1. Post #41
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    Euphorium's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Well, although I knew it was coming, it's still quite a shame. I've always liked Bill, without him I couldn't type out this very post.

  2. Post #42
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    MUFC2007 posted:
    No, that post wasn't clever or funny.
    ITT: Bill Gates is really generous with his fortune, not greedy. He even has his own charity... Screw all the bitches about how they hate vista and they rant away at 'ol Bill. Vista rocks, though it's not like he programmed the OS himself.
    I love microsoft, I just hate vista.

    XP is for the winners.
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  3. Post #43
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    Who the hell's gonna take his place?

  4. Post #44
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,352 Posts
    DrDean! posted:
    Anybody else laugh?
    Only people jealous of his six billion dollar income did.
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  5. Post #45
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    thisispain posted:
    Only people jealous of his six billion dollar income did.
    Six billion? Add taxes to that and it would go down to probably 800 million.

  6. Post #46
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    L0LIMB0RED posted:
    Six billion? Add taxes to that and it would go down to probably 800 million.
    Add cooperate cost and employer and bla bla and it's nothing, but Microsoft still earns 6 billion.

  7. Post #47
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    May 2005
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    Bill Gates is a man I can respect. He has good intentions and a strong personal motivation that made him the richest man in the world, and then had the heart to be generous with his wealth. A billionaire to be proud of.
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  8. Post #48
    DaveP posted:
    Bill Gates is a man I can respect. He has good intentions and a strong personal motivation that made him the richest man in the world, and then had the heart to be generous with his wealth. A billionaire to be proud of.
    Well put.

    He's the only billionair i actually click on if there's any news about him...

    It's been one hell of a ride... well not really, but just for dramatic effect :)

  9. Post #49
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    July 2007
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    http://www.gatesfoundation.org

    Bill Gates is awesome.

  10. Post #50

    July 2007
    3 Posts
    LeYang posted:
    Everyone should have one mind to actually like him, since we're all geeky because of him.

    Edit:

    I strongly doubt my abilities to make a Operating OS.
    Operating Operating System?

  11. Post #51
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    xNewBombx posted:
    Operating Operating System?
    He could have meant "Working Operating System"
    Silly typo.

  12. Post #52

    July 2007
    3 Posts
    MUFC2007 posted:
    He could have meant "Working Operating System"
    Silly typo.
    Then I COUNTER THAT with, A operating system? AN.

  13. Post #53
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    xNewBombx posted:
    Then I COUNTER THAT with, A operating system? AN.
    He obviously lacks in grammar.
    If he used this phrase: "Operating OS", then how could he have the knowledge to use "an" before the vowel.

  14. Post #54
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    February 2007
    1,302 Posts
    Bill gates is a cool little Geek that both me and the world loves :D

  15. Post #55
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    January 2005
    24 Posts
    THIS IS THE MAN WHO NOW RUNS MICROSOFT.





    DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!
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  16. Post #56
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    DieHard posted:
    THIS IS THE MAN WHO NOW RUNS MICROSOFT.





    DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!
    Wow, he's one crazy mother fucker that's for sure.

  17. Post #57
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    June 2008
    577 Posts
    After read his Biography and a lot about him I realized how inspiration the creation of Microsoft really was. He slept in his office, working day and night to get work done. And obviously has done a breathtaking job in my eyes to this point. There retires a legend. He won't be forgotten at all.

  18. Post #58
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    February 2006
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    NachoPiggy posted:
    That is actually very friendly of him, well bye Mr. Gates :love: You serve the geek world well :patriot:
    Not really...
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  19. Post #59
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    Gallik posted:
    Not really...
    Yes he has.
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  20. Post #60
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    September 2007
    541 Posts
    I love Bill Gates, I don't to think of a lifetime without PC games

  21. Post #61
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    September 2007
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    PC Gaming probley wouldn't be as popular if Bill Gates didn't do what he did.
    Yay for Flight/Train Simulator. :D

    And of course, Windows XP.

  22. Post #62
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    December 2007
    7,532 Posts
    If Bill Gates didn't exist, we would probably all be using Unix based systems.

  23. Post #63
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    August 2007
    664 Posts
    If Bill Gates didn't exist, normal people wouldn't be using computers.

  24. Post #64
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    April 2008
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    RichyZ posted:
    I love microsoft, I just hate vista.

    XP is for the winners.
    Unless you have a widescreen monitor.

  25. Post #65
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    September 2006
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    Bill was kind of a small nerdy fellow who did good for the company.

    I think he put Steve in charge for a last laugh before he leaves.

    Seriously Steve Ballmer is a nut job.

  26. Post #66
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    November 2006
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    DaveP posted:
    Bill Gates is a man I can respect. He has good intentions and a strong personal motivation that made him the richest man in the world, and then had the heart to be generous with his wealth. A billionaire to be proud of.
    I really didn't know what else to say so ^this.

    Also bring on the avatars, it's bound to happen sooner or later.

    R.I.P. Bill Gates

    I thought you'd be providing bad customer service forever.

  27. Post #67
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    DaveP posted:
    Bill Gates is a man I can respect. He has good intentions and a strong personal motivation that made him the richest man in the world, and then had the heart to be generous with his wealth. A billionaire to be proud of.
    Second richest. Warren Buffet is now the richest. But yes I agree.

  28. Post #68
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    July 2007
    3,113 Posts
    Bill Gates is the third richest human in the world.

    1. Warren Buffett
    2. Carlos Slim Helu
    3. William Gates III


    Forbes, :excited:
    Wow, That Warren Buffet guy self-earned his fortune. Wow, just wow.

  29. Post #69
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    January 2008
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    What's with all the Bill hate?

    All he did was create a very succesful psuedo-monapoly that fuels our gaming needs

    He's rather awesome
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  30. Post #70
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    January 2008
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    smidge146 posted:
    Well I say "thank you bill gates for windows!" and computers in general.
    In the end, what would we all do without windows, I can't even imagine it.

    So yeah! thank you Gates!

    Edit:

    BricknHead posted:
    What's with all the Bill hate?

    All he did was create a very succesful psuedo-monapoly that fuels our gaming needs

    He's rather awesome
    Agree

  31. Post #71
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    February 2007
    7,431 Posts
    LeYang posted:
    He was somewhat working as a Spokesman for Microsoft, he wasn't a CEO, that's Steve's job.
    Oh, hehe, I thought you said Steve Jobs

  32. Post #72
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    August 2008
    891 Posts
    Bye bill!

    (User was banned for this post ("Bump" - Dragon))
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  33. Post #73
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    August 2008
    4,584 Posts
    Thanks for bumping, I actually thought this was real.

    Well, er, it is real, I guess. But did he really retire and is he still?
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  34. Post #74
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    March 2009
    990 Posts
    Bumped from the stoneageeeee!

  35. Post #75
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    August 2008
    2,281 Posts
    Let me take over :D

  36. Post #76
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    August 2009
    5,582 Posts
    what the fuck dude

  37. Post #77
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    May 2007
    739 Posts
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    can anyone that joins facepunch read
    because if they can't then the bad reading rating isn't going to do anything

  38. Post #78
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    August 2006
    4,692 Posts
    Haha, bumped from beyond the boards.

  39. Post #79
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    November 2007
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    Thanks for bumping, I actually thought this was real.

    Well, er, it is real, I guess. But did he really retire and is he still?
    Gates' last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_gates

  40. Post #80
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    July 2008
    617 Posts
    I hadn't seen this.