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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:23 pm

I know it's a weak argument. I just don't like Billy Gates with his silly voice and all his $$$, jammy so-and-so

Now that is an emotion that I understand, quite typical, actually. Such it was for Rockefeller, Carnegie, etc. All the industrialists that became very rich building great corporations and succeeding where others couldn't. Basically, just simple class envy of the very rich.

Most people, generally the less intelligent, take it one step further from just general dislike to hatred. You see, they don't know their own limitations, of course, and since they can only earn a pittance honestly, they can't understand how someone with exceptional intelligence can earn millions. Therefore, they can only assume that the fortunes, such as Gates', are ill gotten.

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Postby jase on Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:00 pm

As I say I don't really think my comments stand up to scrutiny, and I know they're wrong. I can't help being jealous of someone more successful, in monetary terms than I am. But I don't really care anyway; I know I'm too bone idle to build an empire like Gates's, even if I did have the financial aptitude to be able to manage it.

It just isn't worth psycho-analysing. It's lazy thinking, and I know it :)
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Mar 03, 2004 6:36 pm

CowboySlim wrote:
i still hate Microsoft, but this avatar is better than the last.


Why do you hate them?

in a nutshell:
too many BSODs, crashes, system freezes, foul-ups and blunders and the like.
true i work in Windows environment now, but i first worked in Linux/Unix. so such problems there.
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Postby jase on Wed Mar 03, 2004 6:44 pm

Tis true that.

I work with Novell and NT/2000 servers. The Microsoft machines will need something doing to them, even if it's just stopping and starting a service because the DHCP server has fallen over or something, at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Whereas we have one heavily-used Netware 4 server which has been up for an insane 3 years without issue. We know we should have rebooted it ages ago for the sake of network integrity but just want to see how long it'll keep going :D
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:48 am

CowboySlim wrote:
. I know it's just business, but they are a bit of an evil global megacorp and their treatment of competitors in the past has at times left a sour taste in the mouth.


Hmmmmm..................

I guess what we have here is a new defintion of "evil." To the best of my recollection, they haven't done anything different than any other corporation has at one time or another been accused. That makes them all "evil", and if they are all "evil", then usage of the adjective "evil" loses any distinction as all corporations are "evil." To wit, the adjective "evil" is meaningless when applied to corporations.

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I agree with you Slim.


And I agree with jase too.


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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:55 am

Jase, I wasn't really picking on you. I just kind of threw that comment out to see what would happen and you bit first. :wink:

Actually, I kind of expected some of the others to rise to the bait.


Pranav: As you agreed with both jase and me, you have plenty smartz. As does nosmartz, whose name is a misnomer.

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Postby pranav81 on Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:00 am

CowboySlim wrote:Jase, I wasn't really picking on you. I just kind of threw that comment out to see what would happen and you bit first. :wink:

Actually, I kind of expected some of the others to rise to the bait.


Pranav: As you agreed with both jase and me, you have plenty smartz. As does nosmartz, whose name is a misnomer.

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I agree again.


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