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September 26, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Electronic billboard

Img_3946_1 Jade Wu submits a picture taken in Las Vegas, Nevada:

I saw a huge electronic billboard in Las Vegas was showing a Microsoft windows calculator.

Maybe the operator was asleep and didn't realize what was being shown in the sign.


Haha...Microsoft is broken - period.

Posted by: chuichi at September 26, 2006 05:41 AM

Funny, I've seen plenty of BSoD's, Errors on screen, but nothing like the intentional mistake of using MSCalculator on a giant screen like that. This is broken. Don't even try to say that this is not broken. :D


Posted by: Cameron at September 26, 2006 09:15 AM

Maybe they're trying to say that you'll need a calculator to count all the money you're gonna win (or lose).

Posted by: Haggai at September 26, 2006 10:05 AM

I've seen industrial control systems that have PCs that take electrical noise in through the keyboard, and it manifests itself as random key presses. since multimedia keyboards have a button for a web browser or calculator, these can be the keys 'hit' by the noise. I saw one machine that the noise 'hit' the power button on the pc all the time! that was broken! maybe in this case, someone bumped the keyboard, or they had some noise!

Posted by: engunneer at September 26, 2006 12:09 PM

Lol, that's funny. I think the operator did fall asleep.

But don't even THINK about blaming this on Microsoft. It isn't Microsoft's fault if someone opened the calculator and forgot about it.

Posted by: TIBE4ME at September 26, 2006 03:34 PM

True, Microsoft isn't broken. Obviously the Calculator program works quite well!

Posted by: Eric at September 26, 2006 10:53 PM

>But don't even THINK about

>blaming this on Microsoft. It

>isn't Microsoft's fault if

>someone opened the calculator

>and forgot about it.

Uhm... depends on how the calculator got there. Maybe it was a usability issue. Maybe it had something to do with Windows' crappy support for multiple monitors. Who knows.

Posted by: LKM at September 27, 2006 05:09 AM

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