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Subject: Re: OT: Has anyone used VXA-1 tape drives? Date: 4/17/2001 11:16 AM
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Their reliability is claimed to be fantastic. Some clown, for example, took a tape and dropped it into boiling water for a minute, dried it out, and restored all the 100 megabytes that they had written onto the tape. Then he froze it into a block of ice, melted it, dried it out, and restored all the data from it. Then he poured hot coffee on it, rinsed it out twice, dried it out, and restored all the data from it. They do not recommend doing this.

Listen, I have this computer I want to sell you. It's the best one you've ever seen. It's fully Windows compatible, but with only virgin code (no MSFT code in it). It also runs any flavor of Linux or Unix without any problems. It also runs Mac code in native mode.

Not only that, but it has a guaranteed MTBF of 250,000 hours, and it NEVER crashes, no matter what you do with it.

To top it off, we have successfully implemented the DWIM (Do What I Meant) instruction on this system, thus providing an unparalleled computing experience.

This system costs three times as much as any other computer you will purchase, but it is worth it.

Do you believe me?

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