An Irish man paid his friend €30 to call in a bomb threat at Intel so he could avoid work. One month later, the friend that called it in was identified by his voice after a cab driver brought him to a police station for refusing to pay cab fare. factsource
Got some Intel Intellec systems, these were used in the 70s and 80s by computer companies to help design new systems based on Intel CPUs. (Apparently Gary Killdall used a slightly older model to develop CP/M)
I mainly bought the lot for the floppy drives, but I’m sure I’ll get some use out of it.
Never one to shy away from a commercial endeavor, Warhol in 1985 became a Commodore representative, agreeing to create digital art on an Amiga 1000 to help advertise the computer. His 28 digital “experiments” were nearly lost until 2014, when artist Cory Arcangel worked with the Warhol Museum and theCarnegie Mellon University Computer Club to recover the files.
These four digital Warhols have never before been seen in their native environment: a vintage Amiga. Warhol Museum visitors will soon be able to view these Amiga Graphicraft creations, plus six other Warhol experiments, and create their own images on a retrofit computer.
In 1990, NCR introduced the System 3000, a seven-level family of computers based on Intel’s 386 and 486 CPUs. The majority of the System 3000 range utilised IBM’s Micro Channel architecture rather than the more prevalent ISA architecture, and utilised SCSI peripherals as well as the more popular parallel and serial port interfaces, resulting in a premium product with premium pricing. The 3600, through NCR subsidiary Applied Digital Data Systems supported both the Pick Operating System and Prime Information.
The HP Jornada 720 was a handheld PC released in 1999 that ran Windows CE. For all intensive purposes, it was a pocket sized computer that was able to run many of the applications that were compatible with windows 98 and under, making this a very formidable little device. The 720 is powered by an Intel SA1110 StrongARM processor running at 206MHz and has 32MB of SDRAM for memory
The Pentium II brand refers to Intel’s sixth-generation microarchitecture (P6) and x86-compatible microprocessors introduced on May 7, 1997. Containing 7.5 million transistors (27.4 million in the case of the mobile Dixon with 256 KB L2 cache), the Pentium II featured an improved version of the first P6-generation core of the Pentium Pro, which contained 5.5 million transistors. However, its L2 cache subsystem was a downgrade when compared to Pentium Pros. In early 1999, the Pentium II was superseded by the almost identicalPentium III, which basically only added SSE instructions to the CPU.
In 1998, Intel stratified the Pentium II family by releasing the Pentium II-based Celeron line of processors for low-end workstations and the Pentium II Xeon line for servers and high-end workstations.
Unlike previous Pentium and Pentium Pro processors, the Pentium II CPU was packaged in a slot-based module rather than a CPU socket. The processor and associated components were carried on a daughterboard similar to a typical expansion board within a plastic cartridge. A fixed or removable heatsink was carried on one side, sometimes using its own fan.
The Pentium II was basically a more consumer-oriented version of the Pentium Pro. It was cheaper to manufacture because of the separate, slower L2 cache memory. The improved 16-bit performance and MMX support made it a better choice for consumer-level operating systems, such as Windows 9x, and multimedia applications. Combined with the larger L1 cache and improved 16-bit performance, the slower and cheaper L2 cache’s performance impact was reduced. General processor performance was increased while costs were cut.
The Pentium III (marketed as Intel Pentium III Processor, informally PIII, also stylized as Pentium !!! ) brand refers to Intel’s 32-bit x86 desktop and mobile microprocessors based on the sixth-generation P6 microarchitecture introduced on February 26, 1999. The brand’s initial processors were very similar to the earlier Pentium II-branded microprocessors. The most notable differences were the addition of the SSE instruction set (to accelerate floating point and parallel calculations), and the introduction of a controversial serial number embedded in the chip during the manufacturing process.