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I wish I had this laptop

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by GreenXenon, May 19, 2010.

  1. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 19, 6:36 pm, Wes Groleau <Groleau+n...@FreeShell.org> wrote:


    > On 05-19-2010 21:11, GreenXenon wrote:



    >
    > > Yes but I don't plan to store anything I treasure the networks.

    >



    > nor, apparently, on the computer, either.



    1. I do plan to store files on the internet but not stuff that I feel
    is important
    2. Stuff that I do feel is important, I store on a different computer
     
  2. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 19, 6:36 pm, russo...@grace.speakeasy.net (Matthew Russotto)
    wrote:


    > Tempest shielding, unobtanium RAM, and physics-defying radio antenna
    > account for the largest part of it.  Low volume would account for the
    > rest.



    So the RAM that I want is physically-impossible? Oh no!
     
  3. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 19, 7:02 pm, Wes Groleau <Groleau+n...@FreeShell.org> wrote:


    > Not to mention the test jig that has to read every RAM address
    > exactly 10.01 milliseconds after power-off, and the software that
    > analyzes it to guarantee no discernible pattern remains.



    Huh?
     
  4. Bruce Burden

    Bruce Burden Flightless Bird

    In comp.sys.laptops GreenXenon <glucegen1x@gmail.com> wrote:
    :
    : 1. I do plan to store files on the internet but not stuff that I feel
    : is important
    :
    If you read the service agreement on a "cloud", you will note
    that all your bases belong to us. In other words, the damn lawyers
    decided everyhing stored in the cloud belongs to the cloud provider
    so they can delete it if somebody squawks.

    Perhaps more importantly, you also give up any and all copywrite
    to said data. Not only no, but hell no.

    Of course, it also means said cloud provider can also share
    your data if they want to...
    :
    : 2. Stuff that I do feel is important, I store on a different computer
    :
    Okay. So how do you protect said different computer? As some
    poster noted, truely secure systems aren't on the net, but they
    are in secured rooms, and anything that enters the room that isn't
    flesh or clothes stays in said room.

    At some point, you have to accept that your data is at risk,
    and accept said level of risk. Since you are talking WiFi on your
    dream laptop, I'd think you are already accepting a large element
    of risk, as everything you transmit to the local station is liable
    to interception. Perhaps not right then, but given time, about
    any data can be deciphered.

    Bruce
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  5. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 19, 7:30 pm, bruc...@realtime.net (Bruce Burden) wrote:


    > In comp.sys.laptops GreenXenon <glucege...@gmail.com> wrote:



    > :
    > : 1. I do plan to store files on the internet but not stuff that I feel
    > : is important
    > :
    >         If you read the service agreement on a "cloud", you will note
    >     that all your bases belong to us. In other words, the damn lawyers
    >     decided everyhing stored in the cloud belongs to the cloud provider
    >     so they can delete it if somebody squawks.
    >
    >         Perhaps more importantly, you also give up any and all copywrite
    >     to said data. Not only no, but hell no.
    >
    >         Of course, it also means said cloud provider can also share
    >     your data if they want to...



    One can store files on groups.yahoo.com without providing their true
    identity.


    > :
    > : 2. Stuff that I do feel is important, I store on a different computer
    > :
    >         Okay. So how do you protect said different computer? As some
    >     poster noted, truely secure systems aren't on the net, but they
    >     are in secured rooms, and anything that enters the room that isn't
    >     flesh or clothes stays in said room.
    >
    >         At some point, you have to accept that your data is at risk,
    >     and accept said level of risk. Since you are talking WiFi on your
    >     dream laptop, I'd think you are already accepting a large element
    >     of risk, as everything you transmit to the local station is liable
    >     to interception. Perhaps not right then, but given time, about
    >     any data can be deciphered.
    >



    The other computer is a desktop and uses a different internet
    connection that is accomplished via fiber-optics, not wi-fi.
     
  6. Mike Rosenberg

    Mike Rosenberg Flightless Bird

    GreenXenon <glucegen1x@gmail.com> wrote:

    > > Tempest shielding, unobtanium RAM, and physics-defying radio antenna
    > > account for the largest part of it. Low volume would account for the
    > > rest.

    >
    >
    > So the RAM that I want is physically-impossible? Oh no!


    We don't know whether it's impossible, but you yourself said
    hypothetical.

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  7. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 20, 4:40 am, mikeP...@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg)
    wrote:


    > GreenXenon <glucege...@gmail.com> wrote:



    > > > Tempest shielding, unobtanium RAM, and physics-defying radio antenna
    > > > account for the largest part of it.  Low volume would account for the
    > > > rest.



    >
    > > So the RAM that I want is physically-impossible? Oh no!



    >
    > We don't know whether it's impossible, but you yourself said
    > hypothetical.



    Do you think it will be possible in the next 5 to 10 years?
     
  8. Robert Haar

    Robert Haar Flightless Bird

    On 5/21/10 12:03 PM, "GreenXenon" <glucegen1x@gmail.com> wrote:

    > On May 20, 4:40 am, mikeP...@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg)
    > wrote:


    >>
    >> We don't know whether it's impossible, but you yourself said
    >> hypothetical.


