Cogeco Cable uses windows, funny screen on TV

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Madmic23, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2004
    Ha! My girlfriend was just switching channels on our analogue cable, and she came to the "Guide" channel. You know, the one where the upcoming program list just keeps scrolling and scrolling?
    Anyways, there was a Windows "This program has performed an illagal operation" error message on there, and it was just frozen. Thought that was pretty funny.
    Stupid Windows.
  2. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    stupid cable people for not catching it, how long was it up there?

    EDIT: First post WOOT
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Haha, I love seeing Windows errors out and about.

    There's this "listening station" at Circuit City (yes, yes, I abandoned my beloved Apple Store, but it was for a $5 DVD) and it's ALWAYS BSOD'ing.

    I mean.. ALWAYS.

    I've been there 3 times, and it's BSOD's 3 times.
    I've NEVER seen it on.

    Maybe it's the cool new screen saver?
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    That's an instance of Windows behaving well, it caught a naughty program being naughty and shut it down without crashing the OS.

    It's basically the same thing as the "The application Safari (or whatever) has suddenly quit" dialog that pops up on OS X all the time.
  5. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    Except it has this nasty tendancy of crashing the OS anyway...oh well, it is Windows...
  6. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

    Dr. Dastardly

    Jun 26, 2004
    I live in a giant bucket!
    I love BSOD!


    Time to get a Mac!

    I stumbled across a scene exactly like this at work one day. 30 minutes till a training session and EVERY computer blue screened. :eek:

    I was the only one cracking up during the whole thing. Which was annoying the others seeing as I was the tech. :D

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