This music video could crash your laptop

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Janet Jackson ‘Rhythm Nation’ music video could crash laptops

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Raymond Chen A Microsoft principal software engineer has identified this vulnerability issue.

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Chen investigated the issue from Windows XP product support of a manufacturer who reported laptop crashes while playing Rythem Nations.

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Raymond Chen reported that their laptops are crashing when trying to play this song.

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While investigating they found that it could also crash a nearby laptop.

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Chen explained the reason why this is happening.

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The reason of these laptop crashes is natural resonant frequencies in the song.

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This frequencies are not capable to play on 5400 rpm hard drives used by the manufacturer.

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Later on the manufacturer added a filter so it can remove unnecessary frequencies which were causing the crash.

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