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Stop SOPA, Stop PIPA

The following message are from 1&1.
Dear Sir/Miss,
You may have heard about Protect-IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA) currently under consideration in Congress. If passed, among other
things, SOPA requires Web hosting companies like 1&1 to police websites in
order to prevent them from communicating copyrighted information on the
internet. We would like to make sure you are aware of 1&1’s official
position on SOPA.
As a global provider of domains and hosting services, we oppose the Stop
Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or Protect-IP (PIPA) Acts currently under
consideration. While we observe the concerns of those who are troubled by
the potential impact on protecting intellectual property online, 1&1 feels
there is an urgent need to strike a balance between dissemination of and
access to information and protection against its illegal use within the
public domain.
The US government is currently reviewing SOPA and PIPA as possible ways to
prevent unlawful distribution of copyrighted materials available on the
internet. These current proposals, if passed, would allow for significant
interventions into the technological and economical basis of the internet.
This could put the vast benefits and economic opportunities of entirely
legal and legitimate e-business models at risk. Generally, companies
offering technological services should not be forced to be the executor of
authority in such matters. If they were to act upon every implication of
content infringement without any judicial research into the actual usage of
its customers, the integrity behind their customer’s freedom of
information and speech would be enormously harmed.
1&1 Internet, Inc. has worked through associations and with related
companies to ensure that these aspects are taken into account. Thus, we
welcome the serious consideration by the US Congress of the potential
harmful effects on Internet freedom should SOPA and / or PIPA be passed as
law, and hope the stability of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS)
remains intact.
We encourage every Internet user concerned about these plans to contribute
to the debate and to raise their voice with their local representatives in
the House or Senate. One way to express your concerns could be to use one
of the websites that emerged to protect user interests in the current
legislative debate, such as http://fightforthefuture.org/.
At 1&1 we support you, our customer, and an open internet. If you find that
you are supporting a company that encourages SOPA and wish to drop them as
a provider, please follow the simple instructions contained on the website
linked below.
Thank you for being one of our extremely valued customers, and for taking
the time to read this.
Best regards,
Frederick Iwans
General Manager 1&1 Internet Inc.

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Install XP SP3 on Compaq Presario SR1520nx

I tried to install SP3 on my wife’s Compaq desktop. It has Windows XP Home Edition.
In the first time. I installed SP3 within the Windows Updates. When it restarted after the installation, it did not boot normally. It failed and auto-rebooted, then stay in the boot menu.
I can boot in the Safe Mode.
So I remove the SP3 and downgrade it in Safe mode.
I don’t know what’s wrong with SP3 or this Compaq.
Later I Googled a guide tell me the problem is created by HP (Compaq).

First problem, affecting AMD-based computers with OEM images, primarily HP Desktops

Just like Compaq Presario SR1520nx. It has AMD Sempron 1.8 GHz CPU and SIS chipset.
To double check the problem, do the following steps.
You may not see the error code because the computer reboots too fast. ( Just like me)To force the computer to stop when it crashes, you need to set an option during startup. To do so, hit the F8 key during restart right when you see the black Windows XP screen come up. Then select the “Disable automatic restart on system failure” option, as shown below:
Disable-Automatic-Restart

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