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r00tb33r
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Yesterday, 11:00 pm

For many months on and off I've been chasing a server product for a project at work. I can see the product announcement, it's listing, but couldn't find where to buy it, it's made with chips from Intel and assembled by their industry partner in China. I kept emailing distributors and never hearing back, so I finally started investigating what's going on. The parent company of Intel's partner handling the assembly is a state-owned Chinese electronics conglomerate, and are now under a new round of US trade sanctions (which began during the Trump era) because they supply technology products to the Chinese military. So now I can't get hardware for my project at work because the set of codecs on the silicon is one of a kind, and this sanctioned partner was the exclusive producer of the finished product.

So in the end I got bit by the very sanctions I supported. :wall:


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Yesterday, 11:06 pm

Well... our country has pretty much sold its soul to China. As they say "Don't bite the hand that feeds you".



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Today, 3:16 am

Trade sanctions are always a double edged sword that hurts both sides. If youre lucky sanctions hurt the target nation more than they hurt, you -the wielder of the sanctions- for a long time before the pendulum swings the other way and you get more hurt than theyre getting. But sanctions are better than just ...going to war at the drop of a hat...just to make a statement.

So thems the breaks!