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Aki

Professor
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« Reply #200 on: 07-03-2010 23:04 »

Oh, such companies exist, they just usually go bankrupt within a year or two, mainly due to their failure to exploit opportunities to sell add-ons, dongles, bug fixes, or the cure.
big companies* tongue
willsterdude3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #201 on: 07-03-2010 23:08 »

Microsoft are thieves though. My dad told me earlier that when he bought his first computer (in the 1990s), he got Microsoft office with it for free. Now, when you buy a computer, you get a 60 day trial of Microsoft office, and when that's up, you have to invest 100 (2007 edition) into a package that has 4 programs on it. What a waste of money. And I've heard that when you buy a Mac/Macbook, you get iLife 09 for free.
Svip

Space Pope
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« Reply #202 on: 07-03-2010 23:10 »

You never got Office for free.  You always paid.  It was often just part of the purchase price of the computer.  So many people thought Windows and Office was free.  But it never has been.
Gopher

Fallback Guy
Space Pope
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« Reply #203 on: 07-03-2010 23:11 »

willster: you, sir, are dumb.

Whether your computer comes with office or not is not up to microsoft, it's up to the manufacture selling you the computer. Microsoft did not include it free with his old computer, whoever manufactured it licensed it from MS and included it in the bundle. Such bundles are still available today.

In conclusion, if you don't like it, use OpenOffice, like I do.
willsterdude3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #204 on: 07-03-2010 23:13 »

Oh, right. Microsoft is still expensive. Anyway, hasn't Bill Gates and Microsoft got enough money now?
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #205 on: 07-03-2010 23:38 »

Microsoft are thieves, yes. They have millions of customers and use it to go their way, they claim their products are the only good in the field (Office sucks compared to OpenOffice, NotePad sucks compared to gEdit) and they overprice horribly. They're not the only ones, but still. When Google started making Chrome OS, Windows stopped all cooperation with them, changing the default search engine in IE to their own Bing, that they knew was much worse. And then they claimed that it grew to one of the largest search engines in the world because it was the best, instead of admitting that they had the power to change it if they wanted to. IKEA is the largest restaurant chain in Sweden even though the food sucks, same deal.

Ok then, back on topic? smile
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #206 on: 07-04-2010 00:57 »

Ikea is a restaurant? o_O
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #207 on: 07-04-2010 00:59 »

Ikea is a restaurant? o_O
No, that's the point. In the stores they have a restaurant section (for families  tired and hungry after shopping). Growing to have stores almost everywhere, they also have restaurants everywhere, becoming the largest restaurant chain as well.
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #208 on: 07-04-2010 01:06 »

The last thing I want to do whilst at an Ikea is eat. What do they serve? Sofa steaks?
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #209 on: 07-04-2010 01:09 »

Swedish meatballs! Although I'm sure they have some other meals as well... I don't really go there too much xD
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #210 on: 07-04-2010 01:18 »

I kinda like the idea of a team of swedish chefs trying to sneak up on a sofa and cut a steak out of it.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #211 on: 07-04-2010 01:44 »

Rancid meatballs to be precise.
SorynArkayn

Bending Unit
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« Reply #212 on: 07-04-2010 07:18 »

Microsoft are thieves though. My dad told me earlier that when he bought his first computer (in the 1990s), he got Microsoft office with it for free. Now, when you buy a computer, you get a 60 day trial of Microsoft office, and when that's up, you have to invest 100 (2007 edition) into a package that has 4 programs on it. What a waste of money. And I've heard that when you buy a Mac/Macbook, you get iLife 09 for free.
iLife isn't an Office productivity suite. It's a bunch of photo, audio, and video editing tools, which the majority of people do not use. iWork is standard Mac Office suite, and just like MS Office, it's installed on every new Mac as a trial offer and costs about $100 to activate.

So if Microsoft is "evil" for requiring people to pay to convert their trial software to the full versions, than by that "logic", Apple is just as evil.

And BTW, Microsoft offers a lot more educational discounts than Apple. You can get Microsoft Office 2007 ULTIMATE for around $50; you just need an e-mail account from a recognized post-secondary school institution. There's also the MSDN Academic Alliance, which offers upgrade versions of MS operating systems (including Win7 Pro), as well as Visual Studio, and a lot of other software for FREE.

