Sir Bill LOTR

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What you did not know about Windows XP

Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit.

As we were talking I mentioned that I had recently installed Windows XP on my PC. I told him how happy I was with this operating system, and showed him the Windows XP CD. To my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven and turned the oven 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 on the inner edge of the central hole I saw a 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:



'I cannot understand the fiery letters,' I said.

'No, but I can,' he said. '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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Cute! As a former Computer Science major and a LOTR fan, this was funny.

Married to a genuine geek, here, and have heard all the funny stories about microwaving CD's and other things electronic. They are easily amused, aren't they? LOL

However, this is apparently not a good idea as there will be changes to the CD, including sparks and flashing. I heard about damage to the microwave as well.

Of course, he could've been wrong, but I'm not sure I'd chance it with a CD I valued, unless I'd made a backup. And used somebody else's microwave.

I guess I didn't quite get the joke.... :imbar sometimes I wonder if I have the intellect to make it in the 21st century! LOL

adrienurse, LPN

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:roll :roll :roll watch out, the mods are going to get after you about promoting the microwaving of cds ;)

gwenith, BSN, RN

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Specializes in ICU.

NAH! I'll just hand him over to Sir Bill. :roll


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I guess I didn't quite get the joke.... sometimes I wonder if I have the intellect to make it in the 21st century! LOL

Chris this is funny if you are a geek and a fan of the Lord of the Ring. That is what the joke is in reference to.


So don't be hard on yourself, there is always someone else ready to do that for you. :eek:

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