Weekend tech reading: SOPA hearing resumes next week, not in 2012

By Matthew · 10 replies
Dec 18, 2011
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  1. Congress to resume SOPA hearings next week The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will continue its hearing on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Wednesday, not until after…

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  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    The 6990 is 30% faster than 6970 ? Whatever Fud, whatever.


    One year HDD warranty ?
    Instilling confidence, Seagate ?

    /you're doing it wrong.
  3. A very D1CKy move there WD
  4. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

    Agreed. Dumb move WD.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

  6. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    People with 6 digit paychecks want me to lose my internet freedom so they can keep their pockets filled with money?

    Gee, let me think abou- NO.

    Piracy barely makes an impact on anything, and even if it did it's still wouldn't be reason enough to have the entire internet censored because some lobbyist prick said it should be.
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Yeah that makes no sense. But if it really is only 30% faster than a 6970 it's not very impressive and probably won't be good value.
  8. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Why would WD do that? All lowering the warranty period does is throw up uncertainty about the build quality of new Blue and Green drives. I know I'll definitely be thinking twice if I need to buy a new HDD from WD.
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Then if you follow DBZ's link you'll find Seagate have done the same but cut it by 2 years! so you only get 1 year warrenty?!
  10. Guess who owns our 'you can't buy my vote' Congress? It's a done one deal ... move on.
  11. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Seagates quality went down the toilet once they hit the 1TB mark. I haven't touched a Seagate HDD since then.

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