Erik_
Yep, if we're not careful in the next coming years...
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:18pm
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things could go very bad in that regard. And if the DRMs help the company create extra revenue, they'll probably go that route regardless if it screws over the customers because in the end, if they're large enough, they know they'll win.

I'm waiting to see some stupid car thing come out like:

"After 8 years or x amount of miles, the car permanently enters into "limp home mode" and can no longer be serviced or used, effectively taking it off the road. We have done this for legal and safety reasons."

    • It's only a matter of time before all this computerization - Puckdropper, Sat Oct 09 2021 11:58pm
      goes awry. Ask anyone who works on Windows source code, they'll tell you that it HAS bugs in it and they won't fix it unless certain conditions are met. Can you imagine hitting a bug in your car that the manufacturer won't fix and won't release anything to let someone develop a fix, and your car i... more
      • Yep, if we're not careful in the next coming years...- Erik_, Mon Oct 11 2021 2:18pm
        • Carbon Monoxide Detectors do that - Puckdropper, Tue Oct 12 2021 4:47am
          I guess their sensor is only good for 7 years or so, but it's annoying to have to replace them. Good thing they're competitive market goods so the price is reasonable. Some European countries have interesting "after sale" policies to prevent such nonsense. It's things like parts have to be made... more
          • that expires so it stops working. That makes sense in that regard. Or maybe it's based on average life span? Like, some may work for 15 years but most fail between 6-10?
            • I think it's something like the item decays when exposed to - Puckdropper, Sun Oct 24 2021 4:29am
              air, so after 7 years the CO detector just won't work. I'm sure the manufacturers don't mind. Why develop something better if they have a guaranteed revenue stream? (They're also required by law in many places and if you've got gas appliances and don't have them you NEED to get one. Seriously.... more
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