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Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:31 am

wtf is with the text at the top of this thread?

Quote:

This forum is for topics not related to aviation. It can be anything really, reflections on why you think Microsoft is a cool company to why you'll never buy a Nissan. Topics tend to be rather controversial in here and discussions can be heated. You've been warned.

Has this just been added, or have I just noticed it? And when has there ever been a thread about why people think microsoft is cool - does anyone even think that??

Given the topics that get discussed in here, should the examples be more along the lines of "This forum is for topics not related to aviation. It can be anything really, from playing pointless wordgames, post crap about trainspotting and inform the world that your cats dead".

What else do people think the text at the top should say?
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:32 am

I don't think so. I am an Apple nut.  Smile
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:36 am

Hi Gavin,

did you ever follow the Link "Forum" on top of the page.

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/

They just copied the text from there. It has been there since ages.

And btw. Microschrott is everything but a cool company.
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:38 am

 rotfl 

I was thinking the same when I saw thise new part of the forums. And I actually thought about posting the same thread, but then I thought: nah, let someone else do it! And there you go Big grin

Oh and for the record: Micrsoft is not a good company, but apple isnt an option either  Wink

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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:38 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Has this just been added, or have I just noticed it?

No it was added today it never used to be there.

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
why you'll never buy a Nissan.

Cos they're crap? *waits for it to "get heated" by Nissan Micra owners flaming him*.....

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
It can be anything really, from playing pointless wordgames, post crap about trainspotting and inform the world that your cats dead

   or telling people you like seeing men in thongs. Urgh. Wrong... Wrong I tell you...  

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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:05 pm

Nopes, I don't think Wimblozer's Maker is cool. I admire them for piling up some much cash out of crappy products, but that's pretty much it..... and yes, Apple IS a cool company.

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 4):
Cos they're crap? *waits for it to "get heated" by Nissan Micra owners flaming him*.....

With the Micra as an example is hard to deny that....but they had good moments: Skyline, 350Z...hm, anything else?
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:18 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

I am sure Klaus will show up here in no time and explain...  rotfl 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:27 pm



Quoting ZakHH (Reply 6):
I am sure Klaus will show up here in no time and explain...

Oh no.. .Please no... Not another Mac vs PC thread.. Luckily ThePRGuy's in the cooler!
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:17 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
What else do people think the text at the top should say?

There shouldn't be any text at the top, it looks shot. Especially since the font appears different in non-av than elsewhere.

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 2):
And btw. Microschrott is everything but a cool company.

I have many friends and former co-workers at MS at it is actually a fantastic company to work for. I actually interviewed with them but really badly screwed up my second interview.  ashamed 

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 4):
Cos they're crap? *waits for it to "get heated" by Nissan Micra owners flaming him*.....

Nissan have had their moments especially when you consider Infinitis are all really Nissans.

Quoting SBBRTech (Reply 5):
Nopes, I don't think Wimblozer's Maker is cool. I admire them for piling up some much cash out of crappy products, but that's pretty much it..... and yes, Apple IS a cool company.

Great ideas and crappy implementations are profitable the world over. Can't deal with it switch to Linux/Mac.

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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:27 pm

Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company?



...because it's not Apple.  duck 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:40 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
...because it's not Apple.

That and they make FSX. What kind of games does Apple make? Oh, that's right.
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:05 pm

Thinking....

STILL thinking...

I'm sure a reason will surface eventually...

Not those software products for sure, not X-box... not my certifications, ummm...

I'll have to think about it more...
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:02 pm

Because you have to admire the way how they copy innovative new programs, doing a shabby job of it, and then drive the first company out of business!
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:32 pm

Because of the Zune! iPod killer for sure. You just wait and see.  Wink
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:39 pm



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):



Quoting SBBRTech (Reply 5):



Quoting ZakHH (Reply 6):



Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 10):



Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 11):



Quoting Bwest (Reply 12):



Quoting Halcyon (Reply 13):

Did any of you bother to read the opening post in this thread, or did you just read the title and hit reply?  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:47 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 14):


Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):



Quoting SBBRTech (Reply 5):



Quoting ZakHH (Reply 6):



Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 10):



Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 11):



Quoting Bwest (Reply 12):



Quoting Halcyon (Reply 13):

Did any of you bother to read the opening post in this thread, or did you just read the title and hit reply? Yeah sure

And to think that they were warned
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:54 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 14):

Yeah, but I thought it was boring. Gosh, this thread can get controversial, and if you can't handle the heat...

