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News Intel promises conflict-free chip by 2013

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 18 May 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. lp1988

    lp1988 Well-Known Member

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    Good on you Intel, nice to see some of the big guys jump on the CSR wagon.

    Has anyone else noticed that any organisation or country boasting "democratic" or other such words in their name are usually the opposite ?

    Peoples republic of China, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, and so on.
     
  3. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    and to combine them together, the full name for North Korea: "Democratic People's Republic of Korea"
     
  4. Ljs

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    +Rep to Intel.
     
  5. Anneon

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    Would love to believe this would make one hydrogen atom in the world's oceans of a difference. All the more for apple I guess.
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Err.... Apple hardware has had Intel Inside for some time now.
     
  7. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Yes! So true. In additional to the PRC, DRC and the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea", my personal "favourites" are:

    * Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;
    * Lao People's Democratic Republic; and
    * Socialist Republic of Vietnam
     
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    There is also the correlation between images of the leader of a country and the freedoms (not) enjoyed by the residents of said country.
     
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    oh so intel actually does have feelings for other people after all.
     
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    Err... Apple doesn't use only Intel chips. iPod/iPad for example are not Intel.
     
  11. Blarte

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    all my pc buys have conflict parts... Conflict of Money vs Requirents ..conflict of Car vs Computer ...
    Intel I am so looking forward to you curing this for me :) .. (psssst donation xeon's in SR-X would be a lovely cure thanks)
     
  12. Gradius

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    They should had do this at least 10 years ago. Mining is the worst thing you can ever do to Earth.
     
  13. B1GBUD

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    Err.... I am aware of that, but we're taking about Intel / Apple.... no mention of ARM..... d'oh
     
  14. SighMoan

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    It's going to take 8 years to go back 2. Wow.
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    With increased demand, it makes sense.
     
  16. Speed

    Speed I'm all you need!

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    This issue is often overlooked, so I'm glad that one of the major companies is finally doing something about it.
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Cool. Now let's buy oil only from democratic countries!

    Er... :worried:
     
  18. lp1988

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    yea lets totally do that, no one bys from any country whom are in conflict with the human rights convention.....

    /moving to Canada
     
  19. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Conflict-free chips... Would that solve the IRQ sharing problem? ;)
     
  20. fluxtatic

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    Mining isn't the point. It's going to be mined no matter where it comes from. The point is for that money to not be used to buy AKs that are then put in the hands of 9-year-olds.

    On a note related to "Democratic" - "Family" is the same way. A group with "Family" in their name means that by 'family', they mean a hetero couple with 2 kids and a dog, and any other definition is a god-insulting, freedom-hating, socialist plot to destroy 'Murica (at least, here in the States it is.) Divorce is totally fine, though, because you can't help it if you married a total bitch, right? Divorce doesn't destroy the sanctity of marriage, gay people do.
     
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