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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Yeah,I have seen that too,but this could be engineered to be more precise and less easier to detect unless some were to look at chips under a microscope. I am only saying this after all the stuff Apple and even Samsung have apparently done after their battery shenanigans,so its not beyond the remit of what companies might try.
    oh I get what you're saying and wouldn't hesitate to imagine someone in such or similar companies salivating at the prospect of being able to guarantee obsolescence. They'll no-doubt sell it as a security feature "if your phone gets nicked" etc etc, and then find that unfortunately the update to OS level+2 above your initial one has an unforeseen compatibility issue that unfortunately, and entirely unintentionally (honest guv) bricks your device. Sorry about that. Warranty? Oh that was 2 years mate. Last week as it happens. Unfortunate coincidence no?

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    oh I get what you're saying and wouldn't hesitate to imagine someone in such or similar companies salivating at the prospect of being able to guarantee obsolescence. They'll no-doubt sell it as a security feature "if your phone gets nicked" etc etc, and then find that unfortunately the update to OS level+2 above your initial one has an unforeseen compatibility issue that unfortunately, and entirely unintentionally (honest guv) bricks your device. Sorry about that. Warranty? Oh that was 2 years mate. Last week as it happens. Unfortunate coincidence no?
    Yeah,and combine that with the fact many devices seem to be getting more and more expensive for similar models at each generation,and having less and less of a useful performance leap or any real improvement in features,its a worrying prospect!!


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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Yeah,and combine that with the fact many devices seem to be getting more and more expensive for similar models at each generation,and having less and less of a useful performance leap or any real improvement in features,its a worrying prospect!!
    I can see this going into pretty much anything and everything. Your boiler, your fridge, dvd player, TV, EVERYTHING to maintain a custom base. F*** the environment, it's all about profit profit profit.

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    I can see this going into pretty much anything and everything. Your boiler, your fridge, dvd player, TV, EVERYTHING to maintain a custom base. F*** the environment, it's all about profit profit profit.
    More like screw the consumer - make the BOM cheaper and cheaper,and then spend it on PR bumpf saying its "revolutionary". The only thing "revolutionary" is how little they spend on certain parts,the crappy QA/QC,the lack of repairability and how fragile the devices are. Oh,and also the customary excuse for the price going up at each generation.

    Just tie people into more and more absurd planned obsolescence,with not enough recycling either, meaning loads of third world countries are hammered with electronics waste,whilst said companies are trying to sell their "environmental" cred.

    China is already getting fed up with it and is now slowly reducing the amount of waste they are importing,and no wonder why since its damaging to their environment.


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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    We as the end consumers have to stop buying the latest thing just because it's new and maybe a little faster than last year's model.

    But these chips wouldn't go into consumer grade stuff, it's much easier and cheaper to use lower rated components that are being pushed a little too hard and burn out in 12 to 24 months.

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Looking at how both Apple and Samsung were apparently actively gimping battery life,which was OFC nothing to do with making people upgrade quicker(honest guv!),it makes me think the potential for this to be abused is very high,especially as if they can bury it quite deeply so its difficult to find, its not like it will take much to brick a modern device.
    Being a brother members of Cynics United, I don't doubt it.

    But though there is a potential for abuse, there's always serious potential for legit use, and many new technologies can be abused.

    I guess it comes back to Caveat Emptor. If certain companies get a reputation for abuse, savvy buyers will buy elsewhere. And for those that won't, well, some people can't be helped to help themselves. As the old adage goes, you can't teach mathematics to a pig, and if you keep trying you only anger the pig.

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