back to article A Whopper of a bork for seekers of pre-flight nosh

A reminder today that the beloved Blue Screen of Death is sadly not forever as the irritating emoticon of Windows 10 puts in an appearance. The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) has been a good friend over the years, alarming users by its appearance but occasionally dropping a hint with regard to what upset Windows so and what a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well, a story with a different angle on things...

    "But at least there is that sad face now."

    From that orientation it's more like a frown or a maniacal stare...

    1. gotes

      Re: Well, a story with a different angle on things...

      I thought it looked a bit like a skateboard, or a banana with wheels.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Having had the misfortune to try to use a Burger King kiosk the other day, a BSOD is a preferable user journey...

  3. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Not a sad face

    But a furrowed brow...

    Good to see they put the effort in to make the new BSOD work with singage screens which can be orientated in different ways.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Not a sad face

      Expecting the Windows kernel to know which way is up is probably asking too much.

      1. b0llchit Silver badge
        Coat

        Re: Not a sad face

        Apparently, it does know the way down...

    2. RuffianXion
      Devil

      Re: Not a sad face

      Looks more like devilish horns to me....

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How long is the flight?

    Surely can drive or train London to Manchester in 3.5 hours

    Plane seems a bit of a faff

    1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

      Re: How long is the flight?

      Train should be the obvious choice, no chance of road rage.

      Let the Uber driver handle the road rage for you, from the station to the final destination.

      1. Ochib

        Re: How long is the flight?

        Trains are quicker (just) but about 3 times the price

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: How long is the flight?

          You'd be surprised. With check in and such the plane is still alot quicker

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: How long is the flight?

      I am Stephen, the submitter I love flying and when I do connect through these hubs do go on further.

      The faff isn't as much as you think. I can rock up, check in, either go in the lounge or get to the gate to jump on the plane to London get off and do my stuff.

      Trains take too long, and I don't really drive.

      So it works for me. Others may have other results.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Pint

        Re: How long is the flight?

        Still, Burger King?

        A pint would be a more palatable (and nutritious) choice.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: How long is the flight?

          Stephen the submitter here

          Even the pubs in Manchester Airport were closed

  5. Ali Dodd
    Devil

    That type of BSOD has been around since win 8

    So is el Reg so truly Linux-land so much that no ones seen it before or perhaps ait due to Win 8 and newer MS oses are actually much more reliable?

    I'm expecting alot of downvotes..

    1. DJV Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: That type of BSOD has been around since win 8

      I'm happy to oblige you so... downvoted for appalling spelling and grammar - you're welcome! :D

      1. Ali Dodd

        Re: That type of BSOD has been around since win 8

        Oh god, I'm appalled with myself.

        For that the downvote is well deserved.

  6. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    Anybody got a fresh and hot whopper?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      No, don't be silly, no one ever gets a fresh hot one

    2. Inventor of the Marmite Laser
      Paris Hilton

      Paris - allegedly home to many a hot fresh whopoper

      1. Lord Elpuss Silver badge

        I feel that whopoper is a sadly underrated word.

  7. HammerOn1024

    Dear Mickysoft

    Enough of the whiny, worthless, BS, touchy, feely screens... I require USEFUL information for BSODs!

    1. chrisw67

      Re: Dear Mickysoft

      Why start now? There's never been useful information on BSOD screens. Sure, if you happen to be the developer of the driver that just went south then it may be useful. For the rest of us, nope.

      Personally, I am surprised there has not been an attempt to extort a Client Access License for each user of each kiosk... and a cut-price version for each viewer of a BSOD.

  8. Gene Cash Silver badge

    This is usually the situation

    This is usually how it goes with Wendy's and Burger King. Only McDonald's has its shit together to have the self-order kiosks functioning.

    What's worse with Wendy's are the self-order kiosks are basically registers turned around, and they're at the order stalls, so you stand there in the way of people trying to queue up to order from the staff.

    And people wonder why Amazon and McDonald's are doing so well. They seem to be the only companies able to handle modern technology. I tried to order a rainsuit and some mirrors for my motorcycle from a company that was not Amazon, and it was building-the-pyramids time.

    The even sadder part is the food quality is in inverse proportion to the service. Wendy's burgers are actually recognizable as meat and mostly edible.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: This is usually the situation

      "Only McDonald's has its shit together to have the self-order kiosks functioning."

      Interesting phrasing. ISTR an article on El Reg about just how much faecal matter can be found on those McDonald's touch screens. Yuck!

  9. vincent himpe

    all i see

    is a skateboard and some vertical text ...

  10. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    A business opportunity

    Sell advertising on BSODs

    1. Down not across Silver badge

      Re: A business opportunity

      Do. Not. Give. Them. Ideas.

      And I thought shoving down ads on your EPG for something you already paid for was bad enough...

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