Originally posted by ExCyber@Jul 2, 2003 @ 11:19 PM
How about these:
A 486SX is a 486 whose math coprocessor failed testing and was disabled, and the 487 "math coprocessor" is actually a normal 486 in a different package that interacts with the motherboard to disable the original CPU.
Some people say that a kilobyte is 1000 bytes and a megabyte is 1000 kilobytes. Others say that a kilobyte is 1024 bytes and a megabyte is 1024 kilobytes. A "1.44MB" floppy, however, is only 1.44 megabytes if a kilobyte is 1024 bytes and a megabyte is 1000 kilobytes.
Many game systems don't really have a hard limit to the number of sprites onscreen, only the number of sprites that can occupy the same horizontal line.
USB has three transfer rates. The one designated "full speed" is actually the middle speed, not the highest speed.
The "PS/2" mode on parallel ports is actually the legitimization of a simple hack that made the original IBM parallel port cards bidirectional.
Originally posted by SegaSaturnDDR@Jul 3, 2003 @ 11:27 AM
if you open up a floppy disk, take the magnetic disk out, then fill it with matchead shavings, the disk wil lcatch on fire as soon as a computer trys to read it!