Re: Another fee...
said by neonhomer:Yes they have an option. Don't get Brighthouse phone service.
Great... another reason for Brighthouse to collect more money. Bad thing is the users who are on digital phone don't have an option to use their own equipment... Otherwise, I would gladly drag my Motorola SB out of the box...
Re: One less box of Fodge Rounds! Hmm, not sure which model you're getting for $75, but maybe try one of the higher end ones? They are better for your gear anyways, the entry level models put out a step approximated sine-wave, which isn't a true AC waveform, and not appropriate for many pieces of equipment. In particular, I'd question if it's appropriate for your aquarium. It'd be fine for the heater(s) but probably not for the filter motors/air pump.
I have two server grade (smart-ups) models in my house, one that runs my PC/DSL modem/wireless gear, and another on our entertainment center. My communications setup receives nearly two hours of runtime, it's the primary reason why my PC has an uptime >one year, which certainly wouldn't be possible with the reliability of our electric grid around these parts!
07:30:11 up 467 days, 5 min, 21 users, load average: 0.02, 0.07, 0.11
Re: One less box of Fodge Rounds! No worries. If you're going to use a consumer grade model I would plug your aquarium filter, air pump, and lighting into surge-only outlets. AC Motors won't handle the step approximated sine-wave well at all, and I'm pretty sure it's a bad thing for fluorescent ballasts too.
This website has a brief explanation, it's in the context of solar panel inverters but the same conclusions apply to UPS'es as well:
Personally, I don't like to use the cheaper UPS'es for anything other than resistance loads, like incandescent or halogen lighting. I know they are the only option for people on a budget and theoretically they shouldn't damage your PC, I'm just more comfortable feeding my equipment the waveform that it was designed to operate with.
Some electronic devices may pick up inverter noise while operating with modified sine waveform. Using fluorescent lighting can be problematic when using modified sine wave inverters. Most of the equipment on the market is designed for use with sine waves. Some appliances, such as microwaves, drills, clocks or speed motors will not produce full output if they don't use sine wave current, moreover they may damage the equipment. Some loads, such as light dimmers will not work without sine wave at all.
It's safe to say any electronic device that requires sensitive calibration can only be used with pure sine wave inverters. For many electronic devices that don't require sensitive calibration, modified sine wave inverters are a more cost-effective option.
(I say theoretically because the power supply in your PC should isolate the motherboard/cpu/other components from inverter noise. It does increase the burden on the PSU though, and if you have one with temperature sensors you'll notice that the PSU temperature increases while on UPS power. If you're only on it long enough to shut down safely I wouldn't worry about it.)
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Re: No Modem Fees & No Frills
said by hottboiinnc:
I'm not BSing. I'm serious. The company is Ohio based, and is currently working with a huge CLEC/ILEC in Ohio to provide IPTV as well.
A website will be up this eveing I am being told. I will also post prices as well on here this evening.
Where is this website?
Bellingham Scanner Kicks Ass! »bhamscanner.kicks-ass.org/
collusion people should start the letter writing & phone calls to congress... apparently cable companies are colluding to raise prices beyond what consumers can stand.. and this tend to happen when one company starts.. and others follow lock-step because they think they can get away with it..
it' the very definition of price collusion and not a REAL cost of doing business
88-yr old's analogy -- coming soon to a restaurant near you The 88 year old customer gave a fine analogy .... "It's like charging $2 to wash your dishes at a restaurant."
I soon expect many of the tech savvy fine dining establishments in this country imposing a $1 dishwashing and china/cutlery maintenance surcharge on every dish ordered.
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them." - Albert Einstein
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Re: Modem Picture
said by n2jtx:The SBV5121 is which looks nearly identical (slightly different text around the LEDs).
The picture associated with this article is a Motorola SB5100, which I happen to have with Optimum. I notice it is not on the list of approved modems from Bright House.