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Saw 'Bones do this on TV. See, Spocks' brain was cut out by bimbos to run a planet-sized HVAC system. "Brain and brain, what is brain?" demanded the head bimbo when Kirk requested it back. Fortunately, 'Bones put a colander on his head and hooked the brain back up with a nerve hooker upper.
So, that's how it's done.
Expecting Lenovo to manage to learn/know/discern every bug, flaw, or undesired side-effect of every software package they allow on the preload image isn't practical.
Then they are doing their customers a disservice by including it. No way around it, stuffing retail machines with crapware is evil.
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Running FF here with Adblock Plus (with "nice advert" box unticked), Flashblock, and html5 turned off by about:config and disabling media.ogg.enabled, media.wave.enabled, media.webm.enabled, media.windows-media-foundation.enabled.
No ads, no autoplaying video, and not terribly inconvenient.
Would it be possible/effective to mount the drive as write-only, making it impossible to change existing files?
Given the type of backup you are perform (a "push"), there is nothing you can do to prevent an active infection from destroying your backups while the HD is mounted. In theory, a backup to a blind drop may provide some protection, but there is no backup solution that I am aware of that will work without read access to at least its own metadata. Perhaps a developer opportunity?
REQUIRING a company to manufacture a specific product???
I might be inclined to agree with you, except for the fact that Actavis engaged in cynical manipulation of patent law to obtain protection that they were not entitled to. I say throw the book at them!
That's pretty much the same statement as saying nothing interesting or innovative has happened in IT in the last 40 years.
Thanks for the clarification, that's exactly what I'm saying. Oh yes, there was nothing crude about the 3850.