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Farfrael
04-19-2002, 04:57 PM
Found that posted elsewhere ....really liked it so i thought i'd share it with you ......:cool:

"Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we were talking I mentioned that I had recently installed Windows XP on my PC. I told him how happy I was with this operating system and showed him the Windows XP CD. To my surprise, he threw the CD into my microwave oven and turned it on. Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me, but he said: 'Do not worry, it is unharmed.'
After a few minutes, he took the CD out, gave it to me and said, 'Take a close look at it. What do you see?' To my surprise, the CD was quite cold to the touch and it seemed to be weightier than before. At first I could not see anything, but on the inner edge of the central hole I saw an inscription, an inscription finer than anything I had ever seen before. The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth:

12413AEB2ED4FA5E6F7D78E78EDE820945092OF923A40EElOE 5IOCC98D444AA08E324

'I cannot understand the fiery letters,' I said in a timid voice.
'No but I can,' he said. 'The letters are in Hex, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here in the light of day. In common English
this is what it says:

"One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

These are but two lines from a verse long known in Systems lore:

"Three OS's from corporate kings in their towers of glass,
Seven from valley lords where orchards used to grow,
Nine from dotcoms doomed to die,
One from the Dark Lord Gates on his wight-wrought throne
In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.
One OS to rule them all,
One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them,
In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie."

All I said was "Eeeep!"

Ns1
04-19-2002, 05:08 PM
repost ;)

Farfrael
04-19-2002, 05:10 PM
"repost"

apologies if it is indeed a repost ....could someone link to the initial post plz ?

Ns1
04-19-2002, 05:17 PM
i think it's too old for that hahahah

it was posted a loooooooooooong time ago

aphex
04-19-2002, 05:18 PM
Link (http://forums.anandtech.com/arcmessageview.cfm?catid=38&threadid=727601&highlight_key=y&keyword1=One%20OS%20to%20rule%20them%20all)

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Link (http://forums.anandtech.com/arcmessageview.cfm?catid=38&threadid=704710&highlight_key=y&keyword1=One%20OS%20to%20rule%20them%20all)

Ameesh
04-19-2002, 05:21 PM
*yawn*

DaveSimmons
04-19-2002, 05:41 PM
Almost as amusing as the cross-exams of MS' witnesses, like Fei from Onyx admitting his testimony was written by MS lawyers, the economist Murphy admitting he only started publishing on antitrust after MS started funding him, and AMD's Sanders admitting he hadn't read the states' proposed remedies and was testifying in exchange for MS supporting Hammer.

ScottyB
04-19-2002, 05:44 PM
I though the was a troll at first trying to get people to microwave their cds.

Nocturnal
04-19-2002, 05:47 PM
repost of a repost.

ViperXX
04-19-2002, 05:53 PM
The OS is with you young Skywalker but you are not a programer yet.

XZeroII
04-19-2002, 05:57 PM
I never knew that there were 'O''s in hexidecimal (note 'O' not '0'). I also see an l (lower case L) in there too.

GermyBoy
04-19-2002, 06:02 PM
Yeah...you need to stop making up fairytales. Put an XP CD in a microwave, and it will die. Try it with yours today if you don't believe me. This is Lord of the Dance nerd talk.

Jfrag Teh Foul
04-19-2002, 06:05 PM
NEF!

Farfrael
04-19-2002, 06:05 PM
<< Yeah...you need to stop making up fairytales. Put an XP CD in a microwave, and it will die. Try it with yours today if you don't believe me. This is Lord of the Dance nerd talk. >>



were you trying to be humoristic ?

i said that if it was a repost i apologized ..........:disgust:

thelanx
04-19-2002, 06:20 PM
lol, thanks for the post. Even if it is a repost, some people might not have seen it.

ProviaFan
04-19-2002, 06:34 PM
People who shout "repost" at every freaking thing simply have too much time and a desire for high postcounts (of worthless posts). I, probably one out of many, am a person who had not seen this before. I found it amusing and am glad that Farfrael decided to post it. Now if someone else had just posted it within the last week, it would be different, but both of those threads that have been referenced are from a few months ago. i/expressions/rolleye.gif

ElFenix
04-19-2002, 06:36 PM
bastardizing tolkien for your petty anti-microsoft philosophy should be grounds for swift execution

Yeeny
04-19-2002, 07:00 PM
Thanks Farfrael, I hadn't seen that yet, so I appreciate it. :)