One commenter's prophesy for Microsoft: Uri Geller, John R. Coza and a secret task forceMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer and chairman Bill Gates have it all wrong trying to take on Google by buying Yahoo. What they really need is "an underground secret team" that works in "a new office building in Cologne" and includes " John R. Coza." Also, they need to hire "as a sort of mascot / good luck guy" bigdowro, the commenter who had this prophesy and kindly shared it with the rest of us in 443 words. It's my favorite bizzaro dreamscape since Coleridge's Kubla Khan and its pasted below.

Here is my advice... I already wrote it under the Yahoo letter thread!!! MS should start an underground secret team and kick Google's ass..

Here is a true story... I once foresaw in a dream that Microsoft was planning to build a new office building in Cologne. As Valleywag wrote that article about Bill Gates on Facebook and I did not have Steve Ballmer's email, I wrote to the email on the Valleywag blog here...

I included some topics like symbolic formula entry for Excel and other ideas to wrap it up. I really thought I had psychic abilities... I am not kidding, once I bought a DVD called Mindbenders about Uri Geller and sang the songs in the movie all my way home, or predicted trivial stuff, like a menu at Xmas at my auntie and other crazy stuff...

To put it in a nutshell, I wrote an email to Mr. Gates that he should follow my idea and create a secret task force team with the best programmer's in the world... I cited names like John R. Coza the GA-guy and other names, but I had no clue whom else.

I said: Mr. Gates shover 'em with billions of dollars; go stealth, - and if you think, take over Yahoo! as a manoeuvre to put sand in your enemies eyes, - but fot God's sake , pls hire me; and let me be on board or at least follow my plan through...

Well I gues I had overdone this, but I thought it was a symbolic dream I had...

Guess what? I got a reply from some OEM Manager I had known before; who told me about the Unsollicted Idea Submission Policy, and said I had good ideas and should study on, then I might join Microsoft one day...

I was completely desillusioned by Microsoft. Okay I might habe overdone the "I am on a mission" / "I have prophetic abilities" thing, but I swear to God it is 100 percent true. I even offered to volunteer a lie detection test... Yet I got an answer from Mr. Gates' assistant or whoever.

I don't know... I have a bad feeling that Microsoft ist going to acquire Yahoo! My idea about the above top secret task force would have been funnier and would have a surprise momentum at least. And hiring me officially at the cafeteria of an MS Office and inofficial having me on a top secret task force team, be it as the guy to organize food, concierge services, and what else the top programmer's would have needed, and as a sort of mascot / good luck guy, wouldn't have ruinied Microsoft either.

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