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The Sons of Kahn move on And it came to pass, as hath previously been extensively documented, that the Sons of Kahn were sold by the Borlandites unto the hyperpolysyllabic Embarcoderhododendrongogogoch. And one acquisition begat another. For, in turn, the Borlandites themselves were absorbed by the tribe of Methuselah-focus …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    XE translation

    X=10, E=5 (as A=1, B=2, ...) - so XE is in fact 15, if you can read the signs...

    1. Steven Knox


      X is 10 in Roman numerals. E is 5 in hexadecimal.

      So XE is only 15 in some horrific kludge of ancient architecture and arcane programming tech....

      OH, now I get it!

      1. Robert Forsyth

        Re: Meaning

        If X (or 0X) signify the hexadecimal, then E would be 14.

        As VS pointed out 14 was 13, so perhaps XE is 14. Leaving the problem of JT.

        I suspect XE was cross-compiler/platform edition, but the name superseded events. An Android version would require Java, perhaps JT is Java Time.

  2. lee harvey osmond

    "jazz CD ... not all John Hancocked"?



    gosh, does that mean that somewhere there's an ancient seditious document signed floridly by Herbie Hancock?

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  4. Anonymous Coward

    I'll have what she's having

    Verily Stob thou art.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Thank you

    For once, a tech story that makes me feel only *almost* as old as methusalem. Verily, the first version of Turbo Pascal that I got to use was v. 3.0.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Anybody remember Kylix?

    So back to the roots regarding platform independence. Although it did not really work that well in those ancient times...

  7. bugalugs
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    love the patter

    but this guy does it better

    (australian electoral commentary)

    1. Charley 1
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      And I thought Clarke and Dawe were good,

      till I read that.

      Thanks for that, Bugalugs.

  8. Trevor_Pott Gold badge


    ...they are in pain now.

    Thus: excellent work. Carry on.

  9. Marco van de Voort
    Jobs Horns


    Why did they remove the "Devco" name from the shield?

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