Windows Vista upgrade crashes XM satellite

Funny story written by Chief Cheese

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

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Clocks at XM's technical center all stopped this morning when the software upgrade crashed the system

Washington (Spoof News) On Monday morning System Administrators at the technical operations center for XM satellite radio attempted a Windows Vista upgrade for the on-board CPU system controller of their satellite that normally blankets the eastern half of the U.S. A problem with the upgrade literally crashed the system.

The CIO for XM, Nick Burns, was anything but happy or patient in his response to the issue that literally made XM reception go away for millions of subscribers.

"I let one of our junior guys do this and when it didn't work I said 'MOVE!' and tried to get it to work myself," said Burns.

"After doing the upgrade, I let the machine reboot, and now all we're getting is the blue screen of death and the following message: 'BIOS isn't fully ACPI compliant'-whatever that means. GOD this pisses me off! And there's no way to power cycle it, OK? It's a satellite for god's sake."

XM has been on the phone attempting to get tier 1 support from Microsoft's Engineers at Redmond, WA. "None of them will come to the phone," said Burns. "They're all trying to get their XM receivers to work again. I even called Bill Gates himself. He's no help."

"People are just stupid," Gates was quoted as saying when he heard about the upgrade going amiss. "It's not the software, people. It's you, OK? It's you."

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