Congratulations on your purchase of a CAT Unit!
This model contains the following features:
* User Friendly
* Mouse Driven
* Self Cleaning
* Energy Saving Standby Mode When Not In Use
* Self Portable Operation
* Dual Video and Audio Input
* Audio Output
* Auto Search Routines for Input Data
* Auto Search for Output Bin
* Instant Transition (2 nanoseconds) Between Standby and Full Power Mode
Production Details: After basic KIT construction, the unit undergoes six
weeks of on site ROM programming and burn-in testing. Listed features are
installed during this period. Since MOMCAT uses local suppliers, there may
be variations between units.
Transportation: A suitable transportation case should be used for
transportation to the operating site. Failure to properly ship a CAT unit
may result in loss or damage to the unit and/or serious injury to the end
Installation Procedures: Upon receiving the CAT unit, the user should
examine the unit to verify that all I/O channels are operational. Look for
minor bugs in or on the system. Bugs are indicative of the MOMCAT production
environment. The user may manually remove any bugs. Bring the CAT to
operation in an environment temperature at 20 deg. C (+/-3 deg tolerance).
Use a quiet room with the primary user(s) present. Open the transportation
case and let the CAT unit autoexit.
Initialize the self-learning program Katfind(tm) by displaying the input
bins. These should contain H2O (liquid state, room temperature, 99% purity)
and dry energy pellets. Immediately afterwards, display the output bin. If
the user already has a CAT unit successfully installed, it may be possible
to transfer BASIC routines to the new CAT. For the first day or two, the CAT
will stay in self-learning mode. When the learn buffer overflows, the CAT
will autoswitch to sleep mode. This is normal. The MMU system will store the
new information to permanent memory. After 72 hours, the CAT will be
interacting with the operating environment.
The unit may be placed in direct sunlight. CAT units are operational in all
axes: standing, sitting, or laying down. If all basic environment
requirements are satisfied, the CAT system will produce a slight hum. This
A new CAT should not exit the primary site facility. Full portability comes
after extensive burn in. Some users never let the CAT unit autoexit the
site. The advantages are longer unit life and fewer bugs. Contact with
pirate CAT units may lead to unplanned BATCH iteration. Contact with
untested CATs may lead to virus infection. If allowed to exit, fatal errors
may happen. If you decide to let your CAT out, it should have a READ_ME.TXT
file with a system address and URL which identifies the host site.
Your CAT should have a system name. The name may need to be reinitialized
repeatedly until the system can read it correctly. This lets you issue voice
commands to bring the unit to an online state. Many owners give their CATs a
secret password as well. You can also get the CAT's attention by booting the
system. While this is effective, it is discouraged.
Applications: At present, there are few productivity applications for CAT:
MOUSE is a killer app. This is pre-installed.
Most owners use their system for game playing. CATs play best when they are
new. Older units suffer a system timing decay which leads to reduced
response and flexibility. Some CAT games are:
CACHE The CAT will CACHE a data string. Similar to the K9 unit game, but the
object must be smaller.
JUMP Move the data string through the air. The CAT unit will reach new
heights of operation.
MIRROR Place the unit in front of a mirror and watch it attempt to parse
itself. Some units may ESCape. Reboot the system by calling its name.
CHASE Played between two CAT units or a CAT and a K9 unit. Units take turns
as one is the data and the other attempts to parse it.
DANCE and SING Offer fishy data code to elicit a range of audio output.
Maintenance: CATs will self-recharge. This takes 20 hours in a 24 hour
cycle. CATs are self-cleaning and require little user maintenance. Do not
clean the unit with alcohol or benzine-based solvents. This may lead to a
A CAT unit should be taken once a year to a VET for a system checkup. Do not
attempt to open a CAT. There are no user serviceable parts inside. If a unit
emits unusual smells or sounds, it should be serviced immediately by a VET.
You may examine the CAT system to determine if it has a male or female SCSI
port. If the port is male, then the CAT unit may emit a non-toxic aerosol.
The VET can remove this component. CATs with female ports are plagued by
periodic heating problems. The VET can fix this permanently by removing an
internal part. Such systems should run unix.
Warning Notices: CAT systems are normally user friendly. However, in certain
documented situations, a CAT may pose a danger to the user. Repeated jamming
or obstruction of I/O ports may lead to deployment of auto-defense systems.
Never attempt a first strike on a CAT system. Its CPU clock rate made to
milspecs and thus classified, but JANE'S FIGHTING FELINES notes that a unit
was seen by ham radio operators to be apparently moving at 500 mHz. Twin
D-shaped five-pin connectors have an average seek rate of 3 nanoseconds. The
manufacturer is not responsible for injuries to the user. Children should
not poke anything into the CAT's I/O ports. CAT may BYTE. In dry, cold
weather, a surface electrostatic charge may build up. To avoid electric
shock, stand on an insulated surface. Do not operate the CAT above water.
This may lead to end-user damage. Carry the CAT firmly. Do not swing it by
If you properly care for your CAT, it will give you years of loyal service.
Many users get a second unit, to enjoy the ability to run complex simulation
User Groups: CAT users can find other users and FAQ on the Usenet newsgroup
Lifetime Warranty: The CAT unit is guaranteed against catastrophic failure.
Nine coupons are included.
Documented Problems: The Ctrl key on most CAT units is defective. This may
lead to serious performance problems. Do not install a BIRD unit at a site
which has an operational CAT unit. These tend to disappear.
* Models = Main frame, desktop and laptop models (smallest footprint in the
industry). Available in 15 inch, 17 inch, and 19 inch sizes.
* Interface = Touch sensitive interface for maximum user friendliness.
* Memory = Not much. Upgrades available real soon now.
* Expected Lifetime = 15 years (although 20 years is common).
* Weight = 3-6 kilograms without optional cables.
* Speed = 3 nanoseconds search/find with self-uprighting supertwist
* Color Graphics = Either paper white, monochrome (black/white), 64 gray
shades, or maximum of 16 million colors with 40 terrabits of high resolution
floating point pixels.
* Sound Chip = 16 octaves, digital MIDI output (MI/OU).
* Power Consumption = 250 grams protein daily (2 micrograms per second.)
* Operating Range = -30 to +45 C (-22 to +105 F)
* Vibration = 5-500 Hz, one octave/min, dwell at all resonance points.
Contacting CAT Technical Support:
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