why do modern printers phone home?

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Agrul, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    i avoided owning a printer for >15 years out of a perfectly well-placed fear of devices made to torture the mind & damage the soul

    recently, i gave up and bought a fuck-ass printer

    shockingly it prints things, with little fuss and not so much as a hard-wired connection to my PC.

    but: every so often it reboots itself, and once it even printed some kind of diagnostics sheet, without my prompting

    i have taken to treating it like skynet and unplugging it except when needed
     
  2. xanontz

    xanontz Juggalo Gang Member

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    do printers dream of electric sheep?