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Comment Re:It's scary that they can't figure out the cause (Score 1) 145

> . It's probably only a matter of time before Apple, LG, or some other manufacturer has a similar problem, and also can't figure it out because of the total destruction involved.

Apple already does; their response is that third-party USB chargers are to blame.
Which of course is false, since USB chargers' job is to provide 5VDC (aside from QC which can provide higher voltages at request of the device), that's all; the USB charger will keep supplying 5VDC as long as it is connected. It is the device's job to monitor the battery's voltage and cut off current to the battery pack when the target voltage is reached... and if there is an incoming overvoltage, it's also the device's job to stop accepting power.

This has been an ongoing problem since the iPhone 4, but since Apple is Apple, they get a free pass on it.

Comment Re:Sad (Score 1) 251

This has been occurring with every iPhone model since the iPhone 4 up to and including the iPhone 7, and Apple's stance is to blame the third-party USB chargers, completely ignoring the fact that all USB chargers do is provide 5VDC (or up to 9VDC for most QC chargers or higher for Class B QC 3.0 chargers) and it is up to the USB charger to cut off current to the battery pack when the target voltage is reached.

Apple loves to blame their users, third-party devices, or anything else that they can and Apple fanbois never call them out on it.
Antennagate? "You're holding it wrong."
Firegate? "Don't use third-party USB chargers."
Bendgate? "Don't put your phone in your pocket" (despite that Samsung phones are thinner and do not exhibit this problem - although putting your cellphone in your back pocket is moronic to begin with; you are begging to be pickpocketed)

Comment Re:Sigh not more of this bullshit (Score 1) 446

Only the cellular radio needs to be turned off now, and for no technical reason in relation to the aircraft itself, but because the cellular network is not designed to handle large volumes of high speed cell handovers.
Bluetooth and wifi are perfectly acceptable and now allowed by every major airline.

Comment Re:The option I want to see (Score 1) 239

All I ask is the ability to exclude a carrier. I would exclude USPS as long as I live in Dover because they will not deliver packages that are larger than will fit in the mailbox for anyone on this route. Everywhere else I've ever lived USPS will ring the bell if they have a package that won't fit but not here. Instead they scan the package AS DELIVERED (although to be fair to the carrier, she specifies "per supervisor") so that they don't look bad to Amazon, and leave a slip instructing us to pick the packages up. Oddly enough, they (USPS) will deliver to the door on this route on Sundays (wtf?)... but not any other day.

Comment Re:USPS (Score 1) 239

> Seriously, loosing the USPS won't be a good thing in the long run.

It depends on where you live.
Most places I've lived, USPS is every bit as good as UPS and FedEx where the carriers will ring your bell or at least honk the horn if they've got a package for you.

Now, I live in a city but on a "rural route" (in a city) and they will not ring the bell. Instead, they leave the little slip letting you know that they expect you to do their work for them and go pick up the package. I would not have a problem with this if the post office were open beyond bankers' hours... but they close early and I work until 6pm. How the fuck am I going to get my packages without taking time off of work?

To make things worse, they scan the packages as "delivered" - but in the particular carrier's defense, she notates it "scanned as delivered PER SUPERVISOR." One time I asked her about this, and she said she puts "PER SUPERVISOR" because she has been instructed to scan packages as delivered but she knows that is essentially mail fraud so she clarifies that it is per instruction of her supervisor. She said the reason her supervisor does this is to make them not look bad to Amazon, because she makes her do this for ALL customers on this route when the package will not fit in the mailbox. Her supervisor has instructed the staff to not even load the packages on the truck.

Fuck the USPS. The sooner we let them die the better.

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