LoL, you really crack me up today!
Yes, I have gone to the process of intensive gestapo type of interview while ordeing a set of my own "vitamin pils", which included a "FREE" set if I only pay for processing fees and after further inquires, I simply decided the total bil was not worth the phone experience. So you could imagine, the change of tone and disposition from best fiends to mortal enemies!
Won't EVER will do it again, unless of course the MARK XII every comes up as a 2 for the price of 1 ... he he... ;-)
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.