When the sky crashed in Odessa

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23 Responses to “When the sky crashed in Odessa”

  1. obeyken says:

    Aha!  I knew this was all just a simulation! I’m quite disappointed by the choice of OS, though.

  2. Jim Saul says:

    Holy crap. The error box appears so crisp, is this definitely real? If so, I’m amazed this isn’t a more common advertising method, though the atmospheric conditions must have been pretty advantageous.

    I just hope someone saw that right after watching the Matrix on acid.The site was very slow loading for me… they might get swamped by the traffic pretty quickly.

    Edit… ah, I thought it was being projected onto the clouds, not realizing it was just a screen obscured by the fog. Still awesome effect.

  3. blueelm says:

    Oh wow, what a surreal image! 

  4. Dan Hibiki says:

    Wait… I’m sure this was in the book of revelation somewhere.

  5. jerryeast says:

    Ahh, finally – - – proof that they’re still using Windows in the Ukraine!

  6. C.J. Hayes says:

    Oh man, the government shut down the sky because it facilitates piracy.

  7. spacemunky says:

    The sky above the port was the color of a television, tuned to a dead channel Windows, displaying an error message.

  8. hypersomniac says:

    Well, it least it wasn’t hacked with pr0n.

  9. irksome says:

    A similar message appeared over Tunguska in 1908.

  10. My grandfather informs me that this is not possible.

  11. dabeed says:

    alien moon

  12. Robert Cruickshank says:

    When the sky turns blue, be really afraid.

  13. Paul Renault says:

    “When the sky turns blue, be really afraid. ”

    Which shade of blue?  Sky blue?

  14. MrEricSir says:

    This would make a great submission over at TheDailyWTF…

  15. amuderick says:

    I caught something similar (though not as surreal) in Times Square when a whole ‘building’ spontaneously rebooted, went through a series of graphics tests and then continued displaying ads.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amuderick/4098504122/

    Here is a photo

  16. traalfaz says:

    There’s no way this is not shopped.  Projecting onto clouds would not give you anything like a clean image.  Also the amount of power required would be ridiculous; many times more than the average searchlight.  And if you were pumping out that much light, there would be an easily visible beam going up to where the clouds were due to moisture in the air.

    • carlodog says:

      The blurb says it’s a crashed digital billboard, not a projected image. 

    • flosofl says:

      It wasn’t projected. The fog and clouds were so thick you couldn’t see any of the structure of the animated billboard. So it *appeared* as if its images were floating in the sky.

  17. Ryan Lenethen says:

    I knew it was the matrix! I’ll just jump off this building now! Weeeeeee…..THUD.

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