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Old 05-14-2004, 02:53 AM   #1
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this was emailed to me recently. its classic


>Subject: GM vs MS
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> >For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way
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> >computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo
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> >(COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the
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> >auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the
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> >computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000
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> >miles to the gallon".
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> >In response to Bill'* comments, General Motors issued a press release
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> >stating: If GM had developed technology like! Microsoft, we would all be
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> >driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this
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> >part):
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> >1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
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> >2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a
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> >new car.
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> >3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would
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> >have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut
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> >off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue.
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> >For some reason you would simply accept this.
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> >4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your
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> >car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to
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> >reinstall the engine.
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> >5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable,
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> >five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five
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> >percent of the roads.
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> >6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be
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> >replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning
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> >light.
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> >7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
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> >8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and
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> >refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle,
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> >turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
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> >9. Everytime a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to
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> >drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same
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> >manner as the old car.
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> >10.You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
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> >Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer
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Let'* not forget that annoying "DING!" noise every time you turn onto a different road!!
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Thanks for posting that. It was pretty funny. Did GM really do that, though? If so, that'* awesome. Bill'* stupid comment came back to bite him in the ***!
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HAHAHAHA !!!! Not to mention if you have a cold the car won't work cause you just spread a virus to your car

And the security loophole.. that your key will work in 1 of 5 cars.

razorade.. nice sig pic... Did you photoshop those lines on your hood or are they actually on your car?? that looks like my car
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The lines are there. Only photoshopping I used was basic stuff to texture the background layer so the Pontiac would standout a little more, the text, and to make the picture black and white.
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Razorade, I was yakkin with Drifter last night while we looked at his car, and talked about yer sig pic... its awesome!

kk...back on topic sorry
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That'* an oldie but a goodie.....hehe
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Quote:
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Razorade, I was yakkin with Drifter last night while we looked at his car, and talked about yer sig pic... its awesome!
Thanks Jim. I felt the same way about your last one that was just the front end of the Aurora in black and white. It was sweetness.
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Good times \/
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