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Comment: Re:Return it (Score 1) 543

by The Yuckinator (#37215222) Attached to: Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

When you get a new machine from Dell it has a factory installed drive image. When you turn it on for the first time you're presented with a welcome wizard to create your user account and various other settings (dhcp vs static ip, I think, etc).

TFA says that the user account was already created and extra software had been installed.

I don't see anything ridiculous about calling it not new, these two situations are completely different.

Comment: Return it (Score 4, Insightful) 543

by The Yuckinator (#37211662) Attached to: Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

I'd take it back and tell them it isn't new, then demand a heavy discount or an unopened/unstickered laptop. Better yet, I'd go somewhere else.

While you're at it, take some time to wonder why you're buying a client's computer at Best Buy. Are you really doing your client a favour by getting them a machine with a return-to-depot-and-you-probably-won't-get-your-data-back warranty?

Comment: Re:Get an iPhone (Score 1) 238

by The Yuckinator (#36914832) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Data On Android?

Your phone may be fragmented, but my phone only has a bit of a dead spot in the upper left corner of the screen because I dropped it about 45 minutes ago. Nothing's fallen off it yet though.

But seriously, you're either grossly uninformed, a rabid fanboy parroting talking points, have never used an Android device for more than a few minutes, or just a weak troll. Fragmentation is largely irrelevant when you have a developer community like the folks at XDA working on pretty much any android device they can get their hands on. I count 94 devices being actively supported in that forum, many with tens of thousands of posts.

Even if you can come up with a dozen real-world, legitimate reasons that "fragmentation" ought to matter to me (I've heard exactly zero so far), I'd still choose it over your iPhone's walled garden any day.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton