IMHO, compared to what TierTime could to do defend its hardware and software, the company's behavior hardly seems "obsessive" to me.SCPMI wrote:Given TierTimes obsessive desire to control how we use their hardware and software I wonder how long it will be before an update that a) removes the in-registry data and b) closes down this capability.
It's such a shame that they spend so much time "defending" their software and don't invest that time and effort in developing it's capabilities.
Here are some things TierTime doesn't do (some of which other vendors actually do):
- Use a proprietary filament cartridge with an embedded chip to prevent the use of third-party filament
- Require an activation key to unlock/authorize a new printer
- Encrypt USB communications between the printer and computer
- Void the warranty of anyone who installs a temperature mod
- Shut down discussions on the company forum where users are openly discussing reverse-engineering the protocol to send data to the printer
I can think of several reasons why TierTime wouldn't want to put user-selectable temperature control in the software, and only one of those reasons has anything to do with selling more plastic.