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Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires

Martin Gregorie Silver badge

@Wolfclaw

When I started in the business (1968), we all wore ties and jackets to work. You could recognize the REAL old-time engineers amongst the tea-time rabble because they all wore bow ties. They'd been trained on card sorters, collators and other large, high speed mechanical kit. Wearing a normal tie was dangerous if you serviced those: bend over a running card sorter and if your tie dangled into it, you were instantly part of the machinery.

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