Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Computerworld)   Microsoft re-releases Blue Screen of Death patch. Made-for-Fark subheadline: "All is well, the company says; the once-flawed fix is now safe"   (computerworld.com) divider line 14
    More: Amusing, Microsoft, online banking, Windows servers, Windows Update, Kaspersky Labs, error messages  
•       •       •

2640 clicks; posted to Geek » on 24 Apr 2013 at 12:20 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



14 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-04-24 12:24:07 PM  
Eh. Shiat happens, I suppose. Fix it and move on.
 
2013-04-24 12:26:44 PM  
It's about time. I've missed the BSOD.
 
2013-04-24 01:19:56 PM  
If the software can get to the point where it can display the BSOD, why can't they just write it to fix the farking problem or at least patch it with some NOP's to skip over the offending bit of code and not disable the entire pc.
 
2013-04-24 03:29:32 PM  

Do the needful: If the software can get to the point where it can display the BSOD, why can't they just write it to fix the farking problem or at least patch it with some NOP's to skip over the offending bit of code and not disable the entire pc.


Never before has a comment matched so well with a username.
 
2013-04-24 03:44:08 PM  
Dang it, I was hoping to it was an actual patch to sew on a jacket or something!
 
2013-04-24 03:49:50 PM  
I'll never forgive Microsoft for developing a "joke" BSOD screensaver with a bug that would actually lock up your computer.
 
2013-04-24 04:30:36 PM  
Those responsible for fixing the fix have been fixed.
 
2013-04-24 04:35:12 PM  
the once-flawed fix is now safe

...I see no mention about making Metro an option and restoring the start menu.  Lemmie know when that's out.
 
2013-04-24 04:39:50 PM  

Do the needful: If the software can get to the point where it can display the BSOD, why can't they just write it to fix the farking problem or at least patch it with some NOP's to skip over the offending bit of code and not disable the entire pc.




Screams anti-piracy measure to me.
 
2013-04-24 05:08:57 PM  
It's probably some programs written by third-party companies doing undocumented / unsupported things with the OS that caused this.  Many companies' Windows programs break a lot of rules, and crashes like this when Microsoft changes something are common.  It's particularly bad with "security" software.
 
2013-04-24 05:29:57 PM  

MrEricSir: I'll never forgive Microsoft for developing a "joke" BSOD screensaver with a bug that would actually lock up your computer.


There are some Windows Store apps that actually simulate one.

Haven't found a good way to use one yet for a prank, but I'm sure there would be some opportunity.
 
2013-04-24 05:32:16 PM  

BumpInTheNight: the once-flawed fix is now safe

...I see no mention about making Metro an option and restoring the start menu.  Lemmie know when that's out.


Windows 8.1
Looks like Microsoft will at least be bringing back the Start button. Whether or not the menu itself comes back, I can't say. I do know that there are rumors they will make the icons on the Start screen more customizable, which could remove the need for the Start menu altogether.
 
2013-04-24 10:58:00 PM  

Marine1: MrEricSir: I'll never forgive Microsoft for developing a "joke" BSOD screensaver with a bug that would actually lock up your computer.

There are some Windows Store apps that actually simulate one.

Haven't found a good way to use one yet for a prank, but I'm sure there would be some opportunity.


I had one on my W2K workstation. It never gave me problems.

/Sure discombobulated the people walking by my cube, though
 
2013-04-25 12:51:04 AM  

phamwaa: Marine1: MrEricSir: I'll never forgive Microsoft for developing a "joke" BSOD screensaver with a bug that would actually lock up your computer.

There are some Windows Store apps that actually simulate one.

Haven't found a good way to use one yet for a prank, but I'm sure there would be some opportunity.

I had one on my W2K workstation. It never gave me problems.

/Sure discombobulated the people walking by my cube, though


I plaster whatever cube I happen to be in with magazine pictures. Every square inch. Never anything offense, just interesting photos.

Weirds people out.
 
Displayed 14 of 14 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report