Post by Chris J Dixon Post by krw
She kept fiddling with the system, turning off the air conditioning
system and changing the temperature expecting cold air to come in when
the cooling was off. I kept trying to adjust it to work properly and
she just got angry and started shouting and would not accept my
explanation that you do not get cold air - only the external ambient
temperature - if you turn the air con off. How can an intelligent woman
not understand this?
Which reminds me of negative progress, as discussed elsewhere.
A couple of Volvo 240s lasted me for 20 years of motoring. The
first one had a foot operated lever in the footwell which allowed
ambient air to blow naturally through a grille from the wheel
arch, and was quite effective on a warm day, in times before
aircon was so common.
On the replacement car, this facility had been removed, though
the shape of the grille was still present in the internal trim. I
guess somebody had done tests on brake dust ingress.
Continuing the same theme, if brake dust is the issue, then the
manufacturer has taken away something enjoyed by the customer in order
to protect them from something worse and it is quite possible that
many of the disappeared(1) software features mentioned in the other
thread allowed hackers to drive a coach and horses into the operating
system to the ultimate disadvantage of the user.
Unless you are reading the tech press or the Latin American news you
might not know that one of the big internet service providers in
Argentina have been paralyzed by a cryptographic hacking attack
combined with a ransom demand for USD7,500,000 paid in cryptocurrency.
Word on the street(2) is that quite a lot of their software had not
had the latest security updates applied.
(1)Whoops! Have to be careful how one uses that word around here.
(2)Well... the tech press