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Author Topic: Mommy, why is there a server in the house?  (Read 2092 times)

Edvard

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Mommy, why is there a server in the house?
« on: January 11, 2008, 02:45:31 PM »
Yes, it's an ad for Microsoft Home Server, but it's cute...
Maybe a little too cute.
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Helping your child understand the Stay At Home Server


Which makes me wonder...
Anybody here plan on buying one of these things?
or alternately... obligatory link to Ubuntu Home Server

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Re: Mommy, why is there a server in the house?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 03:14:33 PM »
Is it the one that corrupts the files you copy onto it?

The ad sure is neat, though!

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Re: Mommy, why is there a server in the house?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 03:29:02 PM »
I've been thinking about getting one.  I have a server at home currently, but the WHS seems like a more packaged solution than my server, and with more features that I would actually use at home.  But I still haven't pulled the trigger yet.

As far as the site, the whole thing looks like a caricature truthfully.  I can't actually look at the videos from work, but I just don't see the use of them, and it just seems "Tim Burton"-level surreal.  Can anyone actually see a *use* for something like this?  When I was a kid I wouldn't have needed something like this to explain why a server was in the house, I don't think...

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Re: Mommy, why is there a server in the house?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 04:39:08 PM »
I had a look at the site --- hilarious!

"Do you think your family would need a Windows Home Server if, say... You were a better mother?"

"Did you install it, because you don't strike me as particularly smart."

Hahahaha~!

The videos are very fun.
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Re: Mommy, why is there a server in the house?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 05:13:32 PM »
This book is too much:

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Lesson for future geeky kids: If you want to live a long, peaceful life, don't get into a company that has a server. Avoid IT at all costs! ;D

The book is brilliantly hilarious, and reinvents all those old cliches: When a woman and a man love each other, they don't make babies, they buy a WHS! Making fun of fat kids is old-fashioned, now the latest rage is exploit the soft point: the WHS, of course, like big people do at the Interwebs! At least, the uncle is still smelling funny. I can't believe this is from Microsoft, they may have a funny side after all!