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iain
12-21-2001, 06:41 PM
At uni the other day i walked up to the bank to use the atm, i was shocked and horrified to read the screen.

Microsoft NT workstation 4 - it is now safe to restart your computer!

maes
12-21-2001, 06:45 PM
Now I know why Billy is so rich. He's using the atm and a so called "bug" in NT4 to get money from the poor atm user :D

iain
12-21-2001, 07:49 PM
its reported that an M$ operating system is being built into to new citreon cars

maes
12-21-2001, 07:53 PM
An OS in a car:confused:

why would they want to put an OS in a car? I can understand this for a GPS system.

Do you have a link for an url, I would love to read something about this

iain
12-21-2001, 08:22 PM
apparently its to run the gps, environment control and entertainment system, ill try to find the url and post it back.

iain
12-21-2001, 08:26 PM
"Xsara Windows CE, the first volume produced communicating car. A mid-range vehicle aimed at a broad public, the Xsara Windows CE is the result..."

http://www.citroen.com/us/index.html

maes
12-21-2001, 08:27 PM
thanks Iain :)

gnu-ehacks
12-21-2001, 08:50 PM
LoL, I would NOT drive that car...

Garfield
12-21-2001, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by gnu-ehacks
LoL, I would NOT drive that car...

Yeah, you're just bound to crash!!!

--Garfield

lightatdawn
12-21-2001, 09:06 PM
As a logical follow-up to the communication system developed for the Xsara Windows CE, the restyled Xsara offers an optional Auto PC. With this option, the car is fitted with a PC running under Windows CE. [B]A voice recognition and synthesis system[B] lets the driver control a wide range of functions including the hands-free telephone, the navigation system, the radio, the CD/CD-ROM drive, the address book and the six CD autochanger.
Passenger: "Hey, man. I just picked up a CD Player yesterday at..."
CD Player turns On
Passenger: "What the...? Dude, whats wrong with your car?"
Driver: "Oh. Windows Voice Recognition. Just turn it off... ... No that button beside the radio."
Radio turns On
Driver: "Aw, damn. Thats loud, man. Turn it down!"
Passenger: fumbling with controls makes an unknown call with car-phone
Phone: "Hello? Heeelloo? Who is this?"
Driver: "What? Turn down that music!"
Phone: "Bob?" (names changed to protect the innocent) "Where are you?"
Navigation system comes on
Navigation System: (Mechanical Voice) "Searching for link..."
Driver: "Ahhh!"
Drives off bridge

zen
12-21-2001, 09:12 PM
Crash :) .

iain
12-21-2001, 09:44 PM
youd be sfae knowing the damn thing would never even get started yet alone up to a high enough speed to crash! Its food for thought though, theyve taken over operating systems, atms, cars i mean whats next? They even have minesweeper on simens mobile phones!! just the microsoft home appliance range to come....

Garfield
12-21-2001, 10:17 PM
Next, we'll be going on Windows while we mow the lawn!!!

-KEN-
12-21-2001, 11:26 PM
>>mow the lawn

a few more people with a few less fingers, eh? :)

Yeesh, I can just imagine...

"Aw, crud! my car just broke down...gave me the BSOD and EVERYthing..."
"Call AAA, dude!"
*guys calls up triple-A*
"Good afternoon, Microsft Help Desk, how may I help you?"
"What the...I wanted AAA, must be a wrong number...sorry"
"wait, sir! This is the right number, but we've taken over the help desk seeing how most of the car problems are our fault ANYhow..."