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April 20, 2009

How many engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?

srikanth @ 8:10 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1240258218 ) Play

Identify object on keychain (left). Also identify reason for said object’s infamy. Quote on right should be clue.

fa3aa5dfad9fa29957c6386bab89e0aa

Cracked by almost everyone!

Answer:

Intel’s ’94 Pentium processor, which had the famous FDIV bug that caused all kinds of weird division errors. Intel released a keychani containing this processor on the front, and a quote by Andy Grove on the back. The quote was Grove’s response to the fiasco, which eventually became one of Intel’s mantras.

So yeah, it takes 1.92834674 engineers.

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