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(Geekosystem)   There are many reasons why you might not want to get a rent-to-own laptop: it'll probably be a crappy computer, it'll be way more expensive in the end, the webcam might be taking pics of you having sex   (geekosystem.com) divider line 37
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2012-09-26 12:33:42 PM
Ha, jokes on them. They'd only be watching me masterbate.
 
2012-09-26 12:35:23 PM
If the sex comes with the laptop, I'm taking that deal.
 
2012-09-26 12:41:18 PM
so only the two reasons then?
 
2012-09-26 12:49:46 PM
with all the banging going on, it triggered the automatic security "feature" to record what might be a crime in progress.
 
2012-09-26 12:56:28 PM
Boooo,
Boooo,
I'm OK with this.
 
2012-09-26 12:57:58 PM
www.roadsidelumber.com

Problem solved
 
2012-09-26 01:08:52 PM
If you have a rent-a-center computer, why didn't you format and install a new OS as soon as you got it home?
 
2012-09-26 01:12:28 PM
i didn't even know you could rent a computer, let alone broadcast porn from one!
 
2012-09-26 01:19:28 PM

Kavis: If you have a rent-a-center computer, why didn't you format and install a new OS as soon as you got it home?


I'm guessing your average person who gets a computer from rent-a-center isn't exactly a savvy (or even tech-literate) user. They probably wouldn't know what that even means.
 
2012-09-26 01:28:50 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Kavis: If you have a rent-a-center computer, why didn't you format and install a new OS as soon as you got it home?

I'm guessing your average person who gets a computer from rent-a-center isn't exactly a savvy (or even tech-literate) user. They probably wouldn't know what that even means.


That, and they're probably letting Boozer use the recovery disks as a chew toy.

/Boozer is the name of my uncle's dog.
//As well as my great-aunt's ex-husband.
 
2012-09-26 01:29:28 PM
Funny thing, I was discussing this very topic with the distaffbopper the other day (rent-to-own computers). She's going to need a lift chair temporarily after some surgery, and because it's not permanent, renting one is the best option*. So, we found ourselves in the local Rent-A-Center, and I noticed they had rent-to-own computers. I was looking at it from a different perspective, in that people tend to put a *LOT* of personal information on their computers, stuff like bank accounts, etc., and I wouldn't want that stuff to leave. I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago simply because I don't want our personal stuff to get out there beyond our control (and I'm too lazy to actually destroy them).



*It will cost less than half the cost of purchasing a new one to rent it for the period of time she'll need it.
 
2012-09-26 01:40:17 PM

dittybopper: Funny thing, I was discussing this very topic with the distaffbopper the other day (rent-to-own computers). She's going to need a lift chair temporarily after some surgery, and because it's not permanent, renting one is the best option*. So, we found ourselves in the local Rent-A-Center, and I noticed they had rent-to-own computers. I was looking at it from a different perspective, in that people tend to put a *LOT* of personal information on their computers, stuff like bank accounts, etc., and I wouldn't want that stuff to leave. I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago simply because I don't want our personal stuff to get out there beyond our control (and I'm too lazy to actually destroy them).



*It will cost less than half the cost of purchasing a new one to rent it for the period of time she'll need it.


at least at our local Rent-a-Center that bomards me with junk mail you a halfway decent laptop will basically cost you $2100 to rent to own or roughly 7x what Wal-mart would charge you for the same computer
 
2012-09-26 01:41:32 PM
I remember reading here that Aaron's got in trouble for installing tracking software and hardware in their laptops. And, some school got busted for takng pictures of teenagers using the webcam. Wonder what happened with that... Off to the googles!
 
2012-09-26 01:42:09 PM
I want to get me one of dem dere faptops from Rent A Center..
 
2012-09-26 01:50:05 PM

dittybopper: Funny thing, I was discussing this very topic with the distaffbopper the other day (rent-to-own computers). She's going to need a lift chair temporarily after some surgery, and because it's not permanent, renting one is the best option*. So, we found ourselves in the local Rent-A-Center, and I noticed they had rent-to-own computers. I was looking at it from a different perspective, in that people tend to put a *LOT* of personal information on their computers, stuff like bank accounts, etc., and I wouldn't want that stuff to leave. I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago simply because I don't want our personal stuff to get out there beyond our control (and I'm too lazy to actually destroy them).



