Bill Gates as a bug, not a feature

Posted On: Tuesday - May 19th 2020 7:17PM MST
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"I'm saving the World!"

I'd heard the line "it's not a bug, it's a feature", said sarcastically by my boss, at a computer job some years ago, and I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard ... at least from the geeks. It'd probably been around, oh, 4 decades already. This immediately brings up thoughts of Windows, then Microsoft, then Bill Gates, for some odd reason.

I've honestly have never heard Bill Gates say anything. Not having a TV signal is a great blessing! Of course, I may come upon him in youtube videos, especially now that he's been apparently playing a big part in the Kung Flu Infotainment Panic-Fest. There is another good anti-panic article out by (per reliable blogger* and PS-Commenter E.F. Hail, big lefty-) writer Mike Whitney named Is the Lockdown the Greatest Policy Disaster in U.S. History?. In this one, Bill Gates and the Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation is a big part of his discussion. Here is a pretty big chunk of Mr. Whitney's writing on this:
So on whose behalf are these lockdowns being imposed? Certainly not Trump who’s wanted to lift them from Day 1. No, it’s his surrounding cast, like the affable Dr Anthony Fauci who just recently appeared before the Senate and ominously cautioned them against lifting restrictions too soon. His warnings closely resembled those of his colleague and perhaps, benefactor, Bill Gates, whose tentacles are wrapped tightly around the global health network and who, many think, uses philanthropic initiatives as a vehicle for advancing his own malign vision of the future. As for the lockdowns, we’ll let Gates speak for himself:

“First, we need a consistent nationwide approach to shutting down. Despite urging from public health experts, some states and counties haven’t shut down completely. In some states, beaches are still open; in others, restaurants still serve sit-down meals….

The country’s leaders need to be clear: Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere. Until the case numbers start to go down across America — which could take 10 weeks or more — no one can continue business as usual or relax the shutdown. Any confusion about this point will only extend the economic pain, raise the odds that the virus will return, and cause more deaths….

To bring the disease to an end, we’ll need a safe and effective vaccine. If we do everything right, we could have one in less than 18 months — about the fastest a vaccine has ever been developed. But creating a vaccine is only half the battle. To protect Americans and people around the world, we’ll need to manufacture billions of doses.” (“Bill Gates: Here’s how to make up for lost time on covid-19“, Washington Post)
Here’s one more from Gates in case there’s any doubts about his intentions:
“One of the questions I get asked the most these days is when the world will be able to go back to the way things were in December before the coronavirus pandemic. My answer is always the same: when we have an almost perfect drug to treat COVID–19, or when almost every person on the planet has been vaccinated against coronavirus.” (“Bill Gates — Gates Notes)
What the heck is he talking about? Gates isn’t a doctor, a scientist, an epidemiologist, or an elected official who sets policy. He’s a rich-guy dilettante who made zillions by ruthlessly dominating the software industry. That’s all. Does that make him an expert on infectious diseases? Does that give him the right to order the summary lockdown of 328 million Americans? No, it doesn’t, but Gates’s tentacles are also wrapped around the media (which helps him to shape public opinion) as this clip from an article at Lew Rockwell points out:
“The Gates Foundation gives grants in the hundreds of thousands and often millions to such media organizations as NBCUniversal, Al Jazeera, BBC, Viacom (CBS) and Participant Media …Both Gates and the Gates Foundation are sizable shareholders in Comcast,… as well as….MSNBC and NBC News…In 2009, the New York Times reported that the Gates Foundation was partnering with media companies to write and shape stories to ‘embed’ messages in primetime dramas:”

“’It [the Gates Foundation] is less well known as a behind-the-scenes influencer of public attitudes toward these issues by helping to shape story lines and insert messages into popular entertainment like the television shows ER, Law & Order: SVU and Private Practice…..

“His enormous wealth and the reach of media parent corporations seem to exempt Gates from routine disclosure requirements. …. He is given softball interviews in Comcast-backed Vox without disclosure that he’s a major Comcast investor. Because his stake in media companies is laundered enough times, it’s assumed not to merit mention.” (“Bill Gates, HR6666, Remdesivir, Deaths in Italy“, Lew Rockwell)
Bill Gates has critical contacts across the spectrum of media, global health care and politics. If he wants to his views widely disseminated, all he has to do is say the word. That said, we may never know if the lockdowns were his idea, but he certainly has the power to have them implemented if he so chooses.
Please go read the article and the generally sympathetic comments underneath. There's lots that I'd have never known about.

Yes, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation uses all that money he made and makes still (she just makes sandwiches, I guess) selling you new versions of Windows and other mal-ware, bundled into the price of your new computers for all kinds of wild stuff around the world. This is not your Daddy's philanthropy! (I guess I'm making a pretty big assumption about the wealth of Peak Stupidity readers here.)

