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Fwd: HUMOUR: Windows98 meets The Lord Of The Rings

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  • Stolzi@aol.com
    ... that ... the
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 6, 1999
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      > >Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we were
      > >talking I mentioned having recently installed Windows 98 on my PC and
      that
      > I
      > >am very happy with this operating system. I also showed him the Windows 98
      > >CD, to my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven and turned it on.
      > >
      > >Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me, but
      > he
      > >said, "Do not worry, it is unharmed."
      > >
      > >After a few minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said, "Take a
      > >close look at it."
      > >
      > >To my surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to be heavier
      > >than before. At first I could not see anything, but then on the inner edge
      > >of the central hole I saw an inscription; an inscription finer than
      > anything
      > >I have ever seen before.
      > >
      > >The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a
      > >great depth:
      > >
      > > 4F6E65204F5320746F2072756C65207468656D20616C6C2C204F6E65204F5320746
      > > F2066696E64207468656D2CDA4F6E65204F5320746F206272696E67207468656D20
      > > 616C6C20616E6420696E20746865206461726B6E6573732062696E64207468656D
      > >
      > >"I cannot understand the fiery letters," I said.
      > >
      > >"No," he said, "but I can. The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but
      the
      > >language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. But in common
      > >English this is what it says:
      > >
      > > One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
      > > One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
      >
      >
    • rspeer
      The pun is that Bill Gates is The Dark Lord , eh? Ron
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 6, 1999
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        The pun is that Bill Gates is "The Dark Lord", eh?
        Ron
      • Juliet Blosser
        Thanks! My husband and I had a good laugh at that. :)
        Message 3 of 4 , Sep 6, 1999
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          Thanks! My husband and I had a good laugh at that. :)
        • Paul F. Labaki
          Good for a chuckle, but, like the one ring to Bombadil, the on os has no power over those of us who [sic] think different. Three cheers for mac os Paul
          Message 4 of 4 , Sep 8, 1999
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            Good for a chuckle, but, like the one ring to Bombadil, the on os has no
            power over those of us who [sic] "think different." Three cheers for mac os

            Paul Labaki

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            >From: Stolzi@...
            >To: mythsoc@onelist.com
            >Subject: [mythsoc] Fwd: HUMOUR: Windows98 meets The Lord Of The Rings
            >Date: Mon, Sep 6, 1999, 12:19 PM
            >

            >
            >> >Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we were
            >> >talking I mentioned having recently installed Windows 98 on my PC and
            > that
            >> I
            >> >am very happy with this operating system. I also showed him the Windows 98
            >> >CD, to my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven and turned it on.
            >> >
            >> >Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me, but
            >> he
            >> >said, "Do not worry, it is unharmed."
            >> >
            >> >After a few minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said, "Take a
            >> >close look at it."
            >> >
            >> >To my surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to be heavier
            >> >than before. At first I could not see anything, but then on the inner edge
            >> >of the central hole I saw an inscription; an inscription finer than
            >> anything
            >> >I have ever seen before.
            >> >
            >> >The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a
            >> >great depth:
            >> >
            >> > 4F6E65204F5320746F2072756C65207468656D20616C6C2C204F6E65204F5320746
            >> > F2066696E64207468656D2CDA4F6E65204F5320746F206272696E67207468656D20
            >> > 616C6C20616E6420696E20746865206461726B6E6573732062696E64207468656D
            >> >
            >> >"I cannot understand the fiery letters," I said.
            >> >
            >> >"No," he said, "but I can. The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but
            > the
            >> >language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. But in common
            >> >English this is what it says:
            >> >
            >> > One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
            >> > One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
            >>
            >>
            >
            >
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