The Dallas Cowboys recently got themselves a brand new football stadium to play in in Arlington, Texas. Total price tag: $1.15 billion. What doesn't the money buy?
On Saturday, two days ago, they were going through the pre-game routines for a college game between Oklahoma and Brigham Young. The scoreboard screens went blank, displayed some ASCII code, and then this appeared:
I still have pictures from the Beijing Olympics, where an acrobat was doing his routine in front of a dome screen displaying the Blue Screen Of Death. But that was a regular (albeit supersized) display. How in the hell do you get a blue screen (which shifts the computer to real mode, disabling the regular display drivers) on a scoreboard?!?
Everybody say it with me in 3... 2... 1...
This wouldn't happen if they ran Linux.