Nine Inch Nails depresses with a big Blue Screen of Death

Trent Reznor's lyrics are depressing enough, but now he's showing the Blue Screen of Death?

Trent Reznor, brainchild behind Nine Inch Nails, sure knows how to bring an audience down. In a recent concert Reznor, apparently trying to capture the pain of modern life, let the Blue Screen of Death flash across the screen:

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Somehow, that image leaves me much more depressed than NIN's classic song, "Terrible Lie":

seems like salvation come only in our dreams.
i feel my hatred grow all the more extreme....
can this world really be as sad as it seems?

Apparently, the answer from Microsoft is "Yes." :-)

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