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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: guess what software Osama Bin Laden uses on his laptop? Reply with quote

it was so funny to read it - rofl, just wanna share it with you:

http://shelleytherepublican.com/2006/04/linux-european-threat-to-our-computers.html

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for archiving purpose, cuz the link points now to another story
c&p from the above link
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Like most things that are worth owning, Computers are an American invention. Look at any modern computer and you will see that the whole thing is the product of American brilliance.

For example, this rugged IBM laptop I am using was designed and built by an American company. It runs software built by Microsoft, one of America’s most productive organizations. My computer does everything I could possibly want: I can do my work, submit my taxes and even search the Bible.

Like all the greatest American engineering, it’s an example of innovation that makes a growing group of European and Chinese hackers jealous. They hate our lead in computing technology and will stop at nothing until they have control of all of our computers.

I’m talking about a project called ‘Linux’, something you may not have encountered, but might do some day.
It’s a computer program that was initially developed in Finland as a means of circumventing valuable copyrights and patents owned by an American company called SCO Group.

Unlike Windows, which is a mature commercial product which is normally included with every new computer, Linux is given away. Now it may not sound like much of a problem, after all there is very little profit in merely giving a product away.

This would be certainly true were in not for the Linux project’s seductive Marxist ideology and the effect that it has on ‘Blue-State’ liberals. Indeed, Linux is so pervasive amongst the blue states and many liberal universities that a leading computer expert Steve Balmer (from Microsoft) described Linux as cancer.

The American software industry is worth more than $7 Billion; Introducing a foreign product like Linux which is often copied for free could threaten that entire industry. A generation of computer users might get use to accepting foreign software hand-outs rather than paying for a superior American products. If only the danger were just to our economy:

These days computers control everything from TV stations to battleships; Our crucial information and defense infrastructure is built on computer technology. If we allow this cancer into our networks, there is no knowing what the effect might be on our infrastructure, but that is just what liberals are trying to do.

Imagine if the State of the Union address were hacked because the TV station decided to save money by using Linux? Imagine if a stealth-bomber crashed because it’s software was written by anonymous Chinese or European hackers. It would make as much sense as inviting the French to come over and take over the White-House.

And guess what software Osama Bin Laden uses on his laptop?

If you guessed it was Linux you would be 100% right. Osama uses Linux because he knows designed to counterfit DVDs, curcumventing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and defraud companies like Disney.

Next time somebody asks you how Al Queda agents pay for their rifles and rocket launchers, you can tell them that foreign hackers make software called Linux which helps them steal from Americans.

This Linux problem is a growing issue, and one that conservative Americans cannot afford to ignore. Fortunately Microsoft have prepared a great deal of information to help computer users get away from this menace. But there is something you can do to help keep American #1 in the computer business:

If one of your friends is using Linux or may be tempted to try it show them this article. Explain that Linux is a genuine threat and that by using it they may be opening their computer to Chinese hackers.

If you see a company using Linux, it may be that they have not paid for this software. Report them to the Business Software Alliance who have the legal authority to inspect any company’s computers for illegal programs like Linux.

Finally, remember to include Linux users in your prayers tonight. As individuals we may not be able to change people’s minds, but the Bible teaches that God can make any sinner repent.

Tristan



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: guess what software Osama Bin Laden uses on his laptop? Reply with quote

aguyfromearth wrote:
it was so funny to read it - rofl, just wanna share it with you:

http://shelleytherepublican.com/2006/04/linux-european-threat-to-our-computers.html


Hmm... Is this a serious article, or is it a satire? In the beginning, I thought this is a satire article that portrait the stereotypical view of ignorant Microsoft zealots, but as I start reading the comments, they seem serious about what is said on that article *shock*

Please tell me this is just a joke. People can't be that misinformed.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>Please tell me this is just a joke. People can't be that misinformed

dunno, hope it`s satire but you never know, still laughing...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, it can't be serious...
well, from my point of view, sure, it isn't.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, duh, supervillains use Linux!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no way that isn't a wind-up. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best laugh I'll have all day :)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Like most things that are worth owning, Computers are an American invention. Look at any modern computer and you will see that the whole thing is the product of American brilliance.


