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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.

The flow chart is a most thoroughly oversold piece of program documentation. -- Frederick Brooks, "The Mythical Man Month"

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