Sweet RMA: 20 to 30 days

This is a discussion on Sweet RMA: 20 to 30 days within the General Discussions forums, part of the Community Boards category; Remember the memory issues I had some weeks ago? Well, I decided to buy some replacement memories and this monday ...

  1. #1
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,438

    Sweet RMA: 20 to 30 days

    Remember the memory issues I had some weeks ago? Well, I decided to buy some replacement memories and this monday I sent the old ones for RMA. Because this is Thursday and I didn't hear back from anyone, I sent an email asking for information. The answer I got: The memory RMA takes between 20 to 30 days.

    I feel like a fool defending this shop back then and I feel like I live in a 3rd world country. 20 to 30 days to RMA two dual-channel DIMMS. I'm still trying to digest the information. One full month... unreal!
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

  2. #2
    spurious conceit MK27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    segmentation fault
    Posts
    8,300
    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I feel like I live in a 3rd world country.
    My mom spends 6 weeks a year there and she is told not to drink the water. What's up with that??
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

  3. #3
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,438
    err, dunno. Maybe she was in a remote location being badly served by the sanitation services. We do have that issue over here. But it's usually some rural areas, particularly up north... In fact, in the northernmost region of Trás-os-Montes, there are people whose only water supply is wells.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

  4. #4
    spurious conceit MK27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    segmentation fault
    Posts
    8,300
    It's in the Algarve, where Cliff Richard lives, lol. I haven't been (yet), but it sounds very pretty.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

  5. #5
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,438
    Ah, it's possible yes. Some small pockets in the Algarve region are also badly served.

    Yeah, it's a pretty region. However, it lost most of it's natural setting. With the exception of the coastal line which is kept pristine (for turism reasons), the remaining of the region has lost to construction (for turism reasons). You gotta appreciate the paradox.

    Personally, while I couldn't stand living away from the ocean for more than a few months, I'm more partial towards mountainous and inland regions when it comes to my own trips. The North of the country has a lot more unspoiled (YMMV) natural beauty and culturally significant icons in my opinion. But granted, that the coastal algarve is very pretty with its rather unique limestone formations, secluded beaches and clean waters. Nice down-to-earth folks too.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

  6. #6
    Woof, woof! zacs7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    3,459
    20 to 30 days is certainly good. A friend of mine had his brand-new SSD chuck it in, RMA took 6 weeks (And I live in Australia ;-), which last time I checked, wasn't third world...)

  7. #7
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,438
    Hmm... I remember my laptop failing me in Australia and it taking 3 weeks to get it returned to me (Toshiba). They RMA the motherboard, all the way in Japan. Sure your friend didn't get the short stick?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Well this is a sweet opportunity
    By BobMcGee123 in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-08-2006, 12:57 PM
  2. Sweet Sweet Caffinee
    By Thantos in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-14-2004, 12:22 PM
  3. It's So Sweet
    By TechWins in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-24-2003, 02:19 PM
  4. Linux is so sweet
    By face_master in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-20-2003, 04:10 PM
  5. Sweet!
    By Leeman_s in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-12-2003, 09:41 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21