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Old 04-04-2007, 08:01 PM   #21
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At COMDEX recently, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."



In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:



1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.



2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.



3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.



4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.



5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive, but would run on only five percent of the roads.



6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.



7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.



8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.



9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.



10. Oh yeah, and last but not least . . . you'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off!



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Old 04-04-2007, 08:02 PM   #22
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Steve Jobs is my hero
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:23 PM   #23
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Motorola always had better designs but bad marketing Ahh the Motorola 68000 now that was chip. Nice memory mapped IO, straight forward 32 bit addressing better than that Intel segment stuff
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:28 PM   #24
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I'll be sure to let him know when I play Golf with him and my Wife's Uncle the weekend after next.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:10 PM   #25
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good god man,



something we agree on...



well, the sun shines on a dogs butt sometimes.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:24 PM   #26
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That is a fantastic-fu-- idea, thank you.



Just the geek in me that's .. MOM, is I'm still finishing my adventure, I KNOW, JUST SHUT UP!!



Anyway, you rolled a ....



Even though I geeked it out, it's still a good idea you had there. Mock what you understand!
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:28 PM   #27
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If you can get him to play a thief then I've got a role for him in my next adventure. He's got to bring his own dice though.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:14 AM   #28
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AMD should hire NCR to build a REAL technology showcase bike and stomp Intel!
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:01 AM   #29
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You say that like it's a bad thing...
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:06 AM   #30
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Yeah!



I had to google it since, i am no longer a card-carrying Ducatisti but, H3LL YEAH!



I would definitely be more impressed by a technology company that made their statement with an unobtanium custom exotic.



More power to OCC and all their imitators but, to me a chopper is something that you chop in your own garage on your own time with minimal money invested.
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