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That time Windows got blindsided by a ball of plasma, 150 million kilometres away

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I heard of an office where the phones system regularly kept losing incoming and outgoing calls, but by the time BT turned up next morning the fault had cleared. Bits were changed but the faults kept occurring. Finally one of the BT guys sat down and analysed the list of faults and discovered it only seemed to be occurring late afternoon but not every afternoon, so he decided to camp out to see if he figure it out.

After a couple of days he figured it was that the main phone cable ran behind a wall of metal panelling to hold adjustable shelving and on sunny afternoons it was heating up just enough to warp the panels slightly and crush the cable... mornings and cloudy days were not a problem

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