From Gizmodo.

At one of Toronto’s locations of The Bay department store, four giant screens have suffered from the infamous Blue Screen of Death for days.


Thanks to K.D. Martin on Dvorak’s Cagematch.

  1. Cinaedh says:

    This topic also has a few comments in the Cage Match Forum:

  2. moss says:

    Someone’s nephew is probably the IT manager.

  3. ECA says:

    wheres the OFF switch…
    Bet its a DELL…

  4. James Hill says:

    I won the cage match years ago. You guys must be playing for second place… still.

  5. JFStan says:

    Microsoft Error:

    “The Bay has encountered an error and needs to close. We are sorry for any inconvenience.”

    [Send Error Report] [Don’t Send]

  6. edwinrogers says:

    In Soviet Russia, blue screen of death is name of vodka.

  7. hhopper says:

    Good name… when you get one, you can drink one… or more.

  8. McCullough says:

    I can fix that, have em call me.

  9. Jeff says:

    I purchased my first real computer from The Bay, an apple IIc, then they started selling the PC jr. and its been all down hill since then.

  10. NappyHeadedHo says:

    They should have bought a Mac!

  11. mrdweeb says:

    This is photoshopped–sorry.

  12. Awake says:

    Read this and weep, Mac fanboys!

    Apparently it is actually an OSX Blue Screen.
    Seems to be showing up during Leopard upgrades, rendering the system unbootable.

  13. Glenn E says:

    As far as I know, only Windows has the BSoD, from which it can’t recover. One wonders if this was an accidental failure? Or a “logic bomb” thing, that a laid off technician set up? Which would explain why they simply couldn’t just reboot the thing. Anywho. What is funny about this, is that the display technology probably costs tons more than the PC feeding it data. And they didn’t think to spend the money to make it more robust. Or have a backup system. They may not even know which PC of theirs, out of several dozen, runs the thing. Cause some outside contractor set it up for them.

    About ten or more years ago, my local cable provider (Comcast) had their programming schedule on Channel 1, as a scrolling graphic. One day the thing crapped out. And showed the startup screen of the Amiga 1000 (or 500) model computer. You know, with the cheezy little floppy disk graphic, telling you to insert the “Kickstart” disk. By then those computers were way obsolete, and could be had for less than $100. So here’s our cable provider, charging us $40 a month, and their schedule display depended on a computer made back in the mid 1980s. Which didn’t even have a harddrive to boot from. And as it happened on a weekend, they didn’t have someone to fix it for a couple of days. I felt like offering my services, as I was familar enough with that model to get it going again. But as they had a bad attitude in the past, about service calls. I decided to just screw them and laugh over it all weekend. They probably had a week’s worth of schedule on a single floppy disk (in Deluxe Paint Anim files), and the thing wore out.

  14. comrade aleksey says:

    what’d you expect?
    you live in a country with very simple internal and foreign policy alike:
    “PROFIT above all” (and screw anything and anyone else)

  15. James Hill says:

    #12 – Damn, you’re a fool. Why are you even pointing here?

    You can’t afford a Mac. We understand. It’s OK. Well, not really. Get a job, bitch.

    Owned. Again. Change your name to “Property of James Hill”.

    [James Hill – Professional Pwner. – ed.]

  16. comrade aleksey says:

    People buying at walmart usually dont give a shit is the product ‘green’ or ‘black’ They buy there because they can’t afford anywhere else.

  17. Awake says:

    #15 – James Hill

    To “own” someone in the colloquial sense you have to say something that really embarrasses that particular individual. You can’t just claim ownership without saying something that entitles you to that claim.

    Your comment on #15 says nothing that smacks me in any way.. you don’t own a person because they can’t afford a Mac…

    You claim for ownership amounts to “neener neener…”

    Oh I am so hurt. NOT!

    You are just upset because I turned you down for gay sex in a different thread, since I am not gay yet you seem to be able to get excited at the prospect of violent gay sex.

    As to the actual reason why I don’t use a Mac: I outgrew the training wheels years ago.

    BTW – The blue screen in this article… it is a Leopard upgrade Blue Screen. Look it up.

  18. hhopper says:

    The first rule of blogs:

    No matter what video or photo you post, someone will cry FAKE!

  19. old waterman says:

    And odds are even they would be right,Hop


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