Spong: The opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympic games was - by all accounts - quite spectacular*. Especially the bit where Chinese gymnast Li Ning apparently jogged towards the torch despite being suspended more than 70 metres aloft.
was spectacular. did everyone here like it?
I watched it, and while it isn't really my thing I have to admit it was seriously impressive, but that's what 300 million buys you. I believe it was directed by the guy who directed Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. It must be available online somewhere, you should check it out. I doubt it will ever be topped.
I haven't seen it either, but I hear good things
God knows how London is supposed to top that :D
The performance was about as epic as live performances can get. They even had a huge Earth-looking globe floating over the arena with performers moving on it's surface. Then there were the thousands of drummers beating simultaneously in highly coordinated way. It actually reminded me of the scene in Lotr: The Two Towers where Saruman and Grima rise to the top of Orthanc and hail the Uruk-Hai troops. The future belongs to the Chinese people.
@whoelse London? Vancouver is scewed, lol... I have to say though, I watched he whole thing live and it was simply amazing=. I never saw that blue screen though. and it was Yimou Zhang he directed, Curse of the Golden Flower House of Flying Daggers Hero to name a few Ang lee did Crouching Tiger Hidden dragon.
You can download the whol thang from pirate bay, there's even one version in fullhd, together with a couple of smaller versions with lesser quality. Haven't downloaded any of them so can't say much about them, but they are there!
ultimate embarassment and epic failure for Microsoft and Bill Gate himself.
its MS after all
MS learned from their mistakes and fixed the blue screen error with Vista. It's not their fault that the Chinese used XP instead. And why mention Bill Gates? He has no hand in the blue screen errors. If anyone it was the programmers, or maybe the computer was already filled with viruses. The blue screen does not appear for no reason. You, the user, have to do something wrong for it to appear. Maybe the awesomeness of the ceremony was too much for it.
They don't want to hear that, it doesn't fit their agenda.
hahahah they might have fixed the blue screen of death with Vista but a ton of other "deaths" is on that piece of sh!t OS.
long live MCSFT BleuScreenOffDeath!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA Long live MAC LEOPARD OSX!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me as Eng. more BSOD more $$$$$ for me.. lol
@RebornSpy: Wanna see picture of my bluescreen I got at work on Vista? Don't know? Don't talk.
for hiring the people that hires the programmers?.
HRM, Dept Heads, and the like. Not CEO's
"MS learned from their mistakes and fixed the blue screen error with Vista. It's not their fault that the Chinese used XP instead." errr no... they haven't "fixed" the BSOD on vista i actually got one a month ago
'Red' ring of death, 'Blue' screen of death, now all we need is 'White' something of death. Then the colors will be complete.
THE WINNER IS YOU!
white flash of death
... but I gotta give you this one... I never thought about it quite like that... potential for a full-on patriotic failure! You get an agree and a bubble, sir!
MS will move to France?
Lol. I never saw that, I swear, if the new Xbox has a White _____ of Death, I will just cry from laughter thinking back to this ^.^
What if it's the PS3 that has this white screen blank, would you laugh then?
... because then it would STILL need two different colors of FAIL.
Lol, good point there GH, yeah that opening ceromony was totally mind blowing!! nothing new there then with BSOD from Windows.
those dissing Microsoft...lol...Pretty much almost every company would be no where if it was for Microsoft....and im pretty sure you guys are using xp or vista....if not Mac and linux is good but not for gaming at all but that is a shame of the blue screen ahahhaah.
Pretty much EVERY company would be somewhere, and considering the cost of BSOD for productive users they would prolly be somewhere advanced. Without Microsoft there would simply be one, or more likely several OTHER operating systems offering the same, but stable. Thats the same as saying without CocaCola no one would have any kind of soda to drink.
So without MS, we'd be stuck in a terrible world where no one else got the same idea? I bet you that if MS never came to fruition, and Bill Gates never cared about computers, that somebody else would. I do acknowledge what MS has done, but someone else could have done it too, maybe better, maybe worse: that's what we don't know.
... he saw an opportunity and, as the great businessman he is, took it. He didn't invent anything. Someone else did and he copied. I am sure we would be fine without Microsoft, maybe better.
should have used a mac
vista also gets the BSOD sorry..
What exactly is this comment supposed to mean? Are they trying to implying that the game Quake was the original cause of the BSOD back in the day?
when you played quake way back when it commonly caused it. I don't know the reason behind it though. and it was with windows 95 or 98 not XP.
I can Imagine it was a pirated copy of XP , and the opening , $300 Million worth of SLAVE labour.
What opening would you get for $300M if China's Society was based on Monetary Western Standards? In other words, A minimum based wage system. I work in the Music industry , and trust me , Product has become cheaper and cheaper due to Chinese manufacture. Now even American companies such as Mackie , or Even Japanese companies like Yamaha, no longer manufacture locally. How do they compete with CHEAP IMPORTED Products ? By getting things MADE in China. Possibly for a Dollar a day, the Chinese had put in their HARD YAKA (hard work) for that opening, with costs so minimal, I cant see any nation for a long while topping the Beijing opening. Maybe, from now on, every Olympics opening will have the seal of approval. "Made In China" This is not about the people of China (I went there in 83 . Awesome people) Its about the wrongs their government has and is committing. If I'm wrong, its like water off a ducks back. If I'm right however , well..... You know the answer.
well done microsoft, well done.
