Ugh! Seems like a classic case of shortsighted design thinking and cutting corners. We had a number of ceiling fans in our former house and we pretty much universally had problems with all at some point in time with the various settings being off kilter. That said, the fans were not the same model and not even from the same manufacturer. With one, the settings for low, medium, and high speed were actually backwards. It wasn't anything that was dangerous or that we even took time (and expense) to fix. The bother was we had to create kludgy workarounds just to keep them going.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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