[PLUG-TALK] 8-point roll story
keithl at kl-ic.com
Wed Mar 8 12:41:07 PST 2006
On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:52:21AM -0800, Russell Senior wrote:
> I might be thinking of the MD80, which "might" be referred to in some
> circles as a Dash 80. In the mid-1970's I had a geeky Janes
> Pocketbook of Commercial Aircraft and memorized the entire worldwide
> inventory. Out of date nowadays, though.
Silly fellow. The Dash 80 was actually a prototype version of the
first Intel 8080. Intel hired a cooling fan engineer away from
Boeing, and he went *way* overboard. Delayed the introduction of
microprocessors by 10 years; they fell back on semiconductor RAMs to
save the company. The old slogan "Intel Inside" was actually a veiled
reference to this fiasco - never again would they build a device
that had to be used *outside*.
Too bad. Most Itanium server cabinets will not properly execute
either an 8 point roll or a barrel roll, much as they might deserve
to. At least the fans have enough takeoff thrust.
Er, uh, :-)
Keith Lofstrom keithl at keithl.com Voice (503)-520-1993
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