Clippy reference

#1 Edited by drew (126 posts) -

I'm playing through Mass Effect again at the moment and I'm I've just restored the VI on Noveria.  Mira (the VI) comes up and says "It looks like you're trying to restore this facility.  Would you like help?" and one of Shepard's responses is "Crap, a pop-up".


I lol'd.


#2 Posted by sgjackson (529 posts) -

This didn't dawn on me when I played through the game (I haven't used Word regularly in years), so this made me laugh.

#3 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I remember that.  What does it say about me if my first thoughts were the fact that Clippy isn't a pop-up?

#4 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

Didn't realize that at all.  Good pull man.

#5 Posted by Bubahula (2197 posts) -

nice lol i know exactly what point that is .

#6 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" I remember that.  What does it say about me if my first thoughts were the fact that Clippy isn't a pop-up? "
He makes suggestions that POP UP on the screen.
What else would you call it?
#7 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
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@Diamond said:
" I remember that.  What does it say about me if my first thoughts were the fact that Clippy isn't a pop-up? "
He makes suggestions that POP UP on the screen.What else would you call it? "
Technically he's an Office assistant.  The computer term pop-up was coined with browser windows that would pop up when viewing web sites, usually with ads.  I guess you could use the term popup any way you wanted, but with my 10 years of associating pop-up with browser windows, it's hard to forget.
#8 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -
@Diamond said:
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@JeffGoldblum said:
"
@Diamond said:
" I remember that.  What does it say about me if my first thoughts were the fact that Clippy isn't a pop-up? "
He makes suggestions that POP UP on the screen.What else would you call it? "
Technically he's an Office assistant.  The computer term pop-up was coined with browser windows that would pop up when viewing web sites, usually with ads.  I guess you could use the term popup any way you wanted, but with my 10 years of associating pop-up with browser windows, it's hard to forget. "
Yes this is true but it still

POPS UP.

NO ONE calls Sheppard wrong. He is a Spectre after all.
#9 Posted by IceCrystal (42 posts) -

It's okay, I don't think of Clippy as a pop-up either.  Pop-ups are website ads to me, and happen in browsers.  Clippy is... uh... something else.  But yes, Shepard, being a Spectre, would know better than me, and maybe the vernacular has changed between now and a few hundred years into the future.  

What I thought was very hilarious was Kaidan's reference to extranet fetish sites.  Indeed, lieutenant?

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