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Where did the computer C drive get its name?

There is a rather simplified explanation I will give you, although it is actually rather complex. OK, let's begin. If you drop a cat at an elevation of between about 5 to 1,000 feet (you don't want to kill the cat, right? RIGHT!?!?!) AGL, what will happen, no matter what? The cat will land on its feet. DUH!? Anyway, what happens if you spread peanut butter on one side of a piece of bread and drop it? It lands peanut butter side down. DUH AGAIN!!! These two occurrences are not just caused by gravity, they are actually laws of physics. Newtons 4th and 5th laws to be exact. So if you combine these two laws, by spreading peanut butter on the cat's back, what will happen? I will give you a minute to think about it, because it's fairly complicated. When you believe you have a correct hypothesis, or you just get bored and your brain hurts, continue on. Ok, so what happens is, the cat will float in a state of equillibrium, due to the two laws of physics contradicting eachother. One says the cat's feet land, the other says the peanut butter will land. If these two dominant natural forces do not reach a compromise, levatation occurs. This sometimes also causes rips (NOT rifts) in the space time continium, and is not a laughing matter, although it is VERY funny to see the cat floating. Not only does the cat float, the repelling forces of the two laws cause it to spin. Alien UFO's use these levitating cats to levitate. The spinning motion of the cats must be converted into another energy, so UFO's spin, using the power of the spinning cats. When cats dissapear, its not because they die, but that they're abducted. Humans are not abducted by aliens. Cats are. This brings me to my point. these "cat engines" are reffered to as Cat Drives. This was abbreviated to C Drive. Since Cat Drives spin, and Computer C drives spin, Computer C drives were named after Cat Drives.


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Well the butter side of the toast only lands butter side down from a large range of heights (average height of tables vary in something like 1ft). Myth Busters showed that dropping it from a roof of a building when positioned vertically using a rig as to have no human contact, it really didn't have a tendancy as to which way it lands.

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my cats landed on her side/back before :\
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Well the butter side of the toast only lands butter side down from a large range of heights (average height of tables vary in something like 1ft). Myth Busters showed that dropping it from a roof of a building up and down, it really didn't have a tendancy as to which way it lands.

I saw that one. They made 4 differnt machines to do it. Crazy what they will do. Thats my #4 show. Overhaulin, Family guy, Simpsons

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Ya I love that show. When I am doing homework or playing games on my lappy, I'll just have the discovery channel on in the background. You'd be surprised how much you learn by just having it on in the background. Like the US Army has a train that can deliever payloads at Mach 9, the Canadian Navy (YES WE HAVE ONE!!!!) has the most advanced destroyer in action now, completely stealth, full automated defences able to take out 95% (or something like that) of incoming missles, able to turn over 40* at full speed, NASA is planning to launch space shuttles using magnetics as over time it will be more cost effective (using less rockets, well it'll use more, just less fuel and they will be reusable) and it gets up to speed extremely quickly (same idea as the mach 9 missle delivery system). Hmmm, wonder what is on now.

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Great Q/A

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Loved the C Drive explaination. Better than the Monty Pythons witches/duck logic in the Holy Grail. I suspect the more down to earth explaination has to do with original PCs having only floppy drives. The expensive ones had 2 drives, the A and B drive. What was left when those big 10 MB hard drives arrived? C of course!

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Goofy,

Loved the C Drive explaination. Better than the Monty Pythons witches/duck logic in the Holy Grail. I suspect the more down to earth explaination has to do with original PCs having only floppy drives. The expensive ones had 2 drives, the A and B drive. What was left when those big 10 MB hard drives arrived? C of course!

big nothing yrethguad has a living 2mb HD

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Well 10 MB was the smallest I remembered. I figured there were smaller ones at first but.... I still have some 40 MB drives hanging around.

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Ya I love that show. When I am doing homework or playing games on my lappy, I'll just have the discovery channel on in the background. You'd be surprised how much you learn by just having it on in the background. Like the US Army has a train that can deliever payloads at Mach 9, the Canadian Navy (YES WE HAVE ONE!!!!) has the most advanced destroyer in action now, completely stealth, full automated defences able to take out 95% (or something like that) of incoming missles, able to turn over 40* at full speed, NASA is planning to launch space shuttles using magnetics as over time it will be more cost effective (using less rockets, well it'll use more, just less fuel and they will be reusable) and it gets up to speed extremely quickly (same idea as the mach 9 missle delivery system). Hmmm, wonder what is on now.
I didn't know there was enough room in the canoe for all that equipment.
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Hahaha. Its even funnier that the US Navy wants to buy the plans for it so they can make their own and we said no.

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