"The Computer" of Apple Computer, Inc.?

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  1. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    hey all,

    i was just reading the rules of the iTunes Pepsi promo, and in one part it says:

    what exactly does that mean? what is the computer? like a prototype with a built in atomic clock or something? :p
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps it's their time server, time.apple.com. Don't bother clicking, it doesn't load anything, but it's the time server the system clock in Mac OS syncs with.
     
  3. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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    yeah, i guess that would make sense... but whenever you hear someone refer to soemthing as 'the' you've got to think it's something special, right?

    just think! The Computer of Apple... The Computer!! :D
     
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    It's their 2048-processor G6 behemoth of course :D
     
  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph/?host=www.apple.com

    Evidentally, Apple is running a cluster, but I would think that the cluster would be synchronized somehow.

    They run PHP 4.0.6, no wait, thats 4.3.1, ah yes, it is 4.0.6, oh, an upgrade to 4.3.2 and Apache 1.3.28, nope that didn't work, back down to 4.3.1 and Apache 1.3.27. While we're at it, let's cache it on a NetApp appliance... :)
     
  6. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    !

    I don't know what THE COMPUTER is but I certainly would like to see it. !!:D
     
  7. stoid macrumors 601

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    It's an early prototype of 'The Brain' from Asimov's "I Robot"

    (Here's to hoping that the movie doesn't suck like Bicentennial Man!)
     
  8. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    i think oit's the time.apple.com

    haha. april fools day they should say the promo is over as a joke and get people pissed and start to cry like the people did when they saw the PC'ed G5 case :p
     
  9. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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