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Crime

Ukrainian Arrested In India For TJX Data Theft 40

ComputerWorld reports "A Ukrainian national has been arrested in India in connection with the most notorious hacking incident in US history." "Sergey Valeryevich Storchark was one of 11 men charged in August 2008 with hacking into nine US retailers and selling tens of millions of credit card numbers. He was arrested in India earlier this week, according to a spokesman with India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). In a statement, the CBI said they'd arrested Storchark in New Delhi on the night of May 8, as he deplaned from a flight from Goa, for layover before a flight to Turkey. US authorities had asked for his extradition via diplomatic channels. ... 'His extradition and prosecution would have been very unlikely had he reached his final destination of Ukraine,' the CBI said."
Intel

Submission + - Intel 45nm Fab Process And Penryn Preview

Spinnerbait writes: "Intel has decided to make public details of their new 45nm manufacturing process and also has broken news that next-gen Penryn core processors are running various versions of Windows and Vista successfully. From this article at HotHardware — "Penryn will bring with it microacrchitectural improvements over Conroe, larger cache sizes, and SSE4 support. Also, although clock speeds will be increased, processors based on Penryn should fall within the same thermal envelopes as Conroe." Word is Penryn will also be compatible with some of the existing motherboards on the market."
Intel

Submission + - Intel 45nm Fab Process And Penryn Preview

Spinnerbait writes: "Intel has decided to make public details of their new 45nm manufacturing process and also has broken news that next-gen Penryn core processors are running various versions of Windows and Vista successfully. From this article at HotHardware — "Penryn will bring with it microacrchitectural improvements over Conroe, larger cache sizes, and SSE4 support. Also, although clock speeds will be increased, processors based on Penryn should fall within the same thermal envelopes as Conroe." Word is Penryn will also be compatible with some of the existing motherboards on the market."

Comment Sounds like a good idea, but questions remain (Score 4, Interesting) 162

I understand these 500 notebook computers are merely a trial run, the actual quantity needed is probably around 5 million.

I see some problems, however.
The minimum wage in Thailand is just below $100 per month. That's right, $100.

What if the notebook computer gets damaged through fault of the kid?
What if the notebook computer gets damaged through no fault of the kid?
What if the notebook computer gets stolen?
What if the notebook computer gets sold by the kid / his [drug-addicted] [financially distressed] parent?

A family with one minimum wage earner could be pushed into financial ruin by any of these events.

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