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Old 03-03-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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Sir Bill Gates


Here this will make everyone lose their lunch

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3428673.stm

Bill Gates knighted by Queen

OMG what next

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Old 03-03-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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I think we are support to call him Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Bill Gates (Bill Gates KBE for short). Sir is only for people that are part of the british empire.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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After Arnold Schwarzenegger became the governor of California, I'd thought I had seem everything...

Just kidding, I don't have anything against Arnold or Gates though... in fact, I like both
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:34 PM   #4
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Yeah, Gates is not a "Sir", since he's not a British subject.

He HAS given a lot of his money to charity,... so I understand the Knighting.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 11:08 PM   #5
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Yeah, Gates is not a "Sir", since he's not a British subject.

He HAS given a lot of his money to charity,... so I understand the Knighting.
Money gained through sleazy or outright illegal business practices I might add
The only thing I'll ever call him is a crook!
 
Old 03-04-2005, 01:12 AM   #6
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And he tends to spend money where he thinks it will get him good PR or make money in the long run. Charity to certain countries (for aids or whatever) that have a lot of potential for growth in windows usage. 'Free' software for kids so they will use and buy windows later, etc... You can't be a sleazy ruthless type on one hand and rip peple off, then turn around and donate that money and think everyone will think you are so cool...

So... How many times have seen Bill on a forum? I'm chatted to linus and alan and others even more well known in various industries than that, but Bill wouldn't last ten minutes on a forum before there would be the biggest flame war in all net history
 
Old 03-04-2005, 01:16 AM   #7
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Money gained through sleazy or outright illegal business practices I might add
The only thing I'll ever call him is a crook!
Exactly!
 
Old 03-04-2005, 01:34 AM   #8
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Aw c'mon guys
you're forgetting your manners

it's "Sir Crook" now


Lol
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:18 AM   #9
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The only thing more sickening than a monarchy is the people who give it some sort of recognition by receiving stupid awards.

Pity alan cox or linus don't get any recognition, and its likely they never will unless the palace PR machine sees that its in their good interest. Yes bill gave some money to charity (a tiny percent of his earnings) and lets face it, if he didn't give something away he'd be even more unpopular and he knows it.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 06:20 AM   #10
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Sir Bill:(

Sometimes I feel i have to apologise to you Guys for being English shame the queen didnt slip with the sword
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:40 AM   #11
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:48 AM   #12
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The only thing more sickening than a monarchy is the people who give it some sort of recognition by receiving stupid awards.

Pity alan cox or linus don't get any recognition, and its likely they never will unless the palace PR machine sees that its in their good interest. Yes bill gave some money to charity (a tiny percent of his earnings) and lets face it, if he didn't give something away he'd be even more unpopular and he knows it.
And what did they do for society? They made an OS big flipping deal. In a world where we have starvation, disease, homelessness and natural disaster software issues are far down the list of doing anything useful for the world in terms of humanitarian efforts.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:52 AM   #13
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So if a criminal was to give away a very small fraction of his money to a charity then that makes everything okay and they should be allowed to continue their illegal activities and we should think they are okay... I think not
 
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The case of the vanishing posts
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:23 AM   #15
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So... How many times have seen Bill on a forum? I'm chatted to linus and alan and others even more well known in various industries than that, but Bill wouldn't last ten minutes on a forum before there would be the biggest flame war in all net history
Gates uses a keyboard made of solid gold and commutes to work by helicopter. And he does this while eating a medium sized plate of Jamaican sea bass and crab brulee. I guess posting on forums isn't his forte in life unfortunately.
 
  


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