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post #121 of 213
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Originally Posted by BUSHMAN4 View Post

Looks like Steve EMBAAMER is practicing for MSFTs own funeral in mobile.

Very clever! I actually laughed "out loud" when I read this. One, for my NEW everlasting nickname for him, and second, for the fact that commenters very often fail to spell or use grammar correctly. The joke is even more hilarious when it is spelled correctly: "Steve Embalmer"
post #122 of 213
Please say there is someone in that crowd, looking at them in stunned disbelief and thinking, "Why do I work here?"
post #123 of 213
What no room for WinMo 6.5 in that coffin?
post #124 of 213
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Originally Posted by Blackintosh View Post

As much as I pick on Apple, I hate Microsoft. They have done a lot of weird stuff to convince people they are hip and cool, but this is off the charts. If this company didn't have so much money, they would have surely folded by now. The company is run by idiots.

So, is there anything you actually like?
post #125 of 213
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Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post

Ballmer is SUCH a nut! I am sure he was the one reading the "eulogy"! What a total DORK! But funny.

Now you have proof Microsoft is run by pagans!

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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Hey! Don't insult Pagans.

I agree, a handful of American (and now somewhat international) holidays are founded in Paganism - including Christmas, don't bring the Pagans down to MS level.
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post #127 of 213
I wonder what the Microsoft employees that own iPhones thought of it...
post #128 of 213
You guys are taking this way to seriously, this is just a bit of fun here folks, is just a light hearted shot at apple. Don't you people remember the light hearted taunting Netscape and Internet Explorer teams used to do to each other?
post #129 of 213
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Originally Posted by Firefly7475 View Post

Darth Vader can be seen here riding a motorcycle.


Thats not a DOT approved helmet!
post #130 of 213
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Originally Posted by sflocal View Post

I wonder what the Microsoft employees that own iPhones thought of it...

I wonder how many Microsoft employees actually own iPhones.
post #131 of 213
This reminds me of the line from True Lies when Tom Arnold's character's response to Arnold's exit strategy is, "Ballsy. Stupid, but ballsy."
post #132 of 213
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Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post

Certainly a bit 'presumptuous, but one never really knows what the future holds...

I see exactly what'll happen... this being a total flop...sure they'll sell a shitload, but this POS will NEVER have the popularity and ease of use and probably MARKETSHARE like the iPhone...hence it's a flop....Ballmer's fat bald ass is so far outta touch with reality it just makes him look even more stupid than he himself does...
post #133 of 213
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Originally Posted by Ricardo Dawkins View Post

Android Evo


oh...un panameño. it will sell more. te apuesto 100 balboas!


Did you remember the skeleton from Cupertino showing every phone manufacturer on the broken iPhone Antena-gate issue ?
What about the misleading, inaccurate and false I'm a Mac...I'm PC ads ?


Android is taking care of iPhone already. Apple will need to do something drastic if they don't want to be trampled by Android, WP7 and Nokia Symbian-Meego.

Oh you poor misguided fool...Android isn't doing shit to the iPhone....it'll still stay on top...ESPECIALLY once it goes to other carriers...Only reason Android is doing decent is 'cause those that have them, can't get an iPhone cause it's not on their carrier of choice or they don't want to deal with AT&T How fucking stupid do people have to be to not see that reasoning?
post #134 of 213
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Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

Not to mention that Microsoft collects a "royalty" on every Android phone HTC sells.

They do? FUCK! I'm giving my HTC Hero back!
post #135 of 213
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Originally Posted by jpellino View Post

Tell Steve Ballmer that "The Office" is not a training film?

Possibly my favorite post ever

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Originally Posted by ascii View Post

Ha! Even though I don't think it will happen, I like the show of spunk.

I have to agree. This one is so ridiculous that I can't help being amused by it. All the funnier in the likely case that they had the coffins confused, too.
post #136 of 213
this is the funnies thing i ever saw in my life.. haha MSFT $ucks
post #137 of 213
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

So, is there anything you actually like?

I like you!
post #138 of 213
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Actually ... as they say 'a picture is worth a thousand words' ... .. it is the single most accurate depiction of Microsoft development I have ever seen!

- A broken down sh*t box on a rusty trailer being pulled by something you can't see. -

It totally sums up the entire history of Windows development, Windows quality and Windows innovation (I know that last one is an oxymoron lol) ... All in one image! I love it.

p.s. Are there actually turkeys on the roof? OMG.

Now hold on there buddy... I think the photo is a joke as well. This does not help Microsoft's image if the media hounds get hold of it.

