The Blue Screen of Death is perhaps the most ubiquitous symbol of computer failure thew world knows. But have you ever wondered who sat down to pen the charming text that appears when a PC poops itself?
If internet chatter is to be believed, Apple has taken a rather unfortunate leaf out of Microsoft's book: its iPhone 5S seems to be crashing in glorious style with a Blue Screen of Death.
The dreaded BSOD is always annoying and never funny... unless it's on a giant jumbotron at a basketball game. At a Pacers game in Indiana, the biggest BSOD popped up on Bankers Life Fieldhouse's giant hanging screen for everyone to see. And to laugh at. And to tweet about. And to remember how awful and sucky that BSOD…
You're working on the most important document you've ever typed and suddenly—boom: Blue screen. "A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED." What the hell just happened?
Eagle-eyed reader Shawn spotted this nice little discrepancy that's sure to start one of those awesome Mac vs. PC arguments in the comments: A Blue Screen of Death right next to an Apple store. Okay commenters, go nuts. [Thanks, Shawn!]
Windows 7 Beta, Microsoft's thank-you gift for putting up with Vista, has been out two weeks and we're covering every exciting inch of it. Here's how to catch up, or get the beta for yourself:
We've been fiddling around with the Windows 7 Beta for a few days, but just now finally run into that old friend of Windows users: the blue screen of death. It looks the same.
Well, this is just perfect. At the exact moment Li Ning was rounding the lip of the Bird's Nest during the amazing torch-lighting climax, someone snapped this photo of our good friend the BSOD nestled among the Nest's steel twigs. Perhaps an Opening Ceremonies IT dude spit out his coffee on the machines in the server…
Call it juvenile, but a good Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) cracks me up every time. And when it's presented with so much pride by an unsuspecting Mrs. Potato Head...all the better. Snapped at Disney World, one reader couldn't resist sharing the experience.Welcome to the dark side, Danny. With time and study, we'll…
We're not sure what's worse; the Zune guy getting three Zune tattoos, or this painful-as-hell Microsoft blue screen of death (BSOD) tattoo up this guy's entire right arm. We're guessing this guy is a Windows fan, because nobody hates Windows THAT MUCH to endure hours of pain just for the constant reminder that Windows
I'm not much of a gambler, but when it comes to slot machines, I used to think these things were like ATMs—meaning they were indestructible. But alas it appears even our quarter-popping friends are prone to the occasional blue screen of death, which leaves me wondering what else they're vulnerable to.