iLoo a hoax

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by vniow, May 13, 2003.

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/05/12/financial0014EDT0002.DTL
     
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    Crap, so suddenly microsoft has no control over what its oversees offices do?

    what the hell...
     
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    Looks like the iLoo has been diagnosed as another case of MS vaporware.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    This has already been discussed in the old iLoo thread.....heads are going to roll....

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    Okay so I was half-right.

    I said it was almost certainly fake, but I would have thought it was a hack job rather than an inside job.

    OTOH, saying it was their UK division does spare MS from admitting their security is so bad that people can hack a main website.
     
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    how is saying 'it was our british people' any better than saying it came straight out of redmond? i mean do people really think "oh, ok, it was british. that makes sense"
     
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    Maybe because when people think of the "British division" of MS playing a nasty prank, they think of a group of Monty Pythonesqe chaps sitting around and yucking it up.

    "Ack, it wasn't us; we're professionals! It was those wild and craaaazy Brits with their weird sense of humor!"
     
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    Why has it taken them 10 days to release a press release?
     
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    I'm glad someone posted this. It's not a hoax, it's just that Bill didn't want the leak out.

     
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    It's nice to know our friends over at Microsoft have a sense of humor....
     
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    have you guys never been in a port-o-let before? Just the thought of touching anything in there turns my stomach :(
     
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    The Jackass stunt in a port-a-loo comes to mind..... :eek: :D

    It's so nice to see that, as ever, microsofts' left hand knows exactly what the right hand is doing. Perhaps this is indicative of their software too.
     
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    don't you mean humoUr?! :)
     
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    so i suppose if they made the iLoo it would add *more* viruses you could get from using windows :D
     
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    That is where steam cleaning would help to control the living viruses! Would also help with the fear of touching that zed spoke about!
     
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    we Brits are a crazy bunch... we take April Fools very seriously over here. No reputable company would fail to play a prank on the day..

    seriously, this was mild compared to some, but you have to take any slightly bizarre news on the day with a pinch of salt. I liked the one by the BBC that stated that because the congestion charge in London for traffic had been so successful that the mayor was thinking of introducing a pedestrain charge enforcing people to pay for the privelage of walking around the city. They were interviewing people on the streets. They were outraged....

    You have to love it... anyway.
     

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