Re: I like the sub-head
Presuming the goat is healthy, the cleanup should be about as difficult as a spilled bag of baking chocolate chips. A cow, on the udder hand...
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As the story points out, the Z-8000 was a completely different design from the Z-80. Both the Intel 8080 and Zilog Z-80 were single chip versions of the Datapoint 2200 CPU, the Z-80 team having split off from Intel after Intel declined to make the expanded later version.
See: Wikipedia article on Victor Poor, esp. reference 8, "Forgotten PC history: The true origins of the personal computer" --Computerworld, August 2008
The rover was designed and built, as with all NASA projects, for many years of useful life; much longer than any reasonable person would expect. There just needed to be some number to claim the mission was scientifically successful - in this case once 90 days of work had been accomplished. That way everyone involved gets a gold star on their resume and another grip-and-grin photo to put on their I-love-me wall without waiting for the heat death of the bureaucracy.
As an admin of several sites around San Antonio, where Microsoft's purported data center is located, I can state that none of my sites reported any service outages. They are all monitored by a third party service and located in standard office buildings. Neither were there massive blackouts reported on the news, nor did the lights so much as flicker in my home during this heavy rain event. (Tenth-highest in city history, thus well within expectations.) Whatever problems Microsoft had were confined to their campus.
There's cheap, and then there's multiple-single-points-of-failure cheap.
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