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Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 74 74

Y'know those "Warranty Void If Removed" stickers they put on electronics? Y'know those painted tamper-proof screws they put in your Mac? They put those there to stop you fucking around inside the box, because you can easily fuck things up and they won't know how to fix it.

"tamper proof screws" if they are "tamper proof" then why can you get compatible screwdrivers from about 10,000 different places on the internet?

stickers don't actually "stop" anyone, the point is that you're on your own if you break the seal.

A binary file has an implied "Warranty Void If Removed" sticker on it.

so the warranty is void when I fire up my database and start storing data in it?

Comment: Re:Could they take over a whole state? (Score 1) 223 223

Maybe they could start with Illinois. Our elected politicians are not doing such a great job.

If you are able to type on your computer and get on the internet and there are no bullets flying around your head and the electricity and water are functioning, I'd say your elected politicians are doing a pretty good job.

Comment: Re:Such a mystery (Score 1) 223 223

How is this different that if I get into an accident as a passenger in a friend's car? Is this a huge issue? Should I refuse to let friends drive me anywhere?

If the uber driver's insurance company decides that he is carrying commercial passengers without commercial insurance, then yes, there is a difference. You won't get any coverage in the uber driver's car, and you will in your friend's car.

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