I came across this yesterday.
They’re joking, right?
Are Microsoft seriously talking about changing their code because of a puerile unfunny joke?
That is not an “embarrassing gaffe”. That is a sequence of numbers and letters that mean fuck all to anyone except a computer geek or a ten year old sniggering at the back of the class.
That Microsoft feels compelled to “apologise for the offensive string” and to “prepare a patch that would change the spelling of the string in an update” is beyond sad and pathetic.
Who are they apologising to? Who the fuck is going to be “offended” by that?
They should just tell those people to fucking grow up.