Sager did the Right Thing. They replaced my card, and I'm streaming hifi audio at the moment, in a bit more secure environment, as originally intended so many months ago.
There will be no hilarious submissions on Sager to www.consumerist.com
from me on this topic. I will continue to generate Sager sales by recommending to others.
Sager is good.
The Bluetooth industry, namely Widcomm Broadcom and to a lesser extent BlueSoleil, are a bunch of scumbags, with the entire Bluetooth industry getting screwed by them. Maybe I'll post to consumerist about them. We shall see.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group are also a bunch of scumbags. They'll be happy to let you say your product is Bluetooth, after you pay the fee of course...from the wikipedia:
|Membership of the SIG is a prerequisite for gaining access to the technical documents that define Bluetooth and thus is necessary for any manufacturer wishing to produce Bluetooth technology.
Access to the "Ideas Lab", where individuals can submit ideas for great ways to use Bluetooth, is free.
Here's one of the SIG's latest fine pieces of work:http://www.networkingpipeline.com/news/177102267
|By contrast, the IEEE group developing the next-generation Wi-Fi standard, 802.11n, this week harmonized three competing proposals to push the ratification process forward for that standard.
Michael Foley, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG noted that his group will move ahead with its attempts to harmonize Bluetooth and UWB.
"A technology does not need the IEEE stamp of approval to be successful," Foley said in a statement.
Yep, that's right, the Bluetooth SIG has shut out the IEEE, an organization composed of professionals and university academics. So that they could keep their Darth Vador death grip on Bluetooth.
So you see, companies like Broadcom, with these licensing fees and complete failure in providing any kind of support, are holding both companies and consumers hostage. Since Broadcom, through their screwball licensing scam, cost Sager, who did the Right Thing and not the consumer.
But the consumer will still lose in the end. Because the SIG and companies like Broadcom only want to push through new products, with complete disregard for huge security holes, trying to hush critics, and not support their own buggy code, joining the ranks of First4Internet, StarForce, and similar ilk.
Sager, again, thank you for doing the Right Thing.