Saturday, May 9, 2009

Star Trek

I saw the latest Star Trek movie last night with a group of friends. It was good. A worthy addition to the venerable franchise. It had enough edge, but was still respectful of the "rules" of the Star Trek universe.

While we were out in Nathan Philip's Square we noticed that one of the huge Jumbo-Tron screens had an error. Instead of the usual flashy videos advertising stylish clothes or cars, there was a bland Windows XP desktop with a pop-up notification window reading "Windows Genuine Advantage Notification..." In other words, the computer that runs the jumbotron thinks it's copy of Windows is hacked! This was showing when we went into the movie and it was still showing hours later when we got out.

If you think about how many thousands of dollars Microsoft would have paid to have positive message about their product in Canada's version of Times Square, now to think about that being thousands and thousands of dollars worth of negative advertising. Hilarious. Here's the video to prove it:


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