Discussion in 'General' started by bassboi72, 12 Feb 2008.
Stuff like that happens quite a lot to the video billboards on the London Underground. One of the screens that I pass every morning has been showing the XP Embedded splash for ages now
lol that's awesome.
Happens here in the bus station. Modern stuff doesn't work
Saw this at an airport once.
Wasn't on the same screen as my flight, and I was already off my plane.
I wasn't worried.
The NVidia Desktop Manager came on at the target center when I was there for a concert. It was really really bright in an otherwise dark room. It was funny when the Guy singing asked them to "Please click ok"
Th eworst one was when a cash machine running windows 2000 decided to crash when I wanted money.
Fecking thing ate my card too!
ha, robots will kill you, nice sticker
I was in a bar last weekend and wmp crashed (it was playing the music and they had it on random visualisations - retro! ) and when they were restarting utorrent was in the task bar
Good for requests I suppose!
Had that problem too, was on my way to France as well
hmm.. this must be a European problem, don't see that happening over here.
but thats pretty kool,
i rember years ago watching cable tv and viewing the scrolling channel guide when all of a sudden it shows a pc screen and someone is navigating folders and such. that was funny.
I'm sure that never happens anywhere else, especially not at launch-events run by Microsoft to show off Windows 98.
(Ahh come on, everybody knew it was coming.)
It happens in North America too. Take this post I made when I was in Canada back in 2004.
What about your voting machines?
There has been no end of controversey over them.
Ah, they crash and re-elect GWB by default...
<wakes from nightmare>
Phew, surely reality can't be THAT bad. Can it?
I've seen so many like that. 42" Plasma Information screens at Luton airport BSOD'd. Systems that run the DLR ticket machines also run Windows. In-flight entertainment systems on 747's run Linux, but still occasionally crash and get stuck at GRUB.
I remember some years back I was flipping through the channels at some ungodly hour of the morning. One of the local stations had ended normal broadcasting and was showing the live weather radar.
Right in the middle of the screen was a notice that Windows had automatically adjusted the clock for Daylight Saving Time. I guess the overnight engineer was too lazy to get up and click OK.
It's not a European problem, it's a Microsoft problem.
The solution is a little town called Linux.....
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