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Second Advert from Microsoft

Oi Oi bad. V bad! (for most decent computer users).

However, what was potentially interesting, was the way they showed the son with billy boy using some "new" software. (Shh dont tell anyone).

Sorry Jerry, the dry comedy and slow action is hurting. However the slow pace might make you more susceptable to the message at the end.

Yet I am still trying to work out how they are carrying their vision.

Here is my take on the campaign. I am expecting to be wrong on these.

1. M$ are working on the "togetherness" feeling and might later show how their software make everything "together". (eg family, new friends, devices and toys, cars, appliances etc)
2. They gonna talk lots about the future rather than the problems now.
3. Jerry is going to "hand over" to more techie ppl as the "series" unfolds.

Four mins of bull-crap and bore and like 10 seconds of product talk.
The customer is king, I dont want to hear about your cars and flying houses and status in life, ok, I wanna know about solving my problems and sorting my stuff out.

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By: RexMan | Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 6:37:00 PM | |

Celebrating the LHC project with some physics jokes

As you are probably aware the Large Hadron Collier was completed and tested last week. (home page here)

To celebrate their 20 odd years of blood sweat and tear in building the worlds largest particle accelerator, I am publishing some physics jokes.


A neutron walks into a bar; he asks the bartender, 'How much for a beer?' The bartender looks at him, and says 'For you, no charge.'

Q: Why are quantum physicists so poor at sex?
A: Because when they find the position, they can't find the momentum, and when they have the momentum, they can't find the position.

Q: Why did the chicken cross the Mobius strip?
A: To get to the same side.

A proton walks into a bar and says "I left my wallet here". The bartender says "Are you sure?"
"I'm positive."

A bar walks into a man. Opps. wrong frame of reference

Q: What did one quantum physicist say when he wanted to fight another quantum physicist?
A: Let me atom.

A physics professor, who was teaching a graduate course on superstring theory, decided to add an essay question to this year's final exam. The instructions read, "Describe the universe in 400 words or less and give three examples."

Q: What did Donald Duck say in his graduate physics class?
A: Quark, quark, quark!

Physics quote of the day: Anything that doesn't matter has no mass.

Q: Why should followers of special theory of relativity not be taken
A: They fail to see the gravity of the situation.

Ten little known facts about relativity:
(1) Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.
(2) Energy equals milk chocolate square (attributed to Albert E. Hersey)
(3) Delivery of Christmas gifts by Santa to the children of the world is now accomplished by riding Rudolf the red-shift reindeer.
(4) The general relativity theory of gravitation is responsible for people falling in love.
(5) The speed of an IRS tax refund is constant.
(6) Anger is neither created nor conserved but only changed from one form to another.
(7) The speed of time is one second per second, which is also called the fundamental unity.
(8) Death and taxes are the same for all constantly moving observers.
(9) Moving midgets are shortened.
(10) Divorce and alimony are equivalent but the latter is multiplied by an enormous factor.


By: RexMan | at 5:37:00 PM | |

First Microsoft advert featuring Jerry Seinfeld

The first Jerry Seinfeld advert was aired. Here is the YouTube video. As I predicted in my other posting,10 reasons why Jerry Seinfeld should not punt Windows Vista, the adverts are lifestyle adverts with a feel good element.

Nothing really to do with technology and windows users (even in general).

Sorry Microsoft, nice try, but your first advert doesn't impress me as an IT Manager.

Here is the embedded video:

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By: RexMan | Friday, September 5, 2008 at 12:46:00 PM | |