How will the trailer hold up to the average idiot with a forklift? Or to the average idiot that didn't strap the load in and it shifts?
Very easy, yes.. there's one that stands off on its own. I had 5 of them in service, they all died within the same month.
Haven't checked into other routers, but the RT-N16 has a "warranty cap". There is a capacitor on the far right of the unit, roughly centered. It's clearly designed to fail after a period of time. The rest of the capacitors are a different brand that isn't generally known to fail, the warranty cap is known to be a defective make.
Normally it takes a bit longer than the actual warranty length to fail.
Close. It's a StarGate.
Lenovo Canada had the same problem last year or so. I fired off an email to the right people, we emailed back and forth a few times, they didn't think there was a problem and couldn't reproduce, I finally setup a test case step by step to pull up someone's invoice, and they fixed it after.
They offered me a free case or battery or laptop accessory as thanks, I never bothered taking them up on it.
I was actually trying to lookup my own invoice from a laptop order I had made... their invoicing system is an utter mess as each component you buy gets separately invoiced as it ships, and I had bought a laptop as a guest or similar.. I knew my invoice number, just not the specific details.. I noticed the url given in the order email had the invoice number in it, and changing the invoice number to the other order gave my invoice.. and then tried a different number and learned that so-and-so had a mouse shipped to their address, etc.
They haven't fixed the invoicing system yet.. I'd much rather be billed for everything at once when it goes to manufacturing, or when it all ships.. Right now you have to go through each line on the order and match it up to the invoice they've sent... calculating the tax and shipping costs for each one.
Well, for something that will convert any KVM into an IP KVM, look into the Lantronix SpiderDuo... though you can only iso mount to one drive at a time... one version even supports pass through, so you can leave the original monitor and keyboard connected.
For an actual ip kvm that works through a browser, the Avocent DSR4020 will at least easily and cheaply give you a bunch of ports via your browser.. the ps2 dongles are about 5-10 each, the USB around 40-50, so I'm just using ps2 to usb dongles.. once in awhile it needs the ctrl key tapped because it thinks it stuck... mostly when switching windows.
Avocent of that erea requires licensing their software to get ISO support, though the hardware supports it.
EDI transfer through providers like Covisint costs far more, though I don't have the numbers available right now.
Cross border shopping is worse... if i bring my purchases home into Canada, and the border guy is bored enough, I pay 13% taxes on the cost of the item, the state taxes, and shipping and handling costs.
Usually they don't bother now until it's around $200. If I stay in the US, after 24 hours i have a $200 exemption (but $201 makes the whole thing fair game). After 48 hours I have an exemption on the first $800.
I have a 6000VA Smart-UPS RM XL at the office with 5 battery packs attached.. runs the servers at 50% load for about 3 hours, and i can shed over half the load once the desktops croak. Either way, it's hooked up to a Cummins 5500 watt generator we bought from Costco. If i remember to push the choke in, the generator spits out about 245V at a decent enough frequency for the ups to be happy with it and even recharge its batteries. I did set the upper and lower bypasses to 265/184 to handle flakiness, and output is set to 230V, but frequency is still set to 60 +/-
And then they have the SKU for the paper tray, which is perpetually out of stock. HP seems to be having allocation issues lately, I've had trouble finding even the M551n and the like, and sometimes I have to wait weeks for toner carts for some of our other units.
I'm ambidextrous. I can screw things up equally with both hands.
Actually, I'm left handed, but I've never had any issue with right-handed devices.. scissors work just fine for me, etc.
I've got a set of Siemens Centra SP's... and yes, their programming software is just horrid... unstable and VERY slow. The multiple beeps to set programs bugs me too, as by the time you go through program 3, it's taking about a second and a half to beep at me. The only reason that makes any sense would be for people who can't distinguish tone levels very well? I did get them to set the lowest frequency possible, the default was stupidly high pitched.
For my hearing aids, I have the first program set to almost no noise cancel, it works best for music for me.. second program has the highest noise cancel it will do, this is my speech program, and third is for telecoil.. mine only has a 4th and 5th program if i have the audio boots.. They mean to tell me in 2006 NVRam was still too expensive to store a dozen programs customized to what I want???
They rely too much on "here's the audiogram, here's what the software says it should be set to for levels".. but never "you grew up missing the high frequencies, so having a bit heavier bass than what the machine says would beneficial so it sounds more natural"..
I wear a set of Siemens Centra SP's, and they were 7k new.. $2400 an ear for the hearing aid, 675 an ear for the fitting fee, and $500 an ear for an extended warranty for 3 years vs 1.
Turns out if they're out of warranty and you need a repair, it's $330.. my provider said it's gone up to $400 now... this gets you another year of warranty as well. I've been told eventually they'll cut me off because they catch onto what I'm doing or they run out of parts.. but I've gotten about 5 years of this so far.
So your $2400 is paying for the R&D, the actual hearing aid is somewhere around $100 or so.
Even for my warranty repairs, they just replace the hearing aid instead of fixing it.
My Father-in-law has the same Centra SP's and his were around $10k.. mine were purchased in Canada(where I live), he is in the US, so even the markup varies.
Telmex (mexican phone company) is STILL selling iDEN phones.. Android 2.1 based... apparently 2.2 dropped support for PTT, so they're stuck with 2.1 forever.
The last 3 cars I've owned all had a speedometer that was correct to within about 1-2 mph, unless I had my winter tires on, which varied by about 3% (smaller thinner tires with a different diameter)