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Intel Invents A New Calendar, Replaces Christ With Centrino

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As we reported, Intel launched Centrino 2 yesterday at an event held in San Francisco’s Mezzanine. However, we left out just one noteworthy event, we decided to share with you.

There was one aspect of this launch that was slightly off base, but we’ll leave it up to you to judge who was right and who was wrong. During his presentation, corporate vice president Mooly Eden invented a new calendar.

According to the executive, in 2000 BC ("Before Centrino") only 19% of all sold PCs were notebooks. In the year of Centrino’s birth, the share of notebook sales began to grow visibly, while we are now approaching the 50% mark - much earlier than expected, according to Eden.

Something is just not right here. Yes, we got the joke. But "2000 Before Centrino"? Really? Would that be year 3, since Centrino was introduced in 2003? Ok, we don’t waste too much time on this one, but we do hope that Intel will be skipping biblical terms or western calendars with something that makes sense.

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    hardwarekid9756 , July 15, 2008 7:01 PM
    That is just WAY to hot to comment on. Quite Frankly I see no problem at all.
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    dragunover , July 15, 2008 7:07 PM
    lol,Intel is gonna be struck by lightning..or preferably an AMD comeback sometime soon.
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    warezme , July 15, 2008 7:09 PM
    His name is Eden, more like the Beeaatch that snarfed the red apple.
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    jerreece , July 15, 2008 7:11 PM
    Granted the whole "BC" idea is a man made calendar (God doesn't need calendars as He is timeless), I'd still say it's a joke that walks a fine line. Especially one being made in such a broad public forum.

    I think the not so subtle reference to Jesus Christ with their "BC" statement is very prideful. Perhaps Intel's ego is getting to big for itself...
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    jerreece , July 15, 2008 7:14 PM
    warezmeHis name is Eden, more like the Beeaatch that snarfed the red apple.

    Eden is the place where Adam and Eve lived. Eve is the woman in which you are refering with your colorful language.
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    arson94 , July 15, 2008 9:24 PM
    Oh snap! warezme just got burned...
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    tagasur , July 15, 2008 9:39 PM
    ..they teach religion differently in texas, just so you know where warezme learned it. i live here, so i know what kind of a back-country, bible-thumping, conservative and subtly segregated republican state this is. gawd, i wish california, massachussetts or new york would invade texas, but who would want a state full of idiots, the president included?
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    evilshuriken , July 15, 2008 10:30 PM
    I thought it was funny. Some of you need to stop being so fearful of god, if he does exist I'm sure he's not terribly offended right now, and he's not going to burn down your house for laughing.
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    mdillenbeck , July 15, 2008 10:31 PM
    How long until the Christians come out of the wood works to complain how this is an insult and affront to their faith? Especially being so shortly after criticizing Muslims over their outrages over portrayals of their faith. So much for tolerance. (Sorry, just a side thought.)


    I didn't go into work last week here in Wisconsin and the weather got cooler and less humid over the weekend. Then I went back to work and its muggy and hot again. My going to work must be causing it to get hot and muggy - so if you live in Wisconsin and want to keep cool this summer, send me money so I won't need to go into work! (I'll stop when I reach $5k.)

    Seriously, how foolish do they think we are that we don't understand false claims of causality? Perhaps - just perhaps - there is another reason that notebook sales are increasing? Dropping price? Increased performance? Better portability? Naaaaaaah... couldn't be.
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    exit2dos , July 15, 2008 11:48 PM
    Theo, you know what Eden meant. You're deliberately trying to rile people with that title. Please take your FUD and your "reverse hyperthreading" back to the Inquirer.

    Flamebaiting is bad enough in the forum, it is really inappropriate for the frontpage of a respectable site.

    Does BoM really stand behind this type of journalism?
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    silversound , July 16, 2008 12:29 AM
    Does not deserve the name change
    Not really a big difference for laptops, just faster FSB and memory and some little things.
    Not a revolutionary stage like the core2, just a marketing stategy try to stimulate sale in my opinion.
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    everett , July 16, 2008 1:15 AM
    It's called a Pie Chart, Not a calendar.
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    wingless , July 16, 2008 1:27 AM
    Intel has blasphemed! The should be put to the sword!
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    Titanius , July 16, 2008 3:21 AM
    jerreeceEden is the place where Adam and Eve lived. Eve is the woman in which you are refering with your colorful language.

    That is major win right there.
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    captaincharisma , July 16, 2008 4:48 AM
    I can't believe you people are still think AMD is gonna come back. after the mess with there Phantom Quad core it's gonna be downhill to chapter 11 soon
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    fulle , July 16, 2008 4:57 AM
    @ Evilshuriken

    God 2,391,421
    Satan 10

    Watch out Intel! You don't want to provoke His wrath!
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    krowbar , July 16, 2008 5:22 PM
    Enough with the religious superstitions! It is the year 2008, and people still believe in myths and stories produced over 2000 years ago. There is no gods nor souls.
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    drrich2 , July 16, 2008 10:36 PM
    "There is no gods nor souls."

    So, your faith-based declaration that there is no God is expected to carry more weight than the faith-based declarations of others that there is? It's your right to believe as you wish, but it sounds like you expect others to cast down their beliefs - not much tolerance or respect communicated there.

    While the egotistical promoting of Intel's product is tacky to say the least, the willingness to thumb their nose at Christian's with their 'little joke' is rather offensive.

    You'd think if people were going to be Godless they could leave the subject matter (i.e.: references to God and Christ) alone, but sadly it seems that's just not the case. Witness all the people spewing out 'Oh my ...!' when their presentation/comportment & gross disrespect suggest they have no God.

    I suspect many atheists can get through their day without hacking people off with such comments as Intel's guy made.

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    Anonymous , July 17, 2008 1:25 AM
    I think he just means in the year 2000 before centrino came out. Not 2000 years before centrino.
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    stevo777 , July 17, 2008 1:53 AM
    LOL just a dumb joke. Why risk alienating some of your customer base? Personally, I don't care, but I'm sure some people would get offended.
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