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The Sons of Kahn move on And it came to pass, as hath previously been extensively documented, that the Sons of Kahn were sold by the Borlandites unto the hyperpolysyllabic Embarcoderhododendrongogogoch. And one acquisition begat another. For, in turn, the Borlandites themselves were absorbed by the tribe of Methuselah-focus, …

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XE translation

X=10, E=5 (as A=1, B=2, ...) - so XE is in fact 15, if you can read the signs...

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Meaning

X is 10 in Roman numerals. E is 5 in hexadecimal.

So XE is only 15 in some horrific kludge of ancient architecture and arcane programming tech....

OH, now I get it!

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Re: Meaning

If X (or 0X) signify the hexadecimal, then E would be 14.

As VS pointed out 14 was 13, so perhaps XE is 14. Leaving the problem of JT.

I suspect XE was cross-compiler/platform edition, but the name superseded events. An Android version would require Java, perhaps JT is Java Time.

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"jazz CD ... not all John Hancocked"?

jazz...

Hancock...

gosh, does that mean that somewhere there's an ancient seditious document signed floridly by Herbie Hancock?

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I'll have what she's having

Verily Stob thou art.

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Thank you

For once, a tech story that makes me feel only *almost* as old as methusalem. Verily, the first version of Turbo Pascal that I got to use was v. 3.0.

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Anybody remember Kylix?

So back to the roots regarding platform independence. Although it did not really work that well in those ancient times...

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love the patter

but this guy does it better

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2960838.htm

(australian electoral commentary)

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And I thought Clarke and Dawe were good,

till I read that.

Thanks for that, Bugalugs.

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Brains...

...they are in pain now.

Thus: excellent work. Carry on.

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Jobs Horns

Devco?

Why did they remove the "Devco" name from the shield?

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