Finally, don't forget that Microsoft is a business like any other. If other companies want to compete with them, they can try. But don't complain about MS dumping Google as Internet Explorer's default search engine when Google decided to develop Chrome OS to compete with Windows. That's just stupid. That would be like a coffee shop adjacent to a book store ceasing to offer discounts to the store's employees after a Starbucks opened in the book store. A business isn't going to support it's competitor in any way, so why would you criticize Microsoft for this? And it's simple enough to switch Internet Explorer's search engine back to Google (because I don't use Bing either).

Now please, back on topic.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #213 on: 07-04-2010 07:26 »

I kinda like the idea of a team of swedish chefs trying to sneak up on a sofa and cut a steak out of it.

I'm pretty sure that was the premise of at least one Muppet Show sketch.
momm
Crustacean
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« Reply #214 on: 07-04-2010 18:33 »

Hey you kids!

You missed a couple of things!
Of course if you weren't borne before Star Trek, I understand.  HahHahHah

1-The ReEducation chair(guy in chair with mosquito on his head) from the Star Trek insane asylum episode

2- 240v power plug, unless you from most anywhere but the U.S.
(Used to be 220v until some dumb b%^&* decided to add 20v---HaHaHa)

3-Citi-Hall logo, looks suspiciously like Citi-Bank logo from the 20th Century.
I must have been napping then, did Citi-Bank take over New New York?

4-Rotary Dails on phones, ya know, the first phone I used had a crank!
(I think someone may have mentioned this earlier,
but I'm more than a few centuries old, so give me a break!)


Alright, you kids, have a nice Fourth of July.
Don't be tying those firecrackers to that cat's tail now.....


Yours Truly,
Momm


MuhHaHaHaHaHaHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MuhHaHaHaHaHaHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PS:
Oh, here's a pop quiz question:
What really happened on Aug 6, 1991?


!!!!!!DON"T FORGET TO TURN OFF THE COMPUTER AND THE LIGHTS WHEN YOU"RE DONE!!!!!


Svip

Space Pope
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« Reply #215 on: 07-04-2010 19:08 »

Oh, here's a pop quiz question:
What really happened on Aug 6, 1991?

You mean the announcement of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee?
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #216 on: 07-04-2010 21:40 »

Quote
You mean the announcement of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee Al Gore?
 fixed

watched the episode again this morning and noticed that Amy clings to Bender when they find the goat dead.  Possibly some foreshadowing there?  
lilkitten29

Starship Captain
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« Reply #217 on: 07-04-2010 22:10 »

I watched it again. I like it a bit better. The whole boil thing didn't bother me as much before and I noticed some more funny jokes this time around. So overall this episode was okay. I think I was a bit too harsh with this episode by saying "I hated it." I like it better now.
My favorite part in the episode is when it shows Fry falling into the puke/diarrhea...haha I love the scream he makes.
Hishighness420

Crustacean
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« Reply #218 on: 07-05-2010 01:26 »

I loved this episode, especially since I hate Apple so much.

Although the dudes from the 3rd world just creeped me out, but I think they were supposed to.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #219 on: 07-05-2010 02:22 »

I'm sorry, but what is up with you fans who are saying the new episodes aren't that good?  It was an awesome episode.  haven't we been waiting for 7 years for new episodes?  We got them and you're just nitpicking over some like stuff.  How ungrateful is that.  I would have to say In-a-Gadda-Da-Leela, was the lesser of the three episode thus far, but still entertaining.

Last Thursday's was great, awesome satire on iPhone users.  The Susan Boyle parody was probably a low point, but I didn't have a problem.  Leela is a mutant, so it would be possible that her boils would talk.  Her dad has friend who's a talking leg, and remember in Luck in the Fryish when a mutant tells Fry that he mutated from an old neighbor of Fry's.  So, I can believe that Leela can produce talking boils.
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #220 on: 07-05-2010 03:39 »

Well, you've probably all said it already, but the honest truth is that I really enjoyed this episode until the Susan Boil part. I was about to give it a solid 8/10 and then BAM! That Boil thing appears and totally ruined the whole episode from that point for me. I was like "Uh oh, this isn't good!" and I'm not buying the fact that it's been on Leela the whole time. Please for the love of god don't ever show that Boil thing again! It didn't feel like Futurama with that thing in there in my opinion. Other than that, almost every other joke worked for me, and I liked the zombie ending but thought it was a strange way to end on a semi-cliffhanger, but damn that Susan Boil to hell! (cringes when it appears everytime on rewatch) The goat was fine though, I've seen much worse. I'll give it a 7/10, mainly just because of the jokes and the IPhone/Twitter future parodies.
Molly

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #221 on: 07-05-2010 05:46 »

This is so, so interesting to read all your posts. I don't really have a peer group in real life to talk intently about these episodes to, so I'm back on here. Oh, and HI! I was at the NYC PEEL meetup in 2003. Anyone remember me? (probably not)

Yes, the Susan Boyle thing was cringe-inducing. I was embarrassed just watching it. However, this is the most promising of all the episodes so far. Fingers crossed that they're heading in the right direction!

