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Technically NEVER because even when you die the tax man will get his share first before any one gets the rest.

 

Two comments: Probably the farmer should not be under the hood. This will pass as some mechanic will break the code so independent mechanics can work on tractors. John Deere has been trying to get to a point of only dealer ships could repair there equipment.

 

I hope this comment is not too political but this is why this election is soooo important.If we want less government involvement in our lives there is only one person to vote for.

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Actually it is the same argument shops had with automakers. The manufactures do provide service info to shops and individuals, it just isn't free. Any big ag operation should be able to pay for a factory laptop if they are serious about doing their own work. Any reasonably busy independent shop should be able to justify a laptop as well. Yes it cost money but, it is a cost of doing business.

 

We are all just caretakers of stuff anyways, somebody else will have it when we are gone.

 

Steve

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The DMCA is very unforgiving, anyone attempting to open the system or using the information they obtained would be guilty of a felony.

 

Many things are covered by the DMCA or similar laws making it a crime to even discuss technical detils of opening something. The latest round of rules is making even previously legal computer security testing a questionable activity.

 

Erring on the side of caution on this I just treat the stuff as disposable black boxes, avoiding them when possible and not even peeking inside if I must use one. I worked too hard for my retirement to see some well-fed federal lawyer take all or most of it because I stepped over an ever-changing line that I might not even have been aware of.

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It's not as simple as a laptop. A user can't buy the software.

 

Interesting that the tractor shown in the article is a late 70's vintage. No electronics on the drive line.

 

My newest tractor is a 2002 Deere. Electronics everywhere.

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I hope this comment is not too political but this is why this election is soooo important.If we want less government involvement in our lives there is only one person to vote for.

 

 

"I hope this comment is not too political......"

 

By your own statement it *IS* political - which encourages (more) "not too political" discourse!

 

Bad karma.

 

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Well, as I hop into my 1951 Studebaker and go to a cruise night, I could park next to a 2016 Corvette which is loaded to the gills with electronics. I wonder what that car will be like to restore/drive or whatever in the year 2080.

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