back to article All roads lead to Bork in Kansas as Windows puts on a show for motorists

The Reg skips lightly across the Atlantic to bring you premium Bork, fresh from the US of A in The Register's mercifully occasional series of computers behaving badly. Today's example of the breed was spotted by Register reader Josh while rolling along a highway near the Kansas city of Wichita. Normally exciting motorists …

  1. Waseem Alkurdi Silver badge
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    This is simply gorgeous.

    See title.

  2. macjules Silver badge

    Wichita Lineman

    So "end of lineman for the county" error?

    (Mine's the one with rhinestones in the pocket)

  3. ArrZarr Silver badge

    Still, it's nice to see that problem being shared with drivers.

    For a good five seconds, I was wondering how you were certain this was a driver issue.

  4. Charlie van Becelaere


    "Still, it's nice to see that problem being shared with drivers."

    Aren't many Windows problems due to shared drivers?

  5. Andy Denton

    "Seen something borking in the wire?" Surely that should be "Seen something borking in the wild?"?

  6. chivo243 Silver badge

    No Wayward son, or Dust in the Wind bad pun?

    Whud ya have to pick on Glen Campbell for? I mean, c'mon, Kansas!!

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: No Wayward son, or Dust in the Wind bad pun?

      Isn't Kansas more famous for cassette tape digital storage standards?

  7. Roger Kynaston

    road in Kansas

    Inquiring minds want to know if the road was paved with yellow bricks.

    This home working thing is getting a bit much. I'll get me coat but can't go anywhere though.

    1. EVP Bronze badge

      Re: road in Kansas

      Nah, yellow bricks are nothing. We’ve got yellow snow.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: road in Kansas

        Our bricks are currently yellow... from pine pollen.

    2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: road in Kansas

      A central premise of the film is that yellow brick roads are not found in Kansas.

  8. GrahamRJ

    Should do some Bob Dylan instead

    "How many roads must a man Bork down...

    ... The answer my friend, is blowing in the Windows"

  9. Fullmetal5

    Hey, I know this one!

    I actually do!

    I live in Wichita and just so happen to have seen that sign and yes, it was broken when I saw it too.

    Here ya go.

    This was taken back on April 6th 2019, they should really sort out there software on this thing.

    1. Sanguma Bronze badge

      Re: Hey, I know this one!

      How can you endure the excitement!!! This would send Garfield into overdrive!

    2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Hey, I know this one!

      Hell, no. That's one of the more pleasant billboards I've seen.

      (When I'm driving through Kansas - which I do pretty frequently - one of the best moments is when I get the hell off I-70. Partly, of course, that's just because now I'm off I-70; but partly it's because billboards seem to be rare on the non-Interstate highways. US-40 is really quite pleasant with no giant advertisements to annoy you once you're through Oakley.)

  10. Paul Hovnanian Silver badge

    Is this ...

    ... the new Linux advertising campaign?

    1. Angry clown

      @Paul Hovnanian - Re: Is this ...

      Nah, looks more like a testimony of the resiliency unconditional Windows fans are capable of.

  11. ecofeco Silver badge

    Little known historical fact

    The Spanish Flu actually originated in Kansas.

  12. DrBed


    We are Bork! Resistance ... encountered a problem communicating with redmondmatrix.

    1. EVP Bronze badge

      Re: 404

      ”You will be assimil... Working on updates. Do not turn off your collective.”

  13. Benson's Cycle

    Point of sale

    Not a windows bug but irritating - a local pub with a cash register with a two line display where the programmer seems to have been unaware of the CRLF concept. As a result it comes up with messages like "LERK LOGGED OFF" and "Z SUMO LOGGED OFF".

    I've never met Lerk or Sumo but they both sound a bit worrying. (The place is shut now anyway.)

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