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(Yahoo)   Bill Gates was told "More than a decade ago" to stop trying to dip his capacitor in the company electrons ...as it were   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-10-18 12:06:43 PM  
He was just trying to determine if their software was compatible with his hardware.
 
2021-10-18 12:08:24 PM  
Abort, Retry, Fail?
 
2021-10-18 12:09:00 PM  
I need more Intel
 
2021-10-18 12:10:12 PM  
Why do you think it was called Microsoft?
 
2021-10-18 12:11:30 PM  
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...if you know what I mean....
 
2021-10-18 12:13:17 PM  
How weak is his game that he can't manage to legit score some trim being the richest man in the f*cking world?
 
2021-10-18 12:15:30 PM  
Gates put the micro in microfarads?
 
2021-10-18 12:17:46 PM  
Well, his wife was a Microsoft employee when he met her.  So it must have worked for him once...
 
2021-10-18 12:19:47 PM  

profdc9: Well, his wife was a Microsoft employee when he met her.  So it must have worked for him once...


How that work out?
 
2021-10-18 12:20:08 PM  

Bslim: How weak is his game that he can't manage to legit score some trim being the richest man in the f*cking world?


Well:

1. He looks like Bill Gates
2. The employee knew he was married
3. He was using a work email address, so the employee had to know there was a record of it
 
2021-10-18 12:21:12 PM  
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you think he needs to email the ladies? J/k
 
2021-10-18 12:21:15 PM  

Bslim: How weak is his game that he can't manage to legit score some trim being the richest man in the f*cking world?


I think Gates is a legit nerd. For most of his life the dork that would freeze up the second a woman tried to talk to him. My guess is Malinda had to physically tackle him to get a kiss good night after their 5th date.

This guy spent the 70s-80s staring at computer screen and figuring out ways to be the next Thomas Edison. I have a feeling he has always been painfully socially awkward.
 
2021-10-18 12:21:40 PM  
i just assumed the richest people in the world purchased sex slaves from developing nations.
 
2021-10-18 12:22:13 PM  

Bslim: How weak is his game that he can't manage to legit score some trim being the richest man in the f*cking world?


Did you see the picture with the article? He looks like a big eggplant

/subby
 
2021-10-18 12:23:04 PM  
512 votes should be enough for anyone.
 
2021-10-18 12:23:36 PM  

MBFGeek: Bslim: How weak is his game that he can't manage to legit score some trim being the richest man in the f*cking world?

Did you see the picture with the article? He looks like a big eggplant

/subby


*sensibly chuckles*
 
2021-10-18 12:24:08 PM  

Bslim: profdc9: Well, his wife was a Microsoft employee when he met her.  So it must have worked for him once...

How that work out?


Well, I'm not saying it's OK to dip your quill in the company inkwell, but for him it was already established behavior.
 
2021-10-18 12:25:35 PM  
Given the growing acknowlegement of gender fluidity, this brings tears to my eyes for the nostalgia value alone and the memory of learning strict binary.
 
2021-10-18 12:26:46 PM  

BitwiseShift: Given the growing acknowlegement of gender fluidity, this brings tears to my eyes for the nostalgia value alone and the memory of learning strict binary.


User name checks out.
 
2021-10-18 12:27:39 PM  

BitwiseShift: Given the growing acknowlegement of gender fluidity, this brings tears to my eyes for the nostalgia value alone and the memory of learning strict binary.


Username and all that.
 
2021-10-18 12:29:08 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: Bslim: How weak is his game that he can't manage to legit score some trim being the richest man in the f*cking world?

I think Gates is a legit nerd. For most of his life the dork that would freeze up the second a woman tried to talk to him. My guess is Malinda had to physically tackle him to get a kiss good night after their 5th date.

This guy spent the 70s-80s staring at computer screen and figuring out ways to be the next Thomas Edison. I have a feeling he has always been painfully socially awkward.


Nope, he was quite the player before he met Melinda. Read some of the stories from early MS employees, Gates has always been very similar to that other famous Bill in that regard.
 
2021-10-18 12:32:19 PM  

Bslim: profdc9: Well, his wife was a Microsoft employee when he met her.  So it must have worked for him once...

How that work out?


Plug and play finally got past the beta stage :P
 
2021-10-18 12:34:36 PM  

SumoJeb: i just assumed the richest people in the world purchased sex slaves from developing nations.


From Wayfair no less.
 
2021-10-18 12:34:55 PM  
"Hey baby, would you like to make my Internet Explorer your default browser?"
 
2021-10-18 12:35:27 PM  
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hey girl
i'll be your pear-body, girl
 
2021-10-18 12:36:15 PM  

Bslim: How weak is his game that he can't manage to legit score some trim being the richest man in the f*cking world?


Because it's micro and soft.
 
2021-10-18 12:37:04 PM  
This is supposed to be surprising? It happens just about everywhere: The powers with any authority in the matter make a token effort to cover their behinds telling the big boss to knock it off, but in all actuality don't care because said boss is otherwise making bank for them and they don't want to ruin that (or their stock value, where applicable).

Then, one day down the road someone goes public and it can't be swept under the motherboard anymore, but look, it's not OUR fault! We told him not to!!

