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So what if you get this 'unique' code and unlock the CPU.

Does it stay unlocked then? For example if i sell this to a mate so he can put it in a system.

Besides this would require internet access. Do they realize that some people don't even have internet access yet purchase systems.

Good idea, i would like to see it implemented successfully.
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Our GPD is seven times what it was in the 1950's. Ruining our economy

Outsourcing creates jobs in those countries as well. Jobs that wouldn't exist otherwise. Our economy has moved very much from the producer of goods to the producer of services. We make more money this way. Get used to it.
A bit of an exaggeration there. When you take into account GDP per capita, it is only half that. And that is the result of having more high-paying jobs available. But what is going to happen as we continue to lose those jobs overseas and consumer prices keep rising?

Our exploitation of cheap labor is going to come back and bite us in the ass once the cost of living in these developing countries begins to take off. And trust me, it will.
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Ignorant post of the day goes to.....

You obviously don't understand emerging markets, business, or economics too well. If you wish to continue this discussion via PM I'd be glad to, but at this point I can't really give a simple one sentence answer because there is just too much wrong with your post.
The only ignorance here is you automatically assuming I know nothing about economics. So how about getting off your high horse of ignorance and have a reasonable discussion without all of the rudeness?
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post #33 of 46
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So what if you get this 'unique' code and unlock the CPU.

Does it stay unlocked then? For example if i sell this to a mate so he can put it in a system.

Besides this would require internet access. Do they realize that some people don't even have internet access yet purchase systems.

Good idea, i would like to see it implemented successfully.
I don't think that you will ever have to unlock anything. It will be unlocked in supplier line.

Also, I don't remember anything about them saying this would be one retail CPUs. I think it's more for the ICs in those cheap MP3 players coming out of china.
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Well, if you really wish to exploit people in another country who get paid next to nothing and work long hours in horrible conditions, all while wrecking our economy, just so you can have something a bit cheaper, then more power to you

Man, I wonder how we ever got by before we had cheap foreign products and our jobs were outsourced
Should I even start on this???
I will say the same as above. If you would like to discuss this, make a thread and PM me the link. I don't even know where to begin...this post is just, so...wrong!
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It won't stop anything because more often than not, the pirated hardware dosen't even use the same circuit board, just a crappy one that was thrown together to try an operate similarly to the original.
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lmao grey marketing laws are such nonsese.

FREE TRADE!!! ... Unless you're n average joe looking to make a buck. I guess free trade economies only apply to huge conglomerates.
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The only ignorance here is you automatically assuming I know nothing about economics. So how about getting off your high horse of ignorance and have a reasonable discussion without all of the rudeness?
I assume that you don't know economics for the simple fact that you stated factually that we, as American consumers, are exploiting the Chinese for cheap products/labor which is simply untrue.

I'm not on my soap-box or high-horse, but when you claim something as fact when it is an opinion the statement needs to be addressed.

Moreover, your pompous statement clearly slights other consumers for purchasing cheap Chinese made products and, in my opinion, implies that American consumers are shallow for wanting to purchase these products.

I'm not trying to be rude, but a realist. Simple economics.
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Here's the article about it from the University of Michigan that I posted a couple days ago in the Hardware News forum.

http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/relea...ry.php?id=6391
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lol US exploiting THEM??? LMAO

My friend, while at the moment we are being a bit cruel in terms of labor practice, (The chinese giov't does not monitor factopry conditions) but in the long run, them completely taking over our manufacturing base is going to RUIN us!

You can not have a middle class for long run without a manufacturing base. Products from China dont cost cheap enough to justiofy importing them if u take into account the fall of real wages in the US.

Couple that with inflations and you see Things like Indian and Chinese busines men buying huge chunks of citibank.

Tariffs were a great idea. We can provide for us better than they can provide for us. We're a strong resource rich nation with a well educated population

Now im not an anti importing nut. I drive a toyota, and will never buy an american car. but we cannot abandon manufacturing completely or the chinese will screw us over on exchange rates. They will have us by the balls.

By the way the consumer price index hasn't fallen since the 1970's... so yeah. there goes your C'ost savings" from outsourcing.

Outsourcing it just a way for CORPORATIONS to lower their expenses and thus make greater profits. Thats IT.!!! It does not lower the costs of items sginiffigantly... but it certainly lowers our wages!

Watch in 20 more years when India and China are the next superpowers. The only reason the US got as powerful as it was was because of our insane manufacturing base, which in turn PUMPED up the middle class, which we are now deflating at a staggering rate, through outsourcing.

Foreigners are begining to BUY out american firms... Citibank is owned in HUGE part by Saudis... The richest man in the world is the owner of a Mexican telecom company, not Bill Gates. These developing economies will further destroy our class structure here as time goes on and they become more powerful. USA will not be a superpower forever. We may have military prowess but that won't mean squat in terms of currency exchange rates. When your economy doesn't produce anything... there's no reason to hold your currency, except for the piecemeal lousy services you export.

Let me make an analogy: You know how poorly factory workers were paid durring the industrial revolution? Why were they paid so poorly? because they only offered one thing. The SERVICE of their labor in operatin a machine.

A skilled craftsmen sold his goods, and was paid well. USA used to be the skilled craftsmen, how we are exporting crap... accounting functions... services. Not products.

Read this goldman sach's report... GS is never wrong
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I'd fight with you, but a) this isn't the place, and b) I sold my Macroeconomics book last Thursday.
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