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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Department of Crazy Rumors: Is Microsoft Planning a Times Square Publicity Stunt Tonight?

Posted by on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

UPDATE: It's true! Let the speculation end, and let us now begin to question the wisdom of launching your product with a reboot.

ORIGINAL POST: Just heard from a source that Microsoft might be planning a publicity stunt tonight:

Windows is going to black out Times Square at midnight tonight then 'reboot' the screens with Windows 8.

So if you're planning an Ocean's Eleven-style heist that involves Time Square, you may or may not have several seconds of darkness to play with this evening.

What do you think?


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Cato the Younger Younger 1
I hope if they are doing a publicity stunt Windows 8 crashes on them. It would make life worth living again
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Queen of Sleaze 2
Yeah, cuz you know... Let's hope for the failure of a company that employs 40,000 people in the Seattle area. That would be excellent for the local economy.
Posted by Queen of Sleaze on October 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
How appropriate. Highlighting Windows with a reboot.
Posted by Liembo on October 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 4
Can't be worse than that Bing commercial they won't stop running.
Posted by keshmeshi on October 25, 2012 at 3:37 PM · Report this
Fnarf 5
You know, there are a lot of legitimate complaints you can make about Windows, but crashing just isn't one of them.
Posted by Fnarf on October 25, 2012 at 4:13 PM · Report this
I hope User Account Control pops up and prevents the reboot from happening.
Posted by Joel_Are on October 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM · Report this
Somebody's gonna get shanked.
Posted by jzimbert on October 25, 2012 at 6:43 PM · Report this
@7, sure it is. I can reliably send win 7 to a bsod crash by having multiple twitch streams open. Vid diver crashes, restarts and then win 7 dies.
Posted by blahhgfd on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM · Report this
Last of the Time Lords 9
@5, my windows 7 computer at work has crashed three times in the past 4 months. My Mac that is 5 years old and gets much more use hasn't crashed one time.
Posted by Last of the Time Lords on October 26, 2012 at 6:50 AM · Report this

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