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    FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp , Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings. One of the bugs
    --------Eric H. Bowen

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    With the recent revealing of Apple's engineered obsolescence on older model iPhones,
    I have a sneaking suspicion that all of the products are eventually updated with
    self-destruct code of some sort. Had an early 2008 model Intel iMac that could no longer
    be updated as of this past summer.... By October all of a sudden it just died and refused
    to boot-up? There could be a perfectly good reason in the hardware, but now I'm wondering...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by logosone View Post
      There could be a perfectly good reason in the hardware, but now I'm wondering...
      I prefer to invoke Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." You have a generation of chipmakers who were after higher and higher performance benchmarks, and they took shortcuts. Or they were building a $250 motherboard and had the choice to include a good-quality US made capacitor for 3-1/2 cents, or a self-destructing Chinese capacitor for 2 cents. "The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil...."
      --------Eric H. Bowen

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        I'm hearing that the "fix" can slow down a computer/device significantly. I won't recognize it to be able to not install it, but for my notebook computer at least, I'd rather take my chances and not apply the fix. I want it to stay fast.
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