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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Diversity meets corpocracy

If this human resources debacle isn't a clear sign to short Intel's stock, I don't know what is:
Hoseong Ryu’s trouble at Intel started even before he began working there, he claimed in a lawsuit filed this week.

Ryu, 45, applied in 2014 for a software engineering job at Intel, and was interviewed by a three-man panel, according to his lawsuit filed in Northern California U.S. District Court. One interviewer at the Santa Clara semiconductor giant was originally from India, and he had a question for Ryu, the suit claimed.

“I see you are from Korea,” the man allegedly said. “I know a Korean man named Sung Won Bin. Do you happen to know him?”

After the meeting, the man told a fellow  interviewer that Intel shouldn’t hire Ryu because he was “Korean, married, and had a child,” and added, “It would be easier to hire a younger, unmarried Indian man,” the suit alleged.

Still, Intel hired Ryu onto its system integration team, where he found “the demographics of the worksite and its management have been heavily skewed toward employees from India or people of Indian or south-Asian descent,” the suit claimed.

One manager in his team, of Indian origin, “openly favored the hiring and promotion of only employees from India, stating that ‘Indians work hard’ and ‘Indians are harder workers,'” the suit alleged. That manager also encouraged a supervisor to hire only Indian employees, the suit filed Wednesday claimed.

Intel said it does not comment on pending litigation. But a company spokeswoman said a diverse workforce and inclusive culture are key to the company’s progress. “We believe diverse teams with different perspectives, experiences and ideas are more creative and innovative, resulting in a collaborative and supportive environment,” spokeswoman Patricia Oliverio-Lauderdale said.
I tend to doubt that Intel has realized yet that those different perspectives, experiences and ideas include the Indian notion that only employees from India, preferably younger unmarried men from their own extended family, should be hired.

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73 Comments:

Blogger Martin July 21, 2019 8:40 AM  

I wonder if Intel has realized that one of those "different perspectives" that now permeate their organization is the Indian notion that "hard work" means mediocre work which must never exceed that of your peers, and must never be innovative. Short Intel and buy AMD.

Blogger The Cooler July 21, 2019 8:42 AM  

Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion

*eyes roll back in head*

Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion

*drool*

Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion

*rocks back and forth*

Kali MAAAAAA!

Blogger Winston Smith July 21, 2019 8:47 AM  

It's time to start setting aside the corporate veil in the name of diversity and inclusion and let the plaintiff easily hit everyone involved personally and as an agent of the corporation so no one is safe.

Blogger Crush Limbraw July 21, 2019 8:48 AM  

American Exceptionalism and DaMagicDirt theories are a hard thing to overcome and grow out of - because we won't believe our lying eyes!

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 21, 2019 8:49 AM  

No true conservative would bait the brown clowns into dunking on Holy Diversity, that is not who we are.

I think we should use Democracy to vote that Intel hire more African-Americans at Intel to work and supervise these wonderful Indian immigrants. I love Democracy.

Blogger Shimshon July 21, 2019 8:50 AM  

This is a great article on the subject:

https://www.brightworkresearch.com/enterprisesoftwarepolicy/2019/01/31/how-indian-it-workers-discriminate-against-non-indian-workers/

"The following are quotations from Quora. Before we get into our own analysis, we wanted to provide quotations on the topic that we had nothing to do with creating. These quotations are consistent with our experiences working in IT. And this will illustrate a convergence of observation on this point.
Indians as Discriminating Against Other Indians
The following is a description of how they normally see the discrimination begin. This observation was written by an Indian.
Many Indians in IT firms don't just discriminate at the national level, many of them discriminate on a religion, race or caste-level. It usually starts like this.
They first look at your name in the resume. Is it a "cool" sounding Brahmin name? (like Anand Gopalakrishnan). Or is it a Punjabi name? (Parminder Singh). Or perhaps, it's a Telugu name (Sudheer Reddy). Or does your name sound totally unheard of, hard to pronounce and possibly from a lower caste? (Pazhanimuththu Kanakadas). Godforbid, hopefully it isn't a Muslim name (Imtiaz Khan), an Indian Christian name (David Kamaraj) or a Chinese name (Pang Pang).
This illustrates that even Indians that are not in the right caste or have the right religion from the dominant group receive discrimination. The employment in the US for instance of Indians is not from all parts of India. It is very concentrated in specific areas of India and from specific castes, with Bhraman being the dominant caste."

