Friday, February 20, 2009

Nannerpuss (incl. video)

Ok, so I'm a bit late on the commercials from the superbowl. We started watching it late at my dad's house - it was DVRed - and so we skipped most of the commercials. Anyway, this one's weird, and a great supposed-250th post for my blog:

The wikipedia page on Denny's is kind of interesting, if you care.

Now here's something interesting: apparently the next version of Microsoft Windows (the link is to the wikipedia article on Windows, and is a good general reference) is going to be called "Windows 7." Now here's why it's interesting... let's count:
  1. Windows 1.0 (DOS-based Windowing layer)
  2. Windows 2.0
  3. Windows 3.0/3.1/3.11 and Windows NT 3.1/3.5
  4. Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0
  5. Windows ME and Windows 2000
  6. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
  7. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
  8. Windows 7
So, by my count, the 8th version of windows will be called Windows 7. Huh? Brilliant, Microsoft!

(ok, officially the "build number" - according to the wikipedia article - has the various flavors of XP as "5.x" - that is, an evolution of the Windows 2000 kernel, which is 5.0; Windows Vista is 6.0, and Windows 7 is officially built on kernel 6.1.7000... but still, that's incongruent with the build numbering system, where "7" doesn't equal "6"... guess maybe it's kind of like when Intel called the "586" the "Pentium" for trademark rights, followed by Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, and Pentium D... and now we have no idea where CPU iterations stand! Why wasn't Pentium II the Hexium? Maybe witch doctors had that trademark already... then P3 would be the Heptium, and P4 would be the Octanium - now that's a cool name! What kind of computer do you have? I have the new octanium processor in mine! Of course, "nonanium" - the next iteration - sounds kind of stupid, and who wants a dodecanium?)


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