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Sir Aureus
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Icon 4 posted March 04, 2002 13:39      Profile for Sir Aureus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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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great, now I have another type of idiot to watch out for on the road...........Z
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Icon 3 posted March 04, 2002 17:34      Profile for Super Flippy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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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remind me to never get in one of those cars.
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Nayt, don't get in one of those .............Z
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Icon 13 posted March 05, 2002 16:25      Profile for TechnoGram     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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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Worse, they may suddenly burst into flames like the X-box.
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And I suppose if it breaks down they'll just
tell you to close one or two windows.

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No, they will hav eyou get out of the car, then get back in and continue driving.
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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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Microsoft Windows


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is that little thing throwing up on windows?
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Brings a whole new meaning to the words 'Car Crash'
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quote:
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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do they have one that urinates or takes a dump?........Z
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Icon 1 posted March 07, 2002 17:31      Profile for LifetimeTrekker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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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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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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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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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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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I think it is safe to say our lives are now in danger.
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will our cars get viruses too, or will I also have to worry about gettin car-hacked .........Z
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I wonder if these cars will be XP-ready. :-P

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quote:
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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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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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