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    Erin McNaught, who dropped out of her science degree at Queensland Institute of Technology to pursue a modelling career.
    McNaught is a host on Australia's Channel 10's games and gadget show Cyber Shack, where she reviews computer games.


    But does she play them?
    They could have hired me, who didn't drop out to become a model.

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    Seems logical. Drop out of a science course and become a model. (As long as your looks last, and assuming that you look like that to begin with). What a wonderful role model.

    "Sexing up the computer industry's image" seems typical of Microsoft's approach. Wouldn't it be nice if it worked to "dull down" the computer industry"s substance? It would be boring but very satifying if computer software always worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham L View Post

    "Sexing up the computer industry's image" seems typical of Microsoft's approach.
    That comment would have to be the oxymoron of the day GrahamL.
    I guess you could say, "at least they are trying" although I don't think their "Monkey Boy" mascot is helping them.

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    Damn, I was hoping to see pictures of Bill Gates in a skirt. Instead I have to look at some hot woman
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    I was kinda hoping for some decent looking hardware and a stylish OS but then I remembered that Microsoft doesn't make hardware and they're not very good at copying.

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    "Geek to chic" or "Geek to chick"??

    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -William G. McAdoo, lawyer and politician (1863-1941)

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    Quote Originally Posted by winmacguy View Post
    I was kinda hoping for some decent looking hardware and a stylish OS but then I remembered that Apple only makes hardware (in any colour as long as its white) and they've completely butchered the unix OS that MAC derives from
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    Aluminum with black trim with an OS derived from NeXT OS.
    http://www.apple.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    "Geek to chic" or "Geek to chick"??
    Maybe Microsoft could sell their products through a themed store like this
    http://www.digitaltechnews.com/news/..._store_nyc.jpg

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