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Car Vs. Computer

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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers
    have enhanced our lives, read on.

    At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer
    industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like
    the computer industry has, we would all be driving
    $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon".

    In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:
    If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the
    following characteristics:

    1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

    2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new
    car.

    3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have
    to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car,
    restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you
    would simply accept this.

    4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car
    to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the
    engine.

    5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five
    times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the
    roads.

    6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be
    replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

    7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

    8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and
    refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key
    and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

    9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to
    drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner
    as the old car.

    10.You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
     
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    accordgrrl Senior Member

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    You mean that's not supposed to happen??


    jk. funny stuff.
     
  3. 90 accord

    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    gates got :owned: lmao!!
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    old joke but still really funny
     
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    RFHOMI2U Senior Member

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    that's hillarious.
    havn't seen something that funny in a while. i posted it on my refrigerator.
     
  7. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    That is the most annoying thing in the world (ok not the most,but close)"if I wasn't sure would I have hit the damn button.
     
  8. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    because in gneral, people are idiots.

    thats why there is one for deleting pics in the gallery.
     
  9. MaaseyRacer

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    apple rocks reguardless....
    and General Motors can eat me...
     
  10. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Isnt that GM already



    I get 6 of those everytime I start my computer
     
  11. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    What have you done to that machine???
     
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    lol. Microsoft slandered with passion. Makes you feel wholesome again.
     
  14. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    hey...gm trucks own y0, not the blazers no, meh dad had one 20k later tranny went bad but my dad's truck 2500hd owns all and towes all
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    I'd still rather try and drive an PC then a GM.
     
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