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December 26, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Sprint billboard at Times Square, NY

67562776_f4117679a9Joe Schmidt points out:

This is a picture of a Sprint billboard at Times Square in New York City displaying a crashed Windows screen. 


The original and all sizes can be seen here on Joe Schmidt's Flickr photo stream.


Sprint: No you can't

Posted by: gmangw at December 26, 2005 12:26 AM

No you can't [win]

Posted by: john russell at December 26, 2005 12:58 AM

No, it's saying this:

With Sprint, together with Nextel, you can get a crashed cellphone thanks to Microsoft and most importantly, Bill Gates. (He is evil, btw)

Posted by: k00lstuff at December 26, 2005 12:09 PM

Not a "crashed Windows screen". It's the Windows 2000 boot screen.

Not saying it's not broken.

Posted by: Lomedhi at December 26, 2005 03:54 PM

yeah, i saw somthing like this on the hard rock cafe in niagra falls, CA. pretty funny, but i wasnt fast enough to get a pic.

Posted by: schwal at December 26, 2005 06:19 PM

Eh. Win2k has the astonishing ability to freeze on that screen. Not nearly as common as other crashes. And they have to reboot those once in a while, so if it wasn't frozen, you just happened to walk past during a reboot. They *could* however, hook it up to a DVD video during reboot, or at least turn off the screen. But IMO, not broken.

Posted by: Matthew Carpenter at December 26, 2005 08:19 PM

Dunn be busted right up.

(written on a mac using OSX that has been re booted maybe 2 dozen times in 2 years and probably 19 of those times were required after an install. I've rebooted windoz more then that in a day)

Just because it's broken does not mean they won't buy it

Posted by: ron at December 26, 2005 10:50 PM

Oh please. My windows (whch i got last Christmas) has actually never crashed, whereas my iMac (5+ years old) crashes routinely due to a lack of memory. I've nearly worn out the REBOOT button! C'mon people. Get real.

Posted by: Bob at December 29, 2005 09:54 AM

I walked by that sign today, still broken.

Posted by: Andrew at December 30, 2005 12:47 AM

Bob. congrats on being the only person in the entire universe who's never crashed in windows. NOT

Posted by: shmatt at December 30, 2005 02:13 AM

... my iMac (5+ years old) crashes routinely due to a lack of memory. I've nearly worn out the REBOOT button! C'mon people. Get real.

Get real yourself. You won't buy sufficent memory for the computer, so it crashes and you blame the Mac?

In this case, the problem's with the wetware.

Posted by: D.F. Manno at January 1, 2006 06:16 PM

Well, here we go again with the religous OS wars. I've crashed them both many times. I would have to say that windoze does seem to be able to accomplish more with limited ram. The same tasks on a MAC always seem to need much more ram. Oh, and for credibility sakes, I should mention that I ran a multimedia design firm & used amigas!

Posted by: thommango at January 9, 2006 11:38 PM

What I se is a sign that says "Yes you can Win" over a signthat says "Champs"

Kind of cool even if it's not what Sprint intended.

Posted by: John at February 21, 2006 12:55 PM

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