I used to carry a wired mouse with me. I have several old IBM (fantastic
quality) mice, and used a PS/2 to USB adapter with them. (It has to be an
"active" or "smart" adapter and not just a wired through like some
switchable mouses included.) Once I got the trackpoint, I quit carrying
and using the mouse.
Is this a router provided by an internet company? Most often you are
leasing or being provided equipment as part of the "deal". Seldom,
unless you are a brand new customer, do you get anything but refurbished
equipment and I seriously doubt any of that stuff is really refurbished
so much as recycled. I have been down that road.
Guess there's always the other side of the story to every story. Sucks
that your experience was what it was, but I've not had that kind of
experience with refurbs. I guess you'd have to question their refurb
I returned a "unit" to Comcast and all returns go into a pile of other
"Units". I suspect they all get labeled as refurbished and sent back
out with the installer when they sign up a new customer. The installer
then learns whether it was a good unit or bad unit that was turned in.
On Thu, 19 May 2016 12:04:39 -0400, Mike Marlow wrote:
I haven't bought a new computer since I retired. We've got 4 at
present. One of them develops problems about once a year. I go down to
our local recycler and pick up a refurbished one, usually faster and with
more memory, for $100 or so.
I've even had good luck with garage sale ones :-).
4 years is a pretty good lifespan - even if a new one would last longer,
which is not a given, it'd be obsolete by then.
As best I can remember, I've had one refurbished one fail a week after I
got it. It was replaced promptly. I had one from a garage sale fail,
but I only paid $25 for it and I got some usable DIMMs and a good hard
drive out of it.
But I do frequent backups so I never lose much, if anything, when one of
the computers dies. If it was a business, I wouldn't trust anything but
a new computer from a company like HP and I'd be sure to use RAID disks
on it and do daily backups.
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
HP's are not like they were a while back.
Our Gen 9's started rebooting.. Turns out it's a feature.
Except our customers were not happy about the new feature.. Neither were
we. We had serious issues with Gen 9's... systems that failed
miserably, machines that would reset the date every few minutes.
Required a new driver... WHAT!! a driver for the date?? Yep HP is driver
We moved to CISCO's... looks like they don't QA their machines. Every
machine failed, and required replacement parts .. of course you buy new,
but the parts are refurbs. And many of them failed. (not a knock on
refurbs since I have done well with refurbs).
Now we are moving on to Lenovo servers, and we'll see how they go.
One of my customers decided to host with Dell in Dell's data center. So
it's all Dell. It's turning out the numbers from them are slower than
equiv equipment elsewhere. Real slow. So I'm not impressed with them,and
they have been working on it. Their i/o is so slow, since we can't see
what they've done I can't tell if its config or machines. The SAN is
brand new, and we are the only ones on it.
And that's why it's getting harder to figure out who's king right now.
But there is a lot to be unimpressed about.
LOL. It would be very hard to justify replacing a Bosch unless you use it
"a lot" and it does not have the quick change blade feature.
IIRC Swingman has an older Bosch that has the blade change set up that is
similar to operating a combination lock. I think he pulls out the owners
manual each time he changes blades. :-)
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