Blogger Nate July 21, 2019 9:07 AM  

note... AMD is kicking Intel's ass for the first time in 20 years.

Blogger Jack Aubrey July 21, 2019 9:14 AM  

Intel's diversity is AMD's strength.

Blogger Skyler the Weird July 21, 2019 9:23 AM  

I tried to tell the others on the missions committee at Church who thought our school in India teaching Christian and Dalit kids English would get them tech jobs in Hyderabad, they don't hire Christians and Dalits. We're just creating English speaking untouchables. At least they'll be Christian.

I can see some well meaning people bringing the kids here in a few years since they're stuck in poverty over there.

Blogger mickthequick1976 July 21, 2019 9:26 AM  

Vox,
What was it that made your girlfriend pee her pants? The stream cut out.

Thank you.

Blogger Brett baker July 21, 2019 9:37 AM  

For how long, though?

Blogger Silent Draco July 21, 2019 9:41 AM  

"The Play's the Thing" IIRC. "Noises Off" is similar, left me sliding from my seat at two points, giggling helplessly.

Returning to the point, since Brahmins seem to exhibit no sense of humor, this would be lost on them.

Blogger cecilhenry July 21, 2019 9:42 AM  



Immigration is covert invasion & war

Clean your room bucko, don't organize like your enemy does




Logically, they do not call it "ethnic cleansing" or "genocide"

They refer to it using pretty and happy words like:

-"Diversity" -"Multiculturalism" -"Inclusion"
-"Tolerance"

"Diversity is our strength!" might sound familiar









With 'Diversity™': Freedom = forced association, liberty = serve the state, 'equality' = the higher subsidize the lower, we're all in this 'together' = (hands up $$$) -- OR ELSE

Blogger Stilicho July 21, 2019 9:53 AM  

Let them eat diversity until they choke on it. Negros,jews, and Hispanics have been the primary diversocrats and the primary beneficiaries of it. Good to see the Hindus and Asians fighting them over the diversity gibs. Let them destroy their own edifice.

Blogger Stilicho July 21, 2019 9:54 AM  

Plus, Hindus harder working than Koreans? What alternate universe is that?

Blogger Dark Herald July 21, 2019 9:58 AM  

I find the Ryzen processor is quite interesting in terms of corporate stratedgy as it plays all of AMD's strengths against Intel's biggest weaknesses.

AMD put their resources behind a processor that is both modular and scalable. Also, they don't own their own fabrication plants so they don't have to invest in a new production line everytime they change chips.

For the first time (possibly ever so far as I know) AMD has built a chip that is beating Intel at gaming and not just at the budget level.

Intel is in IBM's position in the 1970s. An inefficient monopoly that can't weild it's seige guns around fast enough to deal with an agile threat.

Blogger Maniac July 21, 2019 10:01 AM  

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Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling July 21, 2019 10:03 AM  

"I tend to doubt that Intel has realized yet that those different perspectives, experiences and ideas include the Indian notion that only employees from India, preferably younger unmarried men from their own extended family, should be hired."

They might be starting to realize this. Their new 10nm process node, roughly equivalent to Samsung and TSMC's 7nm nodes but more aggressive, has been a total catastrophic failure. Reversing their historic post-DRAM critical advantage in logic process nodes over their competitors. They haven't responded well to this, but they did after way too many years remove the Pajeet who was in charge. Who's reported to have been no skills besides sucking up to superiors.

