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  1. eh i skimmed it, so im probably wrong there yea, my other points still stand though.
  2. it doesn't really sound great if that is your only complaint with them.
  3. we are not talking about anything sealed. they had complete legal access to the drive granted by the customer via oral contract. it was a puzzle in a box and the customer asked them "hey can you put together this puzzle for me?", and they said "yea sure but we would have to open the box is that okay?" and the customer said something like "yes you can open the box". there was a binding contract giving geeksquad full acess to the drive. i don't understand how this is a hard concept to grasp, if you don't want someone looking into your harddrive then don't make a legally binding contract with someone giving them access to the entire harddrive.
  4. but we have no reason to suspect that is how they found it. what is being argued that is the customer agreeing to literally complete access to someone's drive means that they have no right to assume they won't look into the files. its literally required to do the job they where trying to do, recover files. how else are they going to validate if they are doing anything useful?
  5. no it shouldn't because you literally gave them permission to copy that data as part of the drive recovery process. reporting that data absolutely fucking not breaks privacy rules. if i work at a postal company and i find child pornography, without accessing things i'm not allowed to access, i would have to report it, and rightfully so.
  6. yea a lot is fucking wrong with this case, and i completely agree that the FBI overstepped their boundaries hugely. what i don't agree with is people calling bullshit on the judge's ruling that geeksquad may look trough your files if you give them permission to do so via legally binding contract.
  7. a verbal contract is still a contract, like it said in the piece i quoted he gave them verbal confirmation to search his drive. verbal confirmation is still binding, this is how teleshopping works. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_contract
  8. and don't literally give some nerds complete access to your unencrypted drive by contract.
  9. that is literally not what the judge said. what the judge said is that you should not have an expectation of privacy when handing them your pc, which is true because you literally gave them access to it.
  10. do you have the drivers for the igpu installed? (intel hd control panel thing whateveR)
  11. dvi-a is the same as the vga connector in terms of signalling. they both support up to 2048x1536 @ 85hz trough a single cable.
  12. it probably needs a host, which will be the jamboard itself and from the sound of it there is a license involved. "annual service costs"
  13. so basically microsoft surface hub but from google.
  14. it has more than doubled. single stick of 8gb ddr4 ram now is 60 bucks here. i bought 2x8gb 3ghz cl15 ram for 70 bucks about a year ago, that kit now costs 150 bucks. its mental.
  15. i don't think they even know how it spreads, if you find a pc that has it completely isolate it, and never ever ever plug anything from that machine into another machine until we know more. there has been a shitton of eternalblue malwares floating around after the NSA leak, like literally 3 or 4 before the first iteration of wannacry v1 even launched. https://thehackernews.com/2017/05/eternalblue-smb-exploit.html