posted ago by w-duranty6489 ago by w-duranty6489 +98 / -1

It would be inconceivable that a private person could have any legitimate reason for having such a high-powered military-grade destructive computing device with no legitimate sporting use.

No private individual should be able to make their own games, compile their own code, render their own videos.

Only the government and rich corporations can provide the lumpenproletariat with products to consoom.

https://archive.ph/0Ho0z https:// www. theregister. com/2021/07/26/dell_energy_pcs/

Dell won't ship energy-hungry PCs to California and five other US states due to power regulations

Energy efficiency rules appear to be limiting the availability of gaming rigs

Thomas Claburn in San Francisco Mon 26 Jul 2021 // 21:35 UTC

"This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont or Washington due to power consumption regulations adopted by those states," the website says. "Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be canceled."

Dell confirmed to The Register that the California ban was down to power consumption regulations, saying:

Yes, this was driven by the California Energy Commission (CEC) Tier 2 implementation that defined a mandatory energy efficiency standard for PCs – including desktops, AIOs and mobile gaming systems. This was put into effect on July 1, 2021. Select configurations of the Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 were the only impacted systems across Dell and Alienware.

And come December 9, 2021, "computers with high-speed networking capability, multi-screen notebooks, notebooks with cyclical behavior, and monitors with high refresh rates" will be covered by the rules.

The requirements thus vary depending in the device's characteristics, but as a baseline, desktop computers, mobile gaming systems, and thin clients manufactured between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2021 can consume no more than 50/80/100 kWh per year for ES scores of less than 250, 251-425, and 426-690 respectively.

For such devices manufactured after July 1, 2021, the kWh per year limit becomes 50, 60, and 75. The Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition model cited above lists [PDF] a short-idle energy consumption of 66.29 watts and 563.01 watts when stressed.

https://archive.ph/5CiYa https:// en. wikipedia. org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act

National Firearms Act of 1934

Destructive devices (DDs)There are two broad classes of destructive devices[citation needed]:

Devices such as grenades, bombs, explosive missiles, poison gas weapons, etc.

Any firearm with a bore over 0.50 inch except for shotguns or shotgun shells which have been found to be generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes. (Many firearms with bores over 0.50 inch, such as 10-gauge or 12-gauge shotguns, are exempted from the law because they have been determined to have a "legitimate sporting use".)

https://archive.ph/cI3K4 https:// www. washingtonpost. com/history/2019/08/09/they-were-killers-with-machine-guns-then-president-went-after-their-weapons/

They were killers with submachine guns. Then the president went after their weapons.

Franklin Roosevelt’s National Firearms Act of 1934 was aimed at John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and other murderous gangsters.

By Ronald G. Shafer August 9, 2019 at 2:58 p.m. UTC

In the 1930s, the violence by the notorious gangsters was fueled by Thompson submachine guns, or Tommy guns, that fired up to 600 rounds of bullets in a minute. In response, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was pressing Congress to act on his “New Deal for Crime,” specifically a bill officially called the National Firearms Act of 1934.

In 1939, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law didn’t violate the Constitution.

https://archive.ph/MZCie http://jpfo.org/articles-2020/1934-nfa-failed-1938-nfa-miller.htm

1934 NFA, the Failed 1938 NFA, Miller, and the Regulation of Gun Parts

-By Dean Weingarten. February 27, 2020

U.S. v. Miller was used to prevent challenges to the NFA of 1938. While Miller clearly implied that military arms were protected by the Second Amendment, FDR appointed judges ruled it did not.

In Cases v. United States, 1942, a three judge panel on the First Circuit ruled it was unlikely Miller meant military arms were protected by the Second Amendment: From Cases:

Another objection to the rule of the Miller case as a full and general statement is that according to it Congress would be prevented by the Second Amendment from regulating the possession or use by private persons not present or prospective members of any military unit, of distinctly military arms, such as machine guns, trench mortars, anti-tank or anti-aircraft guns, even though under the circumstances surrounding such possession or use it would be inconceivable that a private person could have any legitimate reason for having such a weapon. It seems to us unlikely that the framers of the Amendment intended any such result.

