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    When a Mac fanboy meets Bill Gates...


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    Um...what?
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    No doubt.

    I'll bet Bill couldn't wait to get out of there.
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    It's Bills fault anyways. He invested $150 Million dollars pre-iPod when the company was close to knocking on deaths door. But he wanted to protect himself from further anti-monopoly legal wrangling so he propped up a competitor that at the time only kept him from ruling 2 "niche" markets (education, graphic arts). Now, after the iPod, iMac, and iPhone, it stops him from ruling 4 "niche" markets and has made inroads on a couple other markets as well. I bet he feels that $150M is the worst money he ever spent.

    I still remember the taste of bile when I saw his head all gigantic at the MacWorld keynote when we took his money. It was the taste of failure. Little did we all know years later how worth it it really was.

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    is there something more than just a picture of 3 dorks im supposed to be seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    is there something more than just a picture of 3 dorks im supposed to be seeing?
    That's why I'm lost...but I wasn't going to phrase it quite like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Why the hell are their name tags so effin big?

    And does Bill Gates really need one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    That's why I'm lost...but I wasn't going to phrase it quite like that...
    im sure we are missing something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    im sure we are missing something....
    Yeah. This picture needs an article...

    When I clicked the link, I was expecting a video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Bill Gates could find 150 million under his couch cushions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    It's Bills fault anyways. He invested $150 Million dollars pre-iPod when the company was close to knocking on deaths door. But he wanted to protect himself from further anti-monopoly legal wrangling so he propped up a competitor that at the time only kept him from ruling 2 "niche" markets (education, graphic arts). Now, after the iPod, iMac, and iPhone, it stops him from ruling 4 "niche" markets and has made inroads on a couple other markets as well. I bet he feels that $150M is the worst money he ever spent.

    I still remember the taste of bile when I saw his head all gigantic at the MacWorld keynote when we took his money. It was the taste of failure. Little did we all know years later how worth it it really was.
    Isn't Bill a large stockholder in Apple? So, wouldn't that mean he was actually spending money that would give him some return?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    Isn't Bill a large stockholder in Apple? So, wouldn't that mean he was actually spending money that would give him some return?
    I bet he's hedging his investments. Over the past 10-years, you can get -20% return on MSFT or +1000% on AAPL. Doesn't take much of a monkey to know which one to pick:


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    AAPL is such a chaotic stock that I would invest in it as part of a portfolio, and not sink all my cash into it.

    There are computer stocks that are good standbys, such as IBM, RedHat, and Oracle, then there are those that you hope will go up, but who knows what will happen. Apple is one of these stocks. If Steve Jobs sneezes, the stock's value slams into the ground.

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