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Comment: Re:The relevant part (Score 2) 560

by SteWhite (#47325199) Attached to: Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Exactly - another key sentence in there is:

"In the Commonwealth's view, the defendant's act of decryption would not communicate facts of a testimonial nature to the government beyond what the defendant already has admitted to investigators. As such, the Commonwealth continues, the defendant's act of decryption does not trigger Fifth Amendment protection."

So if he had not admitted anything already and had refused to decrypt, the ruling may have been different.

Comment: Amazon already censoring their ebook catalogue (Score 1) 548

Way back in 2011, Amazon already started censoring what they choose to sell - it was reported right here on SlashDot.

Since then, I boycotted them. Looks like another bunch of companies just made the list.

Comment: Processor power throttling? (Score 2, Interesting) 835

by SteWhite (#26571777) Attached to: How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?

I scanned through the comments and didn't see this mentioned yet, so...

Check if the processor speed is being throttled. I once saw a laptop that seems to have the symptoms you described - everything going slow, processes taking lots of CPU time.

It turned out something was wrong with the power management and it was keeping the CPU at the minimum speed permanently. Setting the power profile to "Always On" fixed it for a while, but then it started again, so I disabled the processor power management features in the BIOS.

The post didn't mention if this is a laptop or desktop, but even modern desktop CPUs have lots of power states. Worth a look.

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