Originally Posted by Peakcrew
Well, one of my thoughts is that syber's anomalous machine may have a different letter than the others. If it does, we can then tentatively suggest that letter corresponds to a Japanese manufactured machine due to the circumstances. If it doesn't, then that letter can be tentatively suggested to be either Japan or Canada. We then have a (tentative) starting point to work out the others based on where they were bought (without taking anything away from murg's point about point-of-manufacture and point-of-sale maybe having nothing to do with each other, but there may be a pattern).
Or am I talking utter
You're always talking utter toilets Peak...
Mmm, but that would suggest that you do or don't get certain firmware updates depending on your device's serial number... while we've already experienced that with new updates, roll-outs are done according to location. So in other words (just like their annoying website
), dependent on the IP address that you use to connect to Kobo when updating.
Thus, perhaps Syber updated his new machine at work, and maybe he works at a huge (Japanese???) company that has a big fat weird network VPN'd to somewhere in Japan? Or something?