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(eBay)   Farker took a sharpe and drew a big X on a shoe box and threw in a tv controller. I guess its an Xbox. (got banned, here it is again)   ( divider line
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9328 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Nov 2001 at 8:14 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-15 08:16:33 AM  
why try again? was something missing? why is it news again?
2001-11-15 08:17:09 AM  
eBay ate it before we all got a chance to laugh :) I wonder if it comes with "original box and receipt"
2001-11-15 08:18:17 AM  
probably works as well as XP
2001-11-15 08:25:24 AM  
Funny I wonder where you buy games for it?
2001-11-15 08:27:51 AM  
XP works great... what is your beef with XP.....?

can't figure out how to install it?
2001-11-15 08:36:36 AM  
$300! no $400!!! WAIT WAIT!!!! $1,000!!!

Woooo!! I'm getting the Xbox!
2001-11-15 08:45:50 AM  
i am not buying the Xbox

i am not buying BareNakedLadie's "Live at the gay palace"

i am not buying Big Momma's House

i am not buying Kathie Lee's Fall K-mart line
2001-11-15 08:50:59 AM  
A "sharpe"??? Would that be a Shannon Sharpe or a Sterling Sharpe?
2001-11-15 08:51:17 AM  
I'm Kent Brockman saying that this Xbox turns out to be a major WHY-box, and that is my 2 cents...
2001-11-15 08:59:04 AM  
That got banned but the guy selling the link to a site where you could pre-order an X-box sold for $400. Riiiiight. Ebay has their head up their ass again, I see.

PS. XP does suck. It wasn't the install for me, that was the best part of the experience. I'll stick with Win2k and Linux.
2001-11-15 09:05:47 AM  
XP rocks! Fast, stable, easy on the eyes and loaded with the best hardware support around. It runs my games and my office apps. What else do I need? Nothing.

I will just wait till sombody writes an xbox emulator for the PC. Should take at least a week.
2001-11-15 09:08:15 AM  
why Win2k and Linux.. cannot use only one OS?

ok, I am staring shiat now... don't mind me...
2001-11-15 09:16:52 AM  
Its a sad testament to society when, even though that guy has a picture of a cardboard box, he still must place a disclaimer saying that it is not actually an xbox.

Augie Ben Doggie I would guess Jestyr is one of those "computer enthusiasts" that actually uses windows all the time, but feels socially inferior about it and must mention that they use Linux too. hehe

Takes shiat and runs with it. Burgertime.
2001-11-15 09:23:49 AM  
the last time i looked last night the high bid was $20.50 - did it get higher than that before it was banned??
2001-11-15 09:24:30 AM  
I now have the highest bid! $1.00! WH00T! :)

I am such a lame ass. :)
2001-11-15 09:28:16 AM  
Hehe. Maybe I should enroll in a 12 step program for windows users. "Hi my name is Jestyr and I am Bill's biatch".

Seriously. I have Win2000 and Linux on different computers for different purposes (at work). I just run Windows 2000 at home. I evaluated XP at work for deployment on our network. I then wiped the drive and re-installed Windows 2000. It was more the "look and feel" I didn't like than anything.
2001-11-15 09:35:11 AM  
Is this really news twice? I've submitted boobie links multiple times that never get posted, but bullshiat like this dumbass idea is on here twice already. I'm really beginning to wonder what the fark is up with this site. Has John Ashcroft taken FARK over too???
2001-11-15 09:43:43 AM  
Toy Yoda
2001-11-15 09:43:48 AM  
Love the line about it coming from a Smoke and Pet Free home. Bidding on crap like Beanie Babies it is such an important factor in deciding how much I am going to waste with my bid.
2001-11-15 09:46:01 AM  
Haha, I have that exact same remote.
2001-11-15 09:57:09 AM  
I wouldnt buy an X Box if somebody paid me!!! What a sorry excuse for a video game machine. Now Sunday is when the real machine comes out. No more lying from Microsoft about how the X Box is better, the Game Cube will rule the world.

Dude, You're gettin a Game Cube!
2001-11-15 09:59:42 AM  
Fb - Tell me more about this Xbox emulator.
2001-11-15 10:03:28 AM  
The one last night got up to $810. Then it hopped up to over a million which is how eBay noticed it I think
2001-11-15 10:09:27 AM  
Albert - There isn't one...If an emulator does arrive yer gonna need an amazing machine. Console architechture and PC architecture are actually quite different...
2001-11-15 10:18:25 AM  
Crap! Outbid notice. I just don't think I can afford much more than $2.25 for this.
2001-11-15 10:22:20 AM  
Lots of people pay good money to get a box
2001-11-15 10:58:41 AM  
I waited with my friend in line for an Xbox last night from 5 to 12, then sold it to a guy for $520 bucks. Ahh, nothing like 80% markup.
2001-11-15 10:59:24 AM  
ROFLMAO my son asked me for an xbox for xmas he would be shocked to get that LOL
2001-11-15 11:04:27 AM  
Quoting Jestyr,

"It was more the "look and feel" I didn't like than anything."

First he is talking about two operating systems that have nothing to do with this article. Then he insists on giving us an update on his love life with Micheal Jackson
2001-11-15 11:07:25 AM  
I have got to get email addies for the dorks who bid on this. I have a solar powered clothes dryer to sell them...
2001-11-15 11:37:48 AM  
before this gets out of hand in regards to XP, i have but one simple question to ask: does it support NESticle? from what i hear, the answer is no. and if i can't play my contra then i don't want the piece of shiat.

