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  1. #1
    News
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    iPhone 3Gold wrote:
    > And you want a Zune phone?
    >
    > http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/12/...res/index.html




    Let's put this in perspective....

    The MSZ suffers a once-a-Leap Year defect. Unacceptable.

    The iFruit is perpetually deficient. Priceless.



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  2. #2
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: "It seems that every Zune on the planet has just frozen up and will not work,"

    At 01 Jan 2009 08:51:45 -0500 News wrote:

    > iPhone 3Gold wrote:
    > > And you want a Zune phone?
    > >
    > > http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/12/...res/index.html

    >
    >
    >
    > Let's put this in perspective....
    >
    > The MSZ suffers a once-a-Leap Year defect. Unacceptable.
    >
    > The iFruit is perpetually deficient. Priceless.


    Stupid bug. All seventeen of us Zune owners will be furious! ;-)

    I'd warn every other Zune owner I know, but I don't know any.


    There's no defending MS over this, however. For starters, having stupid
    clock/calendar/time zone/leap year issues is a programmer "rookie
    mistake" that should be embarrassing to any computer company.

    Secondly, and more importantly, a clock/calendar issue REALLY shouldn't
    effect a product for which time isn't a primary function.

    I have two Zunes- I don't recall ever seeing a clock display on them.
    Having a time bug cause the wrong date/time to display is one thing, but
    to have it bugger up the whole device is stupid. It'd be like a
    defective clock on your car dashboard killing the starter!

    Upon reflection, I'll bet the clock is part of the DRM- the Zune needs to
    know when your Zune Pass subscription runs out, so it can stop playing
    the subscription content. I don't use DRM content or Zune subscriptions,
    so I wonder if mine were effected? (It's apparently too late to know now-
    MS said they'd straighten themselves out by 7am today, and I didn't see
    the story until 8:30am MST.)


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  3. #3
    iPhone 3Gold
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    Re: "It seems that every Zune on the planet has just frozen up andwill not work,"

    On Jan 1, 10:58*am, Todd Allcock <eleccon...@AnoOspamL.com> wrote:

    > Upon reflection, I'll bet the clock is part of the DRM- the Zune needs to
    > know when your Zune Pass subscription runs out, so it can stop playing
    > the subscription content. *I don't use DRM content or Zune subscriptions,
    > so I wonder if mine were effected? *(It's apparently too late to know now-
    > *MS said they'd straighten themselves out by 7am today, and I didn't see
    > the story until 8:30am MST.)


    That was my immediate thought.

    Microsoft's current obsession with DRM tripped them up with the Zune.




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    Re: "It seems that every Zune on the planet has just frozen up andwill not work,"

    zunes are pointeless



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