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  • This one is not Facebook's fault.  (TechDirt)

    When you have over a billion users, statistically some of them will commit suicide.  And then well-meaning people idiots will demand you "do something".


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1 RE The USB DRM story.  This smells more like an attempt to use a legit issue to shut down much of the 3rd party USB market and introduce vendor lock-in for your peripherals.  

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Saturday, January 05 2019 05:18 AM (TWAZc)

2 Every other site I've seen mentioning the USB story, pretty much the first comment is a suspicion that Apple will use it to prevent 3rd-party cables.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, January 05 2019 06:53 AM (Q/JG2)

3  Yeah, Android Police ran with that angle.

The thing is, USB security and standards compliance is a complete disaster.  Even major manufacturers don't follow the rules.  And now that you can push 20V at 5A across a USB cable, you can easily destroy your hardware with a faulty cable.

Some companies are working around this already by blocking all third-party chargers, which completely defeats the point of USB-C charging.  So this likely won't actually make things worse.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 05 2019 02:49 PM (PiXy!)

4 Yeah, I got a 45W charger via a recommendation off the Wirecutter, I think.  Very nice; I can charge my laptop or my phone (the laptop is a 45W unit so the charger works just as well as the proprietary-cable charger the laptop came with.  Plus, due to (I guess) coil whine, it makes a sort of Jetsonesque burbling under load.  I also generally only use the cables that came with the chargers that came with my phone, although after the news came out about the Google engineer who was testing random cables from Amazon, I bought a couple he recommended.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, January 05 2019 03:54 PM (Iwkd4)

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