However, I do take issue with calling that '67(??) Mustang there a sh!t-box. That's one seriously nice fixer-upper and I would gladly take possession of it and restore it back to it's former glory. I'm an old-school muscle-car admirer. Just sayin...
post #139 of 213
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Originally Posted by Noliving View Post

You guys are taking this way to seriously, this is just a bit of fun here folks, is just a light hearted shot at apple. Don't you people remember the light hearted taunting Netscape and Internet Explorer teams used to do to each other?

Me thinks you are taking the comments here way too serious, it's all in light hearted rib poking at Microsoft and Ballmer and their silliness. Don't most of these post have smiley emoticons on them, it's all good competitive fun.
post #140 of 213
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Originally Posted by Onhka View Post

Better yet, they danced(?) as well.*
Well, one could say it was quite thrilling performance especially compared to the one they did at their store in Mission Viejo, California.

All I can say is: I hope these "dancers" didn't give up their "day job".
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post #141 of 213
It's a ship party! Everything goes if it makes people have a good time.
post #142 of 213
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Celebrating Windows Phone 7's "Release to Manufacturing" status, Microsoft employees held a morbid funeral parade for the iPhone and Blackberry.

The parade through the company's Redmond campus, first reported by NeoWin, included hearses, oversized iPhone and Blackberry coffins, and various Halloween-like costumes.

One truck featured a sign bragging, "Windows Phone 7 OS Platform buries the competition." In doing so, Microsoft takes its place in a long line of products that were billed as "iPhone killers."

Various sources have reported that Windows Phone 7, which went RTM last week, will launch at an October 11 event in New York City, although the first devices wouldn't be available until late October in Europe and November in the U.S.

Microsoft posted a teaser trailer for Windows Phone 7 on YouTube last week, the first in what is expected to be a $500 million marketing campaign for the launch of the mobile OS.

Research firm Gartner predicted Friday that the Windows Phone market share would fall from 8.7 percent in 2009 to just 3.9 percent in 2014. Nokia Symbian and Google Android were placed at first and second with 30.2 percent and 29.6 percent respectively. Apple's iOS was listed in third place with an estimated 14.9 percent market share in 2014.

Source: Flickr user Trioculus

Or how about this one?

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18
post #143 of 213
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Originally Posted by Rob55 View Post

I wonder how many Microsoft employees actually own iPhones.

75% of them
post #144 of 213
This is hilarious.

1) The UI: So every application requires a back button? Pretty sure it doesn't. Great Job, jackass in: Level 2, Department: Stupid 414.
2) Nice rip off from Madonna 'Frozen' viddy, MSFT marketing department.
3) Microsoft's vision of computing is like 'buying' the torch from the Special Olympics. Don't make fun of them, but they are ultimately handicapped at the end of the day.
post #145 of 213
Is Balmer Vader?!

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post #146 of 213
Reading the outraged fanboy comments here is so laughable, I had to post. This is a private office party on the Microsoft campus. This is not an advertisement or marketing. This was a "Doo Dah" style parade with about 15 different subjects not just a "funeral". Get a sense of humor, fanboys.
post #147 of 213
Sounds like Microsoft have been taking lessons from George W. Bush on how to identify success.
post #148 of 213
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

This is so pathetic it makes me want to cry. No, laugh.

This, from a $200+ billion company........ the third most valuable company in the US!

How about laugh so hard you cry?

At least they could use specialist-made decorations. The clapboards look like the employees used stencils and spray paint...

The parade does show the difference between Apple and many leaders in other industries - They go out and produce the best product they can and let the public decide what they want.

Some others, like Microsoft, use assorted backdoor methods to come out on top. I'm saddened by the number of people who trust their CIOs blindly. That's how Microsoft got the market share they got.
post #149 of 213
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Originally Posted by snailer View Post


Sorry, I have only seen that in history books. Congrats for good photo editing, old timer...

Now, for the other thought - Microsoft stuff *reduces* the productivity of its users, dragging the economy down.

Hey, should the new Obama Jobs program really be putting Microsoft out of business? Unfortunately, Ballmer has probably already made threats about license pulling so that governments could no longer produce documents with which to go after them.
post #150 of 213
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Originally Posted by bk212 View Post

Reading the outraged fanboy comments here is so laughable, I had to post. This is a private office party on the Microsoft campus. This is not an advertisement or marketing. This was a "Doo Dah" style parade with about 15 different subjects not just a "funeral". Get a sense of humor, fanboys.

