nVidia becoming so desperate for sales that it reverts to...

Discussion in 'Graphics and Semiconductor Industry' started by K.I.L.E.R, May 18, 2003.

  1. K.I.L.E.R

    K.I.L.E.R Retarded moron
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    Watch the double standards apply. :lol:
     
  2. Colourless

    Colourless Monochrome wench
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    Morals, morals, morals.....

    *sigh*

    They are so very arbitrary. Differing from person to person.
     
  3. BoardBonobo

    BoardBonobo My hat is white!
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    Hmm,is there a minmum age for readers of this forum? Can't remember now if youngsters will be able to read this and get the wrong impression of what *the adults* get up to in their spare time.

    Mind you on Sundays I like to do the vacuuming, naked, whilst the dulcet tones of Sinartra play in the background...
     
  4. Mariner

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    So what do you tell them at casualty when things get, erm, stuck?

    "Well, I was hoovering and kinda slipped..."

    :lol:
     
  5. BoardBonobo

    BoardBonobo My hat is white!
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    Not that it's happend yet mind ;) But it would probably be a tall story of honour and valiant action against a despotic usurper, rescuing a fair maiden and freeing her enslaved people... Well either that or something to do with three pounds of cold spaghetti, two meters of fine cotton thread, and a jack russell called minky.

    "Do the shake 'n' vac and put the freshness back..."
     
  6. Colourless

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    Ah, thinking about this topic I've decided that everyone 'really' wants to know my opinions, just as everyone else wants to know everyone elses opinions too.

    Regarding Booth babes. One would hope that the companies would be able to promote their products without the need to use sex. If I was there as an exhibitor, I would choose not to, but if someone else wants to do it, I don't have a problem with it and I understand why it's done. The girls involved know what they are doing, they are models. Their jobs are to promote other people products by looking good. They 'could' say no to E3, if they had a problem with it. However, as far as I know, there is a general lack of work for models compared to the number of girls who want to be models... so, they may do E3 because they have to, but they only have to do it because they want to be a model. Unlike, prostitution and stripping, modelling is not something that would be considered a last resort. This isn't to say the industry is 'clean' though, as so many girls want to be models and the modelling industry uses this to it's own advantage. Question that needs to be asked here, why do girls., teenagers in particular, want to be used as models?

    As for stripping and prostition. I pretty much agree with Tag, WaltC, Sage and others. I have no issues with the concept. The industry itself obviously takes advantage of the people in it, and this is not good. Now, due to the laws that ban prositution, you have 2 people, involved in an act, of their own will and of sound mind, which does NOT affect anyone else, but yet is still not allowed. Sounds like something that limits freedom to me. 'If' the industry was regulated and the workers had government protection, things like STDs may be thought of a little differently. In order for the service to be performed, you may be required to, for example, sign a contract stating that you do not have an STD and if you do you may be liable. As it currently is, it would be pretty much impossible for any kind of restitution from someone infecting you with an STD if you were a prositute. Of course in the end, the entire thing is stupid, because why is pornography allowed (both parties get paid) where prositution is not (one pays and the other gets paid)?

    This has been Colourless Dragon ranting and raving about subjects that he has nothing to do with.

    Now, enough of this topic. Much like the topics of religion, politics (both of which are involved here even if you don't see it), if 3dfx tech really was 'that' good, who has better image quality, whether ATI was cheating, whether Nvidia is cheating NO ONE will really be able to convince the other side else of anything. :)
     
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    ["The Topic ... "I think this is sad. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I don't care if the female is 'hot', reverting to smut for advertising is never right."]

    Now that you've taken this topic out around Robin Hoods' Barn (Local colloquialism for digressing), perhaps you'd care to address the real issue?

    It seems that Nvidia is no longer confident that the Product will sell itself so They have had to resort to other means to get 3rd Party Vendors, Resellers, OTS PC Makers,etc. interested in their latest Product. It is pretty Sad. reminds me of this...
    "If you can't Dazzle them with Brilliance, Baffle them with Bullshit!"

    Sort of typical Marketing smoke and mirrors to divert attention away from a Good but not earth shaking Product and make the Big Spenders feel good about Nvidia anyway.

