Microsoft Coder Makes Super-Lame "Big Boobs" Hex Joke

By Gary Cutlack on at

Reviving the sort of practise that wasn't even particularly funny back in the 1970s, a Microsoft coder has made the shameful error of naming a key piece of MS kernel code "0xB16B00B5" in hexadecimal. Which translates to human eyes as "Big Boobs." Give that man an E4 sitcom.

The discovery was made within the Linux kernel support code for Microsoft's HyperV virtualisation environment, a place where 1970s male humour is allowed to live on untouched by modern values. The term "0x0B00B135" was also in earlier versions of the code. So funny, eh? [LKML via Matthew Garrett]