8 http://fare.tunes.org/tmp/emergent/kmachine.htm was not from the author of K-machines
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What is necessary to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

Microscope ? Specialized imaging software ? Chemical reagents, and others that are to buy for each check ? How much man-hours of work ? What else ?

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machineK-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

What is necessary to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

Microscope ? Specialized imaging software ? Chemical reagents, and others that are to buy for each check ? How much man-hours of work ? What else ?

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

What is necessary to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

Microscope ? Specialized imaging software ? Chemical reagents, and others that are to buy for each check ? How much man-hours of work ? What else ?

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

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7 mixed reagents and initial investment.
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How many hours of work and what type of reagent are neededWhat is necessary to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

What is needed to buy in the initial investment, to be able to make such checks?Microscope (microscopes, specialized? Specialized imaging software ? Chemical reagents, and others that are to buy for each check ...)? How much man-hours of work ? What else ?

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

How many hours of work and what type of reagent are needed to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

What is needed to buy in the initial investment, to be able to make such checks? (microscopes, specialized imaging software, ...)

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

What is necessary to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

Microscope ? Specialized imaging software ? Chemical reagents, and others that are to buy for each check ? How much man-hours of work ? What else ?

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

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How many hours of work and what type of reagent are needed to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

What is needed to buy in the initial investment, to be able to make such checks? (microscopes, specialized imaging software, ...)

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

You also can assume that the check will be done on US soil, for the eventual paychecks involved.

How many hours of work and what type of reagent are needed to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

What is needed to buy in the initial investment, to be able to make such checks? (microscopes, specialized imaging software, ...)

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

You also can assume that the check will be done on US soil, for the eventual paychecks involved.

How many hours of work and what type of reagent are needed to check that the layout of all the 35000 transistors on a given physical processor was not tampered with, assuming the normal layout and its dispositions on the die are extensively documented?

What is needed to buy in the initial investment, to be able to make such checks? (microscopes, specialized imaging software, ...)

If it is easier to provide an answer for a particular case, you can assume that it is a K-machine but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

If you prefer a processor you are more familiar with, you can assume an armv6 processor but made on a die at modern 22nm process.

You can assume that I will have access to all details of the fab to produce the processor, but that the particular physical processor I want to audit was made on the same fab line by the NSA.

5 Ok, I read and understood http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ and took out cost, I now only have put out the question of money. Can you release my message ?
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4 Replaced cost by order of magnitude of cost.
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