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    Today, 02:58 AM
    We get ~11 inches of rainfall (no snow) annually. Usually, from significant -- but short lived (hours!) -- storms ("Monsoon Season"). As luck...
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    10-19-2018, 10:36 PM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    So, these "buy ups" beg the question:Are "independents" selling out because they are "struggling" (can't make ends meet)? orAre the chains...
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    10-16-2018, 06:39 PM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    This is distressing. As a teenager, my vehicle was vandalized (side window broken to gain entry). I called local glass company looking to get the...
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    10-16-2018, 01:57 PM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    This sort of "creative pricing" seems to be commonplace throughout the Medical industry. E.g., doctor/hospital bills $400 for blood work -- then...
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    10-15-2018, 04:15 PM
    The lift I was thinking of appears to have found a new home so I was unable to examine it (and verify it doesn't operate when connected to mains...
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    10-15-2018, 12:42 AM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    OK, I'll type this slowly as I know you can't read fast! :) That's the way The Market works. Ideally, they can then exploit their SCALE to...
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    10-15-2018, 12:31 AM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    Of course! That's what I meant by my "not a commodity" comment. This is further aggravated by the fact that the small population is even further...
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    10-15-2018, 12:21 AM
    automation replied to a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    But that's a double-edged sword. You (as a consumer) want lawsuits to drive up the price of crappy products to make them less attractive in The...
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    10-14-2018, 04:19 PM
    automation started a thread DME pricing in Equipment
    Prices of DME are almost laughable (from a consumer's point of view). OTOH, you don't see these companies in the "Fortune 100"! I've been trying...
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    10-14-2018, 03:36 PM
    Can you operate the lift WHILE the battery is being charged?
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    10-14-2018, 03:35 PM
    I suspect you keep it at a nice "comfortable" temperature (70-75 degrees) and don't try to store it out on the porch, garage, etc.?
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    10-11-2018, 03:09 PM
    Battery care is primarily dictated by the particular chemistry involved. E.g., "flashlight batteries" were carbon-zinc. NiCads are nickel-cadmium. ...
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    10-10-2018, 10:46 PM
    Understood. I refurbished a little 3-wheel "scooter" for a woman, here. She had to buy new batteries. I wonder how often she actually uses it (as...
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    10-10-2018, 10:34 PM
    The problem with all battery systems (battery powered devices) is matching the actual usage with the usage patterns for which the system was...
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    10-10-2018, 07:49 PM
    I think the question is: "How long can you leave the lift plugged in and UNUSED before the batteries won't cut the mustard." Unless you expect...
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    10-10-2018, 12:28 PM
    automation replied to a thread air printer? in Computers
    Do check the cost of supplies -- the sony's "replacement cartridges" are pretty pricey -- close to $1 per print! So, unless you really want to make...
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    10-10-2018, 12:42 AM
    You should be able to replace the battery located inside the battery pack. I'll have to check, to be sure, but I think these are just normal gelled...
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    10-09-2018, 01:45 PM
    Yeah, I've thought of something really wide but unsure of the physics involved (will it put extra strain on the drive shaft as the load appears to...
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    10-09-2018, 01:27 PM
    automation replied to a thread air printer? in Computers
    Inkjet printers are notoriously expensive to operate. Ask yourself if you really NEED color and if you really need PHOTOREALISTIC color. I find...
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    10-07-2018, 02:05 PM
    Have you tried to "manually" MAXIMIZE the window? E.g., historically (in Windows), this has been done by clicking the "maximize" control (located in...
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    10-07-2018, 01:55 PM
    An issue might be the location (i.e., protruding vs. recessed) of the shaft onto which the knob fits. Another concern (both with the HVAC knob and...
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    10-06-2018, 05:10 PM
    automation replied to a thread Laptop trackpad in Computers
    This is actually a problem with some touchpads -- the heel of a palm hovering over the touchpad (and, inevitably, falling onto it) causes false...
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    10-06-2018, 05:06 PM
    Excellent! The problem, IMO, will be makig something without knowledge of the specifics of "fitting it" to the car in question. If you'd...
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    10-06-2018, 04:56 AM
    automation replied to a thread Laptop trackpad in Computers
    That suggests it is a "resistive" touchpad (phones tend to be capacitive). Imagine two conductive sheets with a very small gap between them. ...
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    10-06-2018, 01:14 AM
    If the switch LEVER (!) had a portion that stood straight up, pushing that portion of it forward would cause the original lever to which it was...
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    10-05-2018, 03:57 PM
    The HVAC knobs can either be "augmented" by attaching something to make them more oblong (e.g., wrap a hose clamp around it and tighten; the screw...
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    10-04-2018, 08:06 PM
    automation replied to a thread Animation program in Computers
    I've used Vasco da Gama to "dress up" travel videos... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3C63g5p_oQ&feature=youtu.be
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    10-04-2018, 12:41 PM
    automation replied to a thread Animation program in Computers
    Presumably, this is purely "for effect" -- as a line drawn on a (picture of a) map serves exactly the same purpose. How are people expected to...
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    10-03-2018, 07:33 PM
    Actually, no. Just an acknowledgement of the (poor) state of affairs when it comes to "system/software quality". Makes you think twice before...
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    10-03-2018, 03:54 PM
    Exactly. A big part of medical/pharmaceutical software/system development is (formal) "Validation": is this device/process GUARANTEED to perform as...
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