the history of Wingdings (and other nonsensical things)

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    the history of Wingdings (and other nonsensical things)

    *flashback to 1987*
    MS proggy A: ive had to many beers, bill
    Bill: We must work faster! I want Windows 2.0 released in two months!
    MS Proggy B: isnt this little birdy nice *looking at toy birdy*
    MS Proggy A: dang wings....i'll ding em off that thing....
    Bill: no...your drunk...stop it...
    MS Proggy B: hey...we could make a new font called wingdings!
    MS Proggy A: i'll ding your wings you little...
    Bill: great idea! it will grab me another good 5% of the market!

    *1 year later*
    Bill: we finally got out of a garage and into an office building!
    MS Proggy A: *collapses*
    MS Proggy B: lets start developing Windows XP....we should have it done in a year...we can just sit back and release it in another 10 years or so...

    *10 years later - 1998*
    MS Proggy 7A - CYBORG 118H: Error detected in Windows 95, line 04A2:BF3C, fixing.....releasing upgrade of Windows 95....tagging....Windows 98....
    Bill: exxceeellennt....
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    Are you ill?



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    just a little bored....

    heh...you havent even scene the last part i added to the story where MS takes over the world....want me to post it?
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    It is entirely up to you... ::
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    here it is:

    *30 years later*
    MS Proggy 358HJ-GOD-14BD7: get to work slave....Windows 20.0 must be released on ALL electronic equipment in just 3 days!
    Bill: MWHAHAHAHA

    ...

    Bill: oh no....my heart!! 358HJ-GOD-14BD7, quick! my life extenders!
    *bill gains 4000 HP*
    bill: *evil voice* I AM! GOD!
    358HJ-GOD-14BD7: no sir, i am, remember?
    *bill shoots lasers out of his fingertips and vaporizes god*
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    everybody go to this site:

    http://www.4degreez.com/misc/persona...sorder_test.mv

    I think it could answer a lot of questions about certain people here...post your results...
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    I am low on everything but one (which isn't necessarily true). I am moderate on...

    Narcissistic
    Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by self-centeredness. Like histrionic disorder, people with this disorder seek attention and praise. They exaggerate their achievements, expecting others to recongize them as being superior. They tend to be choosy about picking friends, since they believe that not just anyone is worthy of being their friend. They tend to make good first impressions, yet have difficulty maintaining long-lasting relationships. They are generally uninterested in the feelings of others and may take advantage of them.



    It isn't true though... I am just better than everyone else and don't care how you feel about it.


    >>>expecting others to recongize them as being superior.

    arrg... I am SeriesX49349725
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    I think I broke it.

    Disorder | Rating
    Paranoid: Low
    Schizoid: Moderate
    Schizotypal: Moderate
    Antisocial: Moderate
    Borderline: Low
    Histrionic: High
    Narcissistic: Moderate
    Avoidant: Low
    Dependent: Low
    Obsessive-Compulsive: High

    I dont think it could figure me out really (either that or i'm really messed up! ). Lets take a look at this for kicks:

    The LOWSs

    Avoidant:
    I'm highly avoidant: "Here, do this work!" *runs away* :P
    Quote: Often, they will create fantasy worlds to substitute for the real one
    Rebut: I mean come on! I program fantasy games! I only get a low on this? geez...

    Dependant:
    Quote: People with this disorder tend to cling to people and fear losing them
    Rebut: You guys wouldnt leave me would you?! Would you??


    The HIGHs

    Histrionic:
    Okay... So maybe they half-pegged me a little on this one.

    Quote: They tend to be choosy about picking friends
    Rebut: Damn!

    Quote: They tend to make good first impressions
    Rebut: Damn!

    Quote: They are generally uninterested in the feelings of others
    Rebut: Sometimes...

    Everything else is getting a little hairy though.

    Obsessive-Compulsive:
    Quote: They avoid making decisions because they fear making mistakes and are rarely generous with their time or money.
    Rebut: I'm constantly stuck with the decisions amongst my group of friends. I'm also the one that pays for everything (hence, i have no money). And about not generous with my time... I'm here; What more is there to say?

    "There's always another way"
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    Disorder | Rating
    Paranoid: Low
    Schizoid: Low
    Schizotypal: Low
    Antisocial: Low
    Borderline: Low
    Histrionic: Low
    Narcissistic: Low
    Avoidant: Low
    Dependent: Low
    Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

    A year or two ago I would have probably been moderatley anti-social, and perhaps a bit dependant. But a year can change a person a lot.

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    Disorder Rating Information
    Paranoid: Low
    Schizoid: Moderate
    Schizotypal: Low
    Antisocial: Low
    Borderline: Low
    Histrionic: Low
    Narcissistic: Low
    Avoidant: Low
    Dependent: Low
    Obsessive-Compulsive: High

    I have to agree with some of the Obsessive-Compulsive definition. I do place a higher standard on work that will bare my name, but I don't tend to be critical of the work of others. I'm not too concerned that everything be done my way, I just want to be certain the work I produce is high quality.

    Schizoid? I suppose. I would rather be sitting on a back porch that overlooked a lake than partying at a night club. I prefer serene over hectic.
    Jason Deckard

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    Code:
    Paranoid:              Low
    Schizoid:              Low
    Schizotypal:           Low
    Antisocial:            Low
    Borderline:            Low
    Histrionic:            Low
    Narcissistic:          Low
    Avoidant:              Low
    Dependent:             Low
    Obsessive-Compulsive:  Low
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    Paranoid: Moderate

    Schizoid: High

    Schizotypal: Very High

    Antisocial: High

    Borderline: Moderate

    Histrionic: Moderate

    Narcissistic: High

    Avoidant: High

    Dependent: Moderate

    Obsessive-Compulsive: High

    I'm the only honest person here.

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    Paranoid - Low
    Schizoid - Moderate
    Schizotypal - Moderate
    Everything else is low...

    Sounds about right...

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    Originally posted by Series X4 1.0
    I'm the only honest person here.
    Not to mention the most humble
    Jason Deckard

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    Oh no....I didnt like the look of mine......

    Damn....... .......

    I feel fine though....

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