Prices are really falling
richardoneill at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 6 10:41:28 CDT 2007
I recently bought a relatively inexpensive laptop in that price range.
It has WiFi and runs Vista. The other day I turned it on to upload some
digital pictures from my camera and noticed it had connected itself to
the internet (through a local WiFi) and started downloading God only
knows what. I quickly turned it off (no shutdown routine) and started it
up again. This time it told me NOT TO SHUT IT DOWN! At least it didn't
say 'OR ELSE'.
The manual shows a WiFi switch on the front but it doesn't seem to
control anything, I can't shut it off. I'm beginning to think this thing
has a mind of it's own. Perhaps all that activity Joe reported IS an
indication these machines have finally become self aware. Just to be
sure I now pull the AC plug AND remove the battery. Who knows, next I
may have to barricade my bedroom door at night in case it comes looking
for me - or the battery. What has Bill Gates spawned this time?
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