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Old Aug 4, 2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings (D-SC) to retire

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/216/...st_Frit:.shtml

This is of interest around here because Intel's secure chip is known as the Fritz chip:

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Why call the monitor chip a `Fritz' chip?

In honour of Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina, who is working tirelessly in Congress to make TCPA a mandatory part of all consumer electronics.
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq-0.2.html
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-Ambrose Chapel

I thought it was him! - But I wasn't completely certain.

See ya Fritz!
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Hopefully this will be a deterrent from the fritz chip 1984-esque situation all windows users would be facing...
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Yeah the first time I read the article I didn't remember who he was...then I saw the headline again and made the connection.

I thought the chip was still coming...I know Longhorn includes Palladium (or is it just the new name?). I guess Fritz'll get his secure computing.
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As a resident of South Carolina I only have one thing to say;


"Don't let the door hit you on the way out Fritz!"

so long Foghorn Leghorn!

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know Longhorn includes Palladium (or is it just the new name?
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Palladium is the software component to the initiative.
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I wish him well in his retirement. After 51 years of service and the age of 81, he is defintely due for some time to spend with family.
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Palladium is the software component to the initiative.
Thanks. What is happening with the hardware angle? Is Intel still on track with the Fritz chip?
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Thanks. What is happening with the hardware angle? Is Intel still on track with the Fritz chip?
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Yep. And it might be introduced with the 3.2 P4 this December - though that functionality won't be active until Palladium.

This stuff just make me love my Macs all the more: freedom.
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patrickObrien - yes i totally agree. after i first read that FAQ on TCPA last year i was pretty disgusted...i truly hope Apple can keep this sort of thing from infesting Macs.
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