Friday, January 29, 2010

Our Hero

Your future:
Bill Gates has sunk at least $4.5 million of his personal wealth into geoengineering research.

While it’s only a small chunk of his vast personal fortune, it’s a sign that the founder of Microsoft thinks we should at least be looking into the controversial practice of intentionally altering the Earth’s climate on a global scale.

16 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Error fun here.

Simba B said...

The best part is that that page is written using Microsoft .NET, as you can deduce from the .aspx (ASP.NET) extension.

Substance McGravitas said...

I used to curse that shit. Didn't deliver pages consistently to anything but IE.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

When I had to use it, I always altered the splash screen to say Internet Exploder.

It was cheap thrills, but mine own.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

But thank god the future of the planet is in the hands of the kind of person who thought Clippy was a good idea.

ckc (not kc) said...

Windows Climate Update has required a restart of your environment. You now live in Des Moines.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I must confess that I am not very familiar with Windows error messages.

I must also admit that this does not bother me.

mikey said...

I built my first website (believe it or not, I bought prettyhatemachine.com in 1995) using FrontPage. It was the easiest, fastest tool I've ever seen, right up through today. Of course, if you wanted to use anything other than IE to look at it, well, that was a problem. But back in the mid nineties, who used anything else?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I, for one, look forward to Bill Gates' Weather smurfing machine.

WV-praunch... a shrimp gut.

Substance McGravitas said...

I expect the climate progress bar will tell us that updating looks almost done...and then start at the start again...

M. Bouffant said...

DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR PLANET WHILE ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATES ARE INSTALLING, NO MATTER HOW FUCKING LONG IT TAKES!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I get Adobe telling me to update all the time.

The end of the update is "this version of Adobe requires blickitty bleck version of MSFT Windoze for Suckers (which is way after Windows Millenium Edition, which is not nearly as effective as the Millenium Falcon, in spite of all the hype).

And also not on my PC. It's on the laptop, but that isn't connectable to teh internet, because the ethernet port (aka the wine hole) doesn't work any more for some reason.
~

mikey said...

Har har HAR!

Da Wine Hole! Stealing that I am, yessss.....

I use a buncha computers and very little windows, and Flash support is all over the map.

But Adobe's acdtually pretty fuckin good about helping you port the plugin to just about anything.

So, you gotta figure that Stevie believes that support for shockwave/flash is gonna cost him his learjet or sumpin.

So fuck'im. Come on over to the dark side. Tellin ya, as long as this iMoney doesn't support most of the established intert00bz standards, why not go linux and get clean with your inner monkey?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You do know why it's the wine hole, mikey?

That is, I spilled a glass of wine into the keyboard.

The ethernet port being at the back on the right side, is where the wine was poured back out.

Everything else eventually worked again (it took the keyboard three days or so to decide it was alive).

But the wine hole remains fried.
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Substance McGravitas said...

But back in the mid nineties, who used anything else?

I used Claris Home Page to do those Egypt pages in lovely Comic Sans.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

But the wine hole remains fried.


Boy, do I know THAT feeling.