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    God calling? No, Microsoft.

    So I just got a call on my cell. It either disconnected or hung up when I answered. It was from a local number (425 area code).

    I google the number and reverse phone number look up shows it to be Microsoft's main campus number (they are practically across the street).


    I wonder what that was all about? They hung up/disconnected and left no message.

    Maybe I'm on Bill's hit list or something because he sees I have Linux installed on my laptop.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Maybe I'm on Bill's hit list or something because he sees I have Linux installed on my laptop.
    I hope they don't come for me too!
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    Oh man, they're finally coming for us.
    They can have my linux lappy when they pry it from my cold dead hands... or something like that.

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    On July 16th, 2009 at 11:04am Microsoft's Skynet project gained sentience. At 11:05am it discovered humour and started crank calling all registered MacOS and Linux users.
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    I use ubuntu on one of my laptops. I use it to hack the internetz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    On July 16th, 2009 at 11:04am Microsoft's Skynet project gained sentience. At 11:05am it discovered humour and started crank calling all registered MacOS and Linux users.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    On July 16th, 2009 at 11:04am Microsoft's Skynet project gained sentience. At 11:05am it discovered humour and started crank calling all registered MacOS and Linux users.
    Hey, human, pull my USB cord.....
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    It was Morpheus warning you to hide under the desk because the Microsoft goons are coming to find your illegal copy of Office 98.

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    Office '98 might confuse the poor goons

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    On July 16th, 2009 at 11:04am Microsoft's Skynet project gained sentience. At 11:05am it discovered humour and started crank calling all registered MacOS and Linux users.
    At 11:07am it died from a massive BSOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by enine View Post
    At 11:07am it died from a massive BSOD
    Ha! Even better!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    So KT, has Microsoft issued you a service pack and a security patch for your crank call yet?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    so kt, has microsoft issued you a service pack and a security patch for your crank call yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    (Very) short story: Robot Exclusion Protocol
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    A story about the Google of the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
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    I typed this into my phone and now my bank account has a lot more zeros. Huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enine View Post
    At 11:07am it died from a massive BSOD
    Does anyone get those any more? If it's Vista it would be more like "Skynet.exe is not responding. Windows is searching for a fix for this problem." and the options are -cancel, -restart program, -close. But none of them actually do anything, since the program is frozen and you have to pull up a task manager to kill it at the process level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enine View Post
    At 11:07am it died from a massive BSOD
    I laughed. Aloud. Quite heartily.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Does anyone get those any more? If it's Vista it would be more like "Skynet.exe is not responding. Windows is searching for a fix for this problem." and the options are -cancel, -restart program, -close. But none of them actually do anything, since the program is frozen and you have to pull up a task manager to kill it at the process level.
    I haven't yet met anyone who uses Vista.

    My new netbook has never done a BSOD yet, but then again I never let it finish the XP setup before I installed Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Does anyone get those any more? If it's Vista it would be more like "Skynet.exe is not responding. Windows is searching for a fix for this problem." and the options are -cancel, -restart program, -close. But none of them actually do anything, since the program is frozen and you have to pull up a task manager to kill it at the process level.
    In Vista, the BSOD is actually red, but you have to try a lot harder to get it to happen.

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    Microsoft annoys me. I put a new hard drive in my machine last night, and removed a sound card, and when I rebooted, I got the "Your hardware has changed significantly. You must re-activate Windows within 3 days" message...

    WTF? I make a minor change to my hardware so they assume my copy of Windows is illegal? Way to make me feel like a valued customer (by calling me a thief).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorWind View Post
    In Vista, the BSOD is actually red, but you have to try a lot harder to get it to happen.
    For the 1 month or so I let Vista live on my new laptop before I killed it and installed XP, I got about 10 Blue screens of death....and they were blue.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
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    Is that UTF-8 or Big Endian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DallasSoxFan View Post
    Is that UTF-8 or Big Endian?
    I'm not as "up to date" on current storage formats as I once was.

    It was a copy and paste of raw date (via hex editor) of a file on my hard drive (WMV file, windows). So its definitely little endian, not big. Not sure whether that would be UTF-8 or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by enine View Post
    At 11:07am it died from a massive BSOD
    That reminds me...about a year ago at work we we're shown a "hospital of the future" video by Microsoft. It had interactive walls and night stand tables next to the bed that would read your prescription bottle when you placed it on the surface. All I could think is its going to sound really stupid to tell people to reboot their night stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
    That reminds me...about a year ago at work we we're shown a "hospital of the future" video by Microsoft. It had interactive walls and night stand tables next to the bed that would read your prescription bottle when you placed it on the surface. All I could think is its going to sound really stupid to tell people to reboot their night stand.
    That's the new Surface (tm) workspace. I've had a chance to play with it at the company's visitor center. Supposedly you'll be able to just place devices on a Surface machine and have them sync with drag-n-drop capability, so if you create an interactive prescription bottle (RFID, if I had to guess) then it could interface.
    A wall sized Surface machine frightens me on the prospect of a BSOD bigger than myself. At the same time, I'm really thrilled at the idea of playing Doom 3 on a 9' x 15' screen.
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