Ian Jackson, if you choose to accept the mission
Fuck me. I bit tim's troll.
Slashdot, the TMZ of tech web, and that's an insult to TMZ.
"A reasonable company would go after the manufacturers of fake chips, not the consumers who are most likely unaware they have a fake chip."
You go try to chase down random Chinese outfits pumping out fake chips.
Another issue with Z80/8080 instruction set, if I remember correctly, is that they are not orthogonal in regards to the registers. Some opcodes only work with registers B and C, others only with D and E, and so forth.
The ugliness of x86 instruction set has a long root.