Re: Amazing-but-True Facts
- On Mar 31, 2005, at 10:18 PM, Ronn!Blankenship wrote:
> ==================================================================They'd be more amazing if they were, in fact, true.
> A M A Z I N G - B U T - T R U E F A C T S
> * The brand name "Jelly Belly" was created in 1982 after NancyExcept for the fact that Jelly Bellies have been around since
> Reagan made a much-publicized quip about her husband's
> 20-pound weight gain.
1976, at least according to their web site.
- At 05:01 AM Friday 4/1/2005, Erik Reuter wrote:
>* Ronn!Blankenship (ronn.blankenship@...) wrote:Sometimes messages get held up in transmission rather than being delivered
> > Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 00:18:31 -0600
>That was 18 minutes and 30 seconds late! For shame, Ronn!
immediately after they are sent . . .
- Ronn!Blankenship wrote:
> * In the late '90s, Microsoft secretly developed its own versionI can debunk this one. First of all: 70s/80s, Unix not Linux, Not
> of Linux, but shelved it after quality control researchers
> deemed it "too stable."
Secret. During the Unix Wars when there were a large number of Unix
versions with different names Microsoft ported one to certain PC flavors
named Xenix. Microsoft had no intention of selling it themselves, but
subsequently resold licenses to Xenix to several smaller companies and
OEMs to market and sell themselves.
The best selling Xenix distribution was SCO Xenix. SCO is well known
now for being "litigious bastards". Eventually they ended up purchasing
the last remaining remnants of the original AT&T Unix properties, well
after the Unix source and brand had been too widely diffused, and then
used those patents and copyrights to sue just about every other Unix
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