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Author Topic: A BIOS with musical taste  (Read 3181 times)

Lashiec

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A BIOS with musical taste
« on: November 29, 2007, 01:27:06 PM »
This is the strangest thing I ever seen in a Microsoft site:

Screenshot - 29_11_2007 , 20_14_57.pngA BIOS with musical taste

And the coolest feature added to a BIOS. Scrap your voltage regulation, I want "Carmina Burana" when the computer is going to fry itself. And wouldn't be cool to play music in the background so the BSOD experience would be more pleasant?

via Romhacking.net

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Re: A BIOS with musical taste
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 02:39:48 PM »
"A system fault has occured.  Here is some soothing music while your PC reboots."

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Re: A BIOS with musical taste
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 05:38:39 PM »
Is it true that the latest Award BIOS updates this to Mozart KV 626?

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Re: A BIOS with musical taste
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 08:27:36 PM »
Speaking of musical interludes from unusual hardware, I used to have a program for my Commodore 64 that would play "Daisy" on the floppy drive... by thrashing the stepper motor back and forth a zillion times per second.  It generated a variable frequency buzz that would make your teeth ache.

It was something you always demonstrated on other people's hardware.

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Re: A BIOS with musical taste
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 08:40:23 PM »

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Re: A BIOS with musical taste
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 09:15:46 PM »
Apparently, you missed this post about laser printers  8)

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Re: A BIOS with musical taste
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 12:42:39 PM »
http://video.google....-6438700334710473669 WOOT!

 :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

You know that some members around here bitch about printers not working in the 64-bit builds of Windows? That's the answer, driver writers have too much free time in their hands, and they prefer to do "play" classical compositions with laser printers instead of giving proper support under Windows for them... Oh, where is the corporate discipline these days...

;D