    >
    > Do you think it will be possible in the next 5 to 10 years?


    Possible - sure, It could be built today, except maybe the vaguely defined
    bit about the antenna.

    But I don't expect that any manufacturer would see enough of a market to
    mass produce one.
     
  9. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 21, 2:01 pm, Robert Haar <bobh...@me.com> wrote:


    > On 5/21/10 12:03 PM, "GreenXenon" <glucege...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >



    > > On May 20, 4:40 am, mikeP...@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg)
    > > wrote:



    >
    > >> We don't know whether it's impossible, but you yourself said
    > >> hypothetical.



    >
    > > Do you think it will be possible in the next 5 to 10 years?



    >
    > Possible - sure, It could be built today, except maybe the vaguely defined
    > bit about the antenna.



    I should've added, the receiver antenna is omnidirectional but the
    transmitter is unidirectional. Transmit in only one direction but
    receive in all directions. That way I have more choices of which wi-fi
    access point to use. The purpose of unidirectional transmission is to
    decrease the chance of interception by the bad guys who could use
    automatic/radio-direction-finding to triangulate my position.


    >
    > But I don't expect that any manufacturer would see enough of a market to
    > mass produce one.



    What if I design and build this laptop myself?
     
  10. Mike Rosenberg

    Mike Rosenberg Flightless Bird

    GreenXenon <glucegen1x@gmail.com> wrote:

    > What if I design and build this laptop myself?


    Who's stopping you?

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  11. Michelle Steiner

    Michelle Steiner Flightless Bird

    In article
    <a8cd7ab3-15fb-4ac5-96de-5a3e20a2c426@a27g2000prj.googlegroups.com>,
    GreenXenon <glucegen1x@gmail.com> wrote:

    > > Possible - sure, It could be built today, except maybe the vaguely
    > > defined bit about the antenna.

    >
    >
    > I should've added, the receiver antenna is omnidirectional but the
    > transmitter is unidirectional. Transmit in only one direction but
    > receive in all directions. That way I have more choices of which wi-fi
    > access point to use. The purpose of unidirectional transmission is to
    > decrease the chance of interception by the bad guys who could use
    > automatic/radio-direction-finding to triangulate my position.


    You would still have to orient the antenna towards the receiver, so you
    might as well have them both unidirectional.

    > What if I design and build this laptop myself?


    You could then demand and get a very high salary from Apple, Dell, HP,
    Sony, etc.

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  12. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 21, 5:55 pm, mikeP...@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg)
    wrote:


    > GreenXenon <glucege...@gmail.com> wrote:



    > > What if I design and build this laptop myself?

    >



    > Who's stopping you?



    I don't have enough money, knowledge or skill to build or design a
    laptop.
     
  13. GreenXenon

    GreenXenon Flightless Bird

    On May 21, 6:06 pm, Michelle Steiner <miche...@michelle.org> wrote:


    > In article
    > <a8cd7ab3-15fb-4ac5-96de-5a3e20a2c...@a27g2000prj.googlegroups.com>,
    >
    >  GreenXenon <glucege...@gmail.com> wrote:



    > > > Possible - sure, It could be built today, except maybe the vaguely
    > > > defined bit about the antenna.



    > > What if I design and build this laptop myself?

    >



    > You could then demand and get a very high salary from Apple, Dell, HP,
    > Sony, etc.



    Yeah, but my plan is to keep the laptop for myself.
     
  14. VAXman-  @SendSpamHere.ORG

    VAXman- @SendSpamHere.ORG Flightless Bird

    In article <c39a2291-34f3-41eb-ada1-cdbcd69c5bc3@32g2000prq.googlegroups.com>, GreenXenon <glucegen1x@gmail.com> writes:
    >On May 21, 5:55=A0pm, mikeP...@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg)
    >wrote:
    >
    >
    >> GreenXenon <glucege...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    >
    >> > What if I design and build this laptop myself?

    >>

    >
    >
    >> Who's stopping you?

    >
    >
    >I don't have enough money, knowledge or skill to build or design a
    >laptop.


    That hasn't stopped most of the WEENDOZE laden laptop manufacturers.

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  15. Mike Rosenberg

    Mike Rosenberg Flightless Bird

    GreenXenon <glucegen1x@gmail.com> wrote:

    > > > What if I design and build this laptop myself?

    >
    > > Who's stopping you?

    >
    > I don't have enough money, knowledge or skill to build or design a
    > laptop.


    Then I don't understand why you asked your previous question.

    As is true of ANYTHING, you either have to buy one or make one yourself.
    To buy one, it has to exist and be at a price you're able and willing to
    pay. To make one yourself, you have to know how to and by willing and
    able to pay what it takes, and that includes your time.

    So, getting back to why a laptop that exclusively fits YOUR
    specifications, is it really THAT hard to understand why one would be
    expensive, especially since you're including parts you know don't
    actually exist?

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  16. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    In article <1jivxpm.16bjxw41jivu64N%mikePOST@TOGROUPmacconsult.com>,
    mikePOST@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:

    > GreenXenon <glucegen1x@gmail.com> wrote:


    > As is true of ANYTHING, you either have to buy one or make one yourself.


    Well, you could find one, be given one...barter? ok carry on....

    Rog :D

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