Bill Gates: roller coaster tycoon of Six Flags

Posted Friday, August 2, 2002 4:57 AM | Contributed by redman822

According to an SEC filing, Bill Gates, President and Chairman of Microsoft, owns 8.6% of Six Flags, Inc.

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Friday, August 2, 2002 5:04 AM
Jeff's avatar

Just don't name a ride "Windows 95: The Ride," because it will probably crash. ;)

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Friday, August 2, 2002 5:22 AM

Haha......maybe they could build "Blue Screen of Death: The Ride."

Interesting though.....

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Friday, August 2, 2002 6:08 AM

Oh didn't you hear the next 4D will be indoors and called CyberSpace, thousands of old singles will come and be dissappointed when it's not a ride...

Try and get it.

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Friday, August 2, 2002 6:10 AM

I can see it in the papers now...

"A fatal error has occured..."

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Friday, August 2, 2002 6:30 AM
Is there anything Gates doesn't own these days?Sheeesh.

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Friday, August 2, 2002 6:56 AM

Nice to see my old boss (several layers removed ;) ) has an interest in, well, one of my interests :)

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Friday, August 2, 2002 8:02 AM
Illegal Operation: The Escape

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Friday, August 2, 2002 8:05 AM
Robocoaster's avatar Is this a reason the Seattle park has been getting attention?:)
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Friday, August 2, 2002 8:23 AM
So maybe X is X service pack 1? or a buggy version of the coaster and a better one will be released next year and 2 times the cost

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Friday, August 2, 2002 8:57 AM
2 times the cost AND a slower speed

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Friday, August 2, 2002 9:43 AM

As long as they don't try to run the rides with a Windows OS. Then Markey might have a legit reason to target roller coaster safety.

Bill must love it that Six Flags best ride is named after Apple's superior OS ! :) haha !

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Friday, August 2, 2002 10:24 AM
Oh no.... now someday Six Flags will divide into 2 companies like Microsoft ;)

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Friday, August 2, 2002 11:08 AM
Guess that's why sometimes my Windows has a long wait.


The newest Windows, cracked.
The newest SF coaster, cracked?

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Friday, August 2, 2002 11:20 AM
BullGuy's avatar Never have I read so many bad jokes in such a short period of time. ;)

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Friday, August 2, 2002 11:56 AM

yea, heard they are gonna upgrade X to XP, it'll run smoother, and faster, that is if the hardware and software is compatible, ;).

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Friday, August 2, 2002 12:27 PM

Six Flags XP...

"'X' has encountered a problem and needs to close. Would you like to send an error report to Microsoft?"

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Friday, August 2, 2002 3:37 PM
The only change is that now all the ride ops will ask you "are you sure?" as they check your harnesses.

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Friday, August 2, 2002 5:14 PM

All rides will have a reset button and a ctrl+alt+del funtion, who know, for when the ride dosen't respond.

You must have a .net account to enter the park, you'll be asked to enter your username and password to get in.

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Did someone say coasters?

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 3:57 AM
evilcoasterrider said:

"yea, heard they are gonna upgrade X to XP, it'll run smoother, and faster, that is if the hardware and software is compatible, ."

Yeah, but August 24th, they update X to 10.2, making it run even more smooth, faster yet & you don't have to worry about hardware or software compatibility, because it is engineered to work properly in the first place.

Just so we don't confuse anyone to thinking X the coaster reopens Aug 24th, I am referring to Apple's release of OS 10.2, which will instantly be hailed as the best operating system ever released, period. Kinda like X the coaster being one of the most insane, and creative coasters ever created. :)

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