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In your case, what would happen is the perp would break into your car to grab the fake laptop, discover it's a fake laptop, and then he'd notice the black cloth and you would be out the real laptop.
And probably a couple more windows because you just pissed him off.
I had my car broken into once, had my girlfriend's purse stolen and my new speakers stolen. They couldn't get the radio out so they just smashed it and much of the dash.
Best way to save your stuff is to not be a target. Don't give them a reason to even consider that there is something in the car. Keep everything clean, and dont make it look like you're hiding anything. My friend had his window smashed out for a pack of cigarettes once.
*Still waiting for my TiSP hookup*
In real world terms, lets say the road is the internet. Some municipality owns this road, you have to pay a toll to drive on it. But no one is going to stop you from having a car full of for instance, swastika pins.
On the other hand, say you rent a store front at the mall and decide to sell these pins. When you sign the lease, there is a clause that says "....You agree not to distribute hate material or propaganda, or anything else deemed offensive...". If you don't agree with this clause, don't sign the contract. Buy your own land and open a store.
You have no right or entitlement to be able to rent that store, and if you break contract, they can shut your store down. In this same way, Rackspace should NOT be forced to allow you to keep your site hosted. If you want to do something that isn't allowed by contract, run your own host.
Every day i see people leave their keys laying around. How is this system any better?
In fact, every study not funded by an RIAA label has demonstrated that music pirates spend more on music than non-pirates.
Could you cite these studies? I have heard this repeated time and time again, and while I agree with your argument as a whole, I'd like to actually read over one of these studies that people keep referring to.
A bit off topic, but Microsoft actually offers Visual Studio and many other tools for free to students via DreamSpark. Not old and outdated either, newest versions and such. I have always been anti-MS but this actually seems like a sensible move to encourage develpment.
Does it weigh less than two pounds?
Can you just turn it off with a single button and toss it on the couch or chair without worrying about hard disk damage?
SSD, so yes.
How well does it work with just touching the screen as an input device.
Why would I want smudges all over my screen when I could type on a physical keyboard with tactile feedback and control it without tiring my arm?
No, you are comparing laptops to tablets, like comparing a Cessna 172 to a Boeing 737.
"Yea, but you can't fly from Anchorage to Portland nonstop with 137 people, so it's not really an airplane..."
No, its more like comparing a roller coaster to an airplane. You are in the air, and it's kinda cool but entirely useless, and in the end you cant choose where you're going and end up back where you started.
Yea, right now I'm on my laptop because I'm running BT and yep, my iPad won't BT, but since I've gotten my iPad it's used for about 85% of my casual surfing and my other laptop, the 17" gaming rig sits alone because I don't want 8 pounds on my lap.
Im Guessing those other 15% have flash?