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On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 12:12:39AM +0200, David Weinehall wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 08:14:58AM -0400, Mark Salisbury wrote:

> > On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, davej@suse.de wrote:
> > > On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

> > > Why Intel chose family 15 is still beyond me though.

> > IV is 15 if you just translate the symbols, but ignore the meaning
> > either that or someone was smoking alot of crack.

> Huh? IV == 4. XV == 15.

> I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500, M = 1000...

He said if you just translate the symbols... He really sort of
meant translate the digits (Roman Numeral Digits).

i.e...

IV => I V
I V => 1 5
1 5 => 15.

When I was at Michigan State University, we had something similar.
The mainframe there was a CDC 6500, a 6000 series system, and the programing
group called themselves the VIM group for "6000 series". That was
VIM => VI M => 6 1000 => 6000.

> Unless you translate the signs one by one. But that's not the correct
> way to do it. In that case, Pentium III would have the modelcode
> 0x0111...

No it's not the correct way, but that's not the point, is it.

> Then again, we all know that Intel has made processors in the past that
> couldn't count, so I guess it's possible that they screwed up this time
> too :^)

No. They didn't screw up. They just tried a Roman Numeral pun.

> /David
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