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this is the beauty of technology. if you bought a 9800, which was top of the line in it's prime and it broke they can replace it with the base model of the next generation even if it costs a quarter of what you spent because it's "better"
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Originally Posted by pale_neon View Post
Something tells me this Judge is not a computer guy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ware_%28judge%29

Notable cases include Realworks vs. Microsoft, and two cases involving Google, in 2006 and 2009. He sent a hacker to jail for 18 months in 2001, and as I posted above was cited for usurpation of power by appointing lead counsel for the plaintiff in a previous nVidia case.
post #23 of 115
wow there not even trying to hide what there doing anyone who knows even a little about computers knows there getting ripped off

What is with all the shady business practices recently
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to be frank i'd probably break the computer over my knee, run into the courtroom and stab him to death with the shards from the lcd
Lol. that really made me laugh. This is very wrong. right when i started to consider Nvidia too. Don't like supporting this kind of company.
    
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Judge must be an Nvidia Fanboy tongue.gif
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Upon review of the Objections and the expert reports submitted by the parties, the Court finds that the Objections are without merit. In particular, the Court finds that the CQ-56 replacement computer is a reasonable replacement for the original computers at issue in this case. Although there are differences between the CQ-56 and various computers for which it is offered as a replacement, the CQ-56 meets or exceeds nearly all of the specifications of the original computers. In addition, it comes with an advanced operating system, new warranty and other programs.
It just goes to show the lack of effectiveness of the US legal system. These judges know a lot about law but are clueless about everything else. So lets see:
  • advanced operating system- yes...my favorite kind...
  • new warranty- Oh yes, like the one that led to this trial...
  • other programs- lemme guess... internet explorer, windows media player, crud trial of office...
...need I go on...

Its just like this with medical cases too (obamacare anyone) but i digress...

Then again this is a pretty niche topic for a judge to be farmilliar with but still, I think they need to spend less time studying law and more time studying practical applications of it.
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It just goes to show the lack of effectiveness of the US legal system. These judges know a lot about law but are clueless about everything else. So lets see:
  • advanced operating system- yes...my favorite kind...
  • new warranty- Oh yes, like the one that led to this trial...
  • other programs- lemme guess... internet explorer, windows media player, crud trial of office...
...need I go on...

Its just like this with medical cases too (obamacare anyone) but i digress...

Then again this is a pretty niche topic for a judge to be farmilliar with but still, I think they need to spend less time studying law and more time studying practical applications of it.
Word. I don't really blame the judge for not knowing much about computers, although it greatly annoys me that he didn't bother to do any real research regarding what it means for computer hardware to be "equal" or "better."

The real criminal in this situation is Nvidia. They were WELL aware that they were replacing customers' high end laptops with craptops. My last Nvidia product was a Geforce 7600 Go and I won't be buying new ones any time soon.
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so so so so SO glad my laptop is run on ATI. that is an absolutely atrocious ruling
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Originally Posted by FLCLimax View Post
This has been the basis for most of my papers for sociology lol..

The judge knows technology. He can play dumb all he wants, his track record speaks volumes. A three year old 65nm dual core laptop might be, MIGHT being the keyword, equivalent to a single core 45nm, but that's the best case scenario. What about the people who had touch screen tablet PC's? Typically under a warranty those who have to RMA a product get something back of equal or greater performance and/or capability, not worse.
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