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What brand/s do you refuse to buy under all circumstances?

by silvertiger7 / May 10, 2016 9:44 PM PDT
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My newest find is Allwinner's gaffe, gap or on purpose issue
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2016 10:52 AM PDT
https://www.google.com/#q=allwinner%2C%20a%20chinese%20system-on-a-chip%20company%20that%20makes%20the%20processor%20used%20in%20many%20low-cost%20android%20tablets%2C%20set-top%20boxes%2C%20arm-based%20pcs%2C%20and%20other%20devices%2C%20apparently%20shipped%20a%20version%20of%20its%20linux%20kernel%20with%20a%20ridiculously%20easy-to-use%20backdoor%20built%20in.%20all%20any%20code%20needs%20to%20do%20to%20gain%20root%20access%20is%20send%20the%20text%20%22rootmydevice%22%20to%20an%20undocumented%20debugging%20process.%20the%20backdoor%20code%20may%20have%20inadvertently%20been%20left%20in%20the%20kernel%20after%20developers%20completed%20debugging.%20but%20the%20company%20has%20been%20less%20than%20transparent%20about%20it%3A%20information%20about%20the%20backdoor%20was%20released%20and%20then%20apparently%20deleted%20through%20allwinner%27s%20own%20github%20account.

Sorry for the long link but you'll see why I'd not buy a device with an Allwinner.

Next. HP. HP lost me as they killed my laptop in month 3 and over the next 6 months did nothing to correct it except send me surveys and tell me on the phone "We've done all we could" and insult me with "You should have bought an Envy."

Long story at http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/laptop-buying-advice/#post-da7ca992-025a-4773-9086-f1d443e405ef

Sadly if I hadn't sent it in, it would have kept working albeit with a flaw.
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Couple things that come to mind...
by JamesGoblin / May 12, 2016 6:23 PM PDT

EA anything (R.I.P. Warhammer Online...) and Red Bull (I'd prefer battery acid anytime).

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