*the ill*
2001-11-15 11:39:35 AM  
Jestyr you do know all that "luna" shiat can be turned off... it looks just like Win2k....
maybe you should tried it for more than a day?
2001-11-15 11:52:16 AM  
The default GUI, fischer-price shiat can be turned off and modified for those who complain about it.

As for the Xbox, it's probably the one product I like from MS. Sony is saying they may have to release the Playstation 3 early now because the xbox totally over powers them, graphics wise. This will piss a lot of people off if they have to pay 300 bucks or more for a new system in under 5 years (the average life span of a console).

Of course I fiddle as Sony burns... and I hope the Xbox knocks sony on it's ass.

... because sony is much worse than ms (hey, atleast MS products don't break as often as sony ones)
2001-11-15 12:48:29 PM  
Hegemony_Cricket: Emulating a typical console would be a lot of CPU work for a PC...But the Xbox is all PC architecture.
2001-11-15 12:53:29 PM  
Hey Chemmie. A game cube? What are you 6?
2001-11-15 01:24:40 PM  
It should be pretty easy to emulate an Xbox. All it is is a p833 with an Nvidia chipset.
2001-11-15 01:24:46 PM  
well XboX is piece of garbage anyway, GameCube comes out sunday, which is when i get mine, and i already own a PS2 and a pretty good PC so i am set
2001-11-15 01:44:20 PM  
It's a p733 with a NV21. the geforce 3 is a NV20
2001-11-15 02:00:48 PM  
Its not NV21, there's no such thing as a "NV21." It's a modified GeForce3. And the Xbox has the best specs around.
2001-11-15 02:04:51 PM  
BTW: The next card by nVidia is codenamed NV25
2001-11-15 02:07:37 PM  
What a waste of eBay bandwidth...

Why don't you just make a site called "
2001-11-15 02:16:44 PM  
IBM Power PC "Gekko"
Clock Frequency:405 MHz
Main Memory Bandwidth: 3.2GB/second (Peak)
Media:8cm NINTENDO GAMECUBE Disc based on Matsushiata's Optical Disc Technology Approx. 1.5GB Capacity

CPU: 733 MHz
Graphics Processor: 233 MHz
Total Memory: 64 MB
Memory Bandwidth: 6.4 GB/sec
Storage Medium: 2 - 5 DVD, Hard Disk 10GB, 8MB Memory Card
HDTV Movie Support
HDTV Game Support
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080

hmmmm.... bottleneck on gamecube? yes. Limited memory bandwith sucks as does the gamecube and don't make me mention the PS2.
2001-11-15 02:18:27 PM  
one more thing, the gamecube has an ATI chipset
2001-11-15 02:39:57 PM  
I have a PC. There are plenty of good games for it. No way I'm shelling out loot for an Xbox or Gamecube that I can't upgrade and will be obsolete in 2 years.
2001-11-15 03:39:48 PM  
Subj: Question for seller -- Item #1664239356
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 3:30:58 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: sc­rewyluie[nospam-﹫-backwards]xm­g­*net
To: de­fau­ltu­sar[nospam-﹫-backwards]loa*com

just to make absolutely sure... this is an MS xbox is it not? also do you
have a reserve price? I'd be happy to meet it

Question from: cheshireluie
Title of item: New "X"Box w/controller and wires Package NR
Seller: de­fau­ltu­sar[nospam-﹫-backwards]loa*com
Starts: Nov-15-01 04:29:18 PST
Ends: Nov-22-01 04:29:18 PST
Price: Currently $4.25
To view the item, go to:

I get emails like these.. im not sure if this guy is kidding or not..
2001-11-15 03:53:25 PM  
the Xbox is crap.... it is a glorified PC and what is the effort in that....

Sony has never screwed their peeps and that is why I have a PS2.. I will not buy the kiddie Gamecube... or this fark-waste of money Xbox.

My PC runs circles around it and I am not gonna trust MS to support it like Sony will the PS2
2001-11-15 03:59:42 PM, when was top bidder on your previous auction, I got a lot of really concerned e-mails from the average Johnny-on-the-spot eBay schmoe, all trying to save stupid little me from making a big mistake. HA HA!
2001-11-15 04:03:16 PM  
Also,, may I suggest using the cancel feature to delete the top bidder's bid? It might be fun to see if the guy gets pissed and wants to fight for a dirt cheap "X" Box.
2001-11-15 04:08:21 PM  
"XP works great... what is your beef with XP.....?

can't figure out how to install it?"

Nothing, besides the fact that it is queer as folk.
For fark sake. All it is is 2000 with a nifty "enhanced(read shiatty)" gui to it and a few trinkets and gadgets. Who on earth would want to buy that lively piece of thriving crap without have beaten their head upside a steel beam a few times. In my opinion, all Windows Os's suck. I am forced to use them, because all the assholes at developing companies are making their software on Windows. I can't wait until a pioneer steps forth and starts making some stuff for Linux. I went to the store, tried XP, and within five minutes the SOB crashed on me. I am not kidding. Five whole minutes. I truly despise microshaft. They will not let linux prevail, and it is sad. Just because Billy boy is up tossin his grandpa's salad while he earns 12.2 billion every millisecond, Linux has to suffer. It's gonna be funny if the stock market crashes and Bill has to live on the street XD. I would like to see one stable piece of software come out of Microsoft.
2001-11-15 04:10:18 PM  
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