    I can see it now...
    3rd Party Buyer, overheard while getting ready to buy 50,000 FX chips, "Nah, Their card's only so-so, but their Strippers are awesome, and they got me layed at the last bash they had at the ElectroExplosion Show , so they're getting the contract dude...Maybe next time they'll have 2 strippers..."
     
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    Ah, I actually think that, before the thread collapsed under the weight of its own euphemisms, we kind of came to the conclusion that:

    1. Booth Babes - everyone uses them to advertise their wares and that they've been around for almost as long as computer shows. No one particular firm is more or less guilty than any other firm. Intel, AMD, ATI, NVidia, MicroSoft, Sony, and even :shock: Nintendo have used booth babes at recent shows. The list is endless.

    2. Sex sells - It may be on dodgy ground depending on who you believe sets the rules for morals. It can be seen as degrading to the opposite sex but the choice to do or not do the job is always theirs.

    3. Prostitutes, strippers, porn stars etc - They're living in a shadow world that can sometimes collapse into violence, drug abuse, and the removal of personal choice, denial of free will - if you want. Again for some it is a personal choice and for others it is enforced by social or personal circumstance and collapse of their support network.

    At the end of the day nvidia had some booth babes advertise their product and then they held a kick ass party afterwards which, thinking of what they did at Siggraph, they seem to be very good at. A porn star turns up at the party, whips her top off, dances on a table, and then is escorted off the premises by security. She was even wearing her nvidia collar upside down. :roll:

    The whole topic of this thread was quite pointless but the debate that followed was surely worth it?

    Anyway, I think we should get on about Russ's gusset habits. The cat was getting out of the bag, so to speak...
     
  9. RussSchultz

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    ...

    edit: redundant after BoardBonobo's.

    If you're that interested in my nickers, I'm mostly a tighty-whity kinda guy when I'm physically active. Boxers when I'm lounging about.
     
  10. John Reynolds

    John Reynolds Ecce homo
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    I really could've lived my entire life quite content without knowing that.
     
  11. Joe DeFuria

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    how the $%$#@! have I managed to NOT get involved in this thread?!

    Something about the morality of virgin pornstars wearing Key West cologne and tighty-whiteys, who masturbate to homeless men that shove rusty nails up their a-hole?

    This thread has it ALL!
     
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    Actually, the nose/nasal cavity is a good choice too. We have a local Renaissance Festival 'round here (midway between Baltimore and D.C.) where there is a (real) sword swallower named Johnny Fox. Anyways one of the "tricks" he does in his act is to pound a 4 inch nail into one of his nostrils. I don't think there is any real trick to it; apparently your nasal cavities extend back further than most would imagine. It's a minor part of his act actually, since he routinely swallows swords that are 20 inches in length.
     
  13. MuFu

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    Sounds like he is going to make a great husband for some very lucky dude.

    Has anybody ever suplexed him mid-act as an ill-conceived joke?

    MuFu.

    P.S. Yah, I've seen a guy do a similar thing on TV - could well have been him. Wowser. :shock:
     
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    There is far too much information in this thread [​IMG]
     
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    So... can someone recomend a good Catalina movie ? :wink:
     
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    There's no point in reading this thread, Joe just summarized all the highlights. :shock:
     
  17. Simon F

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    /me just imagines the reactions of any charity collectors/mormons/driveway repaving people who happen to call on the weekend....
     
  18. Simon F

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    According to a TV program featuring a segment on "people incompetent in their trade" one (ex) sword swallower used an umbrella... but accidentally pressed the open button.
     
  19. Sage

    Sage 13 short of a dozen
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    first let me say to all of you "free will, I can do it if i want to" people- why do we have laws against abusing drugs, even driving without your seatbelt on? Because the average person is not well enough informed (and many are simply not wise enough) to make some descisions ragarding their own personal safety for themselves. Altho, I'm against the seatbelt law because there are actually some cases where NOT wearing one can save your life....

    ANYHOW:

    this is the thread that never ends
    yes it goes on and on my friend
    some stupid bugger started it
    not knoing what it was
    and now we'll be posting here forever just because...
    THIS IS THE THREAD THAT NEVER ENDS
    YES IT GOES ON AND ON MY FRIEND
    <add nauseam>
     
  20. MuFu

    MuFu Chief Spastic Baboon
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    Didn't anybody ever tell him that it was bad luck to open an umbrella inside?! :lol:

    MuFu.
     
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