Re: "Drexlerian" as an epithet, was Re: Saul Kent's powerful newcryonics organization

From: Dave Sill (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 12:13:53 MST

Eugene Leitl <> wrote:
> For the same reason they don't design memory-CPU blocks bonded with heat
> dissipation + networking, all in a handy pluggable module. Customers
> apparently don't want it. AMD is losing credibility with the user base
> right now, though, because it doesn't offer thermal protection. A naked
> AMD CPU would self-destruct in less than a second.

That's outrageous! They're probably susceptible to out-of-spec
voltages/currents and can be damaged with even a light hammer
blow. Damn those penny pinching bastards.

Seriously, though, Intel chips don't have built-in fuses, they rely on
the mainboard or power supply to not fry them. Does this cost Intel
credibility? This is pretty obvious FUD from Intel.


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