March 27th, 2002, 01:38 AM
Hehe! A funny computer story :)
Taken from http://www.laughpit.com/jokes/comphumor/borgwin.html
I though this was funny, and I felt like spreading the joy.
The Borg Take on Windows
"Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your
attempts at finding a weakness in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have
you been able to access their command pathways?"
"Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching
through our archives on late Twentieth-century computing
technology. We have found something called 'Microsoft" that may help!"
"What the hell is 'Microsoft'?"
"Allow me to explain. We will send this
program, for some reason called 'Windows', through the Borg
command pathways. Once inside their root command unit, it will
begin consuming system resources at an unstoppable rate."
"But the Borg have the ability to adapt. Won't they
alter their processing systems to increase their storage
"Yes, Captain. But when 'Windows' detects this, it
creates a new version of itself known as an 'upgrade'. The use
of resources increases exponentially with each iteration. The
Borg will not be able to adapt quickly enough. Eventually all of
their processing ability will be taken over and none will be
available for their normal operational functions."
"Excellent work. This is even better than that
'unsolvable geometric shape' idea."
.. . . 15 Minutes Later . . .
"Captain, We have successfully installed the 'Windows'
in the command unit and as expected it immediately consumed 85%
of all resources. We however have not received any confirmation
of the expected 'upgrade'."
"Our scanners have picked up an increase in Borg
storage and CPU capacity to compensate, but we still have no
indication of an 'upgrade' to compensate for their increase."
"Data, scan the history banks again and determine if
their is something we have missed."
"Sir, I believe their is a reason for the failure in the
'upgrade'. Appearently the Borg have circumvented that part of
the plan by not sending in their registration cards.
"Captain we have no choice. Requesting permission to
begin emergency escape sequence 3F . . ."
"Wait, Captain I just detected their CPU
capacity has suddenly dropped to 0% !"
"Data, what does your scanners show?"
"Appearently the Borg have found the internal 'Windows'
module named 'Solitaire' and it has used up all the CPU capacity."
"Lets wait and see how long this 'solitaire' can
reduce their functionality."
.. . . Two Hours Pass . . .
"Geordi whats the status on the Borg?"
"As expected the Borg are attempting to re-engineer to
compensate for increased CPU and storage demands, but each time
they successfully increase resources I have setup our closest
deep space monitor beacon to transmit more 'windows' modules
from something called the 'Microsoft fun-pack'.
"How much time will that buy us ?"
"Current Borg solution rates allow me to predicate an
interest time span of 6 more hours."
"Captain, another vessel has entered our sector."
"It appears to have markings very similar to the
"THIS IS ADMIRAL BILL GATES OF THE
MICROSOFT FLAGSHIP MONOPOLY. WE HAVE POSITIVE CONFIRMATION OF
UNREGISTERED SOFTWARE IN THIS SECTOR. SURREDER ALL ASSETS AND
WE CAN AVOID ANY TROUBLE. YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS"
"The alien ship has just opened its forward hatches and
released thousands of humanoid shaped objects."
"Magnify forward viewer on the alien craft"
"Good God captain! Those are humans floating straight
toward the Borg ship with no life support suits ! How can they
survive the tortures of deep space ?!"
"I don't believe that those are humans sir, if you will
look closer I believe you will see that they are carrying
something recognized by twenty-first century man as doe skin
leather briefcases, and wearing Armani suits"
"It can't be. All the Lawyers were rounded up and
>> > sent hurtling into the sun in 2017 during the Great Awakening."
"True, but appearently some must have survived."
"They have surrounded the Borg ship and are covering it
>> > with all types of papers."
"I believe that is known in ancient venacular as 'red
>> > tape' it often proves fatal."
"They're tearing the Borg to pieces !"
"Turn off the monitors. I can't stand to watch, not
>> > even the Borg deserve that."
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March 27th, 2002, 01:47 AM
When I red this story my glass of coke fell over my laptop next to me. Damn it! But is a funny story allright.
March 27th, 2002, 04:51 AM
Funny little story! I'm going to show it to my computer teacher!
March 27th, 2002, 05:13 AM
An oldie but a classic
thanks for posting it looney forgotten about that one
March 27th, 2002, 05:17 AM
Am I the only nerd that hates star trek?
Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.
March 27th, 2002, 05:43 AM
March 27th, 2002, 05:45 AM
Funny story loon
March 27th, 2002, 02:19 PM
lol... funny story!
\"Software is like sex: it\'s better when it\'s free.\" -Linus Torvalds
March 27th, 2002, 02:48 PM
::laughs and laughs:: Very good laugh at 9:30 am...even though I'm not a Star Trek fan (like cwk9) but still very good. Especially the "Microsoft fun-pack" part, hehe...
We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do just about anything with almost nothing.
March 27th, 2002, 03:10 PM
That's Officer 11001001 to you...
Now you see me | Now you don't
"Relax, Bender; It was just a dream. There's no such thing as two." ~ Fry
sometimes my computer goes down on me