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Conspiracy theory time

Discussion in 'Serious' started by sonicgroove, 2 Mar 2018.

  1. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    I propose that Meltdown/Spectre is a put up job, designed to get everyone in the world to upgrade their hardware. It was invented by the chip manufacurers to prop up their flagging sales figures due to the fact that a 7 year old piece of silicone (i5 2500K) is still sufficient to get pretty much any job done still, and as a consequence, most people aren't upgrading like they once were.

    The secrecy pact, taken by pretty much everyone that has anything to do with it, and is supposed to keep us all safe while they plug the hole, is just a ruse, and once they feel like enough time has passed, and they have sufficiently stocked up to cope with demand, they will say it is plugged and we are all free to buy our gear again, because, unfortunately, nothing could be done to save the old stuff.

    Discuss
     
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  2. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Nah
     
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  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  4. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    It's vaguely plausible (if you don't look at it too closely) but suffers from a complete lack of actual evidence and a multitude of far simpler, far more likely explanations: Yep, it checks out, it's a conspiracy theory alright.
     
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  5. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
     
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  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    It's a statistically safer bet.
     
  7. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    You'll find the forum title is "Serious" if you look carefully.
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    To be fair it's difficult to tell in this day and age.
     

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