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News US may ban import of HDDs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Oct 2007.

  1. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    I am Imagining it now.
    In the white house,
    Bush, "Heh, Heh." "Whats a hard drive?" "A compooter do hickey?" "I thought it was a a boner or a very Hard-Drive!" :( Got to work on that one.


    Sooooooooo, Or fate lies, ONCE AGAIN, in the hands of a complete moron! AHH ****! :wallbash: Or a multi million dollar settlement. :confused:

    Why the hell doesn't some body rid us of this IQ -189 dumb **** and let a real leader take over. I hate you Texas and all your people for having made him and voted for him. :grr:

    This only means that those two people will be sought after by, m.............a mysterious assassin. Because they are the sole reason HDD's will take a huge Price Sike.
     
  2. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    bahaha ha ha my stocking up on tapes has come to fruition!
    99$ each plz :)
     
  3. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I really hope this doesn't happen
     
  4. ralph.pickering

    ralph.pickering New Member

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    And we all thought it would be a nuclear war that sent America back to the dark ages... nope just a simple patent infringement case. Fool ass Amreican legal system.
     
  5. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    Anyone notice that Samsung and Hitachi aren't mentioned? I personally feel Sammy and Hitachi drives are the best out there. No Seagate or WD? Okay, I'll stick with a 1TB Hitachi that performs better than most every 7200RPM drive out there :)
     
  6. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    lmao
     
  7. Rebourne

    Rebourne New Member

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    This will only hurt consumers.
     
  8. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    I think business will suffer more considering that every business depends on hard drives.
     
  9. Penrhos

    Penrhos New Member

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    Let them ban them.....

    Then watch the price of SSD plumet as everyone and there dog jumps on the bandwaggon.

    Platters are soo last year.
     
  10. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    I hope they don't...

    every datacenter in the country is reliant on HDDs for the massive amounts of storage we use everyday.
     
  11. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Well nearly a year on has this happened yet?
     
  12. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Doubt they'd stop imports of HDDs. Most likely this will go to court and they'll be a settlement.
     
  13. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Quite a thread revival, though I imagine nothing came of it. It's a stupid patent infringment case anyway, it's like someone patenting "using a hammer to make something", and then demanding everything in the world is prevented from being sold.
     
  14. ev1lm1nd666

    ev1lm1nd666 New Member

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    The lawsuit states that the above companies either make or sell the hard drives in their pc's, so while Seagate, WD etc are the main culprits, HP and DELL are putting the Hdd's into their pc's and selling them in the USA so are guilty by association. Could this mean that if the ban goes ahead, prices will fall in the UK and Europe as there will be a surplus of Hdd's for a while?
     
  15. Ahadihunter1

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    Seriously someone should kick someone out of the white house, or a devil shall "infringe" on a god forsaken wood pecker for the "sake of national security"
     
  16. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, necroing a four-year old thread? C'mon, dude... How do people even stumble across these ancient threads in order to necro them in the first place?
     
  17. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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  19. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    If it makes you feel any better, this happened in 2007 so there's already quite a few different faces now. :p
     
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