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goodbye old archnemesis

bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – August 24, 2011 02:09PM Reply Quote
Well… 

tliet – October 13, 2011 09:32AM Reply Quote
Ballmer was the best thing that happened to Apple in a long time.



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El Jeffe – October 13, 2011 01:53PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
do you think he took a dive (for Apple)? a agent provocateur?

El Jeffe – October 14, 2011 03:19PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
First I've heard of this.
Alternative medicine claim?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049019/Steve-Jobs-dead-Apple-CEO-shunned-conventional-cancer-medicine.html

To be fair, our Cancer center head died from Pancreatic cancer. I'm sure he had the best minds advising him. Pancreatic cancer is a KILLER; regardless. And Steve did OUTLIVE (my) expectations.

Cloudscout – October 14, 2011 05:02PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!

ARL (Moderator) – October 14, 2011 05:21PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Oh, I thought that was common knowledge that he was trying to treat it with some fancy diet. For a brilliant man he could sometimes be pretty foolish...

love the cartoon, CS.



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El Jeffe – October 15, 2011 02:02AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Well, then if that's the case I now envision the Andy Kaufman (my avatar) healer/bed scene for Steve.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d285LX7x9Xo

Madaracs – October 16, 2011 11:28AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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Cloudscout
And that's why you're no longer allowed at Orchestra Hall.

ROFL.

And I don't type that lightly.

Cloudscout – October 17, 2011 02:01PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I watched The Pixar Story yesterday. It was interesting... especially the interview footage with Steve Jobs. Partly because his face seemed almost chubby at that time and also because he has a sort of minor speech impediment that I had never noticed before. It almost sounds like a lisp but not quite.

El Jeffe – October 20, 2011 12:05PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Learn from others' mistakes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np2_pysQzpU

tliet – October 20, 2011 12:25PM Reply Quote
Heh, I just tweeted that the RDF also interfered with his own thinking processes.

El Jeffe – October 20, 2011 01:00PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I see that.
Truth be told, pancreatic cancer would still have likely did him in. Statistically, I am still not out of the woods, either.
It all sucks. It is still humbling to know how little we can fight some virii and cancers. But it will be interesting if and when medical technology can wipe this stuff out.
Perhaps grow/clone organs, and swap them (back) in.

porruka (Admin) – October 20, 2011 01:19PM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
re: cancers, regrowing organs, etc

Watch: http://watch.knpb.org/video/1787388116/ (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

[EDIT: BTW, I suggest watching the entire thing as NDT is always fun to listen to IMO) but the relevant parts are beyond the Pluto discussion.]



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El Jeffe – October 20, 2011 01:48PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
those lungs were fascinating.
I for one think we COULD find ways to live MUCH longer... forever? Dunno.
But I think it would be good to keep increasing our individual and thus overall/societal WISDOM in doing so, as well.
Funny, I just had this conversation with my son 2 hours ago.

John Willoughby – October 20, 2011 02:14PM Reply Quote
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I'm backing myself up to iCloud at the first opportunity.

ARL (Moderator) – October 20, 2011 03:04PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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John Willoughby
I'm backing myself up to iCloud at the first opportunity.

Have you read William Gibson's The Winter Market?

In other news:

Regrets, I've had a few...

Edit: Just realised that's the same story as Bill's youtube video...

John Willoughby – October 20, 2011 04:53PM Reply Quote
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Tony Leggett
Have you read William Gibson's The Winter Market?

I must have, since I've read Burning Chrome, but I don't remember it.

John Willoughby – October 21, 2011 07:15AM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby – October 21, 2011 07:37AM Reply Quote
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Hey, Steve made a backup! Seriously cool.

Dave Loudin – October 21, 2011 02:20PM Reply Quote
Making the rounds of the computer press: Steve was majorly pissed at Android, pledged to defeat it with all of Apple's cash so long as he lived, and told Eric that he didn't need Google money - he just wanted this theft removed from the marketplace.

porruka (Admin) – October 21, 2011 02:32PM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
Even more interesting is the reported "eureka!" moment regarding TV...

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