[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire 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>

   :-)  *snicker*

> 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 
> mainframe,
> it's a mainframe OS. I was talking about the combination of OS and 
> platform,
> 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... 
> (Does
> 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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