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[Ain't email a wonderful, intangible thing? Well here we have a weird conversation struck up by our Andrew and two ferret lovers in California. We've had to remove their names because apparently ferrets are illegal in California. Read on for details and pics]

Re: Piii 850 Engineering sample

Dear Andrew, love your site.

Is this an engineering sample (see "ES" code tag)?

With thanks and appreciation,
Jack and Jill
San Francisco



Yep. ES does indeed mean engineering sample. Tried overclocking it?



Andrew



Hi Andrew,



Thanks for your response.

No, I don't have the chip. It being offered to me for sale from a Canadian enthusiast of your site. He had 4 of them and has one left. He said he has not tried O/Cing it yet. Are ES samples generally more closely scrutinized by Intel before they are sent out?

With thanks and appreciation always,
Jack and Jill

PS here's something to give you a smile, overclocked ferrets.



Yeah, they try to make sure they work OK. They're pretty good value as they're unlocked - I've been running an ES PIII 750 at 800MHz for the best part of a year and it's 100% stable.



btw, what are the ferrets called?

cheers
Andrew



Thanks for your message.



Are you running your ES chip at the 8 devider or higher FSB?

They are "Calvin" and "Tootsie."
Here are "Mickey" and "Mississippi."
We work with ferret rescue (they're illegal in California).

With thanks and appreciation always,
Jack and Jill



Running at 8X in a 100FSB Intel SR440BX mobo. Why are ferrets illegal and where do you rescue them from? How many do you have? (This is much more interesting than processors)




Dear Andrew,


In 1935, the Calif Fish & Game misclassified them as 'wildlife.' The real wild North American Black foot ferrets in South Dekota are almost extinct despite huge efforts to save them.



Ours are the 'domesticated' versions whose history with human go farther back than dogs and cats. They CANNOT survive outside for more than two or three days; their natural habitat is your home. They sleep a lot and act like kittens all their life until the day they die. Some will dance and 'chuckle/laugh' in ways that are undescribable.

We rescue them from people who bring them in from other states and find that they do not want them. We do not breed them and we have an underground railroad to move them in case of 'raids.' The Fish and Game guys think they'll decimate our agriculture and livestock and will confiscate and kill them, PLUS impose fines up to $10,000 PER animal per instance.

It isn't easy to be a rescuer. I've been in situations when I am fleeing from a raided home while officers are searching for ferrets. Our best rescuer has helped about 1,700 ferrets, devoting all her time and the vast bulk of her meager income to ferrets. Ironically, there are far more ferrets in California than in any other state. They are legal everywhere else except Hawaii.

We live in San Francisco. Where are you?

Here's Mr. Hobbs, our first...he was incredibly affectionate and would 'kiss' until he fall asleep, wake up, and start over where he left off....... He would sleep for hours in my shirt. He 'danced' and 'chuckled' in ways that were irresistable. He's been gone fro years and we still miss him.

With thanks and appreciation always,
Jack and Jill





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