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[–] weezkitty 2 points 22 points (+24|-2) ago 

Welp. I'm turning auto updates off on Windows and adding nopti to my Linux command lines. They can take their 30% performance loss and shove it. I'm more worried about getting my money worth out of my hardware than this exploit when there are thousand other back doors out there

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[–] valk2 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Patch it. Mark performance change. Join Class Action Lawsuit. Re-install OS without patch. Claim your payout and move on. Hell patch it in a VM and take note of the results.

You can continue to go down your path by all means, but I rather get something out of it personally. I mean I paid for the hardware, and it is now defective due to a manufacturing/design defect, I want to be reimbursed for it.

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[–] Its_over_9000 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I heard class action lawsuit payouts tend to be pretty small (per individual). It's the lawyers who make the money off those.

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[–] jizzswizzler 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Aw mr intel, thanks for the $250 voucher for the microsoft store...

but youre gonna need to pony up a lot more than that to make me legally whole.

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[–] raw 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

If you go down that path, then make sure that you don't have sensitive data on that computer.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's questionable if you should have had auto-updates on anyway. Although a lot of people think they're some panacea, they're far from it, and they make a dandy back door to your computer for Microsoft. Considering the spyware they crammed into Windows 10, this is a rather real concern.