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Comment: Re: Her work (Score 2) 1218

"I disagree with your argument, your points are stupid and you are an idiot" is not the same as "I am going to come over to to your house and rape you and kill you."

..in some circles, actually, it is.

And what is the term we use to refer to a member of those circles? "The Defendant".

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 4, Informative) 1218

I'm still fuzzy on what constitutes a "credible" vs. non-credible death threat. Specific details?

Perhaps you were looking for a legal definition of the term?

As Ms Sarkeesian lives in California, State Penal Code Section 422 would apply:

(a) Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family's safety, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.

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

by Minwee (#47715257) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

Let me see if I'm following this argument...

(1) "Will it be possible to replace the operating system?"
(2) "Of course it will because it uses an A4 CPU."
(3) "But there could still be issues with the bootloader and firmware which would prevent that, even though that's not supposed to happen."
(4) "The Windows sticker means that there won't be any kind of problems like that. Ever."
(5) "HP has a history of producing poor quality hardware, particularly budget notebooks. I wouldn't be at all surprised if their new $200 notebook failed to meet the standards set for higher end hardware."
(6) "Oh yeah? Well, you're an ad hominem! So double dumb ass on you!"

Well, that sure put me in my place. Clearly yours is the superior intellect.

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

by Minwee (#47706909) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

You make a good point. I am sure that HP would never, ever compromise the legendary high quality of their notebook computers by failing to adhere strictly to the standards of the Windows Logo Program.

I must have confused them with another computer manufacturer with lower standards who might be willing to sacrifice the usability of their product just to squeeze a few more dollars our of every sale.

Comment: Re:Limited storage (Score 1) 215

by Minwee (#47704901) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

So only 32gigs of storage on the device eh? Hmm. I dunno, seems kinda limited with no way to expand it without buying my own storage.

I'm afraid that very few computers of any kind offer a way to expand the storage without buying storage.

You could try stealing three USB drives and a high capacity SDXC card and fitting them into the available ports on the Stream 14, easily expanding the storage by as much as you want, but speaking as your attorney I would have to advise you that that could cause you some legal difficulties in the future.

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

by Minwee (#47704811) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

It doesn't matter in this case, since -- per the fucking summary -- the computer in question is using an AMD A4 (which is x86).

The fucking summary said nothing about whether or not the system used "Secure Boot" or whether it would continue to allow the end user to add a custom bootloader or new trusted certificates. The CPU can understand whatever instruction set it wants, but that won't make any difference if the system firmware won't allow you to run code that isn't signed by Microsoft or HP.

Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.

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