* Posts by enigma-it

5 posts • joined 23 Apr 2018

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

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Seen a different but related issue

Back in the days of Netware, diskless workstations and 10Base2 coax networking, I was a similar situation. Computers wouldn't boot up early in the morning, but by the time I in to take a look, everything was fine.

The end result was that there was a long coax under the building eaves, and the cabler hadn't vrimped the center pin properly. Overnight, the temperature dropped and the metal contracted enough to break the connection. Once the sun came up and warmed the cable, everything worked.

Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

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Linux

"The ISS itself however, according to Todd, could run unattended up until critical systems, such as the solar array rotation mechanisms start failing."

The real question is - who's going to look after the Raspberry Pis? Or are they currently running the flight control system?

NASA's Chandra probe suddenly becomes an EX-ray space telescope (for now, anyway)

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Re: Windows 10 ?

If it's gone into Safe Mode ok, then likely someone plugged in a USB device with a dodgy driver.

Tech bribes: What's the WORST one you've ever been offered?

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Linux

Re: Worst one was easy.

What, SCO gave people the sh*ts? Surely not...

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My two worst were:

1) A free USB stick. 512Mb. This was in 2016. The salesman had the grace to be embarrassed when handing it over.

2) The infamous Gateway computers squeezy cow toy. That was the subject of a product recall 3 weeks later.

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