No one knows what's going to happen next, it's entirely possible Intel won't be able to make their 7nm node work. Their two competitors started their 7nm nodes with all conventional 193nm UV lithography, then improved them with EUV steps, and are now in the risk production stage of 5nm with lots more EUV, they're roughly equivalent to Intel's 7nm node.

Intel has to make some parts of their all 193nm lithography 10nm node work for their 7nm node, and go through all the learning curves for EUV at the same time. They may get stuck on their 14nm node like Global Foundries, and they've had to make a lot of expensive reverses to recover 14nm CPU production at at least two fabs, they can't keep up with demand, which is causing serious problems for their users.

And we can be very sure there are still plenty of Pajeets gumming up the works. Which Intel made particularly easy by using stack ranking to annually fire 10% or more of their less politically adept employees for many years.

Blogger Bad Attitude July 21, 2019 10:08 AM  

I don't work for Intel, and just heard the same "We believe diverse teams with different perspectives..." from an executive of my employer a couple weeks ago. That executive had clearly been drinking the diversity Koolaid. It made my blood run cold.

Blogger JG July 21, 2019 10:12 AM  

H1B visas are an incompetence infestation vector into any corporation stupid enough to use them.

HR departments are almost always run by women.

It's not hard to figure out.

Blogger Randomatos July 21, 2019 10:13 AM  

It's not a coincidence that intel cut corners on chip production methodology (using lousy thermal paste instead of slightly more expensive but significantly higher performing solder) as their workforce goes third world. AMD is regaining market share at the enthusiast end, like Nate and others said, for the first time since the early days of consumer dual core chips. More power to them.

Blogger camcleat July 21, 2019 10:17 AM  

"We believe diverse teams with different perspectives, experiences and ideas are more creative and innovative, "

To the Intel Spokeswoman:

Your belief is based on a deeply flawed assumption. You are assuming that net creativity and innovation are computed from individual members that have equal weighting in terms of:

* natural intelligence
* hard work
* morality
* creativity
* ingenuity
* technical proficiency
etc.

Different perspectives can only bring a net more creativity if those perspectives are roughly equal in creativity individually.

Consider two employees, X and Y. Both are very creative and innovative people. Together, they yield a high net creativity for the team.

Now, replace Y with A, a dim, by the book only, fundamentally dull and noncreative individual but one with a different perspective and culture from Y. Will the net creativity of the team go up or down?

Signed,

A Rational AMD Fan

Blogger Fargoth July 21, 2019 10:22 AM  

interesting

Blogger Newscaper312 July 21, 2019 10:39 AM  

I would not get too excited about AMD. Unless their execs actually merit based.
https://www.amd.com/en/corporate/leadership
At least the big cheese is Chinese, not Indian, and CTO still a white guy.

Blogger Newscaper312 July 21, 2019 10:40 AM  

Heh, almost forgot, the top HR guy is named Gama.

Blogger LysanderSpooner July 21, 2019 10:49 AM  

Indians ate the most exclusive culture I’ve run into
Just look how they now control the diamond market, even pushed the Jews out.
I never met an Indian who didn’t think blacks were subhuman.

Blogger Crew July 21, 2019 10:50 AM  

It the lawsuit causes problems, they can always replace their Indian employees with Natalie Portman. Since she is Thor, she should have no problems:

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/natalie-portman-thor-4-love-and-thunder-1203274705/

Blogger kurt9 July 21, 2019 11:04 AM  

It would be interesting to see who Intel's actual process guys are. This Ryu lawsuit is over a firmware job rather than an actual process job. I suspect the actual process work is still being done by Chinese and White guys, who may be becoming increasingly resentful of Indian managers (who are even more clueless than Indian software guys).

AMD might be a long-term winner in this. But more likely it will be companies like ARM and NVIDIA that will slowly take market share from Intel. This means foundries like TSMC will be the real winners in this game as ARM and NVIDIA are fabless.

