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

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sat Apr 27 11:34:22 2002

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> An amazingly strange and irrelevant distinction!
> Where was the mass storage interface of a 360 physically located? The
> disk drives were NOT in the same box as the CPU.
> I sincerely doubt that putting the disk controller inside or outside the
> CPU box has any significant effect on the Zuse number of the computer.

Speaking of which, the Zuse factor formula was officially proposed today
at VCF Europa 3.0. I've created a PHP script that computes your
computer's Zuse factor. It's still in Beta mode, but will work for the
most part.


The larger your number, the cooler or more classic your computer. Modern
computers, and even micros from the 1980s, will come up with a very small
number (1E-9 or smaller). I'm working on adding prefixes such as "micro",
"nano", "pico" etc. instead of just outputting a puny number.

If you don't like the formula, blame Hans, but it does seem to work for
the most part.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org

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Received on Sat Apr 27 2002 - 11:34:22 BST

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