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November 4, 2001 4:26:19 PM

Yes you read it right, the results of how dumb some PC Shop adds in Computer Magazines do!! Hah the thing couldn't calculate 1+1 without 15 fans blowing to back the hard work!
Other examples to talk about:
ATI Export 2000!! (I laughed so hard when I read Export...!)
P4 Tualatin!!
Athlon XP 1.8GHz! Yeah we knew they'd do that, but still!
Geforuce 2. The error was written twice, yet they didn't realize.

Seriously no offense to any store worker here, cuz I know you wouldn't do such false marketting, everyone here except trolls know the names...
Feel free to put your experiences of bad adds!

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November 4, 2001 6:14:11 PM

Maybe this one is more specific, but still an incorrect one:
Celeron 700, 733 and 766 MHz <font color=red>100 MHz FSB</font color=red>
November 4, 2001 7:43:16 PM

PCWarehouse says:
New Sony has 100MB HDD!!


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November 4, 2001 8:42:55 PM

What an era we live in! So advanced!

The best still is the 1KHZ P3!
November 4, 2001 9:01:12 PM

oh ive seen an add for a
athlon 1.3Gig


and to make it more insulting, it was actually the athlon 'C' i.e. the 1.333.
i wonder if that 1.3Gig came with a 40Mhz hard drive? lol

Is that a Northwoody in your pocket or are you just eXPited to see me?
November 4, 2001 10:32:08 PM

The best are celeron 100FSB who is not true but expect 10% of the population.Every one will think is a real 100FSB.

the same goes for Athlon xp 1.8 mghz.

I just wonder if this is really a error or marketing.

Wisdom dont come with time
Meilleur chance la prochaine fois
November 5, 2001 12:34:20 AM

My attempt at JUIN translation:

The funniest ads are the ones that sport a Celeron 100FSB when they really are not. The advertising expects about 10% of the population to fall for the misleading information.

The same is true for the Athlon XP 1800+ being mistaken for 1.8ghz.

Is this just an error in marketing, or is it intentional?

[psychosis]Walls are moving..... reality is fading.... JUIN posts driving me to insanity.....[/psychosis]

Ahhh... much better now. That was close! I think I will leave the translations to Matisaro.


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November 5, 2001 12:40:10 AM

Everyone seems to want the juin translation job, burger, now you. I think we all should share the duties, the boy posts a TON of gibberish, and its alot of work for just one lonely guy.

~Matisaro~
"The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
~Tbird1.3@1.5~
November 5, 2001 12:53:18 AM

Let's have a team of translators working around teh clock to translate Juin.

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November 5, 2001 1:07:21 AM

Or the ever popular 400 GB 720 RPM HD?

I've seen an old computer that advertized 64 MB of video RAM and 16 MB of System ROM

60 FPS, 70 FPS, 80 FPS Crash!
Daylight comes and I have to go to work :frown:
November 5, 2001 1:29:55 AM

Quote:

Or the ever popular 400 GB 720 RPM HD?

lol, who in their right mind would ever want one of those, if they even existed. Even with super high density platters, 720RPM is just to slow to get any decent performance out of it

Quote:

I've seen an old computer that advertized 64 MB of video RAM and 16 MB of System ROM

I'm assuming them meant RAM not ROM. Even in that case, a 64MB Video card would be useless with 16MB RAM because there would be swapping all the time.

My point is, these aren't just typos; they were definitely typed up by people who know nothing about computers.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
November 5, 2001 3:05:12 AM

yep... the same people u see in the stores pushing P4 1.7's + sdram + tnt m64 + 5400rpm HDD solutions on newbies

enough to make u cry.

Is that a Northwoody in your pocket or are you just eXPited to see me?
November 5, 2001 6:37:05 AM

I read a classified ad I a local newspaper, saying they had a K6 2500 MHz for sale!!! and it was about half a year ago! I thought all we had was the 1.5 GHz P4 then.

and 20GB RAM and 64MB HDD was too good!

