Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <spc_at_conman.org>
Date: Mon Apr 22 01:05:57 2002

It was thus said that the Great Richard Erlacher once stated:
> Since the former thread title was <OT email response format> I'd point out
> that the only part of this quoted text that I originated is the part beginning
> with "This is true if you've got ..." though I'm getting credit for wisdom for
> which I can't take credit. Not being a software weenie, I'd never have made
> the claim in the topmost quoted section.

  The top portion quoted was me, of which you responded to (starting with
``This is true if you've got ... '') and then my response to that. I still
don't know what you actually meant by your response, and my reply was an
attempt to answer what I thought you were trying to say by showing how
coding to the hardware, to get maximum performance, doesn't always work even
if the platform the program was written for doesn't change (significantly).

> The "True 64-bit UNIX" for which my neighbor bought his now-discarded Alpha
> boxes is unfamiliar to me, but wasn't ULTRIX, since I'd heard that name
> before. This was an Alpha-specific product, the vendor of which apparently
> has gone under or something ...

  The only operating systems that I'm aware of that were made for the DEC
Alpha were VMS (or is that OpenVMS), ULTRIX, Linux and maybe a certain
version of Windows NT. There might have been another UNIX variant made for
the DEC Alpha but I'm not aware of what it could be.

  -spc (And I have to wonder what you actually use computers for ... )
Received on Mon Apr 22 2002 - 01:05:57 BST

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