The Japanese need to get back in the game as they do good engineering work as well (real engineering as opposed to software).

Blogger Newscaper312 July 21, 2019 11:12 AM  

Kurt
I was a manufacturing engineer in electronics... SMT PCB assembly and box build from 1989-2002. Laser printers. We designed the high level printer controller boards, w firmware,and the PC printer drivers, but the laser and thermal transfer printer engines were all Japanese designs (even though US inventions). Japs could do HW but we were much better at software was the operating paradigm.

Blogger Crew July 21, 2019 11:18 AM  

Intel could 'transfer' those Indians back to India, since Ben Shapiro tells us that 'transfer' is not a dirty word:

https://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2003/08/27/transfer-is-not-a-dirty-word-n976781

Blogger J Van Stry July 21, 2019 11:36 AM  

Indians are the most racist people in the tech industry today, and if an Indian becomes the boss of a group, he will only hire other Indians, preferably ones from his home village.
Seen this way too many times to count.

Anonymous Anonymous July 21, 2019 12:00 PM  

LysanderSpooner wrote:I never met an Indian who didn’t think blacks were subhuman.

OK, but they're still bad, and have to go back.

Anonymous Anonymous July 21, 2019 12:03 PM  

Crew wrote:It the lawsuit causes problems, they can always replace their Indian employees with Natalie Portman. Since she is Thor, she should have no problems

“I’ve always had hammer envy,” Portman admitted.

The things they used to deny, they now just come out and (almost) say themselves.

Blogger FP July 21, 2019 12:17 PM  

From a PR perspective you could see Intel going down the drain when they gave money to Anita Sarkeesian a couple of years ago. Consequence of being in the Silicon Forest outside of Portland.

Hardware wise they've just been arrogant the past 8 or so years acting as the typical monopoly till AMD finally got its act together in 2017 for the first time since the 2001-2006 era when they were the top dog in performance and price/perf. ratios especially due to the Pentium4 and "netburst" failures by Intel.

Though I'm biased against Intel mostly these days because of the Avoton cpus. Whoops, our server chip may just randomly die... our bad! Toss in the spectre and meltdown bugs killing hyper threading for the killing blow.

Blogger Franz Lyonheart July 21, 2019 12:19 PM  

Same thing with European banks in London. Indians hire Indians. And protect them from being fired for incompetence.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 21, 2019 12:21 PM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:For the first time (possibly ever so far as I know) AMD has built a chip that is beating Intel at gaming and not just at the budget level.

Athlon? It was pretty good in its day, but can't remember if it was the go-to for gamers. I do remember that Ars featured it in some of their recommended builds.

Blogger DonReynolds July 21, 2019 12:28 PM  

"But a company spokeswoman said a diverse workforce and inclusive culture are key to the company’s progress."

They believe this statement so somehow they DO NOT act on this statement but INSTEAD focus on hiring Indians and excluding nearly everyone else....to the admitted detriment of the firm.

Even without agreeing that "diversity" or "inclusive" somehow benefit the company, they obviously say one thing and do another, somehow thinking that one need only say the magic words and then they have the power and authority to do what they intended and preferred all along. Now perhaps, they will have their noses rubbed in their own contradictions in open court. Is this something the Indians learned from the British, who do much the same thing?

Blogger Guy Incognito July 21, 2019 12:31 PM  

Intel hasn't been able to clear the 10 nanometer process in two years. They're stuck at 14nm.

Meanwhile, AMD executed on 14nm, 12 nm and now 7nm.

They're also tiny compared to the bloated behemoth Intel has become.

Recently, Intel admitted they won't be able to compete in 7nm fab processed until 2021.

By then, AMD will have made the 5nm cut, and be working on 3nm.

I'm so angry at myself because AMD it's going to be the industry leader for at least three years, and just a few years ago their stock was trading at 2.00/share.

