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Comment Re:Essentially a dupe from 3 months ago (Score 1) 87

That sounds like an invitation for corruption. A few large companies manage to take control of the FCC (or whatever), who then sets regulations that only large companies can follow. Or a similar problem.
It is enough to check if the cable has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories or something similar.

Comment Re:Microsoft will generally not brick your compute (Score 2) 345

You're still free, however, to either put some of the old components back so that that's no longer the case, or boot Linux on the thing instead.

Or buy another Windows license, or call Microsoft and tell them what happened......
There are plenty of options in the Windows case that aren't available in the iOS case.

Comment Re:Fundamentals (Score 1) 327

The USA repeatedly claims the role of 'world police' but most times it invokes isolationist policies and avoids large conflicts.

Usually when Americans use the phrase 'world police' it is in the context of something like, "We are not the world police! We should not get involved!"
Most Americans don't want to get involved, but a lot of Americans are worried things will get worse if we don't (for example, when we didn't get involved in the lead-up to WW2).

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