[rescue] Getting steadily further from [intended epithet] rescue

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Oct 1 16:19:11 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 04:12 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>> course, virtually no-one in the US has ever heard of ICL or the RSRE
>>> Viper chip.
>> I haven't heard of the RSRE Viper.
> OK, so maybe the Viper was a bit of an overly-specialized example.  
> It's
> a microprocessor developed by the Royal Signals & Research 
> Establishment
> for defense applications.  It's no screamer, it's an 80386-class chip 
> in
> terms of performance, but there's lots of embedded hardware on the
> market right now using less potent processors than that.

   Uhh, yeah man, that's an understatement.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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