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Actually we're getting there. John Deere has made their equipment unrepairable to the best of their ability. It isn't that the owner is unable to fix things, the owner is not allowed to get the specialized tools, parts diagram(s), nor the interface to reprogram the ECU on their equipment.
I'd be shopping for pretty much anything else, nyself. And if my next car is this locked down, it will be getting an aftermarket ECU right away.
>We didn't say that anywhere.
"...during the '80s, Metallica was among a clutch of influential bands that took the New Wave of British Heavy Metal sound, injected it with Motörhead and hardcore punk, and sped it up to a breakneck pace, creating "thrash metal" and..."
When you say 'creating' and immediately follow with a genre, it could be interpreted as creation of the genre rather than creating music within the genre.
And no, they didn't sell out after the black album. It was during the writing of the black album. "Thrash metal" does not allow a bloody ballad to show up in the track listing--see Slayer for details.
>That's why they're changing this. It was the equivalent of a car with imperial sized lug nuts when every other fastener was metric.<
This may not be the best place for that particular analogy. At least one of my cars needed a 19mm socket to remove the lug nuts--which is wholly interchangable with 3/4" for that application.
Nevermind things like the tires having a nominal width measured in mm and being fit to wheels measured in inches.
Only could be useful if you could get the data out of the unit in a usable form, and if that form was reasonably close to a known standard EKG output. Might be a nice additional piece of telemetry when used along with a holter monitor or the like, but not as a primary data source.
Though, heart attack as listed in the title and a-fib? Kinda different things, though there's some crossover with thrombus formation tying them together.
To be completely honest....
Drain the swamp. So don't elect a crook or a moron.
Who's that leave? I don't see anyone in the running at all.... at best, they're all politicians, so a mixture of both. Some more egregious than others, to be fair, but there is no 'good' choice.
I'm almost a perfect canidate for an electric car. My commute is very short and I don't travel long distance by car with any frequency (highly unusual to go more than 200miles in a day).
And yet it will be quite a cold day in hell before I own one. I like to drive, and I like control. Not being fantastically wealthy, the trackday cars are priced out of my range, and every other electric car that I've seen is either a horrible economy car, or has firmware that as an owner I am not allowed to be placed in control of altering (i.e., the typical Tesla 'updates' that change behavior without my express permission).
With gasoline or heaven forbid a diesel, I have a reasonable shot at the very worse simply replacing an ECU if I can't find a way to reflash it to function in the way I desire.
It's bad enough with phones.
All devs should be required to do testing on a computer at minimum specs, loaded with tons of resident applications trying to run in the background, over dialup (with significant packet loss).
Not only would that be a vaild worst-case test, but their work would comparatively scream in average scenarios.
I wholly agree!
I think we should can all our other flying machines and have a fleet exclusively comprised of F35's of various sorts, none of which should be allowed to be put in the air.
Maybe then we could stop sticking our noses in the world's business! It'd be a massive cost reduction and very likely would improve the way other countries look at us.
And frankly, it seems that most places we stick our nose, we either get stomped or make almost precisely zero difference. At least in the past 70ish years.
And as the extension/variant of that: Once the drive is chilled and the backups are inevitably taking bloody ages because there's nine zillion tiny files that are being copied because you're trying to get everything possible and the customer isn't quite sure exactly where/which files are needed...
Spraying an inverted can of air duster at the thing while it chugs and tries to warm up.
There are some tasks that I ensure I'm not being watched while I perform:
-Most percussion fits that bill
-Anything that looks like a pagan ritual (using a freezer while chanting [usually "Work you f@#ing thing" repeatedly], and the like)
-Doing things that are clearly not to be imitated (scraping off a "no user servicable parts" sticker off a PSU to get the top open, swapping disk drive PCB's, running a motherboard in the sink to clean enough nicotine off to catch a buzz, etc).
I am 100% having the phone records of those who do the most damage to the population exposed.
Not terrorists or whatever. The politicians! Even a dedicated mass murderer struggles to kill more than a hundred or two people--a politician declares a military action in some backwards country and thousands of soldiers die, nevermind the non-citizen casualties.
There's a number of cars that use that technology. I think it first came to my attention in connection with the Nissan GTR.
The old version of a car knowing a test condition was dyno testing for emissions way back in the bad old days--if the car had a small light under the hood (bonnet) ostensibly to help you see to check the oil or something, it could just as easily be tied into the undoubtedly crude fuel injection system to make the car run cleaner, for example. Cars were emission tested on a dyno to simulate load, and invariably had the hood opened for connecting to the ignition system to measure RPM.
I think of that line of thought, I need a car that can measure when radar or laser signals are picked up in the vicinity, and slow me down enough to keep me from getting written proof of my car's performance.....
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