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Sir Aureus
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posted March 04, 2002 13:39     Click Here to See the Profile for Sir Aureus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://digitalmass.boston.com/news/2002/03/04/microsoft_cars.html

oh dear. GM's prediction is starting to come true. Cars that frequently and randomly crash for no apparent reason.

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Oh, and apparently, "Consumers will not look at navigation as a system to use when [Gonzalo Bustillos et al] get lost, but the system that helps [Gonzalo Bustillos] get there in time and helps [Gonzalo Bustillos] avoid traffic," How wonderfully useful

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 04, 2002 15:42     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
great, now I have another type of idiot to watch out for on the road...........Z

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Super Flippy
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posted March 04, 2002 17:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Super Flippy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So if a Microsoft-controlled Beamer causes an accident while trying to get its passengers to work on time, does MS have to pay the ticket?

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macadddikt18
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posted March 04, 2002 19:02     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
remind me to never get in one of those cars.
Nayt

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 05, 2002 14:19     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nayt, don't get in one of those .............Z

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TechnoGram
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posted March 05, 2002 16:25     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
remind me to never get in one of those cars.
Nayt


that's right. they could crash!!


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macadddikt18
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posted March 05, 2002 18:56     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Worse, they may suddenly burst into flames like the X-box.
Nayt

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spungo
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posted March 06, 2002 04:03     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And I suppose if it breaks down they'll just
tell you to close one or two windows.

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macadddikt18
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posted March 06, 2002 05:22     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, they will hav eyou get out of the car, then get back in and continue driving.
Nayt

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TechnoGram
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posted March 06, 2002 07:17     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
And I suppose if it breaks down they'll just tell you to close one or two windows.




no, they'll blame it on the alarm system and send out security patches

and if it crashes, the blue screen of death takes on a whole new meaning, specially if the last thing you see is the sky...

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iballoondesign
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posted March 06, 2002 11:07     Click Here to See the Profile for iballoondesign   Click Here to Email iballoondesign     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Microsoft Windows

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macadddikt18
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posted March 06, 2002 16:40     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is that little thing throwing up on windows?
Nayt

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Swiss Mercenary
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posted March 07, 2002 08:18     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brings a whole new meaning to the words 'Car Crash'

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TechnoGram
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posted March 07, 2002 14:35     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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is that little thing throwing up on windows?
Nayt

yeh, if you click on properties, you'll see the name of the smiley is puke.gif. i've also seen it named barf.gif

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 07, 2002 17:19     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
do they have one that urinates or takes a dump?........Z

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted March 07, 2002 17:31     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
remind me to never get in one of those cars.
Nayt


Forget about getting in one!

Remind me to never get in FRONT of one of those cars!

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Pish-Tush
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posted March 08, 2002 08:40     Click Here to See the Profile for Pish-Tush     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Forget about getting in one!

Remind me to never get in FRONT of one of those cars!


Surely you mean BEHIND (MS stuff usually stops when told to start).

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macadddikt18
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posted March 08, 2002 12:49     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
or just get near one in general. who knows what the thing will do. It may start driving in circles for all we know.
Nayt

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ASM65816
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posted March 09, 2002 00:54     Click Here to See the Profile for ASM65816   Click Here to Email ASM65816     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Imagine the PAIN when you're going down the road and it FREEZES UP !!!

Yes, you're going though the windshield like Wile E. Coyote ......

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted March 09, 2002 06:25     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! If MS were to put an OS in an automobile, it would prolly be a Win9x deriviative, which would give a whole new meaning to the OS crashing!

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macadddikt18
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posted March 09, 2002 07:14     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it is safe to say our lives are now in danger.
Nayt

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 10, 2002 18:18     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
will our cars get viruses too, or will I also have to worry about gettin car-hacked .........Z

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MBoprey
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posted March 18, 2002 19:30     Click Here to See the Profile for MBoprey   Click Here to Email MBoprey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if these cars will be XP-ready. :-P

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TechnoGram
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posted March 18, 2002 20:08     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
will our cars get viruses too, or will I also have to worry about gettin car-hacked .........Z

people are already getting car-hacked, er, jacked

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Erbo
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posted March 18, 2002 22:28     Click Here to See the Profile for Erbo   Click Here to Email Erbo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And of course, they'll "strongly suggest" that you put Microsoft Gas(TM) in your Microsoft Car. Otherwise, an obscure clause in the Microsoft Driver License Agreement will hold Microsoft blameless if your Microsoft Car's engine suddenly leaps out from under the hood in a rather ugly mess...

Oh, and did we mention the automatic Microsoft ExpressToll transponder? We swear it's not intended to track your driving habits. Really. Well, maybe just a little. Okay, a lot. But we'll never sell that information. Swear to Bill. But we can give it to the FBI, if they ask. And our "marketing partners." But you can opt out from that part. Just fill in the 20-page form at the back of your owner's manual. Then we won't sell your personal information to anyone. Except when we decide to later.

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dragon34
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posted March 19, 2002 19:45     Click Here to See the Profile for dragon34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm.. have to ask.. I wonder how long it will take for someone to install linux on it

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macadddikt18
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posted March 19, 2002 20:22     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guess is about a month. Them Jedi knights when they want it to work they make it work. What would we do with out them?
Nayt

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