Blogger kurt9 July 21, 2019 12:44 PM  

Newscaper312 wrote:Kurt

I was a manufacturing engineer in electronics... SMT PCB assembly and box build from 1989-2002. Laser printers. We designed the high level printer controller boards, w firmware,and the PC printer drivers, but the laser and thermal transfer printer engines were all Japanese designs (even though US inventions). Japs could do HW but we were much better at software was the operating paradigm.


Generally I agree that East Asian people tend to be weak in software compared to hardware/process. However, I worked with a guy in Japan who was, by far, the best real-time programmer I've known of. He did the control systems for process tools like MOCVD and the like. This was back when Japan had a lot of small equipment makers.

Today that is all gone. The tool business is completely dominated by AMAT/TEL and Lam?Novellus. Even the III-V tools are know dominated by two makers, Aixtron and Veeco (the latter were arrogant assholes). Its no longer a fun industry to work in.

I was in it exclusively on the process tool side. I don't know anything about chip design itself. I only know the process technology (depo, etch, litho, and CMP) used to actually make the chips.

I can tell you that the various East Asian engineers (Japanese, Korean, Chinese) have an intuitive understanding of materials science and process technology. In other words, REAL engineering. Even here in the U.S. much of this work is done by mostly Chinese guys (like the guy I know at Sharp's R&D facility for flat panel displays and LED's). You almost never see Indians doing this kind of work. I don't think their capable of it. Of course it doesn't help that actual technology manufacturing in the U.S. NEVER recovered from the tech crash of the early oughts.

Indians seem to focus on software only, with many of them not very good in that either. You will also note that many things you buy at Walmart, for example, say "Made in China". You never see anything labeled "Made in India". China has a huge manufacturing industry, like the U.S. during WWII. They also build lots of infrastructure (freeways, shinkansen trains, airports, etc.). India does and has none of this. These facts alone should tell you something about the competitive merits of China and India.

Blogger kurt9 July 21, 2019 12:50 PM  

The east asians make things. This fits with their relatively high visual-spacial ability. The Indians, in contrast, do symbol manipulation, of which software can be considered a form of. This is why I think they do software and IT and essentially nothing else.

Aditionally, events such as Bhopal disaster as well as intransigent Indian bureaucracy in general makes any of capital investment in India impossible. Thus, any economic development or industry that requires capital investment will never take place in India.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling July 21, 2019 12:52 PM  

@38 Guy Incognito: You can't directly compare Intel's nm sizes with the competition, Intel's are one general node generation smaller than Samsung and TSMC's. It would also be accurate to say Global Foundries and now TSMC executed for AMD, which would not have competitively benefited AMD except for Intel's 10nm botch.

If TSMC's currently in risk production 5nm pans out, if Intel's roughly equivalent 7nm really isn't going to be in volume production until 2021 at the latest, Intel better hope that AMD screws up again, as they have so often in the past. If AMD and TSMC can make reliable, solid chips and chipsets in quantity, that'll give them another window like they gained with K8.

Although less decisive, those chips benefited from Intel's Netburst not panning out due to everyone hitting the limits of Dennard scaling for speed and heat dissipation, HyperTransport ccNUMA vs. Intel's Front Side Bus memory bottleneck, and the 64 bit upgrade to IA32 which Intel was forced to license from AMD.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling July 21, 2019 1:04 PM  

@39 and @40 kurt9:

"These facts alone should tell you something about the competitive merits of China and India."

Another fact to plug into the picture: most Indians are eating fewer and fewer calories, although I suppose this goes hand in hand with most of them not having access to toilets, the politicians just don't care about such issues.

Other problems include unreliable power grids, which makes it difficult for every type of industry. The software companies, which don't actually independently design and develop any software for sale on the world market, have to buy and maintain big UPS and generator systems.

Foreign capital investment is a no-go, if you try to build and run a power plant the politicians will revise the terms of the contract once it's in place. Software has an advantage in that if one state becomes too obnoxious, in theory you can set up shop in another.

