I'd think that $50B would go a long way to making something more sensible than wind/solar (Which are still and will be a boondoggle with $50B poured into it (Where in the heck do you store energy so that it's sustained instead of feast/famine? Right now, you can't realistically replace coal with either- and without the storage tech to MAKE it so...it's a waste of time and money, bluntly put...)- which would be Thorium reactors.
They may not even need any fine print. Accepting compensation can affect your right to seek damages later.
Then why are so damned many of them so piss-poor with that work? Not the Engineers...the Managers.
Finance "Engineering"? Seriously? I can see why you posted that Anon Coward. I wouldn't want that associated with myself- ever...
And one should design for those limits instead of falling back on "it's the software"- it's a brown paper bag moment to have breakable parts like that exposed in the firmware so that drivers or applications can break things.
I don't know about you, but I've spent decades making sure on digital designs and the like you CAN'T do that sort of thing. I can't be the ONLY one doing it- and it wasn't acceptable then for those items (they got REPLACED on the spot...) and it's not acceptable now (and it's illegal, pretty much like I said, to DO it the way Dell's playing it.)
Indeed. Enough Said.
And they're not fooling anyone either.
If there is software that can damage those speakers in the manner that Dell's trying to claim, it fails upon UCC 2-314 and UCC 2-315 out of box.
Per Mangusson-Moss, it's not legally possible for them to claim that their warranty is voided just because there is a piece of software put onto the machine because they didn't limit their warranty in this case in writing (and if they did put it in a fine-print manner, few would buy and they'd be in deep trouble with the Texas and other States Deceptive Trade Practices Act for doing so- because it's something that is deemed unconscionable (In fact, the TDTPA has the act in question as a laundry-list item for the law...it's illegal out of box...)) and therefore, they have to PROVE (not just CLAIM) that it was the software in question for Mangusson-Moss to NOT apply here, that they did something deliberate to damage the product. Because of the explanation from one of the VLC crowd on the forum pretty much shoots that out of the water (Not realistically possible to damage the speakers unless the speakers were substandard or defective...), the Warranty STANDS. At this point, Dell has one of three options allowed them by the Uniform Commercial Code: Fix, Replace, or Refund. Seriously.
Link to Original Source
I'm part of the team that works on ioquake3, the open source project that this ipad version is based on. This project (Beben III) has not contributed their changes back to ioquake3, or made them easily available for the public. It is extremely disappointing when bad players like this are given press and make money off of the backs of others.
Please do not spend your money on apps that are bad open-source contributors, and please do not give them press.
Heh... I've got a ball-buster PC when I bought it that's still a bit of one- and it DOES NOT BOOT UEFI.
That kind of pisses me off, all things considered- I have to go buy a bunch of new boards that have it as an option just to try this out.
I bet someone does a re-spin that supports it- it wouldn't be hard since it's Debian derived and in order for it to "work" as they claim, they need OpenGL support- so...
Heh... There's levels of "intrepid Linux hacker"... Some go where angels fear to tread, after all... >;-D
...if you're doing Linux gamedev or are already using Steam on Linux...you may well be ready for that.
Actually, depending on the State in question, it *IS* defined as a Deceptive (hint...class of fraud...) Trade Practice. Falls under unconsionable clauses in a contract.
The fact that they're applying to the party absolutely not involved with the deal...heh... That IS clearly Fraud.
Yeah, as do some of the 4-digit crowd as well...