<font color=red>No system is fool-proof. Fools are Ingenious!</font color=red>
November 5, 2001 6:42:08 AM

thats okay, sdram for P4 is for real although not practical, more closer to suicide

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November 5, 2001 6:44:14 AM

and here is the masterpiece:

Taken from a Indian computer magazine:
a classified ad saying <b>Internet for Sale</b>!!!

on curious investigation i found they had a cybercafe for sale! and these guys were about to sell off the Internet!

<font color=red>No system is fool-proof. Fools are Ingenious!</font color=red>
November 5, 2001 10:04:22 AM

part of a pricing tarrif for mobile phones lists "1 wap page = 1KG" this would prove most problematic as the more you surfed the heavier your phone would become. best case, the phone gets too heavy to use. worst case, as it is only getting heavier and non larger then it's density increases so much it becomes a black hole and swallows you and evry thing else in the area up!! (this marketing material was sent to my store directly form BT Cellnet)

Although it has a lot of good ideas, beer doesn't know anything about computers!!!
November 5, 2001 1:49:26 PM

LoL

Oh I have a few of these.....

Last year in the Toronto Computes (Greater Toronto Area Computer Newspaper) there was a store selling
Hard Driver....yes, you read it correctly, Hard Driver......Not Hard Drives.....but Hard Driver.....
I Thoguht, Man, since when does the Computer Hardware Industry ask for Lead-Footed Liscensed Drivers......LoL

AND THAN in the same month's issue of the T.O. Computes someone was selling the Intel Pentium K6-2 500mHz System with 60MB of ram, yes, 60MB of ram, and suprisingly, it didnt even have a On-Board, Shared architecture video card.....puzzling to say the least......


What's next.. ???

heh

anymore anyone.. ?? post 'em

-MeTaL RoCkEr
My <font color=red> Z28 </font color=red> can take your <font color=blue> P4 </font color=blue> off the line!
November 5, 2001 1:57:00 PM

Quote:
Hard Driver....yes, you read it correctly, Hard Driver......Not Hard Drives.....but Hard Driver.....
I Thoguht, Man, since when does the Computer Hardware Industry ask for Lead-Footed Liscensed Drivers......LoL


::would've taken that one the porn joke route::

~Matisaro~
"The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
~Tbird1.3@1.5~
November 5, 2001 2:13:33 PM

I should have shouldn't I ?? LoL
Oh well I'll leave it up to someone else to do...heh heh

-MeTaL RoCkEr
My <font color=red> Z28 </font color=red> can take your <font color=blue> P4 </font color=blue> off the line!
November 5, 2001 2:58:15 PM

Naaah, I wont steal your base material, but you should think with a sicker mind next time heh.

~Matisaro~
"The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
~Tbird1.3@1.5~
November 5, 2001 3:48:33 PM

This happened not more than a year and a half ago.

once I lost a customer because I told him Pentiums were phased out and offered him a Celeron.

he was pretty insistant on buying a Pentium.

then he went to another guys who sold him a Pentium he wanted. I just called him for a follow-up and he said he already bought a Pentium system! I was utterly surprised and asked him whether i could see the system, he allowed me to. he also showed me the reciept.

it was a Cyrix M2, for which the man had payed about Rs.3000 (approx $65) more just because he was told it was a <b>Pentium</b> and the reciept said:

<b><font color=red>Pentium M2 233 MHz</font color=red></b>!

What do I say?


<font color=red>No system is fool-proof. Fools are Ingenious!</font color=red>
November 5, 2001 4:45:40 PM

Hmm, Intell Pentium K6-2... I'm not familiar with that chip :wink:

60 FPS, 70 FPS, 80 FPS Crash!
Daylight comes and I have to go to work :frown:
November 5, 2001 7:27:56 PM

This is all too good people, keep 'em coming, take out the archived magazines!
I'll try to look around, I know there are so many, I keep my old Ottawa Computes! magazines in to compare old pricing. BTW MetalRocker are you near Ottawa? I'm in Hull!
November 5, 2001 10:10:11 PM

