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September 16, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Air New Zealand In-flight entertainment system

AirnzJon Beattie writes:

Getting the Windows CE boot screen at 30,000 feet is a little broken.


lmao nice find

Posted by: bonsushi at September 16, 2006 12:29 AM

i just hope they don't get a windows "blue screen of death" on the instrument panel 30,000 feet

Posted by: n_travis at September 16, 2006 01:32 AM

"Control, everything's fine... wait... all our instruments have turned into... blue screens!"

Posted by: Forebodingburger at September 16, 2006 09:05 AM

@ n_travis

Heh, that would be funny, but in a terrible and deadly sort of way

Posted by: Entropic Decay at September 16, 2006 11:18 AM

Maybe the movie was a Scifi show about computers having problems???

Posted by: David at September 16, 2006 06:52 PM

What a great marketing slogan. "Windows -- funny, but in a terrible and deadly sort of way."

Posted by: henrybowmanaz at September 16, 2006 06:53 PM

Lol, that's funny:

"AA Flight 244, please descend to FL320"

"Uh, hold on, we're going to have to reboot the elevators."

Posted by: TIBE4ME at September 16, 2006 10:57 PM

So true henrybowmanaz, they should run with that! =D

Posted by: ambrocked at September 17, 2006 10:45 AM

Windows: Where do you want to crash today?

Posted by: DavesBrain at September 17, 2006 12:38 PM

Wait, I know, it was a reality TV show starring Windows CE technicians...

Posted by: David at September 17, 2006 04:15 PM

That is probably more entertaining than what the screen was supposed to show...

Posted by: Daniel Bathgate at September 18, 2006 12:58 AM

Windows- We crash when you least expect it.

or Windows - the OS that makes you want to shout Oh F*@k!!!!!

Posted by: kingofthering at September 19, 2006 03:18 PM

"Windows- We crash when you least expect it."

Not really... Windows crashes al the time, so you always expect it.

ps can you use html in posts?

Posted by: im_an_alien at September 21, 2006 03:01 PM

On newer airplanes now, there are two computers: one for the pilots to control (controls plane) and one for the movies on planes, so that if the not-rigorously-tested movie computer dies, the plane won't crash. They test the plane computers a lot, though.

Posted by: flashx11 at September 23, 2006 11:58 AM

The in-flight entertainment on Air New Zealand is soooooo boring!

Posted by: aynne at September 27, 2006 03:46 PM

hey I'm a new Zealander although i haven't seen what they have in the way of movies etc. BTW inst windows CE for palmtops etc not desktop or whatever it uses to play/select the movies? Either way its still broken seeing a boot loader screen at 30,000 odd feet (a little over 9000 meters being metric and all). they should have a separate monitor that shows stuff like the boot screen etc and have a second monitor that shows the movie

Posted by: PC_nut at May 3, 2007 04:42 AM

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