*It will cost less than half the cost of purchasing a new one to rent it for the period of time she'll need it.


awhile back I rescued a Compaq PC out of the dumpster at the apt bldg I was living in (hey, never know what kinda parts you might need when you work on pc's for a living). The machine turned on and booted with no issue (just turned it on to see what would happen). Well, I just stripped parts and left it sit in the closet for a year or so. Not long ago I was looking for a hard drive to stick in an external case to do some data moving and figured I would just use the drive out of that old pc. Hooked it up and strated poking thru it just for giggles. Found a bunch of archived emails from a wife to her husband. It was a chronicle of a failed marriage, from happy times to divorce. It was really sad.
 
2012-09-26 01:56:17 PM

Kavis: If you have a rent-a-center computer, why didn't you format and install a new OS as soon as you got it home?


They don't offer the $99 a week, rent to own version of Windows.
 
2012-09-26 02:03:25 PM

dittybopper: I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago...


I'm looking at a stack of 5 IDE drives, ranging from 40-120GB, that I pulled for the same reason. I'm really not sure what to do with them.
 
2012-09-26 02:09:32 PM

RickN99: dittybopper: I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago...

I'm looking at a stack of 5 IDE drives, ranging from 40-120GB, that I pulled for the same reason. I'm really not sure what to do with them.


I send all mine (after doing a 7 pass all 0/all 1 wipe) to my dad. He loves taking things apart and makes windchimes with the platters.

That being said, I know when I have sex I ALWAYS do it with my computer/laptop webcam aimed right where I am.
 
2012-09-26 02:10:03 PM
FTFA: Though the reprimand from the FTC effectively stops this kind of activity from continuing, they don't have the authority to actually charge DesignerWare, or any company for that matter, with any kind of criminal activity; they only have civil authority. They couldn't even fine the companies involved, according to Wired, because they can't do so for the first violation.


OK... So then how the hell can they "make" the company stop doing anything if the FTC has no power over them? Sounds more like they asked the company - pretty please - to stop, not forced them to.

WTF happened to the FTC? Were they totally defanged at some point? Long gone are the days of them challenging and breaking up companies who got too large (remember ma bell?). Now they won't even try to break up banks everyone KNOWS are so big that we bail them out instead of letting them fail... and now they can't even force some tiny companies to stop spying on people. Does the FTC need an enema?
 
2012-09-26 02:12:12 PM

RickN99: dittybopper: I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago...

I'm looking at a stack of 5 IDE drives, ranging from 40-120GB, that I pulled for the same reason. I'm really not sure what to do with them.


spend $5 for an ide to USB enclosure on amazon, pull everything you care about off them, and them let you kids have all kinds of fun with the super -powerful rare earth magnets inside
 
2012-09-26 02:13:54 PM

frepnog: dittybopper: Funny thing, I was discussing this very topic with the distaffbopper the other day (rent-to-own computers). She's going to need a lift chair temporarily after some surgery, and because it's not permanent, renting one is the best option*. So, we found ourselves in the local Rent-A-Center, and I noticed they had rent-to-own computers. I was looking at it from a different perspective, in that people tend to put a *LOT* of personal information on their computers, stuff like bank accounts, etc., and I wouldn't want that stuff to leave. I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago simply because I don't want our personal stuff to get out there beyond our control (and I'm too lazy to actually destroy them).



*It will cost less than half the cost of purchasing a new one to rent it for the period of time she'll need it.

If you are trying to save some money on a lift chair, buy a new one and sell it when you're done.

 
2012-09-26 02:23:19 PM
Just like the school systems that were busted for the same thing. These blithering idiots had the right idea but implemented it in the WORST way.

I get that "rent to own" devices that are easily portable like a computer are very risky to the renting company because they can so easily be stolen or misplaced. So putting tracking software and other programs into the device that will allow you to locate it as needed is logical (and necessary).

BUT - you have to clearly inform the customer of this fact, and you have to make sure you have policies and procedures in place that will ensure these features are ONLY used when other common sense options (calling the customer, etc.) have been exhausted.

Just renting out the spy-ware loaded computer to someone who doesn't know about it is totally illegal, whereas doing so with informed consent is totally good business.
 
2012-09-26 03:35:09 PM
If anyone hijacks my computer to watch me have sex their punishment is watching me have sex.
 
2012-09-26 03:37:04 PM

cefm: Just like the school systems that were busted for the same thing. These blithering idiots had the right idea but implemented it in the WORST way.

I get that "rent to own" devices that are easily portable like a computer are very risky to the renting company because they can so easily be stolen or misplaced. So putting tracking software and other programs into the device that will allow you to locate it as needed is logical (and necessary).

