They just need to provide a physical switch (like short circuit two pins) to reset the binding. If they are not doing this then they are doing it for the lock-in.
Some of the video comments are saying you can cut a trace on the motherboard to tell the CPU to run anyway. I’m not sure if this is true though, and even if it is, you shouldn’t have to resort to it.
My biggest problem with this is the E-waste this is going to generate. Nothing like throwing out perfectly good high performance processors because they’ve bricked themselves. It’s a middle finger to the environment.
I mean, there are ways of enforcing this kind of security without bricking the whole thing.
Another CPU within CPU where NSA can put their blobs in :D If you need security this days you should use mechanical type writer and paper.
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Or get Amiga with a printer :)
Really hoping for RISC-V to take off. Maybe it can spearhead the widespread open sourcing of processors like Linux did for operating systems.
And yeah, this is going to cripple the second hand market and create a lot more waste.
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