the website was much higher). He wanted that end of quarter sale very badly.
As well, I recently investigated Dells new AppAssure backup software. They bought out the original company in Feb I believe. Long story short, I paid 48% of the original quote which was 12k for 7 server / 100 workstation licenses.
I wonder if the push is on to get those end of quarter results up to enhance earnings for a potential sale?
Mid 30's for me, so 20 years ago.Last 5 years has been company phone. Yes, they pay, and it's unlimited everything....but....
BEWARE: Once you accept the yoke of a company cell, you are fucked. As a sysadmin I am "on call" 24/7 and thats NOT counting any hardware that might email me with a problem, although that is very rare. Sure, sure, I get paid for my time (only fair) but money is not everything.
Smoked Salmon on Rye, Brut Premier, Jumbo Shrimps, Oysters, all nice and quiet with myself as company.
After reading the hardware requirements (24 pages) I realized we were in trouble. Long story short, had to order 5 servers. 2 app servers, a DB2 server, storage / backup server, domain controller / primary server. All servers running Windows Server 2008 RC2 except my NX 300 which is running Storage Server 2008.
The DC / Primary, and DB2 servers are both Dell 720’s, dual RAID cards (RAID 10) with enough cores and goodies to last a few years, 15k drives etc. The app servers are 210’s nicely outfitted, the backup is the NX300, 8TB, 4 cores, etc.
Company currently has an old PowerEdge acting as a fileserver. 30 workstations, few laptops.
Currently setup as a WORKGROUP. Must be turned in to a DOMAIN for the software to even install.
I haven’t done this on my own before, although I’ve been involved in the past. So I have some questions and the “hire someone” option is on the table, however I’ve received 2 very high quotes as the firms involved can $mell blood. 25k? Must be joking. From what I have read, and remember, this is not too difficult, but very time consuming.
So the servers are in place and given the proper roles, other than the DC of course. I have a very nice Peplink Dual Wan router in place, 2 x 48 port managed GB switch’s, new CAT5e or better in the entire building, all workstations running W7 Pro, etc etc. All workstations and copiers have static IP’s.
I’ve just finished a couple books on the subject, but that’s not as good as experience.
So, I would like to leave the email alone (ISP POP server), I would like to leave the printing alone as the majority of users are on 1 or 2 of our 3 enterprise level copiers that do SMB, email, etc.
There are quite a few shares from workstation to workstation (workgroup remember) but i can move those files to the new server as I must move quite a few files from old server to new anyway.
The domain will be
Should I let the new Domain Controller do DHCP and DNS? Take the job away from the router? Or not required really? When I promote my new DC anything I should watch out for? Adding users, permissions?
To me, it sort of looks fairly straight forward really, but of course I’m aware that 1 click could mean the difference between being successful, or a reinstall of the entire OS on the DC.
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