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Piobaire

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Why would people expect free or deeply discounted speakers?

I don't even know if it is planned obsolescence. The fact of the matter is that maintaining and supporting 10 year old products is expensive. It also can limit new development to make everything backwards compatible. Yes, it sucks, but I don't get the backlash this has caused.
So should a ten year old car get bricked? I mean, lots of electronics in a 10 year old car, and imagine the cost of maintaining a stock of parts. Speakers would fall into the category of purchases that should continue to function until they mechanically no longer can.
 

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Dude, Cincinnati chili is awesome. Slather that on some weiners...finger-lickin' good!!!
i literally didn't know chili was served without noodles and cheese until i went to college.
Yall are living proof that there's nothing redemptive about the ohio/kentucky border.
 

Mark from Plano

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Still waiting for a remake of "The Lawnmower Man"...

Seems like they only remake shit movies,that are shit.

Disney fucking ruined Star Wars....
Star Wars was ruined long before Disney got hold of it. George Lucus’ hubris had reduced it to rubble before Disney bought it. There was nothing Disney could’ve done to make it worse. Disney made it better.

They just didn’t make it as good as the movie in the heads of the fanbois=“they ruined it.”
 

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Star Wars was ruined long before Disney got hold of it. George Lucus’ hubris had reduced it to rubble before Disney bought it. There was nothing Disney could’ve done to make it worse. Disney made it better.

They just didn’t make it as good as the movie in the heads of the fanbois=“they ruined it.”
I liked mando and Rogue1 these were better than what Lucas did, the rest of it... well I pretend those movies never came out.
 

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George and his wife rolled up next to me at a light in San Anselmo in a S-Class cabriolet. They looked very satisfied with life.
 

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Star Wars was ruined long before Disney got hold of it. George Lucus’ hubris had reduced it to rubble before Disney bought it. There was nothing Disney could’ve done to make it worse. Disney made it better.

They just didn’t make it as good as the movie in the heads of the fanbois=“they ruined it.”
Truth.

it was supposed to me dark. and vast. instead they made it a fishbowl.
 

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So should a ten year old car get bricked? I mean, lots of electronics in a 10 year old car, and imagine the cost of maintaining a stock of parts. Speakers would fall into the category of purchases that should continue to function until they mechanically no longer can.
Car manufacturers regularly stop making parts for old cars.
 

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Car manufacturers regularly stop making parts for old cars.
But they don’t take active steps to make a car cease functioning so this is not equivalent.
 

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But they don’t take active steps to make a car cease functioning so this is not equivalent.
And a car isn't really the equivalent of speakers especially a speaker line that was sold by the software functionality.

They shouldn't have bricked them but it may have been an unintended dude effect of an update.
 

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So Teslas are open to bricking? All the owners ever talk about is the software.
 

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Does a speaker company have a moral obligation to provide software updates forever or give me a good trade-up deal on a newer model? Of course not.
Is it reasonable for me to consider their choices toward me as a customer in considering whether I will ever choose to be their customer again? Absolutely.
 

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So Teslas are open to bricking? All the owners ever talk about is the software.
Honestly, that wouldn't surprise me.

Everyone seems caught up in how much tech we can stuff into vehicles, but software ≠ carburators. At some point, cars are going to be a lot more like laptops, and that doesn't bode well for durability and longevity.
 

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Honestly, that wouldn't surprise me.

Everyone seems caught up in how much tech we can stuff into vehicles, but software ≠ carburators. At some point, cars are going to be a lot more like laptops, and that doesn't bode well for durability and longevity.
Screw it. Bring on the self-driving cars.
 

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