On the other hand, they can accomplish things that they can focus on, their record is space is now getting really good, even avoiding the Mars Curse in their first mission to it. Although that's probably also a political thing, pointing out that they can probably deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the world.

Blogger Crew July 21, 2019 1:13 PM  

AMD vs Intel?

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-processors

Blogger Jack Amok July 21, 2019 1:13 PM  

American Exceptionalism and DaMagicDirt theories are a hard thing to overcome...

American Exceptionalism? Is that where you hire and promote everyone except actual Americans to see how it works out?

They believe this statement so somehow they DO NOT act on this statement but INSTEAD focus on hiring Indians and excluding nearly everyone else...

Don, you know that "diversity" doesn't really mean diversity, it just means "anyone but a straight, white male."

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 21, 2019 1:22 PM  

They believe this statement so somehow they DO NOT act on this statement but INSTEAD focus on hiring Indians

It's the same logic that says the NBA is more diverse than MLB: it has more blacks and fewer whites. "Diversity" no longer has anything to do with the dictionary definition of a mix of different attributes. It's only about not having certain people. Asians are more diverse than whites, but Indians are more diverse than Chinese or Japanese, so the closer their Indian ratio gets to 100% the more diverse they are. The only way it could be more diverse would be if they were 100% transgendered Indians.

No, I'm not kidding.

Blogger Jack Ward July 21, 2019 1:31 PM  

Thanks Crew:
I am convinced that most of the problems I've had with low end laptops [which is what I can afford; 3 to 4 bills] are caused by Intel chip sets. So, AMD is the best choice? Or, are there better chipsets out there? Talking not just the main processor but the whole chipset for a given cpu. have a feeling I will need to try another one sooner than later. And, I want a specific chipset that may do good.
Thanks

Blogger kurt9 July 21, 2019 2:08 PM  

Karhu wrote:Another fact to plug into the picture: most Indians are eating fewer and fewer calories

Why is this? I have not heard about this at all. Is the caloric consumption by individual Indians really on the decline?

I have heard bits and pieces about Indian recent space activities. However, they have yet to launch humans into space, unlike the Chinese. I have noticed that Chinese space activities are quite minimal these days.

Blogger kurt9 July 21, 2019 2:17 PM  

If Intel falters, it will be the end of semiconductor manufacture in the U.S. Freescale (formerly Motorola) is now fabless. AMD has its main fab somewhere in Europe (Germany I think). IBM does have their fab in upstate NY. There is Micron in Idaho, the big Lehigh fab in Utah, and the Samsung fab in Austin, TX. The rest is all Intel.

There is essentially no III-V stuff in the U.S. anymore. This, which is mostly opto-electronic, died in the tech crash. The OEM's, however, are American and German companies respectively. The silicon OEM's are also mostly American and Japanese, in the case of TEL. However, they do a lot of their manufacturing in both Taiwan and China. TEL, of course, manufactures in Japan.

It is worth noting that FPD industry, both the OEM and fabs themselves, are exclusively Asian industry. There are NO fabs or even OEM's in this area that are U.S. companies.

The entire U.S. opto-electronic industry was a casualty of the early ought's tech crash.

Blogger kurt9 July 21, 2019 2:18 PM  

I think Cypress still has a fab in Minnesota.

Blogger God Emperor Memes July 21, 2019 2:42 PM  

Well, my Chinese friends think the same thing. They also think that about Indians...

Blogger Stilicho July 21, 2019 2:48 PM  

"Don, you know that "diversity" doesn't really mean diversity, it just means "anyone but a straight, white male." "

Not exactly. That's just the starting line. "Diversity" means the darker, the better and the more depraved (LGBTQPF etc.) the better. The more observably "other"/non-white/abnormal the better. Therefore, Hindus are more diverse than Koreans who are more diverse than Europeans, and so forth. A transvestite, pagan, lesbian Igboo who dresses in a water buffalo costume is more diverse than any of them. However, xir would be prone to defecating in the cafeteria instead of in the street like any self-respecting SJW.

