* Posts by DMK42

1 post • joined 9 Aug 2019

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS

DMK42

F.U.D has been used for

Now that it's been identified, It's a only a matter of time before the interlock is circumvented.

MS used a similar tactic with Windows 3.1 to kill off DR-DOS. Windows had encrypted code which checked for a non-functional piece of data in DOS, and if it wasn't found, it display an error message to the effect of: "Your system is not running genuine MS-DOS. System stability may be compromised"

There's no reason for it other than to boost profits. If they weren't overcharging for repairs, people wouldn't see the need to seek out third party repair providers.

This is also why I only drive older cars.

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