[OT] sw killing hw [was Re: [ILUG] MySQL & outer joins...]
akawaka at csn.ul.ie
Fri Sep 15 10:09:17 IST 2000
On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> Oh dear... Back to 'crappy software can damage your hardware'.
> Was is the C64 or the BBC Micro that could produce smoke with
> just the wrong sequence of instructins?
Loads of CPU's have had HCF opcodes (Halt and Catch Fire) over the years.
THe M6800 had one that toggled bus lines so fast they would burn
Of course, farting near a Speccy with a Kingston joystick adaptor would
usually cause it to start spewing smoke, screwing up Jetset Willies
chances of ever getting any sleep:) Poor willy.
Bother! said Pooh, as he ran out of KY jelly.
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