I stopped taking him serious right there.

But whether it was meant serious, I don't know, it seems to be over the top, but the problem ist there are some Americans who seem to be over the top to me, but are dead serious...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The site seems like it would be a great length to go to if it were satire. I am really confused about whether this is satire or not, Specifically, because if I am not sure, then a normal user would probably assume that it was truthful.

Then there are lines like this:
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And guess what software Osama Bin Laden uses on his laptop?

If you guessed it was Linux you would be 100% right. Osama uses Linux because he knows designed to counterfit DVDs, curcumventing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and defraud companies like Disney.
That smacks of satire, but I am still not so sure. This too:
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Report them to the Business Software Alliance who have the legal authority to inspect any company's computers for illegal programs like Linux.
I am very afraid though. Sounds just like the typical American though... corporations know what is best for us.

Final verdict: 60% chance of being real (and terrifyingly misinformed), 40% chance of being bad satire (read the comments).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks so serious, I'm having a hard time deciding whether he's really joking.

I hope he's joking, cause I bet the server it's posted on is running Linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has to be satire. Nobody is that stupid....
Right?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based on mountains of past evidence, I vote for serious.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Continue to read the comments for extended laughs :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pitcrawler wrote:
Based on mountains of past evidence, I vote for serious.

I agree so much...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is hilarious.

They are making it sound like MS is the best, and not trying to take over the world, when they are the ones pushing their OS on every country in the world.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thaswiftness wrote:
Continue to read the comments for extended laughs :lol:
If you don't read any of the comments then you'll probably cry. Reading the comments is mandatory. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Tis a sad world we live in... I'm quite sure that was a great piece of satire. However, I've met a few people genuinely that mis-informed... They're not dangerous, though, but they do help work up public anxiety. This is why pre-emptive euthanasia should be legal. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uppi wrote:
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Like most things that are worth owning, Computers are an American invention. Look at any modern computer and you will see that the whole thing is the product of American brilliance.


I stopped taking him serious right there.

But whether it was meant serious, I don't know, it seems to be over the top, but the problem ist there are some Americans who seem to be over the top to me, but are dead serious...

I'll have to drop a note here. Computers are actually an American invention. Babbage's machine was a mechanical contraption, that could compute polynomials. No logic and certainly no electricity. The first digital computer was invented by John Atanasoff, who was born and lived in America. More info at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Atanasoff.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Uppi wrote:
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Like most things that are worth owning, Computers are an American invention. Look at any modern computer and you will see that the whole thing is the product of American brilliance.


I stopped taking him serious right there.

But whether it was meant serious, I don't know, it seems to be over the top, but the problem ist there are some Americans who seem to be over the top to me, but are dead serious...

I'll have to drop a note here. Computers are actually an American invention. Babbage's machine was a mechanical contraption, that could compute polynomials. No logic and certainly no electricity. The first digital computer was invented by John Atanasoff, who was born and lived in America. More info at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Atanasoff.


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A computer is a machine designed for manipulating data according to a list of instructions known as a program.


That would make Babbage's machine a computer.

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Babbage's machine was a mechanical contraption, that could compute


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you all on about. It is a well known fact that GOD created the first computer when he created Adam's brain. :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stobbsm wrote:
I hope he's joking, cause I bet the server it's posted on is running Linux.


Well, the web server is apache 1.3.34, so probably Linux
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kel wrote:
What are you all on about. It is a well known fact that GOD created the first computer when he created Adam's brain. :wink:


No no.. clearly, when you look at the complexity of computers, we see that it's so complex that we cannot grasp it. Therefore, it must have been designed by an intelligent being, namely God!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

menelmacar wrote:
It has to be satire. Nobody is that stupid....
Right?

are you waiting for someone to say "wrong, I am !" ?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what about Konrad Zuse? :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

menelmacar wrote:
It has to be satire. Nobody is that stupid....
Right?
Yes they are you insensitive clod. :x

I always wanted to say that. :lol:
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