Zunes are crashing all over the world. I received this note from an unconfirmed zune insider:

The Zune Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line November 14, 2006. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Zune begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time, December 31st. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.

That is all. Happy new year!

Update: In related news, Here is how to fix this problem.