Just fail step one of their flowchart.
Unhook the thing so they cant ping it.
"Hey Tech support? When I plug in my router no lights come on. I know the outlet works because I plug a lamp in there and it works"
Can't really trouble shoot past that. Send a new one.
After they put the order in hook your router and airport back up and wait for the replacement.
You know what would make the most people happy?
Just make a new version of Windows7. Why would I want to re-learn how to do everything...again?
Going from Win95->Win98->Win2K->XP->Win7 was easy. People stuck with windows because they knew how to use it. Companies stuck with it because re-training was easy. It kept people from jumping ship to OSX/Linux/ChromeOS.
Going from Windows 7 to Linux Mint is easier then going from Windows 7 to 8.
Microsoft spent 20 years teaching people how to use their UI then just throws that all out for no reason at all.
If they don't name the vender then what will change?
How can users be warned?
How do we know its even true?
They might as well be bashing some made up system by some fake company that doesn't exist.
For one day only..back in 2000.
IIRC it was an exploit in one of the tags.
Can your retirement account cover that?
Most people's insurance plans can also not cover an 8 figure payout. People shop on premium cost alone.. Most have not much more then state minimums. When I was young and had no assets I only carried 40K of liability insurance. Connecticut state min is 20K.
At 20K even totaling out a mid-range compact car will max out that coverage. That's why we have "uninsured/under insured" coverage now. So when some 20 y/o driver with 25K of insurance totals my 60K car and puts me in the hospital my insurance picks up the difference.
If the 6 year old you speak of gets hit by the same driver he is just SOL. Past 25K he will have to sue the driver directly and hope he has some assets.
I do agree that putting your own retirement/home at risk just to save a few bucks a month is foolish. You could end up losing a lifetime of work for a driving mistake or something you have no control over (like your parked car catches fire in garage,burns down condo complex or hurts someone).
My "dumb" thermostat has a mechanical limit of 50-90F.
All the way down and the pipes wont freeze and all the way up and it will just burn tons of fuel.. not my house down.
What happens when this software internet facing thing crashes? Or gets hacked? If it locks up in the ON or OFF state that could be very costly.
Internet locks? OK so if the internet is down, I'm locked out?
Are these IoT hypers saying that its a GOOD idea to tie the basic operation of my house to comcast?
Here is the list of stores
What good is 1G internet speeds if there is a data cap of 300G?
Fiber is great but if its controlled by the same ISPs that happen to also be media companies then its something I don't want any part of.
I have the option of super fast but capped DOCSIS3 here but I will stick with my cheap uncapped DSL. I don't want to have to think about how much a stream will cost or if this next
If it is not documented it doesn't ship. If the docs are wrong it's considered a reportable bug.
The man pages and official FAQ's are all you normally ever need.
Well good thing this guy lives in NJ.
When an android phone crashes its no big deal.
When a car crashes people die. You can't just rush a system to market and call it "beta".
I can understand Detroit's reluctance to be the ones stuck holding the bag when these android cars start going all SKYNET and running people down.
The Pontiac Aztek was pretty repellent. Or maybe repulsive.
The Aztek doesn't look all that out of place compared to all the little "crossover" SUV's rolling around now. If you want to see repulsive check out the Juke. http://commons.wikimedia.org/w...