So, you throw an engineer into an obviously hostile work environment that is pre-judging their abilities negatively, and you wonder why they have trouble executing?
Furthermore, studies have been done proving that black-sounding names get 50% fewer callbacks than white sounding names, when the only thing different is the name on otherwise identical resumes.
237,000,000 google hits for "white sounding names get more job interviews"
If it's out of their control, why do you think minorities aren't pursuing careers in computer science? You don't think it could possibly be the rich, white, entitled brogrammer work environments that most of silicon valley brags about?
feature only? The only feature that possibly matters is select fire, which is already federally regulated.
Memory processes in FPGAs aren't very good. You'd have to really be desperate for a few hundred megabytes of extra memory.
I was answering why they don't just invalidate the patents and copy a modern CPU, and the answer is that the patents aren't the reason they're hard to copy. Intel (and others) don't patent their most critical secrets.
I completely agree they have the technology to build older designs, which is just fine. They can then decide whether the investment to upgrade is worth it to them or not.
Plus, they don't have to compete outside of Russia and other ITAR countries.
They only have to be more trustworthy than what can be imported, and "good enough" for the job at hand.
Except that a modern CPU is too difficult to manufacture. Copying the transistors in a CAD program is the easy part, building it with a usable yield is the hard part.
The chance is the same AFR of the rest of the product, but yes, it's very small.
Your worst case is that you cycle your SSD to 100% of its capability (which basically no user does anyway) inside a freezer, then put it on your dashboard as you park your black-on-black sports car in death valley for a 6 month hiking trip.
If you're not doing all 3 of those things simultaneously I wouldn't worry.
one hole per package of NAND will be sufficient
If the code can be executed, regardless of how obscure the keystrokes are to trigger it, then it's a potential security attack vector.
Easter eggs are supposed to be harmless. Essentially stealing 15% on a car purchase doesn't meet my criteria for harmless.
By "done correctly" you mean going through the entire non-easter-egg review and test cycle... in other words, when not an easter egg at all.
Sure, but BMW, Audi and Porsche's workers aren't adding easter eggs to the cars during their 6 weeks of vacation. They're actually resting.
Then why not document it as a test case if that's what you were doing?