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    Oh for Christ's sake...


    Bill Gates was just frigging knighted

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html
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    Yeah, I was hoping the old queen's arthritic hand would slip and lop off his ear or head or something... Alas, one can dream.
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    Makes one wonder who's side the British Gov't is on. Thank goodness we have Poland and the rest of the EU putting down Software Patents.

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    shows they will knight anyone these days probably nighted her dog as well. that women is reaching a level of seniality of most that age. good news is he cant call himself Sir that is researved for people of Great Brittian or the commonwealth. foriegners cant


    i read an article that M$ is breaking patents here with its DRM initiative with WMV. Sony can go after them if need be. Patent Laws with Ultimately Hurt Windows as well though its just a matter of time if they do make those patent laws happen before windows will go down too. windows will become too over priced with licsences for software patents.
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    i thought he had been knighted along time ago like early last year. cause i know i read a big article about it along time ago. but like it matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_k105
    i thought he had been knighted along time ago like early last year. cause i know i read a big article about it along time ago. but like it matters.
    Quote Originally Posted by CNN
    Gates' royal honor -- bestowed by the queen on the advice of the government -- was announced in January 2004, but a "mutually convenient" date to receive it had not been available until now.
    I guess it took them that long to agree on the EULA for his medal.
    Quote Originally Posted by CNN
    Melinda Gates, who described the queen as 'engaging' company, said they had found plenty to talk about on issues such as health problems in the developing world, the avian flu and their shared interest in travel.
    Nothing about those other pesky viruses?
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    I wish old Queenie was now retired, and that we wouldn't have a monachie any more, and nobody to knight Bill.
    All I see the royals do it take a good chunk of our taxes, and wast it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    Quote Originally Posted by CNN
    Melinda Gates, who described the queen as 'engaging' company, said they had found plenty to talk about on issues such as health problems in the developing world, the avian flu and their shared interest in travel.
    Do you really think Melinda gives a crap about the health problems in the developing world? I think they chated about the beautifull shopping malls and the fine dining and American Idol. hehe I would be shocked if Melinda even knew what the avian flu was. hehe
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    Talk about old money meeting new money...
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