Also, the look on Fry's face as he eased out onto the diving board - coupled with the viewer's knowledge that we all knew what was about to happen - was actually a very sweet/sentimental gesture. Gave me hope for some of the Futurama 'heart' coming back.
FemJesse

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #222 on: 07-05-2010 05:49 »

Molly's back =D
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #223 on: 07-05-2010 07:43 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2010 07:46 »

That "CitiHall" gag's been there since episode 8. We didn't miss it... it's just common knowledge. Kinda like how Bender is 40% things.

Of course, considering how CitiCorp was on the verge of a collapse a year or so ago, it's kind of hard to believe they'd recover enough to buy a whole city. But a thousand years is a long time.
Hishighness420

Crustacean
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« Reply #224 on: 07-05-2010 09:14 »

 fryfanSpyOrama: Some people just like to complain no matter what the situation. They could be in the middle of the Mojave Desert dying of thirst and you could give them a bottle of water and they'd complain it's not their favorite brand. Don't let the detractors bother you, it could have been the best episode ever (300 big boys for me) and they'd still complain. Remember what the man said: You can't please everyone so you've got to please yourself.
EvilChicken

Bending Unit
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« Reply #225 on: 07-05-2010 13:37 »

I'm sorry, but what is up with you fans who are saying the new episodes aren't that good?  It was an awesome episode.  haven't we been waiting for 7 years for new episodes?  We got them and you're just nitpicking over some like stuff.  How ungrateful is that.  I would have to say In-a-Gadda-Da-Leela, was the lesser of the three episode thus far, but still entertaining.

Last Thursday's was great, awesome satire on iPhone users.  The Susan Boyle parody was probably a low point, but I didn't have a problem.  Leela is a mutant, so it would be possible that her boils would talk.  Her dad has friend who's a talking leg, and remember in Luck in the Fryish when a mutant tells Fry that he mutated from an old neighbor of Fry's.  So, I can believe that Leela can produce talking boils.

Thank You for this, I agree 100%. (Took the letters right off my keyboard)
Molly

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #226 on: 07-05-2010 15:10 »

Hi FemJesse!!! smile Miss you and your fantastic artwork. Hopefully I will have the time to keep popping in through this lovely new season.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #227 on: 07-05-2010 15:42 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2010 15:45 »

Whoa...are you THE Molly?

Nice to see you around.

Edit: Nevermind, I read the rest of the posts in this thread. (Read from bottom up for some reason, this time. This is awesome. All of the old gang is back again! We need to have a peel reunion sometime.)
speedracer
Bending Unit
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« Reply #228 on: 07-05-2010 16:39 »

Random note:  the pizzeria across the street from PE, though no longer operated by the Cygnoids (who may have sold the entire chain), still has the same U-shaped chairs.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #229 on: 07-05-2010 18:27 »

Well, you've probably all said it already, but the honest truth is that I really enjoyed this episode until the Susan Boil part. I was about to give it a solid 8/10 and then BAM! That Boil thing appears and totally ruined the whole episode from that point for me. I was like "Uh oh, this isn't good!" and I'm not buying the fact that it's been on Leela the whole time. Please for the love of god don't ever show that Boil thing again! It didn't feel like Futurama with that thing in there in my opinion. Other than that, almost every other joke worked for me, and I liked the zombie ending but thought it was a strange way to end on a semi-cliffhanger, but damn that Susan Boil to hell! (cringes when it appears everytime on rewatch) The goat was fine though, I've seen much worse. I'll give it a 7/10, mainly just because of the jokes and the IPhone/Twitter future parodies.

