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(YouTube)   Remember the footage of Steve Jobs introducing the Mac? Yeah, that was a pretty cool and entertaining introduction. So, how did Bill Gates fare when he had his Windows 1 introduction?   (youtube.com) divider line 47
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2012-07-23 02:08:35 AM
How much meth was Gates on when he did this? He's going a hundred miles an hour
 
2012-07-23 02:14:41 AM
But, how's Steve doing right now?
 
2012-07-23 02:28:07 AM
Meh, Bill Gates donates untold fortunes to humanitarian causes, is partly responsible for revolutionizing society, and has a pretty cool wife.

Meanwhile, subby is posting because he doesn't have batteries for his fleshlight.
 
2012-07-23 02:55:22 AM
I'm betting that was a top of the line 386 doing all that multi-tasking.

/386-20Mhz first real PC
//Then my Amiga 3000 blew it out of the water
 
2012-07-23 05:02:13 AM

dickfreckle: Meh, Bill Gates donates untold fortunes to humanitarian causes, is partly responsible for revolutionizing society, and has a pretty cool wife.

Meanwhile, subby is posting because he doesn't have batteries for his fleshlight.


wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.
 
2012-07-23 07:40:20 AM

Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.


Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?
 
2012-07-23 07:48:58 AM

vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?


The belt sander.

/sadly, that is heading for obscure at this point
 
2012-07-23 07:52:59 AM

vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?


Same mechanism that required batteries to be added to chemsticks
 
2012-07-23 07:53:50 AM

cman: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Same mechanism that required batteries to be added to chemsticks


Sorry, excuse my northern vocabulary. Chemlights, chemlights
 
2012-07-23 08:05:12 AM

GAT_00: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

The belt sander.

/sadly, that is heading for obscure at this point


HA! Okay, now, we spend our time generally poking at each other in threads, but, dude, THAT was funny. I'd forgotten the belt sander.

/Cheers
 
2012-07-23 09:44:57 AM

vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?


Fleshlights vibrate.
 
2012-07-23 11:04:50 AM

cman: cman: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Same mechanism that required batteries to be added to chemsticks

Sorry, excuse my northern vocabulary. Chemlights, chemlights


Isn't a battery-operated chemstick normally just called a flashlight?
 
2012-07-23 11:24:32 AM

vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?


Modern models have GPS and accelerometer technology for tracking caloric burn rates and climactic predictive/reactive systems.
 
2012-07-23 11:47:13 AM

Lor M. Ipsum: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Modern models have GPS and accelerometer technology for tracking caloric burn rates and climactic predictive/reactive systems.


In other words, "there's a fap for that."
 
2012-07-23 12:00:58 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: cman: cman: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Same mechanism that required batteries to be added to chemsticks

Sorry, excuse my northern vocabulary. Chemlights, chemlights

Isn't a battery-operated chemstick normally just called a flashlight?


www.kriana.comKrill Light
 
2012-07-23 12:20:49 PM

BarkingUnicorn: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Fleshlights vibrate.


That is terrifying for some reason.
 
2012-07-23 12:30:00 PM

BarkingUnicorn: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Fleshlights vibrate.


And you know this...why?
 
2012-07-23 12:31:58 PM

Spad31: GAT_00: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

The belt sander.

/sadly, that is heading for obscure at this point

HA! Okay, now, we spend our time generally poking at each other in threads, but, dude, THAT was funny. I'd forgotten the belt sander.

/Cheers


I just realized my account is over 7 years old now. No wonder that's heading for obscure.

/cheers
 
2012-07-23 01:06:05 PM
Donnow subby, considering the size of the company at the time, the high geek factor and the fact that all the intros back then were pretty lame, I can think of at least 4 other tags that would have been better than "Fail".
 
2012-07-23 01:23:05 PM
Always loved gates.... people like to shiat in MS hard.. but i dont think they realize that ms and gates have shaped our world more than anyone else at this time (in my opinion)..
 
2012-07-23 01:26:27 PM
 
2012-07-23 01:48:24 PM
Those balloons at the end were gauche. It's like they were hosting a free-for-all for a bunch of hill people that were eating off the floor with their hands. Why not use elegant baloons?
 
2012-07-23 02:04:44 PM

BarkingUnicorn: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Fleshlights vibrate.


Whoa there, maybe the ones all them fancy big-city folk have. Ain't no vye-bray-ton fleshlights 'round these parts.
 
2012-07-23 02:16:24 PM
1.21 gigawatts ought to be enough for anyone!
 
2012-07-23 02:26:21 PM
Haha. Ill-fitting tuxedo: check. Giant glasses: check. Pushing giant glasses up bridge of nose every 11 seconds: check. Awkward fanfare and barrage of semi-popped balloons at the end: check-check.
 
