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Comment So the laptop wasn't re-imaged? (Score 1) 74

Am I missing something, if I was to ever steal a laptop, first thing would be to re-image...

Unless there is something in the boot/bios that lets you track your laptop even after a re-image, furthermore, let you login, this strategy won't really work. Cellphones have IMEI but as far as I know, laptops, at least the ones without a cellular chips do not have any such unique identifiers. Well may be a mac-address, but there is no way to track down based on the mac-address!

Comment Re:Had my first order cancelled by Amazon last mon (Score 1) 68

I live in Toronto, Canada, their warehouse is in a sister city. I don't think this is how it works out here, maybe amazon.ca has different operating guidelines compared to amazon.com. I always choose free shipping and the order is at my door the very next day. I am not a Prime member.

Comment in for a penny, in for a pount (Score 1) 83

Privacy will go. That's the inevitable future (you can say "inevitable" with Agent Smith accent).

The same wonderful combo: digital information that is not lost and Internet that spreads it freely faster than you can say "entropy" brings you newest Holliwood action masterpieces on the same day of premiere and it also will make _your_ information available to any suitable buyer.

Comment Re:Too much thin phones and thin batteries (Score 1) 121

3500 mAh is a problem. Just stick to 3200 and optimize the apps (we have been doing it for 60 years, and until they will discover something like Moore law for batteries, I guess will have to stick to software optimization for now)

My previous phone was Droid Maxx, first phone with 3500 mAh battery and it was hitting like crazy. Eventually it started to bulge (luckily after retirement), and I disassembled it and disposed of it before it exploded.

Comment Foreign content (Score 1) 103

Well, I am here in Canada often looking for DVDs of Bollywood movies. The only place I can buy then are $1 DVDs at ethnic grocery stores.

So yah, I have paid in the past, now its more online, some sudo legit IPTV/streaming providers stream movies netflix style, but its grey as a lot of streamed movies have no Copyright registration here in Canada.

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