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Netscape and IE

May 14th, 2008 by Patrick S

With Netscape now dead (thanks to AOL) I saw a funny little comic on joyoftech.com the other day.

 Click for bigger view

 

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Halo Warthog

July 25th, 2007 by Patrick S

Currently I am studying down in Wellington in New Zealand… Its quite a nice place really…but it also happens to be the same place where WETA workshops is (Peter Jacksons SFX workshop). Yesterday I saw this:

WETA Worthog
(Click for Bigger View)

Ohhhh YEAH!! Its a fully working Worthog from Bungies(Microsofts) Halo game. This fully functioning four-wheel steering, powerful, off-road vehicle with a machine gun on the back must be (from wht I can tell) for the upcoming Halo movie. Heres hoping Now they can build a working Banshee or ghost too 😛 …

Posted in Humour, Uncategorized, Xbox and Gaming | 1 Comment »

ATM running on Windows?

June 13th, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

Seen an ATM running Windows? It seems like Russian’s ATM runs Windows… Which hasn’t been activated!

Russian Windows ATM

Posted in Humour | 11 Comments »

Microsoft Only sold 244 copies of Genuine Windows Vista in China

April 20th, 2007 by Patrick S

Microsoft spent millions of dollars advertising its next generation OS ‘Windows Vista’ in China, in fact the IT juggernaut threw up the biggest Vista Ad on the 421 meter high Jin Mao tower in Shanghai China. However after 2 weeks (Jan 19 to Feb 2) from launch Microsoft managed to sell a mere 244 copies of Windows Vista. Software piracy is rampant in the middle kingdom and a pirated version of Vista sells for a mere $1 on the streets. The following numbers are quoted by Windows Vista chief distributor in Bejing.

“…China’s population is 1.3 billion. Vista Ultimate sold 242 copies. That’s a market penetration rate of .0000186% …”

News source: newlaunches/Bink.nu & MSFN

Posted in Humour, Windows Vista | 2 Comments »

Sony… you’re late!

March 23rd, 2007 by Zack Whittaker

 

Microsoft rained on the parade of the Sony Playstation 3 today, by rolling out a number of publicity stunts. At the Virgin Megastore in Oxford Street in London, Microsoft employee’s (and people I know) from the London office handed out chairs to those queuing that had a website address printed on them.  

http://shkyw.org – says it all really! Go Microsoft.

Posted in Humour, Xbox and Gaming | 16 Comments »

Meeting Bill Gates

January 29th, 2007 by Zack Whittaker

I saw this at liveandbeyond.com and this is hilarious – some could find it offensive, but if you come up with a good line there’s £20 in it for you 🙂

Imagine this, he’ll walk up after shaking lots of hands and spouting cr*p to people, then it’ll my turn to shake his hand and say something odd to him. The person I choose to use their line I will pay then £20 (around $39) for their help.

Some lines I have come up with include:

  • Can I call you Willy?
  • Could you possibly lend me a tenner? I heard you’re loaded.
  • Can you lend me my Tube fare home?
  • On hi, nice to meet you too. I’ll have a lager and my friend will have a Coke – he’s driving by the way.
    … and many more …

Source: liveandbeyond.com

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Has your Office eXPired?

January 2nd, 2007 by André Nogueira

Nick White, a Program Manager at Microsoft, posted what I think is a quite imaginative poster on his blog:

The other day I was wandering through Building 27 here on the MS campus and found that Michael Howard has a great little poster hanging on his office door.  I thought you folks might be interested 🙂

You can download the poster here (901KB).Hope you like it!

Posted in Humour, MS News, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Comments Off on Has your Office eXPired?

Microsoft gives out Ferrari’s (laptops, not the cars) but not to us!

December 28th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

OK this isn’t fair. Yeh I’m jumping on the bandwagon here because I want and/or need a new laptop and I’m having a world class hissy fit because of it. *sigh*

According to Alexa Traffic Rankings:

So Mitch Denny (the latter of the two addresses) gets a free laptop with free Windows Vista Ultimate installed on it… even though he’s not as heard of as us. It’s not fair, we didn’t even get *one* to share. OK it’ll be hard for me and Patrick to share as he’s literally half the world away, but has anyone heard of Remote Desktop? I do think so.

My conclusion - it’s not fair. I’ve worked with the Windows Live teams in the UK, Patrick E works for Microsoft, Joseph and Jabez are both MVP’s, Patrick S is just a geek but we love him none the less, Dean’s a geek also but he’s bloody good on the web, and Andre, dear Andre, the ultimate in bug submission for Windows Server 2003 R2.

