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On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, 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...
>
> Unless you translate the signs one by one. But that's not the correct
> way to do it.

see the qualifyer in my statement:
"...if you just translate the symbols, but ignore the meaning..."

of course that is not the right way to do it, when has that ever stopped intel?



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