The judges did not want military arms protected, so they ruled they were not protected.

All three judges on the First Circuit in Cases v. United States, John Mahoney, Calvert Magruder<./a>, and Peter Woodbury, were appointed by FDR.

The Supreme Court refused to hear another Second Amendment case until 2008.

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Kalamander85 51 points ago +51 / -0

How's that Green Energy working out for ya? You dumb fucks

w-duranty6489 [S] 38 points ago +39 / -1

Making people powerless consoomers is part of leftist ideology. Blue staters want this. They voted for this.

Chillin_in_PNW 12 points ago +12 / -0

I sure as shit didn't, they don't give a fuck about us small-towners and just let the retarded mobs in the cities fuck up the whole state.

WA has the 3rd lowest electricity rates in the entire fucking country, this makes zero sense.

w-duranty6489 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Maybe you should look into changing the blue cities red and not allowing city laws expand past cities.

JustHereForTheSalmon 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yet all the energy being used to detect, block, and silence conservatives by big tech is never a problem.

And make no mistake, it's more complicated than just some dumb regexp. OCR on images, QR decoding, following of redirection URLs, scoring and classification (social credit score). Not just the computation but the data storage, and not just data storage of offending material but storing life stories enough snooping into a person's life to make for valuable data mining + the mining itself.

LauriThorne 35 points ago +36 / -1

What is the reason, within their own logic, that high speed networking is banned?

Didn't they just get done kvetching that high speed internet is a HOOMAN RIGHT?

w-duranty6489 [S] 31 points ago +32 / -1

Video-game consoles, industrial computers, large-scale servers, tablets and other handheld devices are exempt.

You need to CONSOOM internet from the government of course.

Steampunk_Moustache 24 points ago +24 / -0

'Locked-down platforms controlled by a corporation are exempt'

Unknownsailor 10 points ago +10 / -0

It's about the power draw of the gear used for it.

The regulations for gaming PCs are about sleep and hibernation power draw, not about the draw when turned on, and they don't cover computers you build yourself out of components at all.

Not yet, anyway, I would not put it past them to try.

WhitePhoenix 12 points ago +12 / -0

You KNOW how leftist legislation does it.

They first introduce shit like this as a trojan horse then later on they push for the actual shit they want.

cartoonericroberts 5 points ago +5 / -0

The people who are like, "don't panic; it doesn't apply to parts" isn't familiar with the history of gun legislation. "Don't panic; you can still build your own" is quickly followed by "building your own is a loophole that must be closed."

NotAGlowy 2 points ago +2 / -0

They never target “female” household devices.

Piroko 8 points ago +8 / -0

Power output.

It didn't strike you as odd that newer wifi cards have heat spreaders?

The only way to get 5 gHz through walls is more dB.

Unknownsailor 15 points ago +15 / -0

Wired > wireless, every time all the time.

LauriThorne 9 points ago +9 / -0

Yeah that's not a big problem with ethernet which is what half of these machines have. They can't be serious with this.

NihilistCaregiver 6 points ago +6 / -0

I still use 2.4ghz networking for the very reason that it doesn't have those physical limitations. Yes it's slower but any device I use that relies on wifi is really only used for web browsing and light streaming. All my network-intensive activities are done on hard-wired devices.

cartoonericroberts 3 points ago +3 / -0

Plenty of AC and 6 cards don't have heat spreaders. I'm not saying they are just there to make the card look faster but my ac router is stronk and it has a tiny 30W power brick. e: And a PCIE 1x slot is limited to 10W.

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Questionable 3 points ago +3 / -0

Over the last several decades they were given billions to create a high speed network. And now that the money is spent, they written laws saying they no longer have to create one. Scam exited successfully.

w-duranty6489 [S] 18 points ago +19 / -1

Now to wait 5 weeks in California to install gentoo on a tablet shitbox.

Thanks leftists.

CnnWillBlackmailYou 10 points ago +11 / -1

This is nothing more than an attempt to crush indy devs, since it's nearly impossible to get an indy title on console.

