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[dvd-discuss] OT- A Chilling Effects Episode in the Making


"Nor is the problem confined just to the United States. Capacitor 
meltdowns are
being reported across Europe and Asia, where white-box PCs are a standard
fixture. While theories vary as to what actually causes the leaks 
everything from
watered down electrolyte to static electricity in many cases customers are
demanding the boards be replaced or fixed and are threatening to sue the

The integrators, in turn, have complained to the board manufacturers and 
traded information in online newsgroups. When that happens, they say
motherboard and capacitor makers threaten their own round of lawsuits."

In a Capitalistic Society, they could buy capacitors from someone else 
But not if they don't know that there is a problem when they can't talk 
about it...