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No DRM means no Netflix app, no Hulu app, no Amazon app, etc, etc, etc.
There will be no successful class actions. And if anyone buys one and it refuses to work, all they have to do is return it for a full refund, same as anything else.
So, are they offering full refunds to people who own one and live within the newly-banned area?
Yes... the EFF is responsible for how well (or poorly) every news site out there reports this story.
Like I said, refusing to update means you no longer get any bug fixes or useful feature additions. You could refuse the PS3 update that removed the "Other OS" feature, but you'd then be unable to play any future games or Blu-Ray movies, and would be unable to access PSN. That's exactly the kind of thing the EFF is talking about, you buy something because it has features X, Y, and Z, then the manufacturer pushes an update that removes feature X, and if you refuse the update, features Y and Z are gimped. If you can in fact disable the no-fly list, this argument is weak in DJI's case, but that doesn't change the fact that manufacturers in general can remove features after purchase.
I'm still at a loss as to why DJI 1) didn't have the White House grounds amongst it's no-fly zones in the first place, and 2) why they decided to use a ridiculous 20 mile radius when they added it.
It doesn't just add the white house... it adds a 20 miles radius around the white house, which isn't all restricted airspace.
You keep mentioning a switch to turn off no-fly zones. Are you certain of that? Not a single article I've read on this subject mentions there being a switch, and having one completely defeats the purpose of having no-fly zones to begin with.
How did the EFF "lie"? They gave a few examples (and I'm sure you can find many, many others) of manufacturers removing or gimping features after purchase via firmware updates. Is DJI giving refunds to people who live within the new no-fly zone and now just own a very expensive paper weight? No.
You still don't get it, do you? I cannot turn off the ability to see the unblocked numbers. That has NOTHING to do with blocking my own number.
Cover your eyes I guess? How is it in any way a problem to know who's calling? Does it spoil the surprise or something?
Nothing really (assuming you don't live within restricted airspace)... personal use is still unlicensed.
That restricted air space does *not* extend 25km from the White House like DJI's arbitrary no-fly zone does.
If you forgo this update, you don't get any further bug fixes, added features etc. Just like with the PS3... you could refuse the update that removed the "Other OS" feature, but that meant not getting any future updates, not being able to play future games, and not being able to watch future BluRay movies.
You disproved your own argument...
"if they haven't blocked it"
They *can* block it if they wish to... it's not being forced on anyone (albeit how to block it isn't always easy to find).
And who is Kaiser Soze?
Rather than arguing about how much if any effect human garbage has on hot springs, how about teaching your son to NOT THROW GARBAGE AND STUFF INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NATURAL LANDMARK?!?!?