The article is pretty explicit about how AMD dug its own grave. I don't think blaming an Intel monopoly is all that convincing.
Really? The article mentions how Intel managed to get Sony money to cancel ALL AMD shipments, and how they paid Dell roughly 3/4 of a billion dollars in a single quarter to not use AMD chips. But I'm sure you're right, I'm sure keeping AMD out of all of the major OEMs(except to some extent HP) had nothing to do with it.
The problem with this is likely that their computer system was not sound, and should not have caused any real damage.
Apple has NEVER denied that any computer, including it's own, is potentially vulnerable to exploits. Their position is the same as it's always been
Bottom left of the reasons to get a Mac, "It doesn't get PC viruses." Now this isn't saying it doesn't get any viruses, but it's sure as hell implying it.
So some 3 year old HP laptops that cost a lot back then are being replaced by $350 HP laptops now. Normally a 3 year laptop can't even be sold for $350 (unless it's a top of the line Apple model - and these aren't). And what about the specs? Nowhere in TFA is a comparison of the specs of the system being offered with the specs of the original systems...
Where exactly is the bait? Or the switch? I guess the article was submitted by one of people who expected his 3 year old system with something that costs the same now, so he could have a substantial improvement in performance.
The TX1000 series which is a large portion of this suit is a convertible tablet PC. I own one of these, it was a dual-core 1.9GHz Proc, 3GB RAM, 12.1"(which is VERY portable), and had a screen that could be turned over and closed to provide a tablet. You cannot touch one of these for anywhere near the price of that Compaq being offered, nor does this "comparable" computer listed offer ANY of the features this notebook did. An iPad would be a closer fit to a Tx1000 series notebook, and even that is less of a machine and twice the cost of the Compaq.
Yet another reason I'm glad I've always recommended against Linksys to friends and family. Shoddy equipment in the past, and no preparation for the future now.
Wait what? I have a WRT54G v1 that's still kicking, as well as working upgraded models, they have always been great to me. For example: The only Belkin router I ever owned was garbage out of the box, the only D-Link I ever owned caught on fire on it's own. As far as Netgear goes thier hardware is decent enough but their firmware is the most obtuse I've ever dealt with(the web front-end), it has multiple links for some categories of settings and uses html frames, it's like I've been sucked back to 1997 every time I want to change a setting.
Someone's rights(within reason to what they did) are forfeited when they are CONVICTED, there is a HUGE difference there. Otherwise if a murder happened in a small town the police should be able to collect evidence from everyone in the town, after all it could have been anyone, and that person who did it doesn't have rights at all, right? And if someone is proven innocent later is their DNA purged from the database or does it stay there forever just because someone suspected they committed a crime?
In fact, I don't think it's anyone's right not to be identified by the epithelial they leave lying around.
And I believe they do have the right; now how are you going to tell me I'm wrong? There is no legitimate gain from collecting DNA from a person if they where law abiding, or did not commit a crime where DNA was involved at all.
In fact, I'd encourage everyone to get registered for fingerprints and DNA, because the time, money, and grief it will save your family when your unrecognizable torso is dug up in the woods, is significant.
That seriously the best answer you have? If you really did leave DNA around wherever you go why couldn't they compare the body to samples taken from another piece of clothing or something you owned? Hell, if it was a relative you could just run a DNA test with a sample from the relative and when it comes back with a 99% odds they're related be all set. Your argument does not stand on it's own.
I swear to God, if you believe this is a good idea I hope there's a special place in hell for you. This is called unreasonable search and seizure, police even when executing a warrant must only collect evidence pertaining to the crime. This law pertains only to evidence collection that does not pertain to a crime otherwise it would have been collected in the original investigation. My body, my fucking epithelium! If I did commit a crime and DNA was valid evidence in it go ahead and keep it, you'd need to in case of appeal anyways, but otherwise you have no right or grounds to keep it, so do the right thing and destroy it.
Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.