[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 29 18:37:05 CDT 2004
On Apr 29, 2004, at 7:31 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> Yeah - but since it shares the same CPU instruction set as a PC, I'm
>>> calling it a PC...
>> Interesting approach.
>> My VCR has an 8051 in it. My air conditioner has an 8051 in it.
>> Since the CPUs share the same instruction set, I think I'll call my
>> air conditioner a VCR.
> <Hank Kingsley>
> Hey Now!
> </Hank Kingsley>
> That's apples and oranges - I was comparing two computers with the same
> CPU/Instruction set... (Basic "PC" and imaginary PC with cool x86 CPU
> in an
> IBM PC "incompatible" system) - I was quoted out of context ;^)
> When you run an OS on a PC, it's a PC OS - if you run an OS on a
> it's a mainframe OS. I was talking about the combination of OS and
> NOT the OS in all it's permutations.
Understood. I was giving you static. You're not often such an easy
target, so I have to take the shot when it comes available. ;)
> Back to your witty comment - if your Air conditioner has the same
> interface/controls as yoru VCR, then your agrument might hold water...
> your AC have a Rewind button? ;^)
In fact, I think it might. It is one *weird* air conditioner! ;)
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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