Sir William Gates

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  1. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...25.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/01/25/ixnewstop.html

    Queen to give knighthood to Bill Gates - but you can blame it on Gordon Brown
    By Robert Peston, City Editor
    (Filed: 25/01/2004)

    Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and the world's wealthiest man, is to receive an honorary knighthood for "services to global enterprise".

    The recommendation that he receive the honour was made by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown. Buckingham Palace is expected to announce it tomorrow, when Mr Gates will speak at a conference on "Advancing Enterprise" organised by Mr Brown._

    The controversial software company creator - whose commercial success has led to hatred of him among his competitors - is worth an estimated $40 billion (£22 billion). Microsoft is described as the "Evil Empire" by those who resent its grip on the computer industry.
     
  2. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I believe I will have to disagree with the Queen on this one...

    At least he's not getting knighted for innovating in the computer industry...
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its almost surreal ... all I can say wow. I'd love to have been there to know what he said when he found out. :D

    D
     
  4. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    He probably said something like "suck on that Jobs!"

    :) :D
     
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Bah.

    This is totally useless.


    I don't get having a 'queen' anymore, no power, nothing matters.


    'Knight' was once a respectable title, now given out like candy.

    :(
     
  6. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    Wishful Thinking

    Perhaps this is a ruse to get Gates to expose his head for a swift decapitation.
     
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    A knight is only as good as the ass he rides in on... :D
     
  8. Stike macrumors 65816

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    I am already baking the pies. I hope many more want to repeat the pie-attack on this event, just like me ;) :D
     
  9. iWantAMac macrumors 6502

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    Bill Gates is not the wealthiest man in the world.
     
  10. iGav macrumors G3

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    the Queen sucks... infact she shouldn't really be our Queen... ;)
     
  11. virividox macrumors 601

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    now he can join the prestigious ranks of sir elton john
     
  12. iGav macrumors G3

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    errr... she can do what the f**k she wants and can never be bought to trial... she can rob you, kill you, drive as fast as she wants... pretty much anything she wants to do... and no one can do anything about it... she is, in all purposes... above the law... now that's 'power' ;)
     
  13. virividox macrumors 601

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    the queen isnt immune if she commits crimes. but the thing is, the state acts on the behalf of the queen, so it would be kinda weird seing a case Queen v Queen, because the state would be in essence prosecuting itself (or the source from which its power is derived).
     
  14. iGav macrumors G3

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    The Queen does have legal immunity and is not subject to criminal law. The Sovereign has immunity from prosecution and cannot be required to give evidence in court, however this is only for the Sovereign and not the rest of the Royals.
     
  15. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    Am I right in thinking that only British citizens can use the title "Sir"? I seem to remember something like that when Bob Geldof was knighted. So it might not be "Sir" Bill after all.

    And as to the Queen and the other Royals..........
     
  16. kevin49093 macrumors regular

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    OK, who feels like doing a quick photoshop job to see just how bad Gates would look like as a real knight?
     
  17. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    HAHAHHA! rock on! :D :D :D
     
  18. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    just what bill gates needs, a bigger ego... and more reasons to do anything necessary to stay on "top". :rolleyes:
     
  19. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    Hey if the Queen attacks Gates with a sword she should be immune from prosecution. In fact, a new holiday might be in order.
     
  20. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    I want to be the Queen :D :cool:
     
  21. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    You can be a queen whenever you wish, it just requires a dress and a little makeup...
     
  22. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    not A Queen....THE Queen...

    or King...I'm not picky :D
     
  23. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    seems in the old days real Hero's where made knights, today rock stars,movie stars, singers,CEO's, etc.... in other words if your famous and have a lot of money we will make you a knight. Real hero's such as Dr's, scientist,explorers,and those in the military the Queen could give a hoot about you. reminds me of George and his wallstreet buddies all patting each other on the back while the common man is shafted a little more.. What about the real Hero's? Does England really need to keep paying for a Queen? give her and the so called royal family the boot. what does it cost to keep the royals? a better idea would be to have her mop a few floors, clean some dishes along with her so called knights including nerdy bill.
     
  25. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps it's time to see the Germans get cycled out and see some true Brits installed on the throne.
     

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