Fjellsiden
fjellsiden
Aug 19
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It seems we met at a happy medium - thanks for the conversation.

Aug 16
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MacRumors and numerous sites are addressing items which you may be unintentionally omitting. OEM batteries don’t work, it is not just baked firmware in the battery, but current sleuthing shows it possibly to be a proprietary TI (Texas Instruments) micro-controller with measures that can only be unlocked with items Read more

Aug 16
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A good portion of the “tools” provided are just re-wrapped functions that Windows already provides. I did check out the website though, I guess for some user(s) that really want different backgrounds for each monitor then that app would be for you. Read more

Aug 16
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That would be a false assertion - more than likely is the machine is dated and/or has poor drivers and doesn’t support that functionality. Either Win10 and/or GPU (integrated gpu) should have all the support needed, from extending/duplicating/rotating etc.

Aug 16
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This is a scaling issue and not reflective of Windows 10 but the old application being utilized. Read more

Aug 16
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Your best bet for achieving this is extending your desktop. You will carry over the open applications on the monitor you would like to utilize. Ex - you have a projector and laptop with extended display, your laptop screen will be utilized as the primary and the projector will be the extended secondary. Any Read more

Aug 16
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The analogy of third party ink is interesting - however, if we carry your example all the way through to Apple(s) case it becomes weaker. It doesn’t matter the battery that is put in, even if it is a genuine OEM battery, the software unlock is not provided through firmware. This is where obfuscating repairs would be Read more

Aug 15
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Correct - but only to a point. I feel with the firmware block and the tools not being readily available would be enough obfuscating on Apple’s part to where they would have to make minor changes. (Firmware and possible different tabs for battery) The “knowingly” portion is where difference of opinion comes in, tying Read more

Aug 15
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User serviceable isn’t a designation that is established in law, but the preference of a manufacturer. However, to address your question and more specifically other products, primarily phones. To my knowledge everyone is utilizing protected wrappers outside of Apple. (This wasn’t always the case) You may be interested Read more

Aug 14
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I don’t think anyone is arguing in the dangers - the lynch-pin is associated with private property and what a private corporation is legally allowed to obfuscate when a person owns the private property. Industries that I know that have lost these similar cases are Medical Industry regarding (Cpap devices re: the Read more

Aug 14
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It is a person’s right to do with the property they own. A company can’t dictate how you can utilize it. The analogies are sound as the first right to repair laws are actually encompassed by auto repairs. Read more

Aug 14
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I like that you stayed away from the straw man arguments - but I will disagree and counter that this is a right to repair issue. Allowing companies to obfuscate information under the guise of “repair” is where Apple will get busted. This is eerily similar to car dealerships stating you need to have diagnostics read at Read more

Aug 14
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A company’s right to name recognition doesn’t usurp the owner(s) right to choice in personal property matters. Numerous companies have fought this battle and lost on similar grounds; the benefit Apple currently has is that the laws tend to be product specific. Read more

Aug 14
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I think the crux of the argument is more of a company limiting what someone can do with their owned equipment - which subsequently has already been fought by auto manufacturers and lost. Which is why you see AutoRepair laws on the books in most states. Apple currently is utilizing this gray area in consumer law to Read more

Aug 14
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Unfortunately this is sort of bleeding edge law for most states and Apple is using it to their benefit. Washington State is pushing right to repair, I see this law as a more beefier version of the Auto Repair laws that are currently in most states. Read more

Aug 14
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The right Apple has is to it’s software ecosystem and utilizing hardware to prevent backdoor access. It doesn’t have a right to tell you where to go for repairs. No different than an auto manufacturer telling you what gas station to use or which mechanic to go to.

Aug 13
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Bingo Bill - this was’t just a puff piece; but more of an article that doesn’t understand the caveats of the digital paint and/or illustration base. It is not my point to belittle the writing, however, it was very weak. I was disappointed that the writer didn’t highlight the amazing steps independent developers have Read more

Aug 12
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While I am excited Adobe is finally trying to enter the digital paint sphere; they won’t compel me to leave Procreate and ArtRage. Here are my reasons: Read more