[ILUG] anti-spam thing...
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Mon Jan 7 12:17:45 GMT 2002
On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 11:00:34AM +0000, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> > easily removeable Compact flash IDE Adapters for instance.
> Is this the little gubbins that plugs onto an IDE cable instead of a disk.
> Does it object to being removed with power on ? In any event, see above,
> with the exception of the latter two steps.
That's the one. Thing is, it has to be removed dozens of times a day,
depending on how broken what I'm working on. So cases are left open...
> > The last thing you want after a stressed afternoon trying to work out why
> > pam is not letting root login on your nice new shiny distro, is to get a
> > poxy electric shock every time you try and push in a new flash card into a
> > test box.
> Hmm - so much static that you can feel it - gives one a warm and fuzzy
> feeling about the likely reliability of a Sentinel box, no ? (the most
> insidious effect of static damage is not breaking a part because then you
> know it's broken and don't deploy it. But often static will damage and
> insulation layer on a chip, considerably reducing its thickness and making
> it much more likely to fail in service. In service failures are to be
> avoided on things like satellites or, say, super duper firewall boxes :-)
Nah, don't worry, we outsource production. It's our development hardware
I worry about. Padraig has a flash card that loses all its memory once
power is removed. Cool or what ?
As for the static, its generally discharged when I try touch a machine.
Paul reckons its ESB earth that's not-quite-earth or some such...
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