Don't Read If You Are A Pentium Fan! (fwd)

Anne Britt abbritt at UCDAVIS.EDU
Fri Dec 2 13:56:55 EST 1994


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>Date: Thu, 1 Dec 1994 15:50:41 -0800
>From: Tayhas Palmore <palmore at chem>
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>Subject: Don't Read If You Are A Pentium Fan!
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>forwarded from my brother (a *big* pc fan...well, maybe no more)
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>>Don't Read If You Are A Pentium Fan!
>>
>>Q&A:  THE PENTIUM FDIV BUG
>>
>>Q:   How many Pentium designers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
>>A:   1.99904274017, but that's close enough for non-technical people.
>>
>>Q:  What do you get when you cross a Pentium PC with a  research grant?
>>A:   A mad scientist.
>>
>>Q:  What's another name for the "Intel Inside" sticker they put on
>>Pentiums?
>>A1:  Warning label.
>>A2:  Truth in advertising.
>>
>>Q:  What do you call a series of FDIV instructions on a Pentium?
>>A:  Successive approximations.
>>
>>Q:  Complete the following word analogy:  Add is to Subtract as Multiply
>>is to
>>        1)  Divide
>>        2)  ROUND
>>        3)  RANDOM
>>        4)  On a Pentium, all of the above
>>A:  Number 4.
>>
>>Q:  What algorithm did Intel use in the Pentium's floating point divider?
>>A:  "Life is like a box of chocolates." (Source: F. Gump of Intel)
>>
>>Q:  Why didn't Intel call the Pentium the 586?
>>A:  Because they added 486 and 100 on the first Pentium and got
>>585.999983605.
>>
>>Q:  According to Intel, the Pentium conforms to the IEEE standards
>>754 and 854 for floating point arithmetic.  If you fly in aircraft
>>designed using a Pentium, what is the correct pronunciation of
>>"IEEE"?
>>A:   Aaaaaaaiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeee!
>>
>>TOP TEN NEW INTEL SLOGANS FOR THE PENTIUM
>>- ------------------------------------------
>>  9.9999973251   It's a FLAW, Dammit, not a Bug
>>  8.9999163362   It's Close Enough, We Say So
>>  7.9999414610   Nearly 300 Correct Opcodes
>>  6.9999831538   You Don't Need to Know What's Inside
>>  5.9999835137   Redefining the PC--and Mathematics As Well
>>  4.9999999021   We Fixed It, Really
>>  3.9998245917   Division Considered Harmful
>>  2.9991523619   Why Do You Think They Call It *Floating* Point?
>>  1.9999103517   We're Looking for a Few Good Flaws
>>  0.9999999998   The Errata Inside
>>
>>
>>Intel's New campaign...
>>       Intel Inside
>>       Can't Divide
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