Insanely OT -- but very funny
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Wed Oct 19 08:32:17 CDT 2005
I made no such accusation. I only joked that the thread could become that
way, which would be ironic, given my history on cctalk of defending against
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On Behalf Of Mike Maginnis
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Subject: Re: Insanely OT -- but very funny
I don't think demanding technical accuracy (especially in an article about
tech) counts as media-bashing...
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> LOL, I'm going to be really ticked if my own post turns into a
> bash-the-media thread. That'll teach me to go OT, huh?
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> On Behalf Of Hans Franke
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:05 AM
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> Am 19 Oct 2005 8:37 meinte Sridhar Ayengar:
> > 'Computer Collector Newsletter' wrote:
> > > Attack of the Gaming Grannies
> > > http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/oct2005/id20051018_17
> > > 36
> > > 99.htm
> > What in the hell is a "Pentium 286"?
> I don't know, but I deduct it must be some precessor to the Intel x86
> line, since it was around about 20,30 years ago, so from 1975 on, wich
> clearly makes it an 8 Bit machine, maybe a sideline from the 8080? We
> all know that companies like to reuse names - or what else is the
> similarity between a
> 1966 Shelby Mustang GT and a 2006 Mustang GT?
> After all, back then there wehre a lot of processors in even more
> different computers :) Maybe it was a special development for Atari,
> since they say it was the machine the couple did run PONG on. After
> all, it's businessweek, a magazin our econimic power people trust, so it
must be true.
> VCF Europa 7.0 am 29/30.April und 01.Mai 2006 in Muenchen
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