Carbon Monoxide Detectors do that
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 available for X number of years, etc. I wonder how they'd handle cars that shut down after 8 years for "legal and safety" reasons. (I bet the "legal" reasons will be like the things that state "It _MAY_ be a violation of federal law to use this product in a way inconsistent with its labeling." (Emphasis mine.))

    • 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: ... more
      • Carbon Monoxide Detectors do that- Puckdropper, Tue Oct 12 2021 4:47am
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