You know, that might be it. The boil thing was just so collassaly stupid and unfunny that it may have tainted everything else for me.
JustNibblin

Bending Unit
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« Reply #230 on: 07-05-2010 19:20 »

Well, you've probably all said it already, but the honest truth is that I really enjoyed this episode until the Susan Boil part. I was about to give it a solid 8/10 and then BAM! That Boil thing appears and totally ruined the whole episode from that point for me. I was like "Uh oh, this isn't good!" and I'm not buying the fact that it's been on Leela the whole time. Please for the love of god don't ever show that Boil thing again!

I think you hit the nail on the head for me too.  I thought the first half was just great, and then the Boyle thing hit--unfunny and mean spirited, which is a bad combination.  And like Marc said, they could have resolved it so we have absolutely no worries about ever seeing it again.
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #231 on: 07-05-2010 19:22 »

Well, you've probably all said it already, but the honest truth is that I really enjoyed this episode until the Susan Boil part. I was about to give it a solid 8/10 and then BAM! That Boil thing appears and totally ruined the whole episode from that point for me. I was like "Uh oh, this isn't good!" and I'm not buying the fact that it's been on Leela the whole time. Please for the love of god don't ever show that Boil thing again! It didn't feel like Futurama with that thing in there in my opinion. Other than that, almost every other joke worked for me, and I liked the zombie ending but thought it was a strange way to end on a semi-cliffhanger, but damn that Susan Boil to hell! (cringes when it appears everytime on rewatch) The goat was fine though, I've seen much worse. I'll give it a 7/10, mainly just because of the jokes and the IPhone/Twitter future parodies.

You know, that might be it. The boil thing was just so collassaly stupid and unfunny that it may have tainted everything else for me.

Yeah, it was going to be the best episode of Season 6 so far, but then Boil thing came and ruined it. Even when Fry and Leela were talking to each other at the end with the zombies, it was picking up again but then that Boil talks and wouldn't shut up, so for me it ruined any emotions for that scene! Here's hoping that the next episode will be very good the whole time! 
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #232 on: 07-05-2010 20:27 »

The boil should have been excised at the end of the episode. Even just a line from Leela to that effect would have been great.
bankrupt

Urban Legend
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« Reply #233 on: 07-05-2010 20:55 »

I rewatched the episode last night.  I have to go with the mob on this one, the first half of the episode was great, but the Boyle stuff took it down.  The third world section and the eyePhone stuff had me cracking up, but the Leela bit just didn't have it.  There are so many crazy webvideo ways one can embarrass themselves, I wish the writers would have choose more wisely.  They really missed an opportunity there.  
momm
Crustacean
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« Reply #234 on: 07-05-2010 20:57 »

Hey Kids!
Did you get your firecracker mess cleaned up yet!!!!

HAhHahHah!!!!

When did those Planet Express employees get enough money to
buy a Flatscreen TV?
They have always had a CRT with Rabbit Ears.
(Mine still have tin foil on them)

Time to lower Momms Package Service prices and undercut them,
 they are making too much money!!!!

MuhHahHahHah!!!!!!!!!
MuhHahHahHah!!!!!!!!!

Yours Truly,
Momm



PS
SoylentOrange got the best answer, not the correct answer, but
the best one!!!!!!!

Now get over here closer to Momm!
{{{{{SLAP}}}}}}

!!!!!!!!!NOW GET BACK TO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Aki

Professor
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« Reply #235 on: 07-05-2010 22:42 »

I agree the boil wasn't great, but I really can see it being great in another aspect, another episode. We still don't know the synopsis for The Mutants Are Revolting, and one theory is that Leela is forced to live underground with the other mutants, and then lead a civil war with them; the boil could have been the premise of this episode, something that suddenly turned up and when the government heard about it they forced her down with the other mutants. That would have been much better than including it in this story.
Curious Gorge

Bending Unit
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« Reply #236 on: 07-05-2010 22:44 »

Good episode but the Susan Boyle reference fell rather flat...though it did provoke the rather amusing "urg....she's Scottish" line.
Nutmeg1729

Urban Legend
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« Reply #237 on: 07-05-2010 23:20 »

Leave us Scots alone!

Though I did laugh out loud at that line, I will admit.
lilkitten29

Starship Captain
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« Reply #238 on: 07-05-2010 23:24 »

Where was the boil when they went to that nude beach planet in Bender's Big Score?And where was it in the shower scene in Bender's Game? Huh?
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #239 on: 07-05-2010 23:25 »

Where was the boil when they went to that nude beach planet in Bender's Big Score?And where was it in the shower scene in Bender's Game? Huh?
She said she destroyed it as soon as it turned up, though.
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