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suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 31st Jan '07 11:40 PM

BEFORE YOU GET TOO STEAMED...

It's only been a couple of days since the big server migration, and there are still lots of glitches. It seemed like a good time to post this bit of silliness

[I make no claims as to the veracity of this stuff..just its humor!]

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated,

"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would
all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release
stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving
cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........
Twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to
buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows,
shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could
continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would
have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was
reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would
run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be
replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation"
warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out
and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door
handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn
how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate
in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 31st Jan '07 11:46 PM

Priceless! My husband the GM technician will LOVE it!

Thanks, Suzer!

(Bill does have a point though.)

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 1st Feb '07 12:11 AM

Actually, our Priii do satisfy criterion 10!

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Thu, 1st Feb '07 6:44 AM

Great!

Also, you'd have to answer the policeman's 10 silly questions to get 1,000 points on your licence!

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Thu, 1st Feb '07 8:52 AM

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violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Thu, 1st Feb '07 9:32 AM

And I'd drive a Mac! (I love you, Apple)

This was very cute. Thanks, Suzer22!


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