On 2 Jul 2002 at 15:45, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> In other words, when the MB is fried because of some freak 
> electrical surge, I'm screwed, because I can't put the HD into 
> another machine and get the data off it?

Only that data that you choose to associate with that specific 

This is a very useful privacy protecting feature.

Of course another use of that feature, more useful to large 
corporations and less useful to yourself is that those 
corporations can sell you programs and entertainment content that 
can only be read on that machine, and ceases to exist when that 
machines trusted chip is fried -- they can sell you data that will
be associated with that particular computer, even though you would
prefer it not to be so associated. 

         James A. Donald

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