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ReneCardenas
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re: Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
ReneCardenas   1/3/2012 7:40:17 PM
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For the same reason that most virus-coders do it, a moment in the spotlight and recognition. The forbidden fruit is always more appealing.

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daleste   12/5/2011 3:51:03 AM
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This argument goes back to the PC for me. IBM introduced the PC that was open for development. Apple introduced a computer that was closed. Who won? Once a product is purchased, the owner should be able to use it as they want. The licensing agreements for hardware and especially software, do not allow this.

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re: Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
tenxring   12/3/2011 10:30:07 AM
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News Flash: If hacking can be done, it will happen. No company or individual can stop it. When you build a device that is restricted by software only, you're asking for it. Deal with it.

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re: Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
old account Frank Eory   12/3/2011 12:09:51 AM
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A great suggestion. Perhaps they should not go as far as saying that jail breaking voids the warranty, but it should certainly void the right to free tech support or the right to return the device for a refund.

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re: Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
DrQuine   12/1/2011 11:12:47 PM
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If preventing service calls associated with hacked systems is the objective, Amazon could develop a function that checked whether the system was hacked and provide a clear indication that "Third party operating system is installed" or "Genuine Amazon operating system is installed". If a call to service started with a check of that parameter, there would be no misunderstandings.

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pedro-juan   12/1/2011 8:48:32 PM
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Apparently you can have it all if you are willing to hack. I suspect most people will not even bother with a hack at this price point. I am not sure why they would spend much time or effort on blocking the hack for the relatively small audience of hackers.

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re: Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
JLS   12/1/2011 6:52:09 PM
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The reason the Kindle is at te price point it is at is because of the razor/razorblade marketing that was done. If you really paid what the Kindle is worth it get the open features the hack is allowing, people wouldn't be buying it in the first place. You can't have it both ways.

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Robotics Developer   12/1/2011 5:49:48 PM
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I must wonder at the logic of protectionism? Are they only hurting themselves in the long run? Wouldn't a device that has the features,Operating system and software apps that the users want be MORE successful? Just wondering...

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re: Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
askubel   12/1/2011 2:53:58 AM
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The counter-argument made in Amazon meeting rooms is: For every savvy user that wants to unlock their device for greater functionality, there's a normal user who installed the upgrade, then installed something from the Android market that crashes every time they launch it. And now that user is complaining to Amazon customer service, and screaming about how horrible Amazon products are. Whether or not this is a valid concern is another issue.

markhahn0
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markhahn0   12/1/2011 2:29:01 AM
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when are vendor going to give up fighting this loosing battle to prevent device owners from _owning_ their device? they need to embrace customer desires...



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