Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 31st Dec 2008 17:12 UTC
Bugs & Viruses "Judgment day has arrived for owners of 30GB (and only 30GB) Zunes. The music player inexplicably entered a worldwide coma last night, and players are completely non responsive." [Kroc: I wonder if this is anything like the bug that caused Windows 98 to crash after 49 days when the tick-count exceeded 32-bits :P]
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RE[2]: Sabatoge?
by sbergman27 on Wed 31st Dec 2008 21:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Sabatoge?"
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Inside a Zune there's not only software programmed by Microsoft, there's much more.

And the search begins for someone else (other than Microsoft, whose name is on the hardware) to blame it all on.

When I was growing up we had a game item called "Hot Potato". It was in the form of a (plastic) potato and you wound up its timer and start passing it around. The one caught holding it when the buzzer went off was the loser.

There was also a similar game item called "Time Bomb", which was pretty much the same, except that it was black and spherical, with a fuse on top.

This fiasco is just starting to remind me of those games. I'll bet we'll see more of this.

Edited 2008-12-31 21:39 UTC

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