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I just hope this reduces the number of Apple fanatacs
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post #12 of 71
Onoes!


inb4 Apple recalls all the mobile hardware it sold in the past 5 years
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post #13 of 71
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Not very hard, just tell the Lithium Polymer battery to not stop charging when its full. Go on youtube and look at overcharging Li-Po batteries.


Used to happen to a airsoft gun I had. Used to be really into the sport. I always charged them on a concrete floor in my basement to avoid them catching fire. One day, my charger over charged my Li-Po when I was sleeping and it went boom, caught fire, luckily concrete doesn't burn...
Lithium Polymer is hobby stuff. I use them all the time in RC planes.

I believe like cell phones, laptops use lithium ion which is much safer.

And yes I always charge my batteries in a protective casing on concrete.
    
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There isnt a way to take the batteries out, and I doubt the flame will melt the aluminium so it should be a safety hazard.
No,it will be worse,the aluminum would get hot enough to burn you.
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Not very hard, just tell the Lithium Polymer battery to not stop charging when its full. Go on youtube and look at overcharging Li-Po batteries.


Used to happen to a airsoft gun I had. Used to be really into the sport. I always charged them on a concrete floor in my basement to avoid them catching fire. One day, my charger over charged my Li-Po when I was sleeping and it went boom, caught fire, luckily concrete doesn't burn...
Lithium Ion is used in cell phones and laptops.
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I just hope this reduces the number of Apple fanatacs
Nah,they'll just call it a "feature",or jobs will probably say you're charging it wrong.
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Nah,they'll just call it a "feature",or jobs will probably say you're charging it wrong.
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Onoes!


inb4 Apple recalls all the mobile hardware it sold in the past 5 years
They're more likely to just tell you you're holding using it wrong.
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I tought the charging mechanism was hard coded into the electronics of the charging circuitry... right ?

If it's not hard coded then how can Apple protect the equipment against this sort of action ? Even if they can keep the hackers at bay, it could be someone intentionally doing it in order to get a new Mac in return. People are capable of anything. And how would Apple be able to tell the diference between malfunctioning and deliberate tampering ? Well, I guess if many people started doing it they would know something fishy was going on, but if it's here and there it becomes tricky.
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post #18 of 71
Darn, I'm late for the holding/charging it wrong jokes...
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I tought the charging mechanism was hard coded into the electronics of the charging circuitry... right ?

If it's not hard coded then how can Apple protect the equipment against this sort of action ? Even if they can keep the hackers at bay, it could be someone intentionally doing it in order to get a new Mac in return. People are capable of anything. And how would Apple be able to tell the diference between malfunctioning and deliberate tampering ? Well, I guess if many people started doing it they would know something fishy was going on, but if it's here and there it becomes tricky.
It shouldn't be hard coded... Your thinking of having a physical switch, lets say when the battery reaches X charge a physical sensor/switch disables charging. I would have thought that too though, apparently not. =S
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But, but, I thought apple was free of viruses, malware, and spyware and was the most secure OS/computer to date?

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