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No Gold for Windows

The opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics were driven by over a hundred media servers...one of which apparently failed. Thanks to some good eyesight, IT savvy and the miracle of digital video recorders, we now have a recording of a Blue Screen of Death projected onto the ceiling of the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.

The image, posted in Gizmodo, prompted a debate over whether the crash was real or faked (like the opening singer, apparently).

Is this real or just a put-on? And what kind of error was it? Claims, suppositions and cold, hard facts welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 12, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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