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  • Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

    hentaiboy said:
    JinTech said:
    Wonder if they are using Apple branded wall chargers or third party.
    Ahh the old "You're not charging it right" meme...

    It's not a meme.  It's like playing with matches near an opened gasoline tank and then calling it "The old "you're refueling it wrong" meme"

  • Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

    JinTech said:
    Wonder if they are using Apple branded wall chargers or third party.
    She's using a cheap off brand charger with no protection circuitry... I guarantee it.

    Take any iPhone and run 120v (or even 30v) thru the charging port and you can likely overwhelm the protection circuitry built into the phone over time (it's designed for transients, not 8 hours of charging 20 days a month!) 

    Eventually the phone can't protect itself, the LiIon battery gets over charged and puffs up like this.  (The expansion is the protective plastic shell the battery is in preventing a very explosive lithium fire.)

    I've done a lot of damage to lithium batteries as part of Robot combat events (think BattleBots but smaller).  They are very powerful, and have to be treated right.

    This is why you NEVER use anything but an Apple charger.
  • Mac owners between 2003 & 2008 can claim $10 in optical drive class-action lawsuit settlem...

    Such BS.

    Oh, I should get $50?  But the lawyers get $12.50?  Yeah, scam.
  • Consumer Reports now recommends MacBook Pro after Apple software fix

    No. Not after "software fix", after their FRAUD was exposed to everyone.

    Running the machine with a hidden developer setting that is DESIGNED to reduce performance, and then not disclosing that fact, and then claiming an independant test shows the machine under-performs the manufacturers claims is FRAUD.  Possibly Libel/Slander as well.

    CU is not a credible organization.
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  • Apple says hidden Safari setting led to flawed Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

    My take on Consumer Reports is they always seemed biased towards Window's machines over Apple.

    I just thought it was because they were engineers and a lot of engineers don't usually like Apple products for a variety of reasons. Mainly, b/c they can't "tinker" with Apple products the way they can with Windows boxes. Oh well. 
    I'm an engineer.  Engineers are like car guys-- there's a range, from the 'enthusiast" who is a kid who paints stripes on his car to make it a hot rod, thru the garage mechanic and to the guy who works for Ford GTO actually engineering fast cars.  IT's a huge range.

    Generally, the really skilled engineers want to use macs because they have something more important to do than screw around with their system.

    The wanna be and low skill engineers love linux because it gives them always a new problem to solve and feel smart.

    The non-engineers who think they are engineers become windows enthusiasts.