Every minute of every hour of every day, software bugs are hard at work,
biting computer users in the proverbial posterior. Many of them go
unnoticed (the bugs, not the posteriors). More still rise to the illustrious
level of "bugs that are minor annoyances".
Yet sometimes, when the stars align just so, a bug manifests itself in a
truly glorious way. And when I say "glorious", I mean "utterly destructive
Nowhere are these bugs more insidious than when they are within the operating
systems (and key components) themselves.