Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

Some Days, The Comedy Just Writes Itself

And a tip of the Fedora to my buddy Ty, who made sure I knew about this....

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?

Decent software.

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.
Tags: computers, did not do the research, don't try this at home, haven't we suffered enough, i'm such a bitch, important life lessons, just desserts, linux, technology is a beautiful thing, wtf
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