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--- Quote from: Kasper on August 10, 2022, 06:31:29 pm ---Does this mean we should start hoarding chips now?    >:D

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Yes, pick your favorite bag!  :D

Good bye, good bye, we're all gonna die  :-DD


--- Quote from: MT on August 10, 2022, 06:06:27 pm ---CCP encircles and making noise on the sea at Taiwain and now dictates it will not tolerate separatists!
So as CCP invades Taiwan will US retaliate by blasting TSMC while shouting "no chip for you".....Weeell it's plausible in this current loony world.

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They cannot realistically invade, their army is too small for that. And that's not a hyperbole. You needed thousands of landing ships for a successful landing operation in WW2, and with the current anti-ship weaponry,  you likely need even more.
Even the russians would need 10x their current army to successfully occupy Ukraine.
It doesn't mean they wouldn't try though.


--- Quote from: SiliconWizard on August 10, 2022, 06:48:09 pm ---Sure China's invasion is not the only way things could go sour. A small new virus could very well get us there as well.

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Yeah, that does have me a little concerned.
Was covid the main event or the warm up to get all the systems in place for handling the big one

We haven't finished with covid yet. So far mutations have been kinder to the host, but there's no reason why future mutations won't go the other way.

A brand new virus might be pretty nasty, but we should have a good idea now as to how to handle that. For a new virus we might accept brief lockdown early on in order to gain time to develop mitigations, but would we do that for a nasty new covid mutation? Not a chance. In fact, I think a nasty mutation would have a reasonably clear field before it's taken seriously, maybe until people start dropping dead in the street.


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