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Microsoft Take on the Borg

Feb18

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2009/02/18 08:35 AM RssIcon

 I am  a "Trekkie Fan". I also have my ups and downs with Microsoft. But here is something that will cheers you up, whether you like Star-Trek, Microsoft, or neither.

"Star Trek Lost Episodes" transcript.



Picard: "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?"

Geordi:"Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching
through our archives on late Twentieth-century computing
technology."

Geordi presses a key, and a logo appears on the computer screen.

Riker looks puzzled. "What the hell is 'Microsoft'?"

Data turns to answer. "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."

Picard: "But the Borg have the ability to adapt. Won't they
alter their processing systems to increase their storage
capacity?"

Data: "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."

Picard: "Excellent work. This is even better than that
'unsolvable geometric shape' idea."

.. . . 15 Minutes Later . . .

Data: "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'."

Geordi: "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."

Picard: "Data, scan the history banks again and determine if
their is something we have missed."

Data: "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.

Riker: "Captain we have no choice. Requesting permission to
begin emergency escape sequence 3F . . ."

Geordi, excited "Wait, Captain I just detected their CPU
capacity has suddenly dropped to 0% !"

Picard: "Data, what does your scanners show?"

Data: "Appearently the Borg have found the internal 'Windows'
module named 'Solitaire' and it has used up all the CPU capacity."

Picard: "Lets wait and see how long this 'solitaire' can
reduce their functionality."

.. . . Two Hours Pass . . .

Riker: "Geordi whats the status on the Borg?"

Geordi: "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'.

Picard: "How much time will that buy us ?"

Data: "Current Borg solution rates allow me to predicate an
interest time span of 6 more hours."

Geordi: "Captain, another vessel has entered our sector."

Picard: "Identify."

Data: "It appears to have markings very similar to the
'Microsoft' logo"

Over the speakers
"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"

Data: "The alien ship has just opened its forward hatches and
released thousands of humanoid shaped objects."

Picard: "Magnify forward viewer on the alien craft"

Riker: "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 ?!"

Data: "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"

Riker and Pichard together horrified "Lawyers !!"

Geordi: "It can't be. All the Lawyers were rounded up and
sent hurtling into the sun in 2017 during the Great Awakening."

Data: "True, but appearently some must have survived."

Riker: "They have surrounded the Borg ship and are covering it
with all types of papers."

Data: "I believe that is known in ancient venacular as 'red
tape' it often proves fatal."

Riker: "They're tearing the Borg to pieces !"

Picard: "Turn off the monitors. I can't stand to watch, not
even the Borg deserve that."

From http://www.fiction.net/tidbits/scifi/borg.html

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