Fans and heatsinks have been an issue with quite a few of my laptops. Especially the HP/Compaq models where you have to completely disassemble the machine to clean dust out of the CPU fan.
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If you don't trust your kids, don't lend them your car.
I'm not buying a crippled system. Are you?
Meh.. My PC is worth more than my bank account and I'm not allowed credit. I'll take the spyware over the brick xD
I'm sure there's some developer out there that has created a browser 5-10 years ago that Microsoft can buy up and slap their name on. Who cares if it works? We're all using Firefox or Chrome anyway.
Congratz! You win one internet!
It sounds like a piece of shit.
I speak 3 languages and I think the world is generally shit. Maybe if I unlearn one of the languages I'll have a "best" world view. I'm thinking it has something to do with odd and even numbers. Odd number = oh everything is shit. Even number = flowers and unicorns.
I didn't read the article. I just came here to make pointless satire.
The fact is, youtube is the biggest host for copyright infringed material and google search is the best way to find other sources for pirating. So unless they plan on blocking all Google services they can stick their legislation in their down under.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not advocating piracy or anything. I just find it funny how people who seamingly know nothing about how the internet works can be tasked with writing legislation for how to police it. What we need to do is make a public collection, so we as people can start throwing money at politicians, just like the big companies do. That way maybe we'll get something done that actually means a damn to humanity instead of big business.
According to Cnet it's totally worth it, because you can have a Micky Mouse watch face. If that doesn't win you over you are a heartless bastard.
How about we make suicide completely legal? Think about it. We make suicide legal, but you have to apply for it. Then you have to show up at the Department of Social Health and wait in line for 5 hours, and if that doesn't make you go "man this is ridiculous... I'll just go on living" maybe you'll actually get some real help.
Anyway, you might be right. Lets put corks in tailpipes and ban metal cutlery. That'll show those damn commie suicidal bastards that they can't take away our freedom.
Brazil was not bluffing last year, when it said that it wanted to disconnect from the United States-controlled internet due to the NSA's obscenely invasive surveillance tactics. The country is about to stretch a cable from the northern city of Fortaleza all the way to Portugal, and they've vowed not to use a single U.S. vendor to do it.
Brazil made a bunch of bold promises, ranging in severity from forcing companies like Facebook and Google to move their servers inside Brazilian borders, to building a new all-Brazilian email system—which they've already done. But the first actionable opportunity the country was presented with is this transatlantic cable, which had been in the works since 2012 but is only just now seeing construction begin. And with news that the cable plan will not include American vendors, it looks like Brazil is serious; it's investing $185 million on the cable project alone. And not a penny of that sum will go to an American company.
The implications of Brazil distancing itself from the US internet are huge. It's not necessarily a big deal politically, but the economic consequences could be tremendously destructive. Brazil has the seventh largest economy in the world, and it continues to grow. So when Brazil finally does divorce Uncle Sam—assuming things continue at this rate—a huge number of contracts between American companies and Brazil will simply disappear.
On the whole, researchers estimate that the United States could lose about $35 billion due to security fears. That's a lot of money."
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