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Intel enters the motorcycle business.
Intel builds a chopper to help celebrate 30 years of embedded processors.
Yeah, it's strictly promotional and you'll probably never be able to buy one, not in the real world at least.
In celebration for thirty years of Intel embedded processing and computing, the chip giant decided to celebrate with a roar. This 250-horsepower soft-tail chopper runs with an Intel chip, giving the rider a computer right on the dashboard. Just don't try to send an e-mail while roaring down the highway. Built by Paul Teutul senior of Orange County Choppers had this to say about his mechanical/digital creation.
As Intel celebrates 30 years of innovation, we’ve created the most powerful and technologically advanced bike we’ve ever made to showcase the many ways the world benefits from Intel embedded technology.
While Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Embedded and Communications Group said that “this 250- horsepower chopper designed using quad-core Intel computers is more than just a mechanical powerhouse.”
His son, Paul junior, probably helped out with the project too. One cool mod preformed was the complete abandonment of rear view mirrors. Instead, the bikes dash board monitor will display what's behind you via a rear view camera, thanks to an Intel Quad-core chip/based system.
There's no word yet if this bike will make it to market, but if you really want one, you can by the digital version. Intel has designed a virtual hog for the on-line community 'Second Life', a virtual world where millions of users live and play as a collection of bits and bytes.
I wonder though? If I had the real world Intel chopper, running Windows Vista, and the OS were to crash, would the motorcycle explode? Probably not. Would Vista ask me a million times, "Do you really want to add this gas to your tank? Do you really want to shut down? This oil change has not been digitally signed by Microsoft, do you ant to continue?"
You must spread before giving to Silver again.
Last edited by Silver; 07.04.2007 at 13:49. Reason: Updating the image
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