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User Info Oh Oh; entered at 2018-01-02 22:11:23
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Registered: 2007-06-26
OK, for the computer-challenged, if I got a techno-geek friend to help me, could he swap out an Intel chip for an AMD chip (I presume that would be nearly equivalent to having a new computer)?

No. You'd need to swap the motherboard and probably the RAM.
More importantly, would that be of any benefit or, if I do business with any player (Amazon, Blue Cross, Citibank, etc.) whose information processing/storage activities utilize a cloud-based system (even temporarily) does that mean all my data could already be "up for grabs" even if I have protected my own computer?

Yes. Actually, it's already up for grabs and has been for years. Only God knows how many people have figured it out and used it, but you can bet the TLAs have been all over this for a LONG period of time -- both foreign and domestic.
2018-01-02 22:11:23