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  1. Avatar greginak
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    mandatory geek warning!!! Just toss windows and install yourself some Linux.Report

  2. Avatar JosephFM
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    I didn’t have this experience, but maybe that’s because I was too obviously not going to fall for it no matter what.

    Also the local Geek Squad manager is president of my college anime club, so he knew me already.Report

    • Avatar Dave in reply to JosephFM
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      I dealt with the Geek Squad twice and the experiences were fine, but because I know enough to be dangerous, I could understand what they were doing and was able to provide them with specific guidance.

      The 200% increase in processor speed amused me greatly. The only time I ever recall seeing that kind of overclocking was when Tom’s Hardware, some years back, overclocked a Pentium 4 processor from 2.4 Ghz to 5.0 Ghz. For cooling, it required liquid nitrogen.Report

  3. Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto
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    So what government regulation is allowing Best Buy to do this horrible thing? Surely in a free market this would never happen.Report

    • Avatar Dave in reply to Nob Akimoto
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      So what government regulation is allowing Best Buy to do this horrible thing? Surely in a free market this would never happen.

      Hmmm…

      I heard policymakers are working on this and are using the SEC’s ability to prevent securities fraud and ponzi schemes as its basis.Report

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