Sure. Your comment was trying to make an emotional argument about how no parent wants to see their children's eyes getting damaged by battery acid. Thing is, this is a fallacy. Gaming laptops and the people using them to overclock are generally not children. They're more than likely adults, who can make an informed decision to do something that is dangerous. So your comment that is basically saying "Think of the children!" is a non sequitur.
Put up a splash screen saying "If you REALLY want to do this, then by clicking OK, you are hereby expressing to the world that you are an idiot and we wash our hands of all responsibility for what will most likely happen". There, any legal liability waived.
To answer your question...unfortunately yes. Nvidia cards are superior to AMD cards (I've got two machines, one with an Nvidia card, the other AMD). Just like how, despite the fact I don't like the direction Intel is going with partnering up with Anita Sarkeesian, I have to buy their CPUs if I want good hardware, since they're miles ahead of AMD in that regard.
Yeah, that's why I think BettyLu is lying about their experience in software development. You don't develop software and then go on to not think about the implications of manufacturers having control over the functionality of consumer purchased hardware. I can very easily get malware on my machine, but no computer manufacturer to the home market would write-lock the hard drives in order to prevent this.
All overclocking can cause damage to a user's machine. That's why whenever you do it on a desktop, you get a splash screen from your overclocking software saying that you do this at your own risk, it voids your warrenty, etc etc. Obviously it's not a good idea to do it on a laptop, since you've so much less room to work with in terms of cooling, but if the hardware supports overclocking, allow it.
The problem with your line of thinking is that you don't follow it through. Software not vetted and signed by Microsoft could damage your machine, so, according to your logic, Microsoft shouldn't allow programs you write yourself to install in Windows.
"There's a TREMENDOUS difference between free speech and a hate crime." What makes a hate crime a hate crime? I hate religion, I'm fervently anti-religion so if I say (while on holiday in France) "Let's tear down all the mosques/churches/temples", should I be prosecuted?
"To me, calling for the "burning of gays" is no different than saying "Come join ISIS"." As a bisexual man, I view this differently. Yes, saying "burn these people purely because of their sexual orientation" is horrible, but should we bring police and courts into the equation? As Mike and others have said, the proper response to speech you don't like is more speech, not censorship. Explain to these people why saying "burn gays/joining ISIS" is wrong, give them information, give people who are listening to this speech this information. If you go out and attempt to silence them, you're just handing them ammunition. They'll be able to crow about "We're oppressed! They fear our speech because they know we're right! Join us, take down the big man!"
"the goverment is so all-powerful that they have managed to get into all my tech and are personally screwing with me because I'm so important, but they're also so completely terrible at it that I can see all the signs of their nefarious deeds around me."
Sounds like the Vigilant Christian on Youtube. He's a guy who constantly releases videos talking about Satanic Illuminati influences in the media. Apparently, in his world, the Illuminati are skilled enough and powerful enough to control the entertainment industry as a whole and insert subliminal messages to trick people into worshipping Satan...but they're also inept enough that this nobody can somehow discern all the signs and not evil enough to arrange for a fatal accident for him.
"who is the administration scoring points for by pursuing sanctions against an entity that hacked a private corporation?"
It's scoring points with those cretins who heard of the hack and demanded that Obama do something about it. Now he can say, with full honestly, that he did. Just ignore the fact that what he's doing will have little to no actual effect.
Re: Re: Re: Nit: The filenames contained the word "password"
That's what I do. I have a document called My Passwords, which contains, well, my passwords. I've carefully listed them all and stuck them in one document. I have taken the precaution of keeping the document on a machine that is forever disconnected from the internet, though.
I remember my physical copy of Bioshock 1. Never did work. Instead of screaming to me about Process Explorer, instead, it would try (and fail 100% of the time) to download Bioshock.exe at the end of the install process (only it wouldn't tell me this was what it was doing, it just mentioned some generic BS about going online). Not only that, but upon failure, it would delete the entire game folder. Eventually, after many hours, I figured out that when the prompt came up saying it was going online, I should quickly rename the game folder to something else, let the download fail, quit the installer, drop in a cracked version of the executable and rename the folder back to what it was.