this is why Microsoft shouldn't build airplanes

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this is why Microsoft shouldn't build airplanes

Post by philba » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:42 pm

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Post by Mike » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:59 am

haha, but whoever made that picture did not do a good job of making those screens look real. Every one of them is crooked.

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Post by jollyrgr » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:09 pm

And this is a Win9x BSOD. I'm fairly certain a real engineer would know better and use WinXP HOME as a minimum. :)

In any case I stopped by the local Hooters on my way home from work to get some carry out wings. (Yes I probably should have stayed and enjoyed the "scenery" but I was tired.) Anyhow I'm standing off to the side, away from the bar so as to give the girls plenty of room to get around. The waitresses on the floor kept using the register terminal behind the bar which upset the bartender girl. They kept having to explain their terminal had something wrong with it. I could see the termial they were supposed to be using and it brought a smile to my face; it had a BSOD!

I casually walked over and looked at the touch display. It had a Windows XP (embedded???) Blue Screen Of Death 0x7a error! The manager came along and looked at it a few seconds then unplugged it. Didn't try rebooting or anything. But it was funny to see a BSOD on a computer other than a desktop. I've also seen the Win9x error on a gas pump. I couldn't believe someone would be dumb enough to engineer Win9x into a product like that.
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Re: this is why Microsoft shouldn't build airplanes

Post by Chris Smith » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:23 pm

My favorite In the booty for gates is.....

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. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought "CarNT", but then
you would have to buy more seats.

6. 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 only run on five percent of the roads.

7. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced
by a single "General Protection Fault" warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same sized butt.

9. The airbag system would ask, "are you sure?" before deploying.

10. 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.

11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them.

Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to
diminish by 50% or more.

Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Dept.

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

13. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

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Re: this is why Microsoft shouldn't build airplanes

Post by developerzero » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:38 pm

You forgot to mentino (#6) that the Macintosh car would be 10 times as expensive and only available in ugly colors and would only have one control, instead of separate steering wheel, shifter, etc.

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