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Whether Microsoft likes it or not, Windows' blue screen messages are iconic -- they're universal signs that something really bad has happened to your software. But who wrote the original Ctrl-Alt-Delete message that would grace the screens of sick PCs worldwide? None other than Steve Ballmer, acco

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A recent report in the New York Times details a myriad issues that led up to the eventual explosion that started the mess known as the \"BP oil spill,\" but aside from obvious mishandling of warnings and red flags, one particular issue was troubling those working on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig long

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When malware writers fail to generate clean, reliable code, just who can you trust? On the heels of many Windows XP 32-bit users facing blue screen of death errors and unwanted reboots, Microsoft is now confirming that there's a little bit of malicious code sitting at the root of it all. A rootkit,

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Well, maybe it's not as bad as it sounds, but it's still not so good. As you're probably aware, over the last week or so Windows users of all stripes (not just Windows 7 users, as it turns out) have been complaining of a plain black screen that appears upon login -- at which point the systems lock

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Circuit-bending dynamo Gieskes created some real-life ammunition for Windows fanboys to use against their Mac-loving enemies with this meatspace version of the infamous beachball of death. If you're in the former camp, you'll want to bookmark this for quick reference the next time an Apple lover sta

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While there's no easy way to account for everybody Leopard user's crashing, Unsanity's Application Enhancer is apparently the cause of many a BSOD turning up on a range of user's systems during a system update to Mac OS X 10.5. If, after selecting \"update,\" you're getting a perpetual blue screen, fo

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Siemens VDO and Microsoft just announced a deal to co-develop in-car entertainment systems and navigation products. The companies will initially develop a multi-media platform to more easily integrate mobile phones and music players into automotive systems. The first products based on the Microsoft

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If anyone gave that Zune tattoo guy props for his bravery / stupidity, you owe a handful of kudos to this fellow, too. In an admittedly bizarre move to show one's disdain (right?) for the always infuriating Blue Screen of Death, this man has went so far as to tattoo the BSOD error message on his ar

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Let's face it, there's not an operating system out there without its fair share of annoyances, but it's no secret that Microsoft goes out of its way to aggravate even the most diehard Windows users by cramming our palmrests with stickers, and apparently littering Prague with those oh-so-common \"Wow

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It's not exactly unheard of for DVR, PC, and PPC-6700 owners to have legitimate complaints about \"freezing\" issues with their gizmos, but we can't say the average television was on our list of devices we look forward to \"rebooting\" every day hour or so. Apparently, a horde of Aussies are facing suc

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