Blogger camcleat July 21, 2019 3:11 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Cataline Sergius wrote:For the first time (possibly ever so far as I know) AMD has built a chip that is beating Intel at gaming and not just at the budget level.

Athlon? It was pretty good in its day, but can't remember if it was the go-to for gamers. I do remember that Ars featured it in some of their recommended builds.


Didn't know many gamers in the Athlon / P3 era, but of the ones I did know, they all preferred AMD.

In that same time period, I was designing small-scale HPC systems for computational chemistry and engineering applications. I built around Athlons.

$/FlOPs was a deciding factor, and AMD beat Intel hands down. Also, it was my opinion at the time that AMD based boards were superior.

No doubt Intel took back over, but there was a time no one I knew was advocating Intel for high performance in CPU intensive computing. I assumed then that included gamers beyond my circle of acquaintance.

Blogger sammibandit July 21, 2019 3:29 PM  

The Nepalese manager at my pop health studies job had to take business in Canada classes because she was caught giving presents to the Indian girl with Ram and Singh in her surname. That was many years ago, however.

Blogger Vlad Z. July 21, 2019 3:34 PM  

Intel completely missed the smart phone / tablet market. At one time 90% of Internet traffic came from Intel based systems. Now it's way under 50%. ARM, which licenses reference architectures owns that market. They own the embedded market for CPUs in vehicles, too.

Intel's attempt to enter those markets have been stillborn. As one Intel engineer explained it to me the Atom still wasn't ready for use in autos because the fast (for Intel) boot time of 15 seconds they achieved wasn't acceptable for your backup camera to start working.

Blogger Doktor Jeep July 21, 2019 3:49 PM  

They didn't ask if he crapped in the street....
These guys are 10 times more toxic to women on the job too, but of course it's white men who need to be replaced.

Blogger sammibandit July 21, 2019 3:55 PM  

These guys are 10 times more toxic to women on the job too, but of course it's white men who need to be replaced.

They treat East Asian women like absolute crap. It's astounding.

Blogger Jim the Curmudgeon July 21, 2019 4:00 PM  

If Trump and the RINOs give instant green cards to all the pajeets on the waiting list, I'm outta here. Already poking around, scouting out property in other countries. The tech industry is anti-white enough as it is (with exceptions for women and trannies, neither of which applies to me).

If granted, Indians will dominate the entire H1B process, relegating even mighty China (which has higher average IQ, much higher PISA scores, and much better universities) to almost nothing.

White liberals seem to think that Indians are just funny brown versions of white people, but with funny accents. They don't realize that they are like packs of hyenas... intensely tribal, clannish, misogynistic and avaricious.

Blogger James Dixon July 21, 2019 4:38 PM  

> If this human resources debacle isn't a clear sign to short Intel's stock,

Intel is still a money making machine. They're in a mature industry with limited growth potential, and their attempts to expand into other markets have failed miserably, but they still dominate their market. I wouldn't touch a short on them at this time. In another five years, maybe.

> note... AMD is kicking Intel's ass for the first time in 20 years.

In terms of both performance and performance/price, yes.

> I am convinced that most of the problems I've had with low end laptops [which is what I can afford; 3 to 4 bills] are caused by Intel chip sets. So, AMD is the best choice?

Most of the laptops I've seen are still using Intel chips. That may simply be inertia. But if you can only afford to spend that kind of money, look into the refurbished market. NewEgg carries a lot of refurbished machines.

Blogger liberranter July 21, 2019 4:39 PM  

I'm having a very hard time feeling anything other than Schadenfreude at the idea that these treasonous tech giants will eventually be ripped apart and destroyed by the results of the very same SJW policies that they're largely responsible for being shoved down the rest of our throats.

