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5 Bloody Hours

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…I sat at the dealers. Waiting. For the car to be on the ramp 20 minutes.

The result… nothing. They hooked the car up to their computer and couldn’t find a problem. No shit Sherlock. Of course they couldn’t – it’s running fine now. I just want it to start more reliably.

They did do one thing though – they found the connector to the starter motor to be a little rusty so cleaned it up (precisely what I was attempting the other day). All that and I only had to pay £30+ and take a day off work. Grrrr.

Anyway, whilst I’m angry, today is the Day Against DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).

DRM is used to restrict what you and your family can do with the electronic devices and media purchased. It is an attempt by technology and media companies to take away your rights. DRM Means: No fair use. No purchase and resell. No private copies. No sharing. No backup. No swapping. No mix tapes. No privacy. No commons. No control over our computers. No control over our electronic devices.

Which is why I buy CD’s and copy them to my PC myself. That way I can play the music on what I like when I like. And the reason why I shun certain MP3 players (e.g. the iPod) and all online music sites.

You can learn more about this by clicking on the link above.

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1 Comment

  1. Well, it’s now 15 months since I had the car in the dealers and… I’ve not had a starting problem since. It looks like it was the corrosion on the starter after all.

    Who’s have thought that Renault would be stupid enough to put an unprotected wire – essential for the running of the car, at the bottom front of the car. You know the place – where all the water will splash into the engine (grumble, grumble).

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