Of course, you'd figure a guy who wants to spend his money on good causes around the world would push for a vaccine for this lates virus, and vaccinations of people everywhere who can't get 'em otherwise (or no canna' refuse) are one of his foundations' big projects. What??! You may be wondering right now, "I thought you DIDN'T like the guy." Yes, that is the case. However, my thinking goes that most evil done in the world is still done by men with good intentions. Bill Gates has a “save the world” complex. If he instead destroys the world, it’s just that he didn’t check his work thoroughly – like a bad version of Windows – happens every other year – it was those .Indian indentured servant … errr, H-1B visa guys, but they’ll straighten out those “features” by next release.

On the slightly lighter side, Peak Stupidity has noted problems with not just Microsoft's, but all software, it seems, in that we don't like learning new stuff just to learn do to what we already know how to do, OVER AGAIN. That was the gist of our posts Whatever happened to this guy? (asking about that paper-clip guy that used to pop his head onto my screen, just for the hell of it, I think), The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Software as a tool. We're not fans of any of the MS "suite".

MS-DOS and then Windows got onto the PC early in the game, and Microsoft had a near monopoly of the software industry until threats of a bust (who knows what the real deal was? Is all this part of it?), along with the good GNU folks caused a change in the industry. People still use Windows as a habit (I am guilty), though, and it's bundled in with new hardware still.

WTF am I supposed to do with this crap?

Does that alone make Bill Gates an evil man? Many serious geeks would say yes to that! I think the money, fame, and this urge to save the World that Mr. Gates has had for 2 decades now is what creates the evil that we're seeing with his Globalist, control-freak Kung Flu influence. Yeah, the guy can program well. He got a lucky break with the IBM PC deal, but yes, he's a good businessman. It doesn't make him God, and it doesn't even make him smart. The crap his foundation has been doing in Africa has created a monster.

No, the monster is not some creature created by some bad vaccine, but it's in what Steve Sailer calls "the World's Most Important Graph" (see "Our New Planet is Going to be Great"). Africa now has 1,200,000,000 people, and since we've been hearing so much about exponential curves lately, does Mr. Gates understand what having 3 or 4 BILLION Africans would do to the world by the end of this century? (I believe he does, per Mr. Sailer, but what's he gonna do, send out a patch?)

This out-of-control-geek has got to be stopped. The first step is for us to resist this Panic-Fest, with extreme prejudice. Just admit you've had enough, and you are done complying. They can't arrest all 200 people crowded into the bar, can they? That'd be a real bad idea. When some Kung Flu vaccine does come out, read for yourself and decide for yourself whether you want to get vaccinated. Are they going to come with the needles and little bottles to your house? Let's just not let it get that far!

PS: Regarding vaccinations in general, I am not against them. I do understand the teensiest bit of the science behind the idea and know the history of how many lives have been, and still get, saved by them. However, there's been evidence of various vaccinations here and there causing major health problems (see Michelle Malkin on some of this).

It's also the case that many people will not realize a benefit from all of the vaccinations that are offered and advised for us. People make well-informed decisions to NOT get vaccinated all the time. I have.

I've heard vaccination-for-all advocates write that we must all get vaccinated for the good of society. Wait, though, if a parent dead set against the idea sent his kids to school without the vaccinations, what's the problem? Aren't the kids whose parents got them vaccinated going to be OK? The teachers? They've been vaccinated per school policy. The only people in the school having a chance of coming down with the illness would be those kids whose parents didn't want vaccinations for them. Sure, it'd be tragic if kids die, but parents have to make some tough calls. Is it child abuse? I guess one would have to look at the numbers.

* Mr. Hail has put out an nice long essay as Part XII of his series on the Corona Panic. This one is a description of the Panickers as basically a religious cult - see Against the Corona Panic Part XII: Is Corona a literal religious cult? An anthropological study. (Or, Corona as virus-centered apocalypse cult; its ascent to state religion; the mass-conversion event to the cult; a study of the cult.)Yeah, long title, long essay, and ALWAYS interesting stuff on there. Thank you, Mr. Hail. I read the intro., but will get into this probably not till Thursday - big job tomorrow. (Yes, I spend too much time on unz commenting too!)

