One Os to rule them all

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  1. Farfrael

    Farfrael Senior member

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    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:

    12413AEB2ED4FA5E6F7D78E78EDE820945092OF923A40EElOE5IOCC98D444AA08E324

    '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!"



     
  2. Ns1

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    repost ;)
     
  3. Farfrael

    Farfrael Senior member

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    "repost"

    apologies if it is indeed a repost ....could someone link to the initial post plz ?
     
  4. Ns1

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    i think it's too old for that hahahah

    it was posted a loooooooooooong time ago
     
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    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.
     
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    I though the was a troll at first trying to get people to microwave their cds.
     
  9. Nocturnal

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    repost of a repost.
     
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    The OS is with you young Skywalker but you are not a programer yet.
     
  11. XZeroII

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    << 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:
     
  15. thelanx

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    lol, thanks for the post. Even if it is a repost, some people might not have seen it.
     
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    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. [​IMG]
     
  17. ElFenix

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    bastardizing tolkien for your petty anti-microsoft philosophy should be grounds for swift execution
     
  18. Yeeny

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    Thanks Farfrael, I hadn't seen that yet, so I appreciate it. :)