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Old 09-20-2009, 05:36 PM
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Default Really, Best Buy? Are you F'n kidding?

http://kotaku.com/5363264/seriously-...uld-be-illegal

The sad part.... People will bite for it. Utter insanity.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:40 PM
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I'm sure you offer a much better deal. $60 with promised access to the child's room.

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They'll try to get your money in whatever way they can.
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This is stuff anyone whose literate can do for free.

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Wait a sec. They really call themselves Geeksquad? And here I was, thinking that you guys were only joking around.
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Geek Squad is shit and should never be used.
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Damn.

Next thing they'll offer is installation of games to your PS3 or 360. Only $99.99 order now.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:59 PM
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Well, the Geeksquad likes to also to also "snoop" around. Am I right, BBM?

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Michael Fortino, an "author, speaker, and media personality," found himself in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on a business trip, and he took his laptop to a local Best Buy for repair. A Geek Squad tech there found child porn pics on the PC and contacted the police, who obtained a search warrant and examined the PC.

The results showed 130 child porn images along with "a commercial video clip of child pornography, and two video clips of minor males changing into swim suits that appeared to have been taken by a hidden video camera," according the US Attorney's eventual complaint.

Because Fortino traveled across state lines with his laptop, he was accused of interstate trafficking in child porn and faced federal charges. Fortino pleaded guilty earlier this year, and his sentence was handed down yesterday.

Apart from a decade in jail and the fine, Fortino's PC and video camera were confiscated "and will be disposed of according to law."
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/n...r-10-years.ars

*EDIT* I was actually looking for this instance of when a person brought their computer in, and BB did like $3000 of work or something.

I just thought this was amusing.

Geeksquad = Bad

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Reader O.'s laptop stopped working, so he consulted the oft-advertised but rarely recommended Best Buy "Geek Squad" for assistance. They told him the problem was called "Blue Screen of Death," (yes, really) and quoted O. the following estimate:

Price to diagnose was $69.00, OS Install $129.00, Back up transfer $99.00, NO Guarantee.
Estimated repair time seven to ten days.
http://consumerist.com/consumer/best...elf-240116.php
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$130 for someone to plug a PS3 into a TV and wall outlet? How much of a failure as a human being must someone be to fall for that? This could actually be a very good and elaborate social experiment.....
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$130 for someone to plug a PS3 into a TV and wall outlet? How much of a failure as a human being must someone be to fall for that? This could actually be a very good and elaborate social experiment.....
That could actually be a good way to get unemployed people back into business.

"Hey. You want a job? How about $50US/hour? All you have to do is plug in TVs and consoles"
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