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I think what he meant was why domestic appliances need a fully featured OS like Tizen. What these things need is simple, proven, purpose designed code put into a ROM chip. Done. We can have all the modern facilities of LCD screens and more efficiency through the use of sensors, but keep security and reliability high.

I surely don't want to have a refrigerator and a washing machine connected to the Internet because the software has bugs and needs the latest patch to fix the readings for sensor #4. If domestic appliances start going the video game model where the game is only actually ready after a few months, then we have a problem.

Btw, a good mechanical dial design can still be going strong after 25 years of use, those aren't the parts that will go bad anyway, it's the control board (which is the one that connects to the sensors) which probably has a dried capacitor or two that need replacing. Ball bearings can also wear out, some of the rubber tubings and the motors' brushes, but the mechanical dial will keep going.

There are 1950's era washing machines that are still working today -- and have their own fanbase.
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I'm not sure about anybody else here but living in a vault sounds pretty sweet actually.

Especially w/Iran and N. Korea regularly threatening to blow up the Great Satan w/nukes. Where's Vault 101 when you need one?
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I'm not sure about anybody else here but living in a vault sounds pretty sweet actually.

Especially w/Iran and N. Korea regularly threatening to blow up the Great Satan w/nukes. Where's Vault 101 when you need one?

:lachen::lachen:North Korea and Iran are threatening the Great Satan :lachen::lachen:

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lachen.giflachen.gif North Korea and Iran are threatening the Great Satan lachen.giflachen.gif

Kim with his 60's era rockets that explode on the pad lol
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lachen.giflachen.gif North Korea and Iran are threatening the Great Satan lachen.giflachen.gif

Kim with his 60's era rockets that explode on the pad lol

While that was really embarrassing for North Korea you missed my point.

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So, I bought in to the whole "smart TV" craze when it came out. Got myself an Philips one, used it 2 days (if even that) online and from there on out it's been unplugged from the internet.

Just don't. Waste of money. Take it from an idiot who also thought 3D is a good thing in a TV.
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So, I bought in to the whole "smart TV" craze when it came out. Got myself an Philips one, used it 2 days (if even that) online and from there on out it's been unplugged from the internet.

Just don't. Waste of money. Take it from an idiot who also thought 3D is a good thing in a TV.
Should have known better on 3d....it's been failing for decades now and it's never going to go past that, especially with VR right around the corner. It seems every 10 years or so they release it, the craze starts up, and then it dies out again until the next cycle.
    
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