Traitor! Smash your U2 iPod!

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  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    Just kidding about that title.

    But it appears that Bono is friends with the "other guy".

    My favorite quote:
     
  2. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It makes me wonder what they talk about or how Bill acts around him.

    Anyone who has seen Bill Gates talk or interact will see that Bill G. has absolutely no sense of humor or is a terribly shy person.

    It's just uncomfortable to watch Bill G. "perform" because he either is uncomfortable on stage, he doesn't tell jokes well (in the rare event he tries to), and he doesn't seem to get jokes (i.e. his stagetime with Conan O'Brien at CES in Las Vegas).
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't reckon he seems that bad. I think it's sick how people act around him though. All that bowing and scraping gets on my nerves (metaphorically speaking).
     
  4. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I did watch part of Bill G's keynote at WinHEC 2005 (just out of curiousity).

    It was the MOST boring thing I have ever watched.
    First, some guy that looked like Steve Balmer with a paste-on mustache came out and talked about odd things conference things like shuttles before Bill G. (why put that in the keynote?)

    Then Bill G came out to the most mediorce, pathetic applause I have ever heard (and these are supposed to be Windows-fans). Nothing what like Steve gets at MW or WWDC.

    Bill G. had no personality on stage. I guess he wasn't excited because he knew Longhorn will never come out.
     
  5. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Don't confuse how he is in public to how he his in private though...I doubt he's as wooden around people he's comfortable with. At least, I sincerely hope not!
     
  6. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    No, he wasn't excited because it's coming out on the "other" platform, this Friday. ;)
     
  7. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did you see how he acted around the Queen when he got knighted?
    I was so embarrassed.

    Who says "Fantastic" to the Queen when you get knighted?

    And, she looked just as uncomfortable.
     
  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I didn't see that but did watch the CES keynote...it was so unbelievably painful, I hoped Conan got paid a lot!
     
  9. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    He gets the point across with would being a egomanical jackass. I think the way he carries himself is very professional.
     
  10. 840quadra Moderator

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    That is sad..

    I am SURE Jobs has purchased something from Microsoft in the past for personal use.

    Why is Bill so bitter towards the iPod line. Just because WMP Players don't dominate today, doesn't mean Bill should be bitter!
     
  11. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I'm sure he has one.
    But, he's not going to publicly say what I am sure he thinks, that all players that support WMA suck compared to the iPod. :)
     
  12. stoid macrumors 601

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    Yeah. The only person I believe when he says he doesn't have an iPod is Ballmer. Not that I trust him more, just no one else is that ignorant.
     
  13. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    Ah come on leave the poor guy alone. How many techies do you know who are shy retiring geeks with very few social skills? Exactly!
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ya but Bill G has oodles of money and can buy social skills and tons of friends to kiss his butt. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    You can't buy social skills save for taking a Carnegie public speaking class. I believe the guy would be quite animated in a closed, more comfortable setting (cue John Bender from Breakfast Club - "you load up, you party...").

    There is nothing wrong with being unhip. But when the unhip try to act slick, that is when problems arise.

    re: "fantastic"

    Could've been worse... "dynamite."
     
  16. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody have an image of this. I'm kind of intrigued.

    Side note: Ballmer should strike a deal with Right Guard...
     
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