IOS7 BSOD



  • For those who don't read internet news, besides dumping ugly skeuomorphic design (like Microsoft did 18 years ago) Apple has now stolen another innovation from Microsoft: the BSOD.

    Congratulations to Apple! Unconfirmed rumors say that with IOS8 Apple will add detailed error messages in that BSOD, and with IOS9 people will be able to edit the SYSTEM.INI file to change the BSOD colors.



  •  Awesome!  Now if they'd just make it click like a failing Zip drive when there's a catastrophic file-system-corrupting error....






  • How long before Microsoft sues Apple for infringing the BSOD patent?



  • @da Doctah said:

     Awesome!  Now if they'd just make it click like a failing Zip drive when there's a catastrophic file-system-corrupting error....

    Hey! I still have a parallel port Zip drive that still works!

    Edit due to not being able to add tags on chrome for android: a computer that still has a functioning parallel port on the other hand...



  •  i have one of those.



  • @Zemm said:

    @da Doctah said:

     Awesome!  Now if they'd just make it click like a failing Zip drive when there's a catastrophic file-system-corrupting error....

    Hey! I still have a parallel port Zip drive that still works!

     

    Just the one?  I've got two, and about thirty discs for anyone who wants them.

     



  • @da Doctah said:

    @Zemm said:
    @da Doctah said:
    Awesome!  Now if they'd just make it click like a failing Zip drive when there's a catastrophic file-system-corrupting error....

    Hey! I still have a parallel port Zip drive that still works!

     

    Just the one?  I've got two, and about thirty discs for anyone who wants them.

     

    Oh the good old days, when 100MB was a lot of storage.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @da Doctah said:

    @Zemm said:
    @da Doctah said:
    Awesome!  Now if they'd just make it click like a failing Zip drive when there's a catastrophic file-system-corrupting error....

    Hey! I still have a parallel port Zip drive that still works!

     

    Just the one?  I've got two, and about thirty discs for anyone who wants them.

     

    Oh the good old days, when 100MB was a lot of storage.

     

    100MB, that's a lot!! that's like 4 free Hushmail inboxes.



  • @Ronald said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    @da Doctah said:

    @Zemm said:
    @da Doctah said:
    Awesome!  Now if they'd just make it click like a failing Zip drive when there's a catastrophic file-system-corrupting error....

    Hey! I still have a parallel port Zip drive that still works!

     

    Just the one?  I've got two, and about thirty discs for anyone who wants them.

     

    Oh the good old days, when 100MB was a lot of storage.

     

    100MB, that's a lot!! that's like 4 free Hushmail inboxes.

    My ISP only gives me 5MB and I'm not having space issues at all!



  • @Ben L. said:

    My ISP only gives me 5MB and I'm not having space issues at all!

    What do they mean by "in-store"? Internet is $2 cheaper if you only use it in their store? Sounds like a good deal!



  • @Ronald said:

    @Ben L. said:
    My ISP only gives me 5MB and I'm not having space issues at all!

    What do they mean by "in-store"? Internet is $2 cheaper if you only use it in their store? Sounds like a good deal!

    They mean it's cheaper to sell you internet by having you talk to a real person who needs a paycheck than by having you fill out a form on their website.

    It also costs twice as much for them to not change your IP address every so often.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Ben L. said:

    They mean it's cheaper to sell you internet by having you talk to a real person who needs a paycheck than by having you fill out a form on their website.
    Because then they won't be filling up their own 5MB of web space so rapidly?

    Or maybe it's because they want to encourage you to come into the store so they can try to high-pressure sell you some other crap that you don't want.

    Or maybe they get lonely.
    @Ben L. said:

    It also costs twice as much for them to not change your IP address every so often.
    Meh, that's actually quite common. The IP might be nearly fixed (depending on what the networking hardware is feeling like today) but having an actual, promised fixed IP address — presumably also a globally routable one, and maybe even some sort of SLA associated with it — makes it practical to run services. It's actually about distinguishing between home and business use. (They do genuinely cost a bit more, since you use a different WAN router configuration. With conventional home networking, you just leave the whole thing in automatic; even their trained monkeys can get that right. With a fixed IP address, they're actually putting the value in some sort of configuration DB. Which probably justifies a cent or two on the monthly, but there you go…)



  • @dkf said:

    @Ben L. said:
    They mean it's cheaper to sell you internet by having you talk to a real person who needs a paycheck than by having you fill out a form on their website.
    Because then they won't be filling up their own 5MB of web space so rapidly?

    Or maybe it's because they want to encourage you to come into the store so they can try to high-pressure sell you some other crap that you don't want.

    Or maybe they get lonely.
    @Ben L. said:

    It also costs twice as much for them to not change your IP address every so often.
    Meh, that's actually quite common. The IP might be nearly fixed (depending on what the networking hardware is feeling like today) but having an actual, promised fixed IP address — presumably also a globally routable one, and maybe even some sort of SLA associated with it — makes it practical to run services. It's actually about distinguishing between home and business use. (They do genuinely cost a bit more, since you use a different WAN router configuration. With conventional home networking, you just leave the whole thing in automatic; even their trained monkeys can get that right. With a fixed IP address, they're actually putting the value in some sort of configuration DB. Which probably justifies a cent or two on the monthly, but there you go…)


    But would you run a datacenter off a 6Mbit down/1Mbit (if you're lucky) up connection that can't use port 25 in either direction or listen on port 21/22/80/443?



  • Ooooooh... It's a screen! It's Blue! And it affects Apple products instead of Windows products!! LET'S START A MEDIA CIRCUS!!!



  • @The123king said:

    Ooooooh... It's a screen! It's Blue! And it affects Apple products instead of Windows products!! LET'S START A MEDIA CIRCUS!!!
     

    I found the apple fanboy.



  • @Ben L. said:

    But would you run a datacenter off a 6Mbit down/1Mbit (if you're lucky) up connection that can't use port 25 in either direction or listen on port 21/22/80/443?
    I wouldn't.  You wouldn't.  But the world is full of stupid people.  I'm pretty sure that was the datacenter Ebay was using in the late 90's.  At least that's the way it seemed based on the system's performance.



  • @The123king said:

    Ooooooh... It's a screen! It's Blue! And it affects Apple products instead of Windows products!! LET'S START A MEDIA CIRCUS!!!


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @dhromed said:

    @The123king said:

    Ooooooh... It's a screen! It's Blue! And it affects Apple products instead of Windows products!! LET'S START A MEDIA CIRCUS!!!
     

    I found the apple fanboy.


    I'm pretty sure it's not just the fact that "this is usually a Windows problem that is now manifesting in a similar fashion on an Apple device," (which really wouldn't be that interesting) but rather because the Apple side has directed so much mockery and derision at Microsoft about it and now the shoe is on the other foot.



  • @dkf said:

    With a fixed IP address, they're actually putting the value in some sort of configuration DB.
    Cable ISPs here always gave you a fixed IP , even though it was configured with DHCP (which was required - if you didn't renew the IP for a few days, your line would stop working; I'm talking in the past tense because it's been a few years since I set up anybody with a home cable connection, and I don't know if things have changed any). Other ISP types give you an option - dynamic or static cost the same though (and you can get a custom PTR with most ISPs if you choose static; this wasn't possible when I had a cable connection though).


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Ben L. said:

    But would you run a datacenter off a 6Mbit down/1Mbit (if you're lucky) up connection that can't use port 25 in either direction or listen on port 21/22/80/443?
    Could you fit the Nagios monitoring page in 5MB?


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