Fun_People Archive
20 Dec
Old & New Pentium News

Date: Tue, 20 Dec 94 17:06:44 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Old & New Pentium News

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Wendell Craig Baker <>
From: (Michel)

 According to Nostradamus, there are TWO flaws in the Pentium.
 What else is INTEL hiding from us?

 Century II, VI:

        Aupres des portes & dedans deux citez
    Seront deux fleaux, & onc n'apperceut VN TEL,
    Faim, dedans peste, de fer hors gens boutez,
        Crier secours au grand Dieu immortel.

          Near the gates and inside two cities
  Will be TWO FLAWS, and nobody noticed it [from] INTEL
     Hunger, pest inside, by steel people thrown out
         Cry for help to the great immortal God.

Forwarded-by: (Robert Poor)

Intel's Latest...
Dec 20, 1994

Santa Clara, CA:  Intel Corporation has announced that they will replace
their flawed Pentium chip with a new version of the chip for any customers
who request it.  The replacement was previously only offered to customers
who could prove that their applications were affected by the errors in the
chip.  "This new chip reflects corrections to the floating point instructions
as well as adjustments to Intel's corporate stance," beamed Andy Grove, CEO
for Intel.  Mr. Grove denied, however, the speculation that the replacement
chip will be labelled "Repentium."

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []