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[#] Tue Mar 30 2021 17:20:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Nah, I understand that your hate for Microsoft is irrational, and I

I could stop reading there, change "Microsoft" to one of your hot buttons, and throw it right back at you.

My hatred for Microsoft is well-reasoned and irrefutable. All of the world's problems can be solved by shoving Bill Gates into a wood chipper, feet first.
And even that is WAY too merciful.

[#] Tue Mar 30 2021 18:26:59 EDT from Nurb432

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At this point I am not sure that removing a single person, no matter how evil and instrumental in the creation of the problem, can stop the movement.  Its self-supporting now.



[#] Wed Mar 31 2021 01:15:26 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Some companies don't get this. 

Intel, for example - does not teach employees that they're a technology company. 

They're a manufacturer. They'll build whatever they can sell for the highest profit. They teach a concept of "core business". 

Craig Barret got into buying up home electronic consumer companies, software hosting companies, technology companies. Not Intel's *core business*. He was the WORST of a string of mediocre CEOs in Intel's past 20 years or so. 

It is confusing what Microsoft considers themselves. They're not a software company, they're not a hardware company, they're not an Enterprise solutions company, they're not a cloud hosted solutions company, they're not a gaming company. 


They're something. They seem to keep that close to them. 

 

Tue Mar 30 2021 15:09:42 EDT from Nurb432 Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.

Isn't that most large companies, really?

Mon Mar 29 2021 19:49:41 EDT from ParanoidDelusions Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.

I don't think they really care where in technology their profits are coming from, as long as they're still a dominant fortune 500 in Technology. 



 



[#] Thu Apr 01 2021 11:33:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I think you are giving Microsoft too much credit in the strategy department.
Their only strategy is, and has always been, to see what other technology companies are doing that is profitable, copy/steal it, and force-feed it into the market.

Their largest profit centers are now Office 365 (a bad clone of Google G-Suite) and Azure (a clone of AWS). Microsoft does not innovate. Not now, not in the past, not in the future. I could write an entire page listing everything they've ever made any money on and what it was a copy of, but that has been done to death and doesn't need to be rehashed.

Microsoft-the-company, while still an evil tech giant, simply isn't the existential threat to the tech world that it was during the height of their monopoly.
I don't *like* them, but we no longer have to worry about what they're going to ruin next (the answer to that is "Discord" by the way).

But as a dyed-in-the-wool unix devotee, I will always find Windows offensive to my sensibilities, and I will always harbor a grudge towards the people who tried to make the Windows/Microsoft ecosystem the only way to operate a computer. And I will always, always, always harbor a grudge towards Bill Gates, the single worst person in the history of the universe, and I still plan to dance on his grave someday.

[#] Thu Apr 01 2021 15:28:23 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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I think denying Microsoft's strategy is kind of like claiming that G. W. Bush or Trump (or Obama for that matter) is an idiot. It is like claiming that you'll never need more than 640k of RAM. 

Their absolute dominance in the majority of the history of the computer revolution speaks to more than dumb luck. If what you claim their only strategy was is true - there are a lot of also-rans and footnotes in the history of technology who should have tried this simple approach. 

;) 

 

Thu Apr 01 2021 11:33:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.
I think you are giving Microsoft too much credit in the strategy department.
Their only strategy is, and has always been, to see what other technology companies are doing that is profitable, copy/steal it, and force-feed it into the market.

Their largest profit centers are now Office 365 (a bad clone of Google G-Suite) and Azure (a clone of AWS). Microsoft does not innovate. Not now, not in the past, not in the future. I could write an entire page listing everything they've ever made any money on and what it was a copy of, but that has been done to death and doesn't need to be rehashed.

Microsoft-the-company, while still an evil tech giant, simply isn't the existential threat to the tech world that it was during the height of their monopoly.
I don't *like* them, but we no longer have to worry about what they're going to ruin next (the answer to that is "Discord" by the way).

But as a dyed-in-the-wool unix devotee, I will always find Windows offensive to my sensibilities, and I will always harbor a grudge towards the people who tried to make the Windows/Microsoft ecosystem the only way to operate a computer. And I will always, always, always harbor a grudge towards Bill Gates, the single worst person in the history of the universe, and I still plan to dance on his grave someday.

 



[#] Sat Apr 03 2021 12:09:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Thanks for the insight but you're wrong. Bill Gates has a god complex and no morals whatsoever, and seized on an opportunity to dominate the market with shrewd business practices and crappy products. Giving him or the company any more credit than that is equal to saying you loved everything that Hitler did, end of discussion.

[#] Sat Apr 03 2021 12:14:17 EDT from Nurb432

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And a bit of "inside help" in the beginning. 

Sat Apr 03 2021 12:09:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.
Thanks for the insight but you're wrong. Bill Gates has a god complex and no morals whatsoever, and seized on an opportunity to dominate the market with shrewd business practices and crappy products. Giving him or the company any more credit than that is equal to saying you loved everything that Hitler did, end of discussion.

 



[#] Wed Apr 07 2021 00:58:11 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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I think denying that almost ALL of the modern things we take for granted came out of research directly related to WWII, and most of it pioneered and refined by Germany, is as naive or willfully blind as denying Microsoft's contributions to technology. 

But, I see you've laid down the Hitler Card, ending the debate. So, we'll leave it at that. 

 

Sat Apr 03 2021 12:09:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.
Thanks for the insight but you're wrong. Bill Gates has a god complex and no morals whatsoever, and seized on an opportunity to dominate the market with shrewd business practices and crappy products. Giving him or the company any more credit than that is equal to saying you loved everything that Hitler did, end of discussion.

 



[#] Wed Apr 07 2021 13:59:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Nope. Godwin's Law states that the longer a discussion continues, the higher the probability that someone will be compared to Hitler. It does NOT state that a Hitler comparison ends the discussion.

And honestly, Hitler was a girl scout compared to Bill Gates.


[#] Wed Apr 07 2021 14:14:37 EDT from Nurb432

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At the least, he may have hated most of the world but he supported his 'Aryans' . Gates wants *everyone* to die other than him it seems.

You know Gates is going to try starve us into submission here soon, right? He's now the largest owner of farmland in the US, and is buying farms overseas too. 

 

Wed Apr 07 2021 13:59:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.
Nope. Godwin's Law states that the longer a discussion continues, the higher the probability that someone will be compared to Hitler. It does NOT state that a Hitler comparison ends the discussion.

And honestly, Hitler was a girl scout compared to Bill Gates.

 



[#] Thu Apr 08 2021 13:06:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I did hear about that. He wants us to eat fake meat while he dines on the real thing.

[#] Thu Apr 08 2021 14:32:47 EDT from Nurb432

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I suspect its more sinister than that, as an end goal.

Thu Apr 08 2021 13:06:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.
I did hear about that. He wants us to eat fake meat while he dines on the real thing.

 



[#] Thu Apr 08 2021 17:18:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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He has a god complex. Unless he comes to know the REAL God sometime soon, he's in for a rude awakening that he won't be able to buy his way out of.

[#] Fri Apr 09 2021 08:52:56 EDT from Nurb432

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Shades of the Simpsons..

 

I control your food,. now i control your sunlight.. do as i say..  *insert evil laugh here*

 

https://www.foxnews.com/media/bill-gates-backs-project-to-dim-the-sun-michael-shellenberger



[#] Fri Apr 09 2021 11:24:39 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Wed Apr 07 2021 13:59:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.
Nope. Godwin's Law states that the longer a discussion continues, the higher the probability that someone will be compared to Hitler. It does NOT state that a Hitler comparison ends the discussion.

And honestly, Hitler was a girl scout compared to Bill Gates.

 



[#] Fri Apr 09 2021 11:35:43 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Grow vegetables in your garden and become a vegan. 
As a super villain - controlling the world's industrial food supply and injecting all of your supporters with a vaccine that kills them and leaves only your well armed opposition alive is a TERRIBLE Bond villain premise. 

You know that most of the farmland was previously owned by international global food conglomerates that mass produce unhealthy snack food made mostly with corn subsidies in the United States, right? 

This isn't anything *new* - really - that megafarms owned by corporations have driven the small mom and pop farmers nearly into extinction. Where did you think your food came from, before Gates started snapping it all up? 

It concerns me a little, especially with the "Great Reset". But I predict if the global elite really *tries* the Great Reset they would like, the actual Great Reset will be they and their families dragged from their mansions by the teeming mobs as their security details abandon their posts, to die groveling and begging on the imported cobblestone circular driveways in front of their multi-million dollar mansions. 

They'll disturb the status quo in a way that causes global violent revolution and uprising. Too many people are unhappy with the current status quo, but want it to change to their ideal without any discomfort, sacrifice, loss or conflict. 

Look at history and tell me how often radical change to the status quo has happened without violence. Also - how often have the currently ruling elites pushed their ambition to control the teeming masses too far with the result being violent insurrection, revolution, conflict and ultimately - change. 

Ask King George III. Ask Marie Antionette. Ask Saddam Hussein or Qaddaffi. 

This doesn't end well for Bill Gates - if his plans on snapping up farmland are as diabolical as your paranoid delusions imagine.  


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Wed Apr 07 2021 14:14:37 EDT from Nurb432 Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.

At the least, he may have hated most of the world but he supported his 'Aryans' . Gates wants *everyone* to die other than him it seems.

You know Gates is going to try starve us into submission here soon, right? He's now the largest owner of farmland in the US, and is buying farms overseas too. 

 

Wed Apr 07 2021 13:59:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.
Nope. Godwin's Law states that the longer a discussion continues, the higher the probability that someone will be compared to Hitler. It does NOT state that a Hitler comparison ends the discussion.

And honestly, Hitler was a girl scout compared to Bill Gates.

 



 



[#] Fri Apr 09 2021 12:32:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Whatever is bad for Bill Gates is good for the rest of humanity.

[#] Fri Apr 09 2021 12:36:34 EDT from Nurb432

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I'm sure my paranoia is no where near the level of reality with this guy.   I dont think in evil ways to destroy/control humanity. People like him live it 24/7.

As far as growing your own, you do know many urban areas ban the ability to grow food ( plant or live stock ), right? Many have even outlawed simple rain barrels..  And yes, i know 'move out of town' etc.  Sure, many of us can do enough to get around things and survive, but these days 90% of civilized society thinks food comes from the grocery, even if they could move to land now owned by the corporates.  they will die.

Fri Apr 09 2021 11:35:43 EDT from ParanoidDelusions Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.

This doesn't end well for Bill Gates - if his plans on snapping up farmland are as diabolical as your paranoid delusions imagine. 

 



[#] Fri Apr 09 2021 18:21:59 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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No they won't. If it gets to the point where enough people decide "fuck Bill Gates," and there are urban farms popping up all over - the enforcement of those statutes will be so unpopular, the local authorities will realize that before it is Bill Gates being executed at his mansion, it'll be cops getting swarmed by hungry, angry mobs of desperate citizens, and MAYORS getting dragged out of THEIR homes to be executed. 

It'll never get that bad. It is a shitty plan for global domination of the underclass. 

It is a good plot for a thriller, if you can manage to suspend disbelief long enough to buy the premise. 

And I generally buy into these kind of things. But this one is unlikely. If he really tries it... if he is part of a global cabal that is determined to change the world by taking control of the global food supply and handing out nourishment to the teeming masses on HIS schedule... 

There will be a massive redistribution of wealth - as the ruling elite are globally purged by an underclass that far outnumbers them, and includes their bodyguards. 

 

Fri Apr 09 2021 12:36:34 EDT from Nurb432 Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.

I'm sure my paranoia is no where near the level of reality with this guy.   I dont think in evil ways to destroy/control humanity. People like him live it 24/7.

As far as growing your own, you do know many urban areas ban the ability to grow food ( plant or live stock ), right? Many have even outlawed simple rain barrels..  And yes, i know 'move out of town' etc.  Sure, many of us can do enough to get around things and survive, but these days 90% of civilized society thinks food comes from the grocery, even if they could move to land now owned by the corporates.  they will die.

Fri Apr 09 2021 11:35:43 EDT from ParanoidDelusions Subject: Re: Netcraft confirms it: Windows is dying.

This doesn't end well for Bill Gates - if his plans on snapping up farmland are as diabolical as your paranoid delusions imagine. 

 



 



[#] Fri Apr 09 2021 19:42:42 EDT from Nurb432

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I agree the final outcome will be overthrow, but that has never stopped the ruling class from trying anyway.



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