Off topic: Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death
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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Oct 14, 2008

Every one hates Microsoft's signature Blue Screen of Death, but this particular one seems hard to forget. I had to post it.



[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2008-10-14 13:48]


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Vito Smolej
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ROTL.... Oct 14, 2008

One of those self-reflective moments...

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RichardDeegan
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Love it !!! Oct 14, 2008

A technological advance of this magnitude was long overdue!!

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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They really think of everything Oct 14, 2008

Not the slightest chance to get away without an error message.

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Vitals  Identity Verified
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Sympathy... Oct 14, 2008

please, accept my condolences

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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Well received Oct 14, 2008

Vitals wrote:

please, accept my condolences


Mac user I assume.


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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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No picture... Oct 14, 2008

Claudia Alvis wrote:



I don't see the picture? Have you removed it by any chance?


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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I don't see it :-( Oct 14, 2008

Grrr!

I don't see it

It must be so dead that my antivirus has actually buried it!

Total frustration - what does it say?
I suppose now I'll have to stop surfing about on Proz.com and do some WORK...



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Stephanie Wloch  Identity Verified
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A new feature Oct 14, 2008

Christine Andersen wrote:
I suppose now I'll have to stop surfing about on Proz.com and do some WORK...

Yeah, that might be a new feature on Proz.
Word-Count-Reward Cookie. Wortzähl-Belohnungskeks.
Only after having translated 1000 words, the picture appears.
Have fun at work!


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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
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We had a bluescreen amonth ago... Oct 14, 2008

when we were about to deliver a big job. VERY annoying, indeed. But our technician managed to recover the data.

Letty


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irishpolyglot
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FAKE Oct 14, 2008

I find it very unlikely that this is a real pic. The whole point of the bluescreen of death is that Windows has crashed. If Windows crashes you can't have a window pop-up, that's kind of the point. In a DOS-like screen all errors are text based. Sorry for bursting your bubble but this is most likely a photoshop job. Also it would be much harder to perform a print-screen to be able to save the image to the clipboard. You'd either have to use a piggy-back second computer or just take a photo of the screen (which this isn't). ALSO, why would Microsoft call the application "Bluescreen"?? It seems an unlikely name. Come on fellow translators, I thought your minds were more analytic than to accept something like this at face value!! This was most likely made by a "Get a Mac" fanatic. Moral of the story: Get a Linux

A much more amusing (and actually existing) example of something along these lines is this:
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-gmail-error-message.html



[Edited at 2008-10-14 11:38]


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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Fake Oct 14, 2008

I agree, it looks like a fake to me...

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Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
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Perhaps not a fake ... Oct 14, 2008

... but a screensaver.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897558.aspx

Apparently, the thing is available as a screensaver to scare the wits out of unsuspecting programmers (or translators). And it is actually called "Bluescreen" (there's a download button for it).


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Good laugh Oct 14, 2008

irishpolyglot wrote:

Come on fellow translators, I thought your minds were more analytic than to accept something like this at face value!!


I'm surprised that you think people would take this at face value! The possibility that they do didn't occur to me before I read your post...

Of course it's a fake, but it's good fun anyway...


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Vito Smolej
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this one was no fake ... Oct 14, 2008

http://www.proz.com/forum/german/95719-quicken_ist_mit_meiner_trados_installation_nicht_ganz_einverstanden.html#774181

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