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 15):
were warned

Now I have to watch out for scary threads AND mod hammers.  rotfl 

For Nighthawk's sake, I think it should say,


Quote:

"Did any of you bother to read the opening post in this thread, or did you just read the title and hit reply?"

 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:15 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 14):
Did any of you bother to read the opening post in this thread, or did you just read the title and hit reply?

hm...now that you mentioned...I just read the title.
It was a good title though.

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
What else do people think the text at the top should say?

" This forum is for topics not related to aviation. It can be anything really, from playing pointless wordgames, post crap about trainspotting and inform the world that your cats dead, claim that you know everything about anything or badmouth other member's countries - but avoid doing that about the good Ol'US of A, dude "
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:15 pm

What?

I'm supposed to read a post before replying? Well what fun is that...

 sarcastic 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:22 pm



Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
I have many friends and former co-workers at MS at it is actually a fantastic company to work for. I actually interviewed with them but really badly screwed up my second interview.

Hi YOWza, I did not say that MS is bad company to work for, but they do not have this "cool" image Apple has.
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:26 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

The same reason as why I'll never by a Nissan Big grin
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:42 pm

Look guys, girls, and anything in between. I hate to break it to you but the text that is now at the top of each forum has been here ( https://www.airliners.net/discussions/ ) since the year dot! There is nothing new about it except the fact it is now placed on the top of each forum page as well.

Jeees. What n00bs you be.  

[Edited 2008-01-31 10:43:20]
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:49 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 21):
Jeees. What n00bs you be.

Someone has a new router then I take?  Wink Still working on the blow up doll though?
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:50 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 21):
Look guys, girls, and anything in between. I hate to break it to you but the text that is now at the top of each forum has been here ( https://www.airliners.net/discussions/ ) since the year dot! There is nothing new about it except the fact it is now placed on the top of each forum page as well.

I can't say I have ever navigated to the forums using that page!
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:44 pm



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 10):
What kind of games does Apple make? Oh, that's right.

Well they make OS's that don't get viruses! So I think they win!
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:26 pm



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 24):

Well they make OS's that don't get viruses! So I think they win!

More like they make an OS no one uses and therefor no point to write a virus for.
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:28 pm



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 25):

More like they make an OS no one uses and therefor no point to write a virus for.

Two errors in one sentence Ebs757, there are viruses around for Leopard, and a lot of people are using it.
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:45 pm



Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 26):
Two errors in one sentence Ebs757, there are viruses around for Leopard, and a lot of people are using it.

Exaggeration on both points Sir..
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:07 pm

It drives up real estate prices in the Seattle area. Great for homeowners, sucks for me. OTOH, it has created tons of jobs, and Seattle would be much poorer had Microsoft not located nearby.
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:39 pm



Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 26):
there are viruses around for Leopard

No. Zero viruses so far, just two (2!) trojans you could install if you really wanted.

No dispute about the rest of your post, though.
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:08 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 21):
Look guys, girls, and anything in between. I hate to break it to you but the text that is now at the top of each forum has been here ( https://www.airliners.net/discussions/ ) since the year dot! There is nothing new about it except the fact it is now placed on the top of each forum page as well.

Jeees. What n00bs you be.

and you obviously can't read....see below....

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 2):
Hi Gavin,

did you ever follow the Link "Forum" on top of the page.

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/

They just copied the text from there. It has been there since ages.

And btw. Microschrott is everything but a cool company.


Quoting Klaus (Reply 29):
No. Zero viruses so far

Okay, ahem....so officially no viruses, did I ever say something else ? Big grin

[Edited 2008-02-01 12:10:14]
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:18 am



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 4):

No it was added today it never used to be there.



Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
There shouldn't be any text at the top, it looks shot. Especially since the font appears different in non-av than elsewhere.



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 21):
I hate to break it to you but the text that is now at the top of each forum has been here ( https://www.airliners.net/discussions/ ) since the year dot!

And it was fine there. I hate it in it's current position.
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:34 pm



Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 30):
Okay, ahem....so officially no viruses, did I ever say something else ?

Yeah, it looks like it:

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 26):
Two errors in one sentence Ebs757, there are viruses around for Leopard, and a lot of people are using it.

Your honour, the witness is contradicting himself...!  mischievous 

No biggie, though.  cool 
 
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RE: Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company

Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:36 pm

It was great with Windows 95 and Windows XP, but it just killed itself with the Vista version. Which has "gadgets". REALLY different from Apples "widgets". Hmm.

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