Remember the \con\con bug? It is back in a new flavour!

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by sarkwalvein, May 26, 2017.

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Do you love blue screens?

  1. They are beautiful!

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  2. They are inspring!

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  1. sarkwalvein
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    sarkwalvein More coffee, please!

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    Do you remember that old, beautiful Windows 98 BSOD inducing bug, that was abused by script kiddies on the old times of mIRC to send your computer into oblivion?

    Oh, the good old times, that old school blue screen, all your unsaved data lost because you forgot to download a plugin to block that while chatting in some over populated irc room, damn script kiddies.

    Well, don't worry, your nostalgia needs have been taken care of, everything is back, though the blue screen is the modern one, so you may miss the old styled screen anyway.

    To find more about this beautiful bug, read here:
    https://arstechnica.com/information...-bug-lets-anyone-hang-or-crash-windows-7-8-1/

    Also, this bug does not affect Windows 10.

    EDIT: Right now I am not running Windows 7 or 8, so I can't try it out, but if you really want to bomb your computer, I will craft a special link that you can click for your BSoD amusement inside the spoiler below. If you are crazy enough to click it, let me know about the results :P

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
    Last edited by sarkwalvein, May 26, 2017
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  2. DinohScene

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    I only heard of the bug back then, never understood it until now.