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updated 02:00 am EST, Mon February 23, 2004

MyDoom targets RIAA

Weekend tech news: a slow-spreading variant of the MyDoom virus is expected to until sometime in 2006, later than anticipated by Intel's rival, AMD.




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    That's a laugh

    Especially when one comment comes from the company that creates the hottest damned chips on this planet and the other comes from the same company that is lagging behind AMD and IBM in their consumer oriented 64-bit offerings.

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    I'll second

    that

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    intel...

    ...oughta take their heads out of their asses.

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    well

    intel chips do run extremely hot... and pretty arrogant, but i'll have to say it will take a while for 64-bit to be fully adopted anyway. it took 5-7 years for 32-bit to be accepted (16-bit to 32-bit transition) on both the PPC side of things (think mac) and the x86 side of things (think windows).

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    Intel to iron AMD's pant

    INTEL CORP. 24 Feb 2004. Intel Corp. announced today the availability of it's latest microprocessor/home appliance.

    The 33-bit chip, dubbed 'Paradigm 4', will feature a massive 300 pipeline stages at an egg-frying 3.50 GHz. When questioned on the new chip's design an Intel executive replied '33 bit ought to be enough for any programmer, at least until 2006'. He later stated 'We thought about using new materials and manufacturing techniques, but in the end decided that the REAL paradigm shift occurred with heating your house whilst playing UT2k4 demo'.

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    Well...

    ... Macs were introduced with 24-bit chips, the Motorola 68000. It may be that the 68000 was a 32-bit chip and that the Mac OS was 24-bit.

    If memory serves me, the entire Macintosh platform has been fully 32-bit since the advent of System 7 back in, what, 1991? I still have the box, manuals and installer disks around somewhere.

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    Innaccuracy!

    Let's get the facts straight around here!

    Pentium chips ALREADY run at absurdly hot levels and consume RIDICULOUS amounts of power.

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    Stuff

    Up until System 6, Mac OS was 24-bit. At System 6 there was an option for 32-bit, but it was off by default. At System 7 32-bit was mandatory.

    The 68K series was all 32-bit chips, but the 68000 was limited to a 24-bit address bus. 68020 chips could be run in 32-bit mode if there was an external MMU (Memory Management Unit) on the mother board, and the 68030 had it build in.

    And finally as for who will be reducing chip power, look at IBM whose new 970FX consumes 24.5W@2Ghz, less than half the power the 970 consumed at 1.8Ghz - looks like no egg fryers for us Mac users in ten years. Intel talks a good game, but they can't walk the walk as well as everyone else, and x86-64 has pretty much doomed their Itanium chip to obscurity. They will be stuck with x86 forever it seems.

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    RIPE!

    Intel is just RIPE to sell 10 - 15 chips.

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    wow

    The RIPE shmuk wasn't in the first five.

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