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9. "RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd"
In response to message #7
 
   >And that brings its OWN mess, what with the possibility/probability of
>things going FZARK at best and ker-BLAMMO at worst, what with the
>thing most THOROUGHLY not being made to accept New Widget X as a
>replacement. Less because it's a no-name, and more because Widget X
>gives the item 3000 Whatcha-ma-callit and it's VERY specifically not
>rated for more that 1750....but Widget X FITS in there.

The thing is, that's my own damn fault and I can own the fuckup.

Like, I'll happily void my warranty and render my own stuff nonfunctional using unsanctioned parts. I'm less happy if a device is explicitly built to detect unsanctioned parts and ceases to function if they're used. Like when Keurig was talking about making its coffeemakers detect, and reject, non-Keurig branded coffee pods.

Hell, we're getting to the point where devices are rejecting sanctioned, first-party parts if you don't pony up cash back to the original seller. Farmers in the midwest are resorting to the Ukrainian hackers to jailbreak their John Deere tractors because in order to swap a part out, a Genuine John Deere Technician(tm) has to plug in a dongle and tell the tractor to accept the thing, a process whose only purpose is to transfer money from the farmer to John Deere.

-Merc
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 Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd [View All] Gryphonadmin Apr-20-17 TOP
   RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-20-17 1
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-21-17 2
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-21-17 3
              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-21-17 4
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-21-17 5
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-21-17 6
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-21-17 7
              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Peter Eng Apr-21-17 8
                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-22-17 13
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Star Ranger4 May-03-17 33
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes May-03-17 35
             RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-21-17 9
                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-22-17 10
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-22-17 11
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-22-17 14
                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-22-17 12
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-22-17 15
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd JFerio Apr-22-17 16
                              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MuninsFire Apr-24-17 25
                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd StClair Apr-25-17 26
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd MoonEyes Apr-25-17 27
                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-25-17 28
                              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-26-17 29
                                  RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-26-17 30
                                      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Mercutio Apr-26-17 31
                                          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Star Ranger4 May-03-17 34
   RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-22-17 17
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd CdrMike Apr-22-17 18
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd McFortner Apr-22-17 19
              RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Croaker May-01-17 32
   RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd VoidRandom Apr-23-17 20
      RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd Gryphonadmin Apr-23-17 21
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd NHO Apr-23-17 22
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd mdg1 Apr-23-17 23
          RE: Things You Didn't Know About ZC, cont'd rwpikul Apr-23-17 24


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