Microsoft spoke about the song that disables some computers
A Microsoft spokesperson revealed a song that crashed some PCs. This was reported in the blog for developers on the corporation’s website.
The story was shared by an employee of the company, Raymond Chen. The specialist said that once one of the major computer manufacturers drew attention to the failure of the equipment of a number of their equipment. After investigating, the engineers found that the PCs were broken because of the song of the American singer Janet Jackson called Rhythm Nation.
According to Chen, the problem was the audio frequencies reproduced in the track, which could resonate with hard drives running at 5400 rpm. In this case, not only the computer on which Janet Jackson’s hit was directly reproduced could break, but also the PCs that were nearby.
“The manufacturer solved the problem by adding a special filter to the audio pipeline that detects and removes unwanted frequencies during audio playback,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. Chen joked that he could not judge the artistic quality of Jackson’s composition, but he is sure that her work could be dangerous for the PC.
Earlier, an international group of scientists said that the production of SSD causes more environmental damage than traditional hard drives. Experts recommended moderate use of solid-state drives.