BUT - you have to clearly inform the customer of this fact, and you have to make sure you have policies and procedures in place that will ensure these features are ONLY used when other common sense options (calling the customer, etc.) have been exhausted.

Just renting out the spy-ware loaded computer to someone who doesn't know about it is totally illegal, whereas doing so with informed consent is totally good business.


Actually, I would argue that really the only thing they need to put on that computer is software that transmits it's location as accurately as it can upon request. You don't need to know what a person is doing or saying to repossess their property, you just need to know where that property is.
 
2012-09-26 03:48:16 PM

RoxtarRyan: I remember reading here that Aaron's got in trouble for installing tracking software and hardware in their laptops. And, some school got busted for takng pictures of teenagers using the webcam. Wonder what happened with that... Off to the googles!


here ya go
 
2012-09-26 04:05:21 PM
Rent-to-own computers? Do they have coin slots on the sides?
 
2012-09-26 04:16:37 PM

pudding7: RoxtarRyan: I remember reading here that Aaron's got in trouble for installing tracking software and hardware in their laptops. And, some school got busted for takng pictures of teenagers using the webcam. Wonder what happened with that... Off to the googles!

here ya go


Wow, and I thought my IT department was sketchy as heck.
 
2012-09-26 04:30:06 PM

Burr: [www.roadsidelumber.com image 250x250]

Problem solved


first thing I do whenever I get a new laptop.

I don't normally have sex in front of my laptop though. I have a desktop for that with a much larger screen and surround sound.
 
2012-09-26 05:36:08 PM

M0nkeyp0x: I don't normally have sex in front of my laptop though. I have a desktop for that with a much larger screen and surround sound.


Also tissues and some kinda jackin' juice if you live in luxury and pamper yourself like I do.
 
2012-09-26 06:57:08 PM

pudding7: RoxtarRyan: I remember reading here that Aaron's got in trouble for installing tracking software and hardware in their laptops. And, some school got busted for takng pictures of teenagers using the webcam. Wonder what happened with that... Off to the googles!

here ya go


Wow.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), U.S. Attorney's Office, and Montgomery County District Attorney all initiated criminal investigations of the matter, which they combined and then closed because they did not find evidence "that would establish beyond a reasonable doubt that anyone involved had criminal intent".

So I can put child porn on my computer as long as I "have no criminal intent"?

Because when you have a web cam on a laptop in a kids bedroom taking a picture every 15 minutes, an hundreds of students bedrooms, there are going to be pics that would count as child porn, and anyone with half a brain would have realised that when they made the decision.

Why were no school officials prosecuted and put on the sex offender register?

I'd hate to be one of those kids thinking back trying to remember exactly what I might have done in front of that laptop....
 
2012-09-26 07:32:08 PM

zarberg: I send all mine (after doing a 7 pass all 0/all 1 wipe) to my dad. He loves taking things apart and makes windchimes with the platters.


This is the best idea Fark has given me all week. Thanks!

/do they actually chime, though? Or just "thunk?"
 
2012-09-26 07:36:08 PM

dickfreckle: zarberg: I send all mine (after doing a 7 pass all 0/all 1 wipe) to my dad. He loves taking things apart and makes windchimes with the platters.

This is the best idea Fark has given me all week. Thanks!

/do they actually chime, though? Or just "thunk?"


His first one was somewhere in between a chime and a thunk, I'll send him an e-mail to ask him if he perfected it. It's my dad, though, I'll be lucky if I get a response in a month and then it will be written by my mom and contain 2 dozen links to youtube cat videos.
 
2012-09-26 09:42:30 PM

RickN99: dittybopper: I still have hard drives ripped out of computers that I got rid of years ago...

I'm looking at a stack of 5 IDE drives, ranging from 40-120GB, that I pulled for the same reason. I'm really not sure what to do with them.


bahhh, whippersnapper, the oldest drive I bothered to pull and still have is 500MB. And have two others *under* 40 gigs...

/do you think my lawn needs cutting? You know, before I tell you to get off it....
 
2012-09-26 10:06:13 PM
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2012-09-27 01:09:29 AM

M0nkeyp0x:
I don't normally have sex in front of my laptop though.

Came to say this
I have a desktop for that with a much larger screen and surround sound. This, umm, I am not so sure about, but hey whatever is your bag baby. 
 
2012-09-27 10:19:44 AM

Kavis: If you have a rent-a-center computer, why didn't you format and install a new OS as soon as you got it home?


If you care, you could take a disc image and restore the pile of malware back to it`s original state before you return it.
 
2012-09-27 10:48:05 AM
My computer is in the other room. Problem solved.
 
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