The Gates of Hell

LOL. Speaking of being pissed off about a BSOD


Computerworld – A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April, the chief electronics technician aboard testified Friday at a federal hearing.

"Blue screen of death," or BSOD, is a term most often used to describe the display shown by Microsoft Windows after a serious crash that has incapacitated a PC.

In his testimony Friday, Michael Williams, the chief electronics technician aboard the Transocean-owned Deepwater Horizon, said that the rig’s safety alarm had been habitually switched to a bypass mode to avoid waking up the crew with middle-of-the-night warnings.

Then we can all agree on this:


H/T @IanPJ


One thought on “The Gates of Hell

  1. I sound a minor note of dissent here.

    Whenever some disaster occurs, there is always someone jumping up to say “I’ve been telling them for years, but they wouldn’t listen to me”.

    And looking around any crew of men before a disaster occurs, I reckon I know who it’s going to be.

    Just sayin’

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