• How Janet Jackson broke laptops running Windows XP

    1 month ago - By Windows Central

    The music video for Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation caused certain laptops to crash in the early 1990s. A Microsoft dev blog post explains how companies health with the unique issue.
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  • A Janet Jackson song had an uncanny power to crash laptops

    A Janet Jackson song had an uncanny power to crash laptops

    1 month ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    I have a new favourite bug: Janet Jackson's 1989 certified choon Rhythm Nation had an uncanny ability to crash certain old laptops. This was nothing to do with the file itself; even being near another laptop playing the song could cause a crash. Turns out, one of the sonic frequencies in Rhythm Nation coincided with the natural resonant frequencies of a particular laptop hard drive, making it crash. Amazing. Perfect. A perfect bug.
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  • Don't let Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' crash your old laptop

    Don't let Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' crash your old laptop

    1 month ago - By ZDnet

    Here's how and why this '80s hit song has this effect on older tech.
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  • Don't play Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' around old laptops. Here's why

    1 month ago - By ZDnet

    The bug has now been issued a issued a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures identifier.
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  • Microsoft: Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' assigned CVE-2022-38392 for crashing laptops

    1 month ago - By ZDnet

    Don't play the Rhythm Nation music video if you've got an old laptop with a slower disk drive.
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  • Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' Crashes Hard Drives

    Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' Crashes Hard Drives

    1 month ago - By Tom's Hardware

    A bizarre situation in which a Janet Jackson music video can crash a laptop has gained official recognition.
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