Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 28, 2009.

  1. <http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B261186&x=16&y=15>
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 28, 2009
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Rhino Guest

    On Thu, 28 May 2009 23:57:40 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    <_zealand> wrote:

    ><http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B261186&x=16&y=15>


    What's the problem?

    Are you worried it may play "Dimdows über alles?"

    You could always write a script to play "Linus Torvalds über alles"
    for Linux users :)
     
    Rhino, May 28, 2009
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  3. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    victor Guest

    Rhino wrote:
    > On Thu, 28 May 2009 23:57:40 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    > <_zealand> wrote:
    >
    >> <http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B261186&x=16&y=15>

    >
    > What's the problem?
    >
    > Are you worried it may play "Dimdows über alles?"
    >
    > You could always write a script to play "Linus Torvalds über alles"
    > for Linux users :)
    >



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Song
     
    victor, May 28, 2009
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  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Enkidu Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B261186&x=16&y=15>
    >

    It's spoof. If you follow the link provided it takes you to a civil
    engineering site. It also appears to be a genuine Microsoft page.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    The Internet is interesting in that although the nicknames may change,
    the same old personalities show through.
     
    Enkidu, May 28, 2009
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  5. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Nik Coughlin Guest

    "Enkidu" <> wrote in message
    news:4a1efc00$...
    > Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >> <http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B261186&x=16&y=15>
    >>

    > It's spoof. If you follow the link provided it takes you to a civil
    > engineering site. It also appears to be a genuine Microsoft page.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Cliff


    Not a spoof. Some old Award BIOSes used to play music to indicate an error.
    IIRC you could even change the tune.

    <http://everything2.com/title/F%25FCr%2520Elise>

    <http://fuq.encycmet.com/questions/3625/Can+anyone+point+me+to+information+as+to+why+a+machine+should+start+playing++Fur+Elise+during+start-up.+Its+an+AMD+k5+on+a+AMI+BIOS%3F>

    <http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=3843>
     
    Nik Coughlin, May 28, 2009
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  6. In message <>, Rhino wrote:

    > On Thu, 28 May 2009 23:57:40 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    > <_zealand> wrote:
    >
    >><http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B261186&x=16&y=15>

    >
    > Are you worried it may play "Dimdows über alles?"


    It is you who seem to believe this has something to do with "Dimdows", not
    I.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 28, 2009
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  7. In message <gvmv4q$not$-september.org>, Nik Coughlin wrote:

    > Some old Award BIOSes used to play music to indicate an error.


    Yeah, but "It's A Small, Small World"??
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 28, 2009
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  8. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Enkidu Guest

    Nik Coughlin wrote:
    > "Enkidu" <> wrote in message
    > news:4a1efc00$...
    >> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >>> <http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B261186&x=16&y=15>
    >>>

    >> It's spoof. If you follow the link provided it takes you to a civil
    >> engineering site. It also appears to be a genuine Microsoft page.

    >
    > Not a spoof. Some old Award BIOSes used to play music to indicate an
    > error. IIRC you could even change the tune.
    >
    > <http://everything2.com/title/F%25FCr%2520Elise>
    > <http://fuq.encycmet.com/questions/3625/Can+anyone+point+me+to+information+as+to+why+a+machine+should+start+playing++Fur+Elise+during+start-up.+Its+an+AMD+k5+on+a+AMI+BIOS%3F>
    > <http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=3843>
    >

    No, they didn't. Check the date, a couple of days before April 1st.
    Check the link, which goes to a construction firm.

    It wouldn't be the first time that a practical joke has 'propogated'
    across the Internet.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    The Internet is interesting in that although the nicknames may change,
    the same old personalities show through.
     
    Enkidu, May 29, 2009
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