BSOD: Blue Screen of Olympic Dimension?


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We all have to admit it, this year’s Olympic opening ceremony was of epic proportions… but there was only one thing that wasn’t so epic.

Right at the moment when Chinese gymnast Li Ning was flying to light up the giant Olympic torch, someone took this picture. And if you think that this was Photoshopped, other people were able to take the shot from other angles.


In other related news, it was just reported that the Chinese government decided to dump Microsoft’s products in favor of their open source alternatives. Ok, not really, but wouldn’t it have been awesome, if true?

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47 Responses to BSOD: Blue Screen of Olympic Dimension?

    • Oh! That's a fact, but here in Southamerica, we are not so many people but we pirate more than everything!

      I really want to know how many people in the United States or in the United Kingdom do have pirate software. Here in Argentina, I presume that 80% of software that is not open source is pirate. Or maybe 80% is less than the real value?

      Sorry by any mistake…

      (I'm English student)

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    • Nothing to do with Microsoft. Windows did what it was supposed to do. ….ran into an unresolvable error and showed the BSOD. This has eveything to do with Chinese 98% developed hardware with Chinese 98% complete translations with Chinese 98% complete drivers with Chinese 98% complete interfaces. That’s the production sample they show you. The acutal production itself uses replacement and substitute Chinese crap to further reduce their costs and apply some margin. These substitutes either fail or show intermittent problems. They work for nothing and pull the wool over our eyes and we eat it up. Sometimes they get caught in their own underdeveloped cesspool.

    • Oh! That's a fact, but here in Southamerica, we are not so many people but we pirate more than everything!

      I really want to know how many people in the United States or in the United Kingdom do have pirate software. Here in Argentina, I presume that 80% of software that is not open source is pirate. Or maybe 80% is less than the real value?

      Sorry by any mistake…

      (I'm English student)

      Reply to

    • Nothing to do with Microsoft. Windows did what it was supposed to do. ….ran into an unresolvable error and showed the BSOD. This has eveything to do with Chinese 98% developed hardware with Chinese 98% complete translations with Chinese 98% complete drivers with Chinese 98% complete interfaces. That's the production sample they show you. The acutal production itself uses replacement and substitute Chinese crap to further reduce their costs and apply some margin. These substitutes either fail or show intermittent problems. They work for nothing and pull the wool over our eyes and we eat it up. Sometimes they get caught in their own underdeveloped cesspool.

  1. If i recall right, the third picture was taken in a different moment of the ceremony. The doves were flying around the stadium a few moments BEFORE the official speaches… so that BSOD stood there for quite a few minutes…

    I´ll never get tired to say this: Never rely on Windows when doing live shows. Of any kind.

    I´m a lighting tech. i mean it…

  2. If i recall right, the third picture was taken in a different moment of the ceremony. The doves were flying around the stadium a few moments BEFORE the official speaches… so that BSOD stood there for quite a few minutes…

    I´ll never get tired to say this: Never rely on Windows when doing live shows. Of any kind.

    I´m a lighting tech. i mean it…

    • NBC’s coverage in the US said that the big footprints were computer generated several times during it. I still don’t understand why the footprint thing is such a controversy.

    • NBC's coverage in the US said that the big footprints were computer generated several times during it. I still don't understand why the footprint thing is such a controversy.

  3. Before the beginning of the Olympics the Chiness Government announced that they were going to use Windows XP.

    Because there are many machines and men envolved it was only time until this screen appears.

  4. Before the beginning of the Olympics the Chiness Government announced that they were going to use Windows XP.

    Because there are many machines and men envolved it was only time until this screen appears.

  5. Well, since we know that 90% of all of the copies of MS products in China and Russia are pirated, it’s no wonder.

    Now, if they’d only gone legit and run everything on a properly configured machine instead of a 1999-era P3 using Chow Xing’s personal MSDN bulk license edition of XP Pro (that he’s pirated 4,000 times), then this probably would have been just fine. ;-P

  6. Well, since we know that 90% of all of the copies of MS products in China and Russia are pirated, it's no wonder.

    Now, if they'd only gone legit and run everything on a properly configured machine instead of a 1999-era P3 using Chow Xing's personal MSDN bulk license edition of XP Pro (that he's pirated 4,000 times), then this probably would have been just fine. ;-P

  7. Lupi… true! true! I have 4 PCs, 2 w/XP(legal :-D ) 2 w/Linux. Had them for a year and had to format XP (on both) 5 times! … linux? … never! .. It was kinda like the win98 presentation.

  8. Lupi… true! true! I have 4 PCs, 2 w/XP(legal :-D ) 2 w/Linux. Had them for a year and had to format XP (on both) 5 times! … linux? … never! .. It was kinda like the win98 presentation.

  9. Tenes mi voto!

    Tux presidente!

    nada de photoshop, si eso mismo paso en presentaciones oficiales de productos Microsoft, no es nada raro que pase en otros ambitos!

    PD: No tengo ganas de escribir en ingles!

    • Está bien, hemos traductor Google para comprender mejor sus galimatías Lautaro! :)

      Yo sé, esto probablemente no tiene mucho sentido para usted, pero yo por ello menos importante, hemos intentado! (Used Google Translate)

  10. Tenes mi voto!

    Tux presidente!

    nada de photoshop, si eso mismo paso en presentaciones oficiales de productos Microsoft, no es nada raro que pase en otros ambitos!

    PD: No tengo ganas de escribir en ingles!

    • Está bien, hemos traductor Google para comprender mejor sus galimatías Lautaro! :)

      Yo sé, esto probablemente no tiene mucho sentido para usted, pero yo por ello menos importante, hemos intentado! (Used Google Translate)