engine - 2:31 pm on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Microsoft fixes coding gaffe 0xB16B00B5 [bbc.co.uk]
Microsoft has swiftly fixed an embarrassing gaffe which saw a chunk of code labelled "big boobs".
The hexadecimal string 0xB16B00B5 was discovered lurking in code that helps a Microsoft program work with Linux open source software.
The controversial string came to light on a mailing list for developers who oversee the core, or kernel, of Linux.
The string was used every time the Microsoft program ran a virtual version of Linux.