Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting

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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 room when Li took to the sky? Another question is what a projection screen is doing inside the Nest at that location, but I think the better question is what wasn't going on inside the Nest's roof-did you see that thing during the ceremonies? Lights! Fireworks! LED screens! Everything! Anyway, if only one image of this perfectness existed we'd be skeptical, but thankfully, someone has grabbed more from a different angle that pretty much seal the deal.

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UPDATE: And it's been confirmed on the NBC broadcast by commenter cirby on his DVR.

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Illustration for article titled Blue Screen of Death Strikes Birds Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting
Illustration for article titled Blue Screen of Death Strikes Birds Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting

Ouch! More super-zoomed images for error message decoding here:
[Powerapple Forum (Chinese, original pic), and Rivercool (alternate angle pics) via Dvorak - props to Dvorak commenter Improbus for "Olympic Fail"]

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@warxsnake: if you look at the images you can see that it appears to be on the underside or back of the lip that goes around the stadium, which means it wouldn't have been picked up when the camera was following the torch lighter. as you can see in the first picture, the photographer is shooting from beheath the guy, so the image is on the underside of the roof.