If you’re from the team that decided to send out laptops to these guys – we respect your decision. However could we have one pretty please, as we’ve given so much to your organisation and we expect very little. We’ll love you lots and lots? 🙂

Posted in Humour, Microsoft, Windows Vista | 5 Comments »

Classic kick ass game screenshot

November 23rd, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

You’ve gotta admit - Counter Strike: Source is pretty damn good at times – this screenshot is sheer good luck!

Posted in Humour, Xbox and Gaming | 2 Comments »

How true

October 21st, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

 

 

This is so true… you get through to customer services only to be bounced from one person to another because they can’t be arsed to deal with you, they’d rather spend their time talking to “Gladys” about the state of her relationship with her ex-husband and how their pet snake as a haemmoroid which needs surgery on…

Just wanted to spread the love 🙂
Source: Metro

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Google – the not so serious corporation with a refined sense of humour

October 11th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

Google Google Google. We’ve seen it grow from only 7 years ago to beta to the world’s most used search engine. It’s so good that even most of Microsoft use it. It’s so good that they’ve just bought YouTube without exchanging any money whatsoever. Google is reknowned for it’s sense of humour, it’s laid back lifestyle and it’s jokes on April Fools day. But one thing I’ve discovered over checking through some comments is that Google has Easter eggs all over the place.

 Easter Egg – noun [eeh-stehr-ehgg]: In computing, Easter eggs are messages, graphics, sound effects, or an unusual change in program behavior, that occur in a program in response to some undocumented set of commands, mouse clicks, keystrokes or other stimuli intended as a joke or to display program credits. An early use of the term Easter egg was to describe a message hidden in the object code of a program as a joke, intended to be found by persons disassembling or browsing the code.

I’ve been doing some research, and found these following Easter Eggs and/or hidden websites within Google:

 

  • The Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything – gives the answer from Google Calculator
  • French Military Victories – type it in at Google and press “I’m Feeling Lucky” for a hilarious result
  • Failure – type it in at Google and press “I’m Feeling Lucky” – with this one I can’t disagree with at all!
  • Liar – type it in at Google and press “I’m Feeling Lucky” – not as bad as the George Bush one though! 😛

If anyone knows any more – feel free to leave a comment.

Posted in Humour | 8 Comments »

Vista features that didn’t make the cut

October 10th, 2006 by Patrick S

Everyone knows that when Microsoft did the reset, a lot of features that were anticipated for Longhorn didn’t come back.  Furthermore, those who have been in the beta program for a long time know that there are even some features that were in one or more betas but that didn’t make it into the RC, like Advanced Query Pane and Lists. 

So the guys over at the Windows Shell blog have written an article of features that didnt make it into the next build of Vista.
Some of the features that didnt make the cut were Mimesweeper, SafeDelete (Aww i wanted that one 😛 ) and the start menu action field.

Dissapointing to see some of the things we missed out on but now you see the tough choices the Vista team is up against.

Read the full Article over at the Shell Blog

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Google becomes Windows Live Search

October 7th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

 

OK so the title may be slightly misleading, but this is strange:

1) Go to Google.com
2) Type in search then hit I’m Feeling Lucky
3) Have a guess at what comes up.

I find this rather strange because Google and Microsoft are like raaawwrrrr at each other because of sibling rivalry (unlike Apple which is most certainly the black sheep in the family, like the uncle we don’t talk about because he likes wearing women’s dresses and lederhosen for example). But then something like this comes about – I dredd to think what the PageRank is for Windows Live Search… if anyone wants to tell me what it is so I don’t have to bare the agony of installing Google Toolbar for my precious Internet Explorer 7, I’d appreciate it.

Posted in Bugs, Humour, Windows Live | 12 Comments »

Folder Bug in XP-Wont allow port names

September 4th, 2006 by Patrick S

Just read something interesting on a message board ,

An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as a port on your computer (such as CON, LPT1 etc etc.)
This also works when you try to create a file called “CON”, or “CON.”. “.CON” shows up the way it should. It’s comes back from the DOS days.

Thus the following wont work: CON, AUX, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, PRN or NUL.
Give it a try if you want-I have not tested it on vista but I suspect it won’t work either Confirmed…Works on vista (thanks Jordan)

Another Useless fact from me 🙂

Posted in Bugs, Humour, Windows XP | 13 Comments »

Nemi and the Mac

August 19th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

Nemi – the feisty Goth girl with a hectic and quirky life… this cartoon strip runs daily in a free British newspaper that’s on buses and the London Underground. This one shows what most people go through when they try and get Mac support. 

 

Posted in Humour | 5 Comments »

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