CSB: Happened at my own job. GM was notorious for sexual harassment (among other things, some of them real crimes), covered up and told off by the board, was sent a counselor to "fix" him that didn't work. Finally, he did it to a lesbian employee at a public event who just happened to have legit access to the files and took all of them to the local paper. GM was gone in a week. But the board didn't want to lose him because he was religious about keeping wages way down and "if you're 100% good you might get +1% this year, 99% good? no raise." (for which he was rewarded with annual 5% lifts).
 
2021-10-18 12:37:10 PM  
Well that's it, Microsoft should definitely cut ties with the guy who isn't part of the company anymore!
 
2021-10-18 12:39:39 PM  
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2021-10-18 12:39:44 PM  
Why should he worry? There are no consequences for rich people.
 
2021-10-18 12:39:47 PM  
I mean what is the point of being a billionaire if you can't do that sort of thing?
 
2021-10-18 12:40:53 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: This guy spent the 70s-80s staring at computer screen and figuring out ways to be the next Thomas Edison.


Thomas Edison invented things.
 
2021-10-18 12:41:14 PM  
Somebody raised concerns about his emails but nobody spoke up before launching Windows Me?
 
2021-10-18 12:41:28 PM  
Daily mantra before going to work: Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator.

Some days I even almost believe it.

Some days.
 
2021-10-18 12:42:18 PM  

macadamnut: Someone Else's Alt: This guy spent the 70s-80s staring at computer screen and figuring out ways to be the next Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison invented things.


Did he?
 
2021-10-18 12:42:43 PM  
He put microchips in all of us.  You had better not think bad thoughts about him.  Or you'll be sent to the bad place.
 
2021-10-18 12:45:23 PM  

Bslim: profdc9: Well, his wife was a Microsoft employee when he met her.  So it must have worked for him once...

How that work out?


80-gazillion dollar settlement and she never has to wake up next to Bill again.
 
2021-10-18 12:45:52 PM  
Sticking floppies in random slots is a fantastic way to pick up viruses.

/ 5 1/4" or 3.5" depending on the capacity needed.
 
2021-10-18 12:46:26 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: He put microchips in all of us.  You had better not think bad thoughts about him.  Or you'll be sent to the bad place.


Apple?
 
2021-10-18 12:48:07 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Nana's Vibrator: He put microchips in all of us.  You had better not think bad thoughts about him.  Or you'll be sent to the bad place.

Apple?


I was gonna say New Jersey, but this is better.

/Renton would also have been a better gag.
 
2021-10-18 12:50:18 PM  
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All I got.
I feel old.
 
2021-10-18 12:52:28 PM  
He was getting tired of binary, and wanted to switch to sexidecimal
 
2021-10-18 12:52:41 PM  
Fark him for what he did to the world of computers.
And don't forget to update your virus scanner.
 
2021-10-18 12:54:19 PM  

HighlanderRPI: He was getting tired of binary, and wanted to switch to sexidecimal


Darn it, you stole my joke.

Shakes tiny keyboard, anyway.
 
2021-10-18 12:54:20 PM  

KB202: Daily mantra before going to work: Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator.

Some days I even almost believe it.

Some days.


Edgy.
 
2021-10-18 12:54:27 PM  
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2021-10-18 12:55:51 PM  

macadamnut: Someone Else's Alt: This guy spent the 70s-80s staring at computer screen and figuring out ways to be the next Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison invented things.


Not sure how much Thomas Edison invented.  I would say this was an apt comparison.
 
2021-10-18 12:56:52 PM  

covfefe: KB202: Daily mantra before going to work: Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator.

Some days I even almost believe it.

Some days.

Edgy.


Says the known rape apologist.
 
2021-10-18 12:57:31 PM  

Grebuloner: This is supposed to be surprising? It happens just about everywhere: The powers with any authority in the matter make a token effort to cover their behinds telling the big boss to knock it off, but in all actuality don't care because said boss is otherwise making bank for them and they don't want to ruin that (or their stock value, where applicable).

Then, one day down the road someone goes public and it can't be swept under the motherboard anymore, but look, it's not OUR fault! We told him not to!!

CSB: Happened at my own job. GM was notorious for sexual harassment (among other things, some of them real crimes), covered up and told off by the board, was sent a counselor to "fix" him that didn't work. Finally, he did it to a lesbian employee at a public event who just happened to have legit access to the files and took all of them to the local paper. GM was gone in a week. But the board didn't want to lose him because he was religious about keeping wages way down and "if you're 100% good you might get +1% this year, 99% good? no raise." (for which he was rewarded with annual 5% lifts).


We had a regional boss like that, he got away with so much crap with people under him, especially women. He farked up when he went after the CEOs favorite account rep, he had gotten real cocky and arrogant by then and left her drunk emails, voicemails and texts so it was easy to fire him. He did try to sue for wrongful termination but backed off when they showed all they had on him. I had a file on him too, stuff he had me scan that was shady AF, he was paying the phone bills for several female coworkers, he was getting sued by several hospitals, a lot a legal stuff about his DUI and possession busts, shady business deal lawsuits. He made me scan all this stuff and "delete" it. I saved it and it was my nuclear option if he ever went after me again.
 
2021-10-18 12:57:53 PM  

Bandito King: covfefe: KB202: Daily mantra before going to work: Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator. Not every man is a predator.

Some days I even almost believe it.

Some days.

Edgy.

Says the known rape apologist.


Edgy.
 
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