Wednesday, 20 June 2007

GNOME, ensuring your safety

While catching up on my daily dose of Planet GNOME, I spotted a rather interesting blog post requesting info from people with specific Gateway laptops.

Why?

Well, it turns out that the author is compiling a list of known-faulty batteries to be used with hal-info/hald.

Such a list would be able to provide a very neat message to the user, something like:
"The battery you have in your Dell laptop could potentially explode.  Please visit dell.com/explodingbattery for details on ordering a replacement."

Will Microsoft and Apple be following suit?

3 comments:

  1. It would be a good idea, but frankly a bit of a waste of CPU cycles. I think that this is one of those things that needs to run about once a month using cron and send you an email.

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  2. CPU is cheap, lap/private bits are not. It will just remind you when that device is inserted.

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  3. 's called natural selection, if you're dumb enough to keep your laptop perched on your nadged, you deserve all you get.

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