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Sat Aug 5 12:38:24 CDT 2006
Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> I've been a tech for coming up on four decades now, most of that
> my hands inside of the hardware of one sort or another, and the earlier
> stuff had vacuum tubes in it, on up to current technology.
> And I've *never* seen anything like what you describe here, or heard of such
> a thing either.
You think YOU are suprised? Well, if you were to have open up a system
to find the CPU in fragments, and between the fragments be a dust
material of a similar composition as the CPU, I am pretty sure you would
have been shocked and declared it disintegration.
No it couldn't be from electrical overload -- it had sat for a year
without being used or pluggred in before this happened...
When it did work, though, I used to use it to play Zork II and
Planetfall... ohh, and some 8k Missile Command clone. I also imaged out
a Arkanoid disk (duct tape over the floppy HD hole, anyone? Instant 800k
The real problem with C++ for kernel modules is: the language just sucks.
-- Linus Torvalds
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