I bought a new automobile. After driving it for a week I noticed a ripple in the front windshield that caused the view to be distorted. I went to the dealer and checked other cars of the same make and model. The distortion caused by the windshields of the other cars seemed much less. After a month passed, I had more important things to worry about--a broken rearview mirror caused by brushing up against a pole in a parkade. It was a difficult lesson, but I was not sad about the ripple in the window after that.mushu999 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:03 amSo then the logical next question is, what do we do if we want full usability on our defective Pi? Return it to vendor as defective, paying shipping costs both ways, and hope the new one doesn't have the same issues? Mali it to Pi HQ and they will mail back a known good one? Suffer in silence and be glad that it was only USD$35+tax+shipping?
Maybe I finally learned the lesson how to be happy. When my Pi 3B didn't work reliably at 1200 MHz, I was more amused than sad. I've since been running it crash free at 900 MHz as a DHCP and DNS server. I've also had to under clock CPUs and RAM in many different Intel x86 systems. Stress testing computers is difficult and eventually led to a patent. The important thing is that once things are stable, it finally becomes possible to start doing real work.