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  1. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

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    "Both inventors of the Apple computer were occultists. To demonstrate that the computer had an occultic base, they priced it at $666.66."

    I came across the above at the below:

    http://www.geocities.com/jesuselcristos/hoaxology_09.html

    Sounds like a website from Dan Brown's book Angels and Demons. It asserts that the invention of the computer was the inspiration of a demon, and other cool stuff. For example, how computer system architecture and temple architecture are strikingly similar...dramatic music plays in background :cool:
     
  2. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't Leonardo da Vinci who forsaw the APPLE falling from the tree hitting Newton's head that spawned mechanica? :cool:
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Did you know...

    ...that everything you read on the internet is true?
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    While the validity of any of that "demon" stuff is in doubt, it is entirely true that the original Apple I was priced at $666.66. As to why they priced it as such, who knows.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, I hope they start a cource in hoaxology here at Bergen University, too... sounds very interesting...

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. floatingspirit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you. I suppose the main reason I posted that was to find out if that was true, assuming of course that you are right. ;) That site, by the way, is remarkably extensive. What sort of person would go to such lengths to collect and display such obscure disparate data!?! My favorite part though is all the babes! :p
     
  7. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I forget exactly why it was 666.66 - I a heard Steve Wozniak speech once where he claimed to have come up with that price - something about prime numbers, etc - a mathematical engineering joke of sorts.
     
  8. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    no i didn't. but now that you say it everything suddenly makes sense......
     
  9. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Oh, I'm totally right on this one. Check out www.apple-history.com for more details.

    Here's a gif file for the original print ad for the Apple I. ---> I couldn't upload the gif file. The original is on apple-history.com.
     
  10. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    According to one site :

    That having been said....
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That's a lie! Oh wait.. it has to be true.. :)
     
  12. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    Darn it. Thats 2 minutes of my life spent reading this thread that I'll never have back. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Kato C. macrumors member

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    So, like a sucker, I click the link above, and what appears:

    "U.S.A. IS UNDER CONTROL OF THE DEMONS"

    Now there is something that I might agree with.....maybe there is truth on the internet after all... :p
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That guy has too much time on his hands. Get a job.
     
  15. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Yeah, Woz has answered this question too many times to count (and sometimes he even answered the same way :) ) and it ABSOLUTELY has nothing to do with "satan" or "demons".

    freaking crazy religious people. i thought this argument was over 15 years ago. WHEN IT WAS DEBATED THE FIRST TIME!
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The cynic in me says that the '$' sign has more to do with Satan than 666.66 because at last check, the Devil didn't bother rounding off to the nearest hundredth. Anyway, wasn't 666 invented by some 1940s Hollywood producer? ;)
     
  17. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    there's the gif from apple-history. don't buy the demonic thing whatsoever. if it were, they would have had a 666mhz tibook/powermac and such instead of xx67, wouldnt they? err...just ignore the 6100/66 and the 66mhz bus g3, etc :p :D :rolleyes:
     
  18. glosterseagul macrumors regular

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    I must be thick because I'm more confused now I know its ALL true! :confused:
     
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