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[Rant] "Balmer obviously nuts..."ANN.lu
Posted on 24-Aug-2001 11:49 GMT by Christian Kemp25 comments
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Solar (BAUD) wrote: I thought seeing Steve Balmer hopping around like a madman already said it all, but this one tops it off... Sheesh, I feel sick... ;-) I tend to agree. The expression on his face is scary, to say the least.
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 1 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Tinman on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
All I can say is thank the IT support that I don't have a soundcard in this machine ;)
BTW, where's the Balmer hopping around like a madman vid?
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 2 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Solar (BAUD) on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Tinman):
It´s here: http://www.kicken.com/funnyfiles/www.kicken.com-microsoft.mpg
I thought Bill McEwen with his sometimes strange kind of humor, or the Merlancia CEO were somewhat strange, but this beats it all...
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 3 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Linchpin on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
This Steve Balmer guy obviously needs some serious help. But what worries me even
more is the fact that a lot of people actually came to watch this. Hopefully they
just went there to have a good laugh.
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Posted by Enter Oblivion on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
This is a seriously delecate PR ploy catered by the internal media group at MS to be released on purpose. The hopping and screaming like a child is to make a person laugh at such the retched scum but me thinks lemons taste sweet if this were the case. The crued attempt to draw more market interest from this is particularly bad. While MS has the global media by their balls they had no way of connecting with any of the core users without the MS shareholders going bezerk. Not only is this file being thrown around the Linux community but also the Windows cliche as well. While the famed "All your base" demo may not have been an advertisement this illistration of a famous flustered monkeyboy definately is.
Microsoft will fall.
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 5 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Ben on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Enter Oblivion):
No - I think the fact of the matter is how many people can you name in the Linux community? (Er... Linus?)
The same applies to the developer community - most people (in a certain development sector) seem to know who Don Box is...
Especially when he sits in a bath tub to do his conference speech at TechEd...
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Posted by DanDude on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
I think the Comedy channel should hack their signal and make fun of them non-stop--just like the presidential debates they did. : )
Worth lots of laughs.
"Yeah, developers, smevelopers. I bet that guy goes happy when his pen leaks in his pants...."
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 7 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Tinman on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Solar (BAUD)):
Waaaaaa! I need some of the drugs that guy's on ;)
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Posted by Linchpin on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
I've just figured something out. M$ are doing this in order to plead insanity
in all the anti trust cases against them (and the ones which will follow after the
release of XP).
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 9 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Gothic on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
Hi Tinman,
You'll find your answer right there :
Hope it will clear up the fog but personnaly, I never got that berzerk after smoking some grass..
May be one of the cleaners misplaced his broom....
Or may be steve tried X and later got the P...
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Posted by db on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
M$ are really desperate to keep hold of their development team arent they?
looks like a rain dance!!
"hum,darrrr developers!,developers! - come to us developers! the devil has spoken"
M$ just go away! 6 years of your domination and totally shite products is enough, dont you think!
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Posted by dan on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
Didja notice they're keeping him behind one of those electric fences
used for keeping cows and sheep from getting out. They also use them
at zoos sometimes to keep larger more dangerous animals from getting
out of hand. Still, it doesn't make me feel much safer about this guy.
Look at the hate in those eyes... Definately belongs behind bars...
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 12 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Doobrey on 23-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
They should put this on prime time TV..with a big warning saying this is how you turn out if you use too many Microsoft products (too manybigger than zero)
Also, hasn`t this guy ever heard of anti-perspirant?
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 13 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Luca on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
If Bill McEwen starts doing that count me out. ;-)
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 14 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Luca on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
If Bill McEwen starts doing that count me out. ;-)
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 15 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Luca on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Linchpin):
no chance, they're brainwashed Microsoft users
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 16 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Ralph on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
I tried it twice to access this Video with Quicktime on my MAC - it always says
the sound information is missing or damaged. Any hints?
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 17 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by nil: on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
Yeah, he's a raving lunatic....
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Posted by Michael Taylor on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
Ehh... Don't take him seriously. He's just a comedian playing a role. Remember he's employed somehow by M$...
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 19 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Dr. Ryan E. A. Czerwinski on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
Developers!, Developers!, Developers! Quite scary indeed!
Cheers -=RC=-
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Posted by Johan Rönnblom on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Michael Taylor):
Employed? No he's not employed... he *RUNS* Microsoft. He's their CEO.
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 21 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by DaveBraco on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Ralph):
I don't have any problems under 9.2 and QT 5.
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 22 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Ralph on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (DaveBraco):
I am using OS X with QT5 on a cube G4. But i will try OS 9 after i did the upgrade to 9.2.1 ...
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 23 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Mickey on 24-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
Now i've seen it all. That man is a complete jerk!!!
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 24 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Solar (BAUD) on 26-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
He might be a complete jerk, but he´s also CEO of the most powerful IT company in the world. This man can push IT in any direction he wants.
I´m not so much scared about the fact that there´s some people completely crazy (obviously). It´s the fact that they have so much power. Look at his face in the "developers" clip, when he shakes his fist. This guy *loves* his power. He *loves* to crush the competition. He *loves* to play foul. He *loves* being "evil".
And he has the power, and nobody can stop them.
I am very afraid of what the future of IT might look like. Microsoft is just a mustard grain short of a position where they can make competition of *any* kind just plain impossible. That VP stuff, the whole idea of AmigaDE / AmigaOS etc. might be excellent, but I am afraid that Microsoft simply doesn´t allow for competition anymore.
And dear Mr. President isn´t in a mood to break them up or put them under control, because as long as "his" USA is number one in the world, the world is fine for him.
"Balmer obviously nuts..." : Comment 25 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 26-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Solar (BAUD)):
Only the EU Commission can save us from Microsoft monopoly now.
Bear in mind however, that even in the US Microsoft was judged to have an illegal monopomy and that only the part of the remedies needs to be decided upon again by a Judge.
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