There ain't no way in sweetest eventuality called life that DoD would allow compromise in its supply chain. It is not a knock down. It is a way DoD says "We trust you Mr!"
Apple will indeed support PA Semi's line of PowerPC-based processors, The Register has learned. PA Semi's staff has started notifying a limited set of customers that the company's existing dual-core processor will enjoy long-term support. Apple will employ a number of old PA Semi staffers just for this task, which is good news …
Apple seem to really put some serious work into the packaing - the shape and texture. The rich black box, the clean unobtrusive font, the side-shot photograph of the item itself on the box lid....3ft wide picture of an iBomb
And you open the gorgeous black box and lift the white cardboard inside flap, itself adorned with clean offset typeface declaring "Designed by Apple in California," and you are confronted with what is quite possible the most thoughtfully designed and pleasing packaging you can get safely securing tht all important oil relocator munition (Sorry bomb). I am sure the people the bobms wil be droping on will have a smile on their face knowing that the bomb falling on them has 82% less packing materials than the you average bomb.
Mine is the combat jacket designed by Armani.
A comment in Wow ! ! ! By chkm8 Posted Saturday 26th April 2008 18:45 GMT on the cited earlier report ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/25/apple_pasemi_missiles_storage/ .... " And how companies such as Lockheed Martin would use product's from a company such as Apple(crap), is beyond me..." makes a lot more sense if the lead roles are reversed, as they are .... And how companies such as Apple would use product's from a company such as Lockheed Martin (crap), is beyond me.
Although it is probably definitely not beyond NeuReality Stars, who can conjure up a Broad Band of Magic from Thin AIR and a Suite of Thin Clients, Work, Rest and Playing in Vertical Cloud Stacks..... for Party Tricks and Confidential Moves to Shake and Stir into Life/Energise Virtualised Environments ........ where Skunk Works for Real Parallel VirtuOSo Allies.
And the first "straight" to Realise that, will have the World at their Feet as a Ball, which they then will be XXXXPected to be able to Control and Direct to Target and ITs Goals. Although that Course, just to make Life Simpler and more CompleXXXX, is already Plotted in whatever Direction IT Chooses to Boldly Go.
Fasten your Seat Belts, Man on AIMission from Mars and Calling All Stars.
This whole story doesn't make sense. Why would Apple buy PA Semi to kill off it's PowerPC line? More likely it has bought PA Semi to start using PA Semi to create chips for it's iPhones and iPods. Apple could well use a PA Semi PowerPC chips in their own version of a Eee PC. I mean OS X previously ran on PowerPC ;). So what's not to stop Apple producing a cut down version of OS X appearing on a PA Semi powered Palmtop/Sub Notebook? Hmm...
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Dear Mr Jobs
I recently bought a number of iCruise Missiles and I notice that the iSight integrated camera is not quite up to the specification we expected. While it is not a vitally important factor in my choice of large-scale obliteration methods I understand that many sailors aboard launch vessels have complained that they would expect Apple to have included an HD-format missile-cam in order that they can experience the missile's flight in true large-screen luxury. Also is it possible to have the missile in any other colour except white? The Afghans think we are surrendering every time we fire off a salvo at them,
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"Apple iWeapons will bring world peace , as they will be so beautiful no one will want to use them . and Apple will make a mint as the armies of the world will want the latest and greatest. Its ElJobso's way of out doing BillyG's humanitarian efforts ." .... By Anonymous Coward Posted Friday 16th May 2008 17:30 GMT
Now that is a Sound Realistic Plan for IT, AC, and QuITe Perfect for AI Beta Global UNGovernance .... Sublime IntelAIgently Designed, Immaculately Perceived Guidance Control.
Power family chips are very important, nobody can "kill" them since there are billions of them in circulation.
I hope one day at least a person in IT media using "PowerPC" or "POWER" in their article look it up at least on Wikipedia! Forget asking IBM USA/Britain or the entire POWER organisation. Go to that small electronics repair shop and ask them what PA Semiconductor and Power CPU chips mean in industry.
Next time, chat with those The Register Enterprise guys and ask them if enterprise bothers with what CPU Apple uses rather than Sparc/Xeon/Power monsters they use. Ask BMW/Mercedes if they gave up using Power chips since iPod/iMac maker moved to Intel.
Generally embedded hardware comes with an availability guarantee (i.e. the vendor has to keep making the same chip for you even if the state of the art has moved on). When you buy a company you can't just throw its contracts away. So Apple has to do this even if they toss PA Semi's business away -- they can just refuse to sign any new contracts to supply chips. Whether this has to do with the DoD or anybody else is no big deal.
So sorry, this isn't really news. The only real complicated question is why I would bother to read an article about something I don't think is news...