You spend hours on in trying to bash Microsoft or glorify the PS3. Virgin lol.
you spends hours on n4g defending the poor m$ victim of unfair coverage and bashing: I hope you do it for the money otherwise, you're the ultimate coxucka! BSOD: "it's not their fault, people write bad drivers" RROD: "it's not their fault, and they've extended the warranty" corporate bullying and monopolistic predation: "it's for a good cause, the Gates foundation" whatabuncha xbollox for xcoxuckas!
is going down!! with The World's Biggest Windows Blue Screen of Death that is so serious!!!
I'm a fan of YTMND and a Creator, you posting YTMND's is a insult.
Go to the "End of the road" you BABOONS....AHHAHAHHAHAHHHA
what kind of gamer u are you gotta admit that is kinda funny
just one question here... why in the hell were they using XP anyways! vista or new mac it wouldnt matter but xp obviously is not the choice to go... im vista cause haha well mac is a joke with games and almost everything else but video editing and stuff like that.
"how poor are they?" Did you know that there's almost as many millionares in China than in the US. And did you know that US government just toke a huge 500billion loan from the Chinese government because the US needs money badly. Check your facts!
omg... ignorance is present within you.
Right now the US owes more than one trillion dollars to China. What a trillion dollars is???? 1,000,000,000 and that my friend is a lot of money. I have a macbook and I can play any game u can play.
@FFXNo1 1,000,000,000 is one billion, and one trillion should be 1,000,000,000,000
It just fuked everything up. ^ I agree, its really funny when something like this happens. I guessing there probably going to be using Macs from now on.
yawn.......im so surprised. this is what n4g is everyday especially after yesterday where there were like 2 good articles posted on here about xbox 360, and now the sony defense group must retaliate. make fun all you want to children it will not change the numbers. oh by the way, id love to see if, when, or ever sony can even come out with another "trying to copy live update" that doesn't brick consoles since there such perfect software geniuses ya know. yawn.........
That's just how incompetent we are here at MS. We can't do anything right.
ive had pleansty of stop errors with vista bsods there differnt but bsod is a valid troublshooting tool
i have my mac now almost a year.. does everyting... never has problem on it. also there is almost no virus.. MAC is the future!!!! long live LEOPARD OSX.. MCSFT long live BleuScreenOffDeath!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
This is my 5th month with my Mac and I'm loving it.
They should have been using a Mac.
Come on, they are doing a full on production here, they aren't editing a newspaper or downloading an MP3. They probably couldn't find the applications to run this or the custom code was probably done on the PC. lol @ Mac.
Hahahahahahahaha, u don't know anything. Mac is the "BEST" piece of editing machine. Mac is used in almost anything, but then we have the ignoramus that think Mac are the machines from 10 year ago.
Thats why they have the commercials making fun of windows. Yeah, Mac os X leopard is by far the best OS to date. I would even go with Ubuntu linux. Thats the 2nd best OS. The only thing worth doing on windows is gaming, but PC gaming has really lost momentum. I mean there's barely any games for PCs anymore. So why bother with gaming on a PC? Diablo 3 is the only thing I'm interested in.
BSOD only occurs when theres something wrong with the hardware in a computer or theres a problem with a driver. It does it to prevent to computer from harming itself. A lot of people say "should of used MAC"... Well the only reason MAC doesnt get BSOD or something similar is because mac is always installed on specific computers (Apple Macs). It can be cracked to work on a normal PC, but then it becomes a lot less stable and crashes just as much or more that windows XP/vista.
Yet another public humiliation for Macroglitch's Losedows, lol. Serves them right. The Blue Square Of Death, the Red Ring Of Death...what next: the Green Triangle Of Death on that zune thing? The Purple Cross Of Death on the xbox720? (or whatever its ill-inspired name will be). It seems Macroglitch can never get it right when they copy sony, even with things as simple as these: sony uses these symbols for something that's actually FUNCTIONAL (the PS buttons), NOT a MALFUNCTION , rofl. http://youtube.com/watch?v=...
If apple had Half the users, half the computers ,and half the computer component manufacturers that windoes does Im pretty sure osx would have more problems as well.Windoes is made for a wider audience and theirs way more drivers and problems that pop up when some dip in a company makes a bad driver for their product.My 2 xp machinces and 1 vista machine have never given me a problem with the os its self but rather hardware problems or bad drivers
Dammit I knew I shouldn't have been the one to drive to McDonalds. btw the opening ceremonies rocked hard!
what did i write to disagree with vista bsods... rarer but they happen bsods as a valid troubleshooting device thats there purpose please think before voting
i saw the ceremony and it was awesome but i didn't see this...and just a thought that it crossed my mind, maybe that pic is fake? (not a photoshop expert) but the biggest blue screen of death is still installing the drivers during Bill Gates Win 98 demo...now that's comedy...
I'm a mac And I'm a PC-AWW my God...Blue..Screen..Of..... [Collapses] [funeral commences]
i like the color blue