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>
> Q&A:  THE PENTIUM FDIV BUG
>
> Q:  How many Pentium designers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
> A:  1.99904274017, but that's close enough for non-technical people.
>
> Q:  What do you get when you cross a Pentium PC with a  research grant?
> A:  A mad scientist.
>
> Q:  What's another name for the "Intel Inside" sticker they put on
>     Pentiums?
> A:  The warning label.
>
> Q:  What do you call a series of FDIV instructions on a Pentium?
> A:  Successive approximations.
>
> Q:  Complete the following word analogy:  Add is to Subtract as Multiply
>     is to:
>         1)  Divide
>         2)  ROUND
>         3)  RANDOM
>         4)  On a Pentium, all of the above
> A:  Number 4.
>
> Q:  What algorithm did Intel use in the Pentium's floating point divider?
> A:  "Life is like a box of chocolates." (Source: F. Gump of Intel)
>
> Q:  Why didn't Intel call the Pentium the 586?
> A:  Because they added 486 and 100 on the first Pentium and got
>     585.999983605.
>
> Q:  According to Intel, the Pentium conforms to the IEEE standards 754
>     and 854 for floating point arithmetic.  If you fly in aircraft
>     designed using a Pentium, what is the correct pronunciation of "IEEE"?
> A:  Aaaaaaaiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeee!
>
>
> TOP TEN NEW INTEL SLOGANS FOR THE PENTIUM
>
>
>   9.9999973251   It's a FLAW, Dammit, not a Bug
>   8.9999163362   It's Close Enough, We Say So
>   7.9999414610   Nearly 300 Correct Opcodes
>   6.9999831538   You Don't Need to Know What's Inside
>   5.9999835137   Redefining the PC -- and Mathematics As Well
>   4.9999999021   We Fixed It, Really
>   3.9998245917   Division Considered Harmful
>   2.9991523619   Why Do You Think They Call It *Floating* Point?
>   1.9999103517   We're Looking for a Few Good Flaws
>   0.9999999998   The Errata Inside
>


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Venki M. S. Iyer                                      venki@pencom.com
Me? I'm just a warm body.


| Date: 	Wed, 7 Dec 1994 16:11:36 -0600
| From: Rob Mayoff <>
| To: Alex North-Keys <>, Phil Glockner <>,
|         Dad <>
| Subject: FW: INTEL STOCK SPLIT (fwd)
| Mime-Version: 1.0
| Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
| 
| ---------- Forwarded message ----------
| 
| INTEL STOCK SPLIT ANNOUNCED
| 
| Santa Clara, CA, 12/2/94
| 
| Intel  (NASDAQ: INTC) today announced a 3 for 1.99994562416 stock split
| effective Jan 5, 1995, for stockholders of record as of Dec 9, 1994.
| 
| Although analysts were surprised about the strange ratio in the stock
| split, an Intel spokesman testily stated that "That's just the way the math
| worked out!"
| 
| Intel also filed a motion with the SEC requesting that it be allowed to
| publish it's financial reports to only 1 or 2 significant digits stating
| that: "There are significant efficiencies to be gained, both in the
| preparation and printing of financial reports.  Just as taxpayers can
| choose to file returns using the whole dollar method, we feel we can get
| financial reports out much faster if we don't have to rerun all our
| spreadsheets through a PowerPC to verify them. Besides, most investors only
| care about the first 2 significant digits anyway!"
| 
| 
| ------- end -------
| 
| P.S.  If you haven't heard about the Pentium FDIV bug then you won't get
| this.
| 
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