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November 29, 2011

Who else is blue?

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Cracked by: Jayaprakash B R , shrik , Rahulk , mankuTimma , Manish Achuth , badideabear , KK , rickde , Sumanth Patlolla , jowens and Rogi

Answer:
The comic shows Metallo (or Metalo, depending on which spelling)’s kryptonite power source, which weakens and threatens Superman.

” AMD had a K series of processors. The K stood for kryptonite. The Superman in this case would be Intel, who had the competing Pentium processors. ” — badideabear

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12 Responses to “Who else is blue?”

  1. AMD naming there processor series as Krypton when Intel was at its peak and was know as the Superman of Microprocessor Industry.


  2. shrik
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    The K in the AMD K5/K6/K7 stood for Kryptonite, a reference to Intel as Superman.


  3. Rahulk
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    (1) Metallo — a supervillian in Superman’s universe who uses Kryptonite as its power source.

    (2) AMD – Advanced Micro Devices

    The connect is K5 – AMD’s first in-house x86 processor which was launched in 1996.The “K” was a reference to Kryptonite, which from comic book lore, was the only substance (radioactive pieces of his home planet) which could harm Superman, a clear reference to Intel, which dominated in the market at the time, as “Superman”.The numeral “5” refers to the fifth processor generation, which Intel introduced as Pentium because the US Trademark and Patent Office ruled that mere numbers could not be trademarked.


  4. mankuTimma
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    AMD realeased its x86 processor K5 where K was a reference to Kryptonite which was the only substance which could bring down the Superman of processors, Intel.


  5. Manish Achuth
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    AMD K series, named for Kryptonite. The only substance known to weaken Superman. The name alludes to Intel.


  6. badideabear
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    The comic shows Metallo (or Metalo, depending on which spelling)’s kryptonite power source, which weakens and threatens Superman.

    AMD had a K series of processors. The K stood for kryptonite. The Superman in this case would be Intel, who had the competing Pentium processors.


  7. KK
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    Kryptonite


  8. rickde
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    AMD’s first in-house x86 processor was the K5, K meaning Kryptonite, the only substance that could harm Superman, a clear reference to Intel, which dominated in the market at the time, as “Superman”.


  9. AMD Metallo

    August Brian Green, the recently canceled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, was announced as a participation in Smallville


  10. Sumanth Patlolla
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    AMD’s first in-house x86 processor was the K5 which was launched in 1996.

    The “K” was a reference to Kryptonite, which from comic book lore, was the only substance (radioactive pieces of his home planet) which could harm Superman, a clear reference to Intel, which dominated in the market at the time, as “Superman”.


  11. jowens
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    AMD/Intel and AMD’s K series of processors


  12. Rogi
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    The K in AMD’s K-Series processors is for Kryptonite to spoof Intel’s Ssuperman line.

    Kinda like BMW putting up “Checkmate” billboards right next to Mercedes’ “Your turn, BMW” billboards.


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