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Microsoft to sell software to Aliens, or something like that...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. wagnerk
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    Microsoft to sell software to Aliens, or something like that...



    Well that's my title anyway (and keeping with the Alien theme), here's the real title:

    Skies to be swept for alien life

    The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.
    Funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the finished array will have 350 six-metre antennas and will be one of the world's largest.
    The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) will be able to sweep more than one million star systems for radio signals generated by intelligent beings. Its creators hope it will help spot definite signs of alien life by 2025.

    See here for the full article.

    Why else would MS do this? :biggrin

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    Just remember, Paul Allan is not MS. In fact, there seems to be some rather bad blood between he and his former business partners over the way business has been done, and people have been treated, including himself. Yes, he helped start MS, but he and Billy boy had a rather major falling out over what some have described as ethical issues.
     
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    It's all part of a Alien/Microsoft plan, first Bill Gates hands over his reigns, then contact with aliens happens, then Microsoft gets a monopoly in the intergalatic computing market. Lets face it, if Independence Day has taught us anything is that alien programming does not have the security it needs, and that in under twelve hours and a bit of C code you can hack into anything alien :lol:

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    I watched a small segment on BBC news 24 this morning, you know if we find aliens out there, they'll be branded Microsoft property and we will need a key code or license to view them through a telescope or on tv :D
     
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    Because they are infested with the bodyless spirits of the servants of Xenu, and are unconsciously impelled to do so!

    Sheeesh, no wonder Tom's building his bunker.......
     
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    Yeah Tom definitely has a very different approach. As for MS its another project to make more money.
     
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