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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Before taking your computer in for service...

... you might want to take the kiddie porn off your hard drive.

Comments (6)

Yes. Do take your porn off the computer. The local computer repair store has a sign that says, "If we find child pornography while we are working on your computer, the police will be notified," or some such wording. When I asked about that, the repairman said, "That is the law." I haven't researched the law but think it prudent for porn collectors to expect that their computer is vulnerable to discovery of the contents of the drive when they take it to the repair shop and act accordingly. Better yet, just don't support the sleazy child porn industry.

The child porn industry is just a tad more than "sleazy."

The defendant's last name says it all: "Sodomsky"

Yes, the porn is bad, but just fix it yourself...
I have seen people who have a computer fixed, and the bill is more than the computer is worth. But the "repairman" wont tell them that. Particularly at the more trendy box stores like Best Buy and their "Geek Squad".

You know that old saying about women are treated at auto repair shops? Its far worse at computer shops. And its everyone, not just women.

Its not that hard to do. Honestly, if you can put a cd in the drive, you can install your own video card too. Changing your own oil is harder to do than anything on your computer.

When I have friends or neighbors ask me for computer help, I always make them stay right there and watch. Most do it themselves the next time.

That was a fascinating read. Of course there is absolutely no need to go searching for movie files in order to ensure that an optical drive is installed correctly, but if they say that is their procedure and Sodomsky never asked, tough for him.

The theory of abandonment conjoined with Friday's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that airline passengers lose their right to object to a search after they go through initial security screenings, and some interesting questions can be raised about what is being made "public" when you put your laptop on the security conveyor belt! Fascinating stuff.

That's an amusing read. I particularly enjoyed lines like: When you install the different type of software, there’s something called code X.

Umm...those are called codecs. "Code X sounds like something out of a low-grade sci-fi film.

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