2012-07-23 02:59:10 PM

awfulperson: Haha. Ill-fitting tuxedo: check. Giant glasses: check. Pushing giant glasses up bridge of nose every 11 seconds: check. Awkward fanfare and barrage of semi-popped balloons at the end: check-check.


Was that a Windows roll-out or Gates' senior prom? Seriously, he came across like a high school kid.

//Most of the Macintosh roll-out was fake, BTW.
 
2012-07-23 03:33:15 PM
Anyone else waiting for the BSOD?
 
2012-07-23 03:55:03 PM
Wow, you can actually smell the B.O. and virginity right through the screen. That was painful.
 
2012-07-23 04:09:51 PM

vegasj: Anyone else waiting for the BSOD?


That started with IBM.

Think big blue.
 
2012-07-23 04:34:47 PM

GAT_00: BarkingUnicorn: vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?

Fleshlights vibrate.

And you know this...why?


Your asking this...why? I mean, do you really want to know?
 
2012-07-23 05:28:02 PM
It was actually a lot better than I assumed it would be.. it was even pretty funny at the beginning.
 
2012-07-23 05:39:08 PM
I'm still not sure why everyone is so hard on bill gates, how many multi-billion dollar software companies have you built in your lifetime?
 
2012-07-23 06:39:29 PM

Der Poopflinger: I'm still not sure why everyone is so hard on bill gates, how many multi-billion dollar software companies have you built in your lifetime?


Doesn't matter, it's easier for the majority of people to be critics and insult others in order to give their own lives "more value" and superior perspective.



/see insecurity
 
2012-07-23 08:51:40 PM

dickfreckle: Meh, Bill Gates donates untold fortunes to humanitarian causes, is partly responsible for revolutionizing society, and has a pretty cool wife.

Meanwhile, subby is posting because he doesn't have batteries for his fleshlight.


Doesn't matter that most of that coin he's happily handing out he gained by raping the industry.

\remembers when it was a Hobby
\\and remembers all the companies Bill Gates drove out of business/bought and swallowed, so he could be the only one on the mountain
\\\I'm sure GW is a fine guy to have a beer with *now*
 
GW
2012-07-23 09:27:27 PM

CheapEngineer:
\\\I'm sure GW is a fine guy to have a beer with *now*


I prefer Bacardi myself, thanks.
 
2012-07-23 10:07:40 PM
Steve is dead. Bill wins.
 
2012-07-23 10:30:21 PM
Great. Another video to remind me how old I am and how little I've accomplished in my life.
 
2012-07-24 02:23:44 AM
Where's the fail exactly? Looks like a cutting-edge product at the time...
 
2012-07-24 05:36:13 AM
Meanwhile Mac and Amiga users were doing it better, faster, more colours, and had much cooler developers. Bill was a great salesman. That's about it.
 
2012-07-24 06:28:48 AM
Fail how? Long way from fail.
 
2012-07-24 06:56:43 AM
Oh lord, if I ever jump into a time machine, remind me not to go back to 1985. I would shoot myself if I had to use such a horrible OS. I will never complain about windows 7 again.
 
2012-07-24 09:47:13 AM

vartian: Spad31:
wait...Fleshlight requires batteries? I've so been doing it wrong.

Yeah, I'm trying to figure this out as well. What mechanism was added that requires batteries?


Didn't catch the reference, but it might refer to the CMOS battery, which most desktops still have. It's typically just a common watch battery, that keeps track of system time when the system is off.
 
2012-07-24 10:28:52 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Relevant.


See, now THAT was a FAIL. TFA is not. It's ugly now, but it was appropriate and unremarkable for its time.
 
2012-07-24 10:40:30 AM

nyseattitude: Der Poopflinger: I'm still not sure why everyone is so hard on bill gates, how many multi-billion dollar software companies have you built in your lifetime?

Doesn't matter, it's easier for the majority of people to be critics and insult others in order to give their own lives "more value" and superior perspective.



/see insecurity


Shatner has a few (NSFW) words about this.

Riding on their armchairs
They dream of wealth and fame
Fear is their companion
Nintendo is their game
Never Done Jack and
Two Thumbs Don and
Sidekick Don't Say Dick
"We'll laugh at others' failures!"
Though they have not done shiat


It's a lot easier for people to put down other people's attempts than to admit that they themselves never had the courage to even try.
 
2012-07-24 12:58:11 PM
meh. I'm a Dos man myself. I cant allocate enough memory in my config.sys and my autoexec.bat to run windows.
 
2012-07-24 07:52:21 PM

Great_Milenko: //Most of the Macintosh roll-out was fake, BTW.


[Citation needed.] No wait, never mind I'll give you a first-person account. Short version: it wasn't fake but they sort of cheated by using a Mac with four times the RAM that wouldn't be introduced till 8 months later than the product they were launching that day.
 
2012-07-25 03:17:10 PM
I hope he took someo of that money and bought some better fitting glasses.
 
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