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    • #129725
      Anonymous
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      > learn to code
      > sorry but there are no hardware to run your code

    • #129726
      Anonymous
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    • #129727
      Anonymous
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      Why is everyone such an ideologue all the time
      Just bend the rules and use tax money to make a chip fab in the us already

    • #129728
      Anonymous
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    • #129729
      Anonymous
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      > use tax money to make a chip fab in the us already
      I suspect we have no hardware engineers anymore.

      • #129733
        Anonymous
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        yeah if it were a contest between American chip quality and Taiwanese I would pick the Taiwanese every time.

      • #129736
        Anonymous
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        america has more than enough resources to make those factories, but it takes around FIVE years to make them fully operational
        also, since america has the highest wages in the world, don’t expect the chips to be any cheaper than the banned chinese ones

        • #129741
          Anonymous
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          There are literally two being built, one by Samsung in Texas and another by Intel in Arizona. See for why that ‘s not an immediate solution to the current situation.

          Given the current situation, I’d also imagine that chip production will be considered important enough for the US Government and others to require and subsidize a certain amount of domestic capacity in the near future.

      • #129742
        Anonymous
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        A chip shortage makes programmers more useful, not less useful. I’ve been gradually reworking my skillset as its not long until most performance improvements are going to come from untangling spaghettiware and improving architecture. People are addicted to UPGRAAYDOONNN and can’t even freaking fathom the concept of new software taking less resources to run.

        We have so many chips out there people are just scrotebrained at making use of them. "Oh no – my in car infotainment system might not support butttooth 1 billion!" – who cares?

        It doesn’t rightly matter. NATO needs its own chip fab even if it sucks.

      • #129753
        Anonymous
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        >I suspect we have no hardware engineers anymore.
        Hardware engineer here, from Syria (I’m not kidding — and no, I’m not a refugee) and have a PhD in microelectronics.
        Trump’s staff made sure my visa wouldn’t be renewed so now I’m working for a European company. Don’t have time for bullshit.

        • #129755
          Anonymous
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          >from Syria
          >kicked out
          Good. We’re full

          • #129756
            Anonymous
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            Yes, it’s great, enjoy your silicon shortage muttie. :’)

            • #129757
              Anonymous
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              thanks, america. imagine the rest of the world without you

    • #129732
      Anonymous
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      So we returning to monke?

    • #129734
      Anonymous
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      >semiconductor_shortages(1-5)
      I don’t understand. Are you a /poo/ immigrant? Everyone on LULZ is aware of the state of the hardware industries right now.

    • #129735
      Anonymous
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      >america bans the whole world from buying chinese chips
      >immediate consequences to american economy
      >"it must be the corona virus"

    • #129737
      Anonymous
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      should have seen this coming when people decided fridges need computers in them

    • #129739
      Anonymous
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      >tfw still on my i5-2500k
      No reason to upgrade

    • #129745
      Anonymous
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      ITT: Smooth brains that think this is a chip shortage.

      It isn’t a chip shortage. It’s a distribution shortage. Big difference. TSMC and Global Foundries aren’t having any issues fulfilling orders. Hell, Intel isn’t even running their fab at full capacity (mostly due to having no customers though, kek).

      People don’t seem to realize just how many hands a chip is exchanged with before reaching a final product. Covid restrictions completely buttbonked shipping. Drop the restrictions and shit goes back to normal. Just go to any major port right now and you’ll see a literal line of ships because autism grinded everything to a snail’s pace.

    • #129748
      Anonymous
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      The entire last year and its consequences have been entirely caused by the government. The flu has not been shutting businesses down and preventing work from being done, if it was there would be death tolls in the tens of millions. The fault lies completely with the government for destroying the economy. Government is illegitimate. Government is the problem.

    • #129758
      Anonymous
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      >"the world can’t get chips for cars because all of the chips come from China or Taiwan"
      >do some research
      >"China can’t make chips because none of their car chips are made in the country; they’re all from Taiwan"
      Why does everyone just automatically assume China makes everything? China’s actually getting pretty bonked.

      • #129759
        Anonymous
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        how does China get any chips if Taiwan doesn’t exist?

        • #129760
          Anonymous
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          Sorry, I meant "China can’t make any cars"
          China makes chips, just not the chips that cars use. Turns out chip production is extremely specialized.

        • #129766
          Anonymous
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          They have fabs they own.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiconductor_Manufacturing_International_Corporation

          But they are behind at 14nm which they claimed they "did R&D" to catch up and definitely not using IP theft and espionage to get that. Nevertheless, having almost cutting edge is scary from a technology perspective. The US blocked them from buying EUV machines from ASML in the Netherlands for that reason so they can’t shrink down their chip fabrication any further without that.

          • #129767
            Anonymous
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            I hope they get to cutting edge quick, I need to be free from USA globohomo NSA spyware in my electronics, I would vastly prefer chinese spyware since they don’t have jurisdiction over me.

      • #129762
        Anonymous
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        more like Trump banned anyone from buying chips from chinese factories, and selling supplies to china
        the only 2 allowed factories, in taiwan, can only make so much

        • #129765
          Anonymous
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          Also, most Chinese companies rushed to buy chips before they were haweii’d by Trump, making the queue for getting chips even worse

        • #129768
          Anonymous
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          trump is gone now, can murica undo the ruling?

    • #129761
      Anonymous
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      Americans are so fat and scrotebrained that their only chip factories produce doritos.

    • #129763
      Anonymous
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      >learn to code
      Why? I seriously hope you don’t do this for money. It doesn’t pay that well at all.

      • #129764
        Anonymous
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        this, software developers are increasingly becoming the blue collar workers of the digital age.

    • #129769
      Anonymous
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      if only software wasnt so bloated and poorly written and then it could run on computers operating at a measly 1 billion operations per second

    • #129776
      Anonymous
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      shouldn’t we use this as an opportunity to optimize software as much as possible?

      • #129777
        Anonymous
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        Hopefully
        As a hardware engineer it really annoys me to know just how much brainpower and capital goes into small performance gains, only for it to be used for a javascript developer to import a package to tell if a number is odd or even

    • #129778
      Anonymous
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      >in today’s mutt news
      >WHY YOUR CURRENT DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT CAN’T FIX YOUR PROBLEMS (AND WHY THIS IS A GOOD THING)

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