[time-nuts] If any of your USB devices have stopped working lately...
paulswedb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 22:05:36 EDT 2014
Umm I think its profoundly hard to know one way or another what chip you
have in a widget. This is pretty insane actually.
I buy products that I believe are legit no way to know just as if the cpu
in my acer or emachines not legal. Heck I have no idea.
On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:02 PM, Bill Dailey <docdailey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well..if they didn't properly license the technology... They should be
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Oct 23, 2014, at 8:45 PM, Mark Sims <holrum at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Happened to a friend of mine. All his Arduino stuff died. This could
> be the reason:
> > http://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/ftdi-driver-kills-fake-ftdi-ft232
> > Short story: FTDI released a new version of their USB driver (via
> Windows automatic updates no less) that bricks other vendor's compatible
> versions of their interface chip. They also updated their license file to
> indicate that this may happen... except you never get a chance to decline
> the new license with automatic driver updates. I can just hear the class
> action lawyers drooling...
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