I...never expected this plot twist https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/right-to-repair-and-mcdonalds-ice-cream-why-ftc-is-investigating-broken-mcflurry-machines/
@nev mcdonalds previously attempted to litigate out of existence a company that was trying to make a tool for franchisees to fix their own machines
I did not make this connection when I heard the FTC were directing their efforts this way.
But now I have to guess the "haha ice cream machines" framing maybe was coming from people who already understood, and are threatened by, the brilliant accessibility of this as an example.
@deejoe it's honestly so great in its cultural ubiquity. Most people don't know about tractor software, but pretty much everyone has gotten ice cream at McDonald's. It's a tangible legislative change.
more explicit food ment than earlier in the thread and kinda gross
on the other, the way i'd first been introduced to this issue with mickey dee ice cream was a warning that pretty much every one of those machines has a lot of mold growing in it because they're impossible to clean properly
Tangent, corporate dark pattern
> Companies also claim that an untrained individual replacing a battery, for example, could risk their personal safety through accidental damage that could cause the batteries to spontaneously combust
What nonsense 🤥. A classic corporate tactic of shifting the blame onto consumers and running away from their poor business model & design issues. I am reminded of oil companies and the "individual responsiblity" mindset that they preach.
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