They can't control indy dev messaging, so found a way to try to cut them off.

throwawayaccount2037 9 points ago +9 / -0

It's a multi-pronged attack, but this is definitely one of them.

A lot of indies are able to make some awesome games in their basement with a lot of affordable, cheap middleware and engines, many of which rival the big AAA titles.

If gamers can still get fun, non-Progressive propaganda from an indie studio for a cheap price, then they will.

Curtailing that avenue for entertainment consumption means people will be forced into bottlenecking their choices in the near future (especially for the next generation to come).

However, this still doesn't address the non-pozzed developers from Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong (the few that are left), Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. I imagine they'll have to institute some other kind of measure to prevent audiences from indulging in non-Progressive media from international studios.

w-duranty6489 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly. Crush independent thought and centralize power - consoom.

zeppelincheetah 7 points ago +7 / -0

There goes Silicon Valley. Will Texas harbor the new Silicon Valley?

spezpedobestfriend 18 points ago +18 / -0

America's silicon valley is now Taiwan. Californicators can't add 1+1 and Texas is where the Californicators who fucked Taiwan moved to wreck. Give Texas a decade and you'll have lil Timmy asking why do I have a penis when my teacher says I'm a girl?

WhitePhoenix 3 points ago +3 / -0

I mean, of all the countries to have tech, as much as I hate it for it to not be here, Taiwan isn't the worst place for a second silicon valley to be.

Much better than having it in fucking CHYNUH.

spezpedobestfriend 2 points ago +2 / -0

China has Shenzen and it is equivalent 100% to Silicon Valley. The US outsourced its Silicon Valley to Taiwan because the US is arrogant as fuck and shortsighted. Right now the US has to defend Taiwan or lose its ability to make advanced military equipment and basic manufactured goods at home.

When you look at Shenzen, remember that was the US three decades ago but the corporations betrayed everyone and moved it to China. There will be a war to save Taiwan and US manufacturing capability and all those dead US sailors lives will be on Walmart, Bestbuy, Amazon and Apples hands because those traitors moved everything overseas.

WhitePhoenix 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yes, I know. Everything got moved to China by the 1% who thought they could kill China with "kindness" aka capitalism.

Fucking idiots man.

papagiorgio-g 2 points ago +2 / -0

Taiwan will be part of mainland CHYNUH before Biden is finished.

GimmeFuelGimmeFire 2 points ago +2 / -0

The tech overlords are exempt of course but their kids (if they have any) are going to be livid.

ajfofjakf 5 points ago +5 / -0

They might not.


There are some choice quotes in there. Really drives home the fact that they don't give a shit about your kids as long as they can make money off them. They want to raise a generation of intelligent elite and keep everyone else's children hobbled.

There are a lot of articles out like this one, this one just stuck with me.

Tourgen 7 points ago +7 / -0

Great. Needless, complex regulations that will require 10,000 new communist bureaucrats to oversee and enforce. To address a non-issue, and poorly.

Power grid consumption? Let's talk about electric vehicles. Air conditioning. Massive refrigerators full of shit processed poison foods.

Take that gamer gators!

cccpneveragain 5 points ago +5 / -0

What counts as high speed networking? Gigabit Ethernet drives power consumption? Is 10gbps a consumer level thing now? In the grand scheme of things those are both old and slow tech. I think they are just making shit up to be difficult

JustHereForTheSalmon 10 points ago +10 / -0

That printing press sure does pump out a lot of seditious material each day. Good thing it's now illegal to communicate. No normal person needs to transmit meme videos and images to the greater government-owned internet.

Dictator_Bob 3 points ago +3 / -0

I have friends in Vegas so I'll just head out there and then ship or drive back. If I need to after Elder gets in.

rubberbiscuit 1 point ago +1 / -0

I wonder if the police will search vehicles for these parts and equipment now?

w-duranty6489 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Nevada is blue. Enjoy.

lolfail9001 1 point ago +1 / -0


Is it like the PC case where regulation's limits (which i don't approve for the record, because it's a stupid regulation, but that's not the point here for now) are measured for idle modes?

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