Comment 7Q5D Re: Don't buy it!


Firmware licenses threatening the concept of ownership


Don't buy it! (Score: 1)

by on 2015-04-23 12:42 (#7NFJ)

If there is product with a black box of secrets, the answer is to simply not buy it. If you buy something with a black box, don't complain when they do something bad to you, reverse engineer it or buy something without a black box. There is almost nothing that doesn't have an open and free or reverse engineered alternative. The general populace started the PC revolution with proprietary everything and we are still working hard to undo that mistake.

Re: Don't buy it! (Score: 1)

by on 2015-04-23 16:12 (#7NYK)

Do any exist? I can't think of a single automobile on the market that doesn't come with enough chips, sensors, and electronics to choke a donkey.

Re: Don't buy it! (Score: 1)

by on 2015-04-24 05:47 (#7Q5D)

cars have had their black boxes pried open by congress. companies must provide an OBDII interface. however, there are reverse engineered ECU solutions like at as well as from scratch ECU replacements like at

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