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Comment: Re:precedent (Score 1) 231

by EvilJoker (#47739637) Attached to: $125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

If you really pressed for it, you can demand (and will receive) a trial beginning within 30 days. However, you will not be able to mount an appropriate defense, since your attorneys won't be given any info/evidence until the last minute.

None of this really matters tho - 90% of cases end in plea bargains

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 215

by EvilJoker (#47725921) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

I don't know why this is even a story. Technology getting cheaper over time? Competition driving lower costs? Amazing!

BTW, here's a Dell for $199, so the price point isn't even new. Although, this CPU is about half as powerful (~approximate benchmark)

It's still very much the same type of device.

Comment: Re:The obvious /. question... (Score 1) 215

by EvilJoker (#47725513) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

Windows Logo Testing (AKA WHQL Certification) pays the OEMs *A LOT* of money. I was informed that, at an OEM a fraction the size of HP (~10k units per month) that it brought in over a million dollars per year. HP's quality is shit, but they aren't going to give away that kind of cash.

A much bigger risk is they negotiate a different agreement with MS for these PCs, which may not have the requirement.

Comment: Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (Score 1) 304

You've apparently never had to deal with buggy Linux drivers. I've been fighting with a buggy nVidia implementation ever since I switched it to be my Linux server. It has never quite worked right on Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu), but since it's a server, it's not a big deal.

I DID find out the hard way when they changed mdadm to HALT BOOT when *ANY* array is degraded, and then not give a useful error message.

If your Windows PC is getting BSODs, either it's hardware fault, or it's a bad driver. (Or possibly a driver-level virus). If the hardware is actually supported by that version of Windows, you should investigate further. There may not be a good driver, but you should be able to at least identify the issue I would start with the NIC driver. I had a D-Link DUB-E100 USB NIC. The Win7 x64 driver would cause the same issues you're having now.

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