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Bill Gates computer crashes during Keynote speech

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Hiren, 6 Jan 2005.

  1. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Link to full story

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  2. acrimonious

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    :hehe: You just can't help but find that strangely satisfying.

    Not the first time this has happened though.
     
  3. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Indeed wasn't it during a Win98 or 95 demo it all crashed as well? What's the betting Gates uses a mac for day to day stuff? :D
     
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  4. Dodge

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    was windows 98 when he tried to demonstrate how easy installing usb is... or rather how easy it is to crash your pc
     
  5. <A88>

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    Erm...great :worried: Not the first time a pc's frozen...

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  6. Dodge

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    BILL GATES: Yeah, that's a very high-end camera, incredible resolution, and that's the Nikon D2X. Nikon will be putting this ability to send the photos down automatically, building that into every one of their cameras, so this is more of a consumer item, pretty impressive but maybe a little better --

    CONAN O'BRIEN: So you're not going to get the same resolution here obviously but it's a much lighter, easier to use camera?

    BILL GATES: Right.

    CONAN O'BRIEN: Yeah, all right.

    BILL GATES: Think you can handle that one?

    CONAN O'BRIEN: Wow. Don't mess with me, man. You have no idea the rage that's in here. (Laughter.)

    Shall we move on? Let's move on to an area that I've clearly mastered, I'm talking about television. Oh, I couldn't get a laugh. (Laughter.) No, television I think it's obviously very important to me, it's my future, it's my livelihood; what's going to happen in television, what will we see?

    BILL GATES: Well, again here it's about choice, letting people see more variety of shows, letting them see these shows when they want to, being able to mix content they might go and get over the Internet in with things they're getting over their normal video sources.

    And our centerpiece for this is the Media Center. This is a product we brought out a couple years ago. This is a big year for us, we got up to 1.4 million units.

    CONAN O'BRIEN: I'm going to interrupt you for one second because I think they have the slideshow together. Do you want to take a look at that right now?

    BILL GATES: Let's give that one more try.

    CONAN O'BRIEN: Let's give it a shot and let's see what we get here and again, just incredible, I don't know who's running things here. (Laughter.) Who's in charge of Microsoft? Oh. (Laughter, applause.) Whew.

    Well, I think they say we're ready to do the slideshow, that thing keeps blinking, but I think not, so maybe we'll move on yet again.

    BILL GATES: Yep. (Laughter.)

    CONAN O'BRIEN: I love that.

    BILL GATES: All I have to do is click one button. It's not real complicated.

    CONAN O'BRIEN: Yeah, yeah, yeah, exactly. That was a powerful yep. (Laughter.) The yep heard round the industry. (Laughter.) Oh my God, Bill said "yep," get out of here. (Laughter.)

    You were talking about television when I was so rudely commanded to interrupt you.
     
  7. Spitfire

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    It also happened to him at E3 once wanting to demonstrate the Xbox to the press.
     
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    Anyone remember that incident not long ago, with the M$ site extolling the virtues of Windoze over 'Nix in all situations that was hosted on a server running Linux?
     
  9. RTT

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    This is true, but those linux boxes only forward requests to internal servers running IIS. Apparently.

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    I'm not surprised (or bothered) that stuff didn't go as well as could be hoped for on that "keynote" (god i hate buzzwords) thingy with Gates. That game was clearly in beta and the error appeared to be handled well by some sort of exception handling. Gates was given the wrong remote control needed to operate that Media Center thing; which was then shown later on by that bloke without hitches.
     
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    Is it just me, or does O'Brian sound about as funny as a pig on speed? Guess you had to be there. Not really hard to take the piss out of BG is it, he's not a made public speaker, he's a programmer.
     
  12. ufk

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    now thats irony for ya, :clap:

    From what i understand most of the Microsoft staff are closet Mac users
     
  13. quack

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    :)

    Hotmail was running on UNIX servers for many years after Microsoft bought it, it was only quite recently they finally switched off the last one.

    Also, when WindowsUpdate was due to be DDoSed by one of those worms a while back, Microsoft relied on Akamai's Linux based content delivery system to help keep the site up.

    I do find this sort of thing rather amusing, bit like sleeping with the enemy.
     
  14. kergareth

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    Windows crashed. And this is news because???
     
  15. _lumpy_

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    Thats nearly as satisfying as seeinfg a crashed cop car
     
  16. Loz

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    Not quite, the USB IR receiver was dodgy so the bloke (Sean Alexander) pulled the plug on it and the built in receiver worked fine.

    Sean's blog has behind the scenes info.
     
  17. dgb

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    If you see a crashed cop car, does it make you happy? If so you are one sick individual...
     
  18. Guest-16

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    That's what i thought. I cant understand the satisfaction in it.
     
  19. Fly

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    hmmm, a speed camera in flames, now that's satisfying... :thumb:
     
  20. Guest-16

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    Bit different to a cop car in flames though isnt it ;)
     

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