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Possibly not suitable for mission-critical deployment? May. 27th, 2008 04:28 pm
You know that wonderful feature in Windows where it decides after a while that it *will* shut down and install updates, no matter what the user may have to say about it?

Well, I'm assuming that that's what just happened to the Planet Rock DAB radio station I (and probably a few thousand others) was listening to - halfway through a track, it stops dead and a worried-sounding DJ appears and tells us "Erm, sorry about that, the computer that was playing that track has just told us that 'Windows is restarting' and it's shut down the radio station. Erm, Pete, can you do the news now?"

The station I usually listen to, The Arrow, appears to no longer be available to tune to - a situation that my alarm clock tends to celebrate by crashing.

From: silenttex
Date: May 27th, 2008 - 04:12 pm (Link)
I noticed the lack of The Arrow over the weekend. I assumed it was the radio itself, as all it would find was Radio 2. It found a few others later in the day, but still not it's usual range.
The Arrow is available as an online stream, so the station is presumably still going. I wonder why it's not broadcasting.
From: thecesspit
Date: May 27th, 2008 - 04:53 pm (Link)
I thought that feature in Windows had been patched now...? Probably by an automatic patch. Maybe I turned it all off. I can't remember.
From: flewellyn
Date: May 27th, 2008 - 06:08 pm (Link)
Ahh, thank you, proprietary software, for your "we know better than you" approach.