May Intel, like all the rest of the Silicon Valley Treason Lobbyists, see all out civil war break out within its workforce and its "productivity" (what's left of it, anyway) completely shut down.

Blogger liberranter July 21, 2019 4:42 PM  

Just for the record, I have no doubt whatsoever that if the roles were reversed that Hoseong Ryu would not hesitate for a millisecond to ensure that only his fellow Koreans were hired, to the exclusion of all others.

They have to go back, ALL OF THEM.

Blogger Jack Ward July 21, 2019 5:22 PM  

58. James Dixon

Darn. Thats a fine idea! Thanks James. I have one active laptop and a notebook. The notebook was given by my niece as she no longer has use for it in her business. A Samson. It has its quirks, to be sure. I keep it in line, more or less, using primarily Revo Uninstaller tools lineup. Revo has something they call evidence remover, and I call deep scan. That one tool item does amazing good things though you have to run it over night due to the time it takes.
The laptop is an old Toshiba satellite running win 8.1. That old warrior does a creditable job. Its chip set may have been before the hib's at intel started really messing things up. It too has faults but they both work. sort of.

Blogger Calvin809 July 21, 2019 6:12 PM  

My company just started the diversity and inclusion, different perspective crap a few months ago. They also are saying that they are going to enforce their behavior policies outside of work on our private social media accounts. Fortunately I don't use any social media except YouTube.

Blogger Calvin809 July 21, 2019 6:16 PM  

You should see the bathrooms where I work sometimes. My 5 year old does a better job crapping in the toilet.

Blogger kurt9 July 21, 2019 6:47 PM  

Calvin809,

Do you mind sharing with us the name of your employer?

Blogger rexl July 21, 2019 8:29 PM  

It is not "diversity" if everyone is Indian, now is it?

Blogger weka July 21, 2019 9:04 PM  

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Blogger Thad Tuiol July 22, 2019 4:03 AM  

Indians are the most clannish, nepotistic people ever. An adroit anecdote: I was stationed in Japan from the mid-to-late the 90s, and I remember how Israeli kids would set out little jewellery stalls on street corners to sell their wares in the big cities. They were usually college-age kids just trying to make a buck on the side while officially studying in Japan. Anyway, when I returned to Japan on business about 10 years later, they had all gone, no more street stalls, and my Japanese business partner told me that about 3 or 4 powerful extended Indian families had taken over the jewellery market in Japan. Gotta hand it to them: kicking out the Jews from a market takes some organizing and effort.

Blogger Mrglobal July 22, 2019 10:20 PM  

Crew,

thanks for the article. I did buy the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X earlier this year for my gaming rig, after I read about Intel following the road to hell of SJW convergence. I couldn't be happier with the processor.

Blogger MrNiceguy July 23, 2019 9:57 AM  

The problem you've been having with low-end laptops is that they are low-end laptops. Stick to laptops aimed at the business market. I'd suggest either a ThinkPad from Lenovo or a Dell Latitude. If money is tight, get a refurb with a warranty, or buy a used one, replace the battery, max out the RAM, and replace the hard drive with a SSD. Avoid gimmicks like a tablet convertible.

Blogger Cobblestone July 23, 2019 7:31 PM  

First, AMD processors are recommended by YouTubers for those who want to do video editing specifically. Mine works very well, although I don't make videos anymore.

I have a question too- does anyone have a recommendation for an online college to learn programming? I have a local University, but I'd rather not attend in person. It's not too SJW infested, but I'd rather avoid it altogether if its feasible.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 23, 2019 8:06 PM  

@Cobblestone
Western Governor's University. They are entirely online public college with no physical classes. It is a co-operative project of several Western states to provide college education for remote and working adult students. Residents of some states pay in-state tuition.
https://WGU.edu

Blogger Cobblestone July 23, 2019 8:14 PM  

@Snidely Whiplash

Thank you. I will check it out!

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