Feeds

Ballmer eggs on Hungarian student

Student retaliates

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Few things have made Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer duck for cover. Not the European Union, not the US Department of Justice, and not open source software. He's stood up to all three.

Eggs are a different matter.

Steve-O has been forced to take cover during a visit to a university in Hungary as a protester hurled a combination of eggs and invective at Microsoft's chief executive for his company's alleged theft of billions in taxpayers' money.

Ballmer Egged, video: Index

Ballmer: scrambles for cover

The attack makes Ballmer the second senior company executive to have been assailed by foodstuffs, following Bill Gates' famous custard pie in the kisser in Belgium 10 years ago.

Given the Microsoft management's troubled past with dairy based foods, you'd think security would have been on its toes this time.

Not only did this latest attacker make it into a relatively small gathering packing eggs - a sign of trouble to come, surely - but he also sported a shirt with the legend: "Microsoft = corruption". Hmmm.

Microsoft egg protester, video: index

Attacker: beats a retreat

You can read the original account in Hungarian here or watch the video on Gizmodo here

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
Now: The REAL APPLE NEWS you need to know
OMG! Gravity's totes amazeballs. Calm down, George Clooney, not your film
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ
Plus: It's OPEN WARFARE in the Linux greybeard world
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.