Well I dunno if this really counts, but I was at a local pawn shop a few weeks back. I was up there with a friend who was pawning off some of his old junk. I was browsing around the collection on items for sale and noticed an old 286 Based computer with 14" mono-chrome monitor and no other obvious specs. Lol, it had two 5 1/4 floppy driver and it probably didn't even have a hard drive what so ever. So I guess the pawn shop owner was looking at this computer at a vintage point of view, cause the price tag on it was 500$ !!!! He even put a not on it saying in bold print "Monitor Included!!" <sarcasm> Wow, he's gonna lose the farm by throwing the monitor in at that already low price </sarcasm>

Sad thing is it was gone when I came back a few weeks later :frown: I really hope no one was suckered into buying that box. I dunno how many times I've had nieghboors calling me to get them on the internet cause they just got a "good deal" on a computer. By the time I get over there its an Apple II or a 286 IBM with DOS 4.0, and they are sayign they only got it for 300$. Always sucks to give them the great news of them being gyped...

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November 6, 2001 2:08:42 AM

oh qu├ębec now i am not the only one.

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November 6, 2001 4:55:50 AM

what was that???

<font color=red>No system is fool-proof. Fools are Ingenious!</font color=red>
November 6, 2001 3:20:01 PM

Sorry I am not, I'm from Toronto ;) 

So now we know where Juin is from AND why he cant speak proper Ernglish....
Juin, Can I ask you a question ? Do you have a French to English Translator on your Computer so that way you can type your posts up in the translator in french, convert it to english and copy and paste it into the post window ?? Would be much appreciated by ALL OF US HERE at THG Forum.. =) Thanx...

286 with 14" Mono-Chrome for $500 haha I should go and sell mine for $500. I have a 14" Orange and Black Monochrome monitor, an 8-Bit ISA Hercules Monochrome Graphics Adapter and a Seagate 80MB Hard Drive...hehehe....If I can get $500 for that..OHH BABY!!!

=)

-MeTaL RoCkEr
My <font color=red> Z28 </font color=red> can take your <font color=blue> P4 </font color=blue> off the line!
November 6, 2001 8:46:36 PM

Wow, a system that might not have been able to run Windows 3.1. Try a museum, see if they want it. ;) 

I have 2 4MB 30 pin sims still. And I have actualy used them. the old SB AWE 32 had slots for them, so at one point, my sound card had more memory than my Video card (2MB STB Trio 64, great card at the time), and 25% as much as my system (32MB was a lot at the time).

I sold that system to a friend a long time ago, old P 120 running at 133. I think it's still up and running.

60 FPS, 70 FPS, 80 FPS Crash!
Daylight comes and I have to go to work :frown:
November 6, 2001 9:41:45 PM

What's the point of adding RAM to a sound card? I have the old SB AWE32 lying somewhere in my house too.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
November 6, 2001 11:08:47 PM

It was for loading new soundfonts onto the card. This was before they just used RAM for it.

60 FPS, 70 FPS, 80 FPS Crash!
Daylight comes and I have to go to work :frown:
November 8, 2001 12:57:46 AM

Anyone else find anything funny?
wanna keep this alive to laugh!
November 8, 2001 1:06:00 AM

lol, the SB AWE32 is a huge ISA card that came with a lot of junk. Hehe, it even came with an IDE controller.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
November 8, 2001 7:35:14 AM

yes, the IDE controller was there because there used to be a single IDE channel on the I/O controller card (these days integrated on the board) and CD-ROM was considered to be a part of Multimedia Kit!

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November 9, 2001 4:46:02 AM

I was checking out the for sale section in my local news paper and found 2 PCs for sale. One even had a 200 MHz "Pendium" processor. Those are 1337. And I was delighted to read both PCs had free internet already installed... Amazing... we love net 0 :smile:

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November 10, 2001 5:32:21 AM

Correction: It was a 166 MHz "pendium" I got the ad and scaned it. lol

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November 10, 2001 7:27:23 AM

its still better than a <b>Pantium</b>!

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November 10, 2001 7:48:47 AM

there a typo coming regularly in classifieds these days - a P-IV 105 GHz! the '0' and the '.' are too close on the numeric pad, and on the opposite side as that on the calculator. the typist probabely does some accounting job! ;-)



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November 10, 2001 3:47:01 PM

haha, yeah probably.

What got me was the "free internet for both" as a selling hook. LOL need I say more?



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