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Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:00 PM

Who doesn't love Bill Gates?

Just wondering what's there to dislike.

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Reply Who doesn't love Bill Gates? (Original post)
Goodheart Nov 2020 OP
hlthe2b Nov 2020 #1
Goodheart Nov 2020 #5
marlakay Nov 2020 #8
OhZone Nov 2020 #2
Goodheart Nov 2020 #6
DavidDvorkin Nov 2020 #11
ItsjustMe Nov 2020 #15
OhZone Nov 2020 #18
USALiberal Nov 2020 #3
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2020 #4
servermsh Nov 2020 #7
MFM008 Nov 2020 #9
Faux pas Nov 2020 #10
MyNameGoesHere Nov 2020 #12
nolabear Nov 2020 #16
MyNameGoesHere Nov 2020 #17
comradebillyboy Nov 2020 #13
captain queeg Nov 2020 #14
hunter Nov 2020 #19
BannonsLiver Nov 2020 #20
Cicada Nov 2020 #21

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:02 PM

1. He was not loved when he ran MS as a monopoly. Since leaving, he's shown a real

and sincere philanthropic side that I truly respect. He's smart and he and his wife have really accomplished a great deal in the public health and science fields.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:04 PM

5. He was just on Anderson Cooper

Aside from all his work in vaccines and other charities he seems like a REALLY nice guy.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:13 PM

8. I read years ago his wife got him

Into charity. She has been really good for him and he has changed over the years.
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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:02 PM

2. Oh, maybe his operating system?

Ha!

I mean there were some good ones, Win95, WinXP, Windows 7, but there were the times of bloatware, and horrible Windows ME, Vista, and Win8! Win10 is better but the spyware and automatic updates is a bitch.

Other than that, he's a pretty great human being.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:06 PM

6. I love Windows 10. I also actually had a Windows phone. Loved it.

Speaking of Windows Vista, there's a really funny scene in "The IT Crowd" where it's mentioned...

"We're all going to die!"

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:23 PM

11. Same here

Windows 10 is very good.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:40 PM

15. I have two Windows phones

I still use one as my daily driver, my Android phone has better specs, but I hate that damn phone.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 10:34 PM

18. Windows 10 is only good because it's a lot like Win7

But it has a lot of spyware sent back to MS.

AND it has automatic updates.

For a long time, I actually turned off my Win7 updates while MS was tying to force WIN10 on people. That was just evil.

And yeah, my main desktop is win7 and I still love it.

I do have a couple of Win10 laptops but I consider my win7 desktop my main base, in some ways.

Oh well.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:03 PM

3. He is a billionaire who actually uses his money for good! nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:03 PM

4. Do what now?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:08 PM

7. There were many Microsoft business practices that were really bad

The modern Microsoft is very different, but Gates was quite ruthless in some ugly ways.

But now he has done great work as a philanthropist, and this is to be lauded.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:22 PM

9. he has changed alot

with Melindas entry into his life.
I remember they made fun of him for geing a smelly crazy tightwad, especially here
in Washington State.
She helped whipped his ass into shape...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:22 PM

10. He

hung with epstein. IMHO, if you've been on the plane, you're a member of the club.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:25 PM

12. Oh OK. So. Hmm Mr. Gates has provided me with an income

For nigh on 30 years. There never was any hate.
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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:46 PM

16. And a WHoLE lot of others by association!

We lived in Redmond when Sammamish was Redmond. Everybody I know has made money off of Microsoft one way or another. Mr bear is in software so weíre adjacent.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:52 PM

17. ❤️

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:26 PM

13. He's a visionary capitalist who changed the world.

I have nothing but admiration.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:32 PM

14. What? You haven't heard he's behind the COVID plot to control the population?

And reset society, or something or other... I canít listen long enough to piece together the CT. But itís out there.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:27 PM

19. I met him in passing when he was still a shark.

But a shark is a shark, not evil.

Gates has evolved considerably since then.

Now Steve Jobs... he really did suck. Didn't live long enough to see the light.

Nevertheless, there's still no way in hell I will use Microsoft or Apple products unless someone is paying me.

That's my own secret sin. That I'll do it for money.





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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 11:42 PM

20. I think a lot of that was Ford vs Chevy style rivalry and the monopoly thing

Heís a different guy today IMO. Wisdom often comes with age. And he seems like heís had some positive influences on his life. Even though I canít stand him now, Iím hoping Musk moderates his weirdo libertarian Bond villain thing as he ages. Heís got a lot of work to do.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:39 AM

21. He was a cruel boss at MS, berating employees

He is not perfect. But the combination of his extreme intelligence and relentless study produces superior insights. I think his wife deserves a lot of credit for teaching him how to play better with others.

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