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    Attention Canadian gamers: be careful if you decide to modify your video game console.
    The decision to do so could land you in prison.

    Modifying a video game console such as a PlayStation3 or Xbox 360 is a crime in Canada and could result in a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, according to a recent release from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    "Modifying a console and computer is considered an illegal act under section 342.1 of the Criminal Code and is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years," the RCMP said in the statement.
    http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/b...s-in-jail.aspx

    According to that law I couldn't even upgrade my computer.

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    wow.
    Last edited by Mathetes121; 14-04-2010 at 15:33.

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    I also read that overclocking a proc also counts in that law.

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    This is propably the most stupid thing i ever heard.

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    So much for Canada being the liberal part of N.America.
    Coffee makes the world go round... its also vital for my bloodstream

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    Well i guess their gona let us smoke pot, but be damed if we can upgrade our comps!
    “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” --Albert Einstein

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    Overclocking and smoking pot, now there is a great combination. LOL
    One makes the computer experience a little faster the other slows lifes pace to a crawl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsdeal View Post
    This is propably the most stupid thing i ever heard.
    THIS
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    Also, if a tree falls in the forest...a souffle rises in the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hams View Post
    Overclocking and smoking pot, now there is a great combination. LOL
    One makes the computer experience a little faster the other slows lifes pace to a crawl...
    I suspect that mixing pot with overclocking could lead to an "EPIC FAIL"...LOL
    “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniumLotus View Post
    I suspect that mixing pot with overclocking could lead to an "EPIC FAIL"...LOL
    Yup your probably right, you both would end up in smoke.

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