Friday - May 22nd 2020 9:11AM MST
PS Dtbb: I shall attempt to conform to protocol, but my natural inclination is to shout, “Hey you!” I hope that you won’t be offended.
Thursday - May 21st 2020 3:08PM MST
PS:Mr. Blanc, my preferred pronouns are "most gracious majesty" and "serene highness". I know no progressive would ever call the likes of me these. Therefore I can ignore them in turn.
Thursday - May 21st 2020 7:41AM MST
PS I figure that “Mx” is the next big thing. Before long we’re all going to be forced to use it or be driven from polite society. I figured I’d get ahead of the curve for a change.
Wednesday - May 20th 2020 6:47PM MST
PS: Mr. Blanc, I liked that Harvard joke, first of all. I think the super-richies must just not want to believe that it was a combination of smarts, hard-work, but lots of luck too that got them where they are. The must figure that they are truly special, and that they ought to be the ones to figure out how to fix the world too.

I'd first thought it was a typo, but then I noticed a second "Mx" prefix for Bill Gates. Granted, the PC is overwhelming, but is there also something else about Mx Gates that we all should know? Perhaps he's not binary, maybe not even hex.

I agree that it would be nice if it were like a century ago where the rich just spent their money without causing so much grief. It helps the economy too, and I wish they would (or COULD) buy American again. I'll except the Ferraris, maybe the fancy tailored suits (is Armani American? Can you find an American-built yacht? I dunno). Their mansions, wine, and even women could be American, at least.

Wednesday - May 20th 2020 6:37PM MST
PS: Thank you for all the details, Adam. That attempted break-up of MS was in my memory, albeit a bit hazy. I did remember it was in the late 1990s, and we gotta figure nothing came of it in the end.

Your theory on Microsoft's emergence from Gov't scrutiny, or descent into hell, as it were, is along the lines of what I was thinking.
Wednesday - May 20th 2020 9:19AM MST
PS Whenever you hear “consistent nationwide approach” reach for your wallet. And maybe your firearm. Although he’s a college drop-out, I don’t doubt that Mx Gates is pretty smart. (I’m on the right side of the mean myself, but I couldn’t have gotten into Harvard with burglar tools.) Speaking of bugs/features, what is it about smart guys that far too many of them think that they know the answer to everything and that everything should be run the way that they think things should be run? I’m not as smart as Mx Gates, as I’ve said, but I’ve had tickles of that sort of idea myself, in my younger days. Fortunately, I slap those ideas down whenever they raise their nasty little heads, and I don’t have the sort of money to make people listen to me, in any case. My view is that the rich will always be with us. I can deal with that as long as guys like me have an honest shot at a decent life. But I do think that the rich should keep their noses out of politics (other than, of course, policies that allow them to continue to be rich). Let them spend their money on mansions, yachts, women, Ferraris, jewelry, $10,000 bottles of wine, exquisitely tailored suits, etc. But leave the do-gooderism alone.,
Adam Smith
Wednesday - May 20th 2020 7:56AM MST
PS:Good Morning Mr. Moderator...

Microsoft had a near monopoly of the software industry until threats of a bust (who knows what the real deal was? Is all this part of it?)

I think I know what happened. I think Bill Gates made a deal with USA Incorporated to install NSA.KEY into all windows operating systems. NSA.KEY is a file I noticed years ago. If you remove it from your Windows OS you will get the blue screen. Put it back where it came from, Windows works again.

I believe that NSA.KEY is a trojan planted in each version of windows.

Check out the time line...
(Mostly clipped from )...

The Federal Trade Commission began an inquiry in 1992 over whether Microsoft was abusing its monopoly on the PC operating system market.

NSA.KEY is added to Windows 95. (The NSA key is contained inside all versions of Windows from Windows 95 OSR2 onwards.)

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued his findings of fact on November 5, 1999, which stated that Microsoft's dominance of the x86-based personal computer operating systems market constituted a monopoly, and that Microsoft had taken actions to crush threats to that monopoly, including Apple, Java, Netscape, Lotus Software, RealNetworks, Linux, and others. Judgment was split in two parts. On April 3, 2000, he issued his conclusions of law, according to which Microsoft had committed monopolization, attempted monopolization, and tying in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Microsoft immediately appealed the decision.

On June 7, 2000, the court ordered a breakup of Microsoft as its remedy. According to that judgment, Microsoft would have to be broken into two separate units, one to produce the operating system, and one to produce other software components.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Judge Jackson's rulings against Microsoft.

The DOJ announced on September 6, 2001 that it was no longer seeking to break up Microsoft and would instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty. Microsoft decided to draft a settlement proposal "allowing" PC manufacturers to adopt non-Microsoft software.

Allowing? Who the hell does this guy think he is?

With the knowledge we have gained in the last dozen years or so about the "government" and how it uses Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Verizon and other tech companies to do most of it's spying, it seems that Bill Gates prevented microsoft's breakup by making a deal with the deep state security apparatus.

Thank you once again Mr. Moderator for another thoughtful, interesting post.
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