A Giant Blue Screen of Death on a Jumbotron Is Always Funny

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… » 3/13/13 9:30pm 3/13/13 9:30pm

Gas Pump Blue Screen of Death is Poo Poo Inducing

Seeing a Windows blue screen of death is fine, if annoying, if you're just balancing your checkbook, but what if you see it in more...precarious situations? Like when you're pumping gas? Reader Dave saw this at a San Diego Shell station, after which he bravely continued filling up—but not without hiding his face… » 11/20/08 9:00pm 11/20/08 9:00pm

Make a Grown Nerd Cry with the BSODomizer

The high-lariously named BSODomizer is a little gadget that interfaces between a computer and monitor to display an image at either random intervals or when triggered by an IR remote control. The best use of this kind of toy, of course, is reminding Windows devotees like myself that the nerld-famous (nerd world) BSOD… » 11/01/08 11:00am 11/01/08 11:00am

BSoD Repeatedly Strikes Nine Inch Nails Concerts

BSoDs have been plaguing NIN on their current tour. In fact, one has been popping up on the giant display behind them at just about every concert. So what's the deal? Will Trent be forced to fire his tech guy? Hardly. The truth is that it is all part of the act. The BSoD pops up for a split second near the end of the… » 9/11/08 10:43am 9/11/08 10:43am