reply to post by UnixFE
Would be fun to see how Americans try to fire their all weapons full with Chineses computer chips that (surprise) fly to a different location
if the GPS coordinates are in Asia...
Computer chips don't make orders. Computer code does.
The chips might be corrupted or of bad quality - even if on purpose - but that would only make the bombs less
accurate. Don't forget about the
GPS on the aircraft that tells the pilot precisely where to drop that bomb.
Besides, you are assuming that the U.S. DoD doesn't know about that. How come you do, and one of the most advanced military forces of the world
didn't consider the kind of chips they are importing? Doesn't that seem a bit unrealistic to you?
These guys are very well paid to think of every possible scenario, and if they still consider to buy chinese made materials, it's because they know
it won't compromise them, and even if it does compromise them, they also know how much damage would be done to them.
And if all your reactors go offline and you really have to sit at a campfire to see anything as all those computers are made in China
Yes, the computers are made in China. But you know why? Because we sent them the plans to build them. That should tell you something about their
Using an analogy, what you are saying is basically the same as saying that, just because a guy made a bolt used to build a ship, that guy will know
how to explode the ship using that bolt.
Even if they make the computers, they are assembled and configured here, not by them.
To be honest we have to admit that China rules the world.
China is dependent of the rest of the world. Their projection of economical dominance is very fragile. They made efforts into being the factories of
the world, and forgot about having their own independence. If they don't have clients, they can't function.
And right now, there aren't a lot of clients around the world, due to the economical crisis.
China has shown - for the very first time in, at least, 20 years - a smaller-than-two-digits growth rate. That is alarming.
Not only that, but they were so focused in buying everything around the world, investing and bailing out so many companies, that they own the
monopoly, but forgot about having people to play with them. Their economical philosophy may very well backfire in the near future.
Especially if every country in a bad economic situation decides to revert the modern view of industry, and everyone leaves the outsourcing labour
option that made China wealthy.
Not just America but also in Europe.
Europe is China's biggest client
, not slave. Guess what will happen to China when an alternative market appears?
It's really hard to find any product that hasn't a 'Made in China' component inside.
Yes, but the twist to that argument is that it says "Made in China". I would only be concerned if it would say "Developed
And who knows what these components will do if they switch them to a hidden operative mode - millions toasted by malfunctioning microwaves in
From most of the assembling factories I have seen (that receive made in China parts), they come blank - without any coding in them - which means there
isn't anything hiding inside of the components. We are either talking about such mundane thing's that can't possibly be configured, or complex
components that are only manufactured by them, not configured and especially, not assembled into a final product.
They usually copy the technology from other countries. I would be very surprised if they were in the front of anything technological...