I think most people here have a sense of humor and that is why this display is so excruciating. So pitiful. I mean, sure, it takes all kinds, but I think most people, not just AppleInsider folks, would be grateful that their colleagues probably have a little more class and show a little more restraint than these guys. Not that I am against a good party (I am even a pretty tolerant partyer).

But what are you doing here anyway? Shouldn't you be playing with your lightsabre somewhere?
post #151 of 213
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Originally Posted by macknight777 View Post

Please say there is someone in that crowd, looking at them in stunned disbelief and thinking, "Why do I work here?"

I'm sure there were quite a few. It's that sinking feeling some of us have experienced when we realise our job is total bollocks.

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Originally Posted by BDBLACK;

Thats not a DOT approved helmet!

post #152 of 213
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Originally Posted by paxman View Post

I think most people here have a sense of humor and that is why this display is so excruciating. So pitiful. I mean, sure, it takes all kinds, but I think most people, not just AppleInsider folks, would be grateful that their colleagues probably have a little more class and show a little more restraint than these guys. Not that I am against a good party (I am even a pretty tolerant partyer).

But what are you doing here anyway? Shouldn't you be playing with your lightsabre somewhere?


I think Apple fans should try to be more like Steve Wozniak NOT Steve Jobs. Woz has a sense of humor and he would've been in that parade were he an employee.
post #153 of 213
I disagree with basically everything said so far. My initial reaction has to be that for such a big company they seem to care a lot about there staff and try and think of ways to reward them. As it was basically all for the guys working on the phone, I've got toquestion what do the iPhone guys get as a reward?
post #154 of 213
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Originally Posted by coolcat View Post

Oh you poor misguided fool...Android isn't doing shit to the iPhone....it'll still stay on top...ESPECIALLY once it goes to other carriers...Only reason Android is doing decent is 'cause those that have them, can't get an iPhone cause it's not on their carrier of choice or they don't want to deal with AT&T How fucking stupid do people have to be to not see that reasoning?

This is the phone market, nobody stays on top forever. Think motorola razr that dominated for years but people like change. Android has a great chance particularly when things get cheap. How will the iPhone and iPad compete with devices that only cost £50 - £100? We've seen with netbooks that people will go with cheap products and android is basically going to give the cheapest brands on the planet a good os for their hardware.
post #155 of 213
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Originally Posted by tjw View Post

Just a correction here.... Windows 7 is the best selling OS in history and totally dominates mac OS in terms on amount sold AND profit..... Microsoft still make a hell of a lot more money than apple - mostly from windows.

Till next quarters, a lot of analysts thought it would be last quarter but that was slightly premature. You have grossly exaggerated their profit advantage
post #156 of 213
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Originally Posted by Wovel View Post

Till next quarters, a lot of analysts thought it would be last quarter but that was slightly premature. You have grossly exaggerated their profit advantage

He hasn't, microsofts profit is over double what apple make. They have very similar revenues and it was apples revenue that was expected to pass Microsoft. But just looking at the revenue and profit figures apple would need to double what they sell just to equal Microsofts profit.
post #157 of 213
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Originally Posted by coolcat View Post

Oh you poor misguided fool...Android isn't doing shit to the iPhone....it'll still stay on top...ESPECIALLY once it goes to other carriers...Only reason Android is doing decent is 'cause those that have them, can't get an iPhone cause it's not on their carrier of choice or they don't want to deal with AT&T How fucking stupid do people have to be to not see that reasoning?

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post #158 of 213
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Originally Posted by sflocal View Post

Now hold on there buddy... I think the photo is a joke as well. This does not help Microsoft's image if the media hounds get hold of it.

However, I do take issue with calling that '67(??) Mustang there a sh!t-box. That's one seriously nice fixer-upper and I would gladly take possession of it and restore it back to it's former glory. I'm an old-school muscle-car admirer. Just sayin...


Here's the krazzy Mustang that immediately followed the '67 fixer-upper. Yum :-)

Source: Trioculus


Here are a few other Mustang gems
post #159 of 213
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Originally Posted by FlashmanBurgess View Post

That little stunt has Ballmer written all over it.


Ballmer earned a surname in the industry : The Enbalmer.
This ox always reminds me Fester Addams.
post #160 of 213
Firstly. This is just the team having a laugh. Not something designed by MS Marketing. Lighten up.

Seondly. The MS 7 is not a copy of the iPhone, and thanks for that. Another iPhone clone would be a mess. I have used it, it is ok. The front page is really a series of folders, not unlike the modern front page of the iPhone. You click on Weather and get to weather apps, or app. It looks worse than it is.

Thirdly. I agree with the PC vs Mac ads. I think they suck. It is really antagonising your potential customers.
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