This has just cracked me up.Microsoft Joins SOPA/PIPA Protest, Windows Will Go Black Today
HUMOR: Microsoft may have been an official supporter of SOPA, but the company has had a change of heart last night when they noticed the historical opposition of SOPA.
According to our well-placed sources in Microsoft Steve Ballmer was upset that Microsoft is not doing enough. "We set a goal 3 years ago that we would do exactly what Google does. They are getting all the limelight today for protesting against SOPA/PIPA and look at us. We need to do something."
Ballmer reportedly threw a chair at the PR team for not doing enough.
The technical team of Microsoft came up with a solution. "We did not have to do much and it will have deeper impact than Wikileak's blackout. According to our funded survey 10 people visit Wikipedia every 30 seconds compare that with Windows BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). There are 30 BSoDs every 10 seconds, around the globle. This is a massive power and we can exploit it."
Microsoft is pushing a patch today which will turn the color of BSoD from blue to black and a message will flash:
Fatal Error: STOPSOPAPIPA
"Technically it's not black screen of death so we can't call it blackout, it's blueout," said an un-named developer.
If you are using Windows please update your system. If you are using GNU/Linux, please install Windows to join the protest.http://www.muktware.com/blogs/3227/microsoft-joins-sopapipa-protest-windows-will-go-black-today