Advice for tape drive repair / maintenance

Tony Duell ard at
Fri Dec 29 18:48:09 CST 2006

> On 29 Dec 2006 at 22:20, Tony Duell wrote:
> > What the heck is Sabbath Mode?
> As near as I can figure, it's a way to defeat the automatic-off 
> feature (about 12 hours) for many modern ovens.  Orthodox Jews are 
> not allowed to power an appliance on during the Sabbath (from sunset 
> Friday to sunset Saturday), but are allowed to use one already on, so 
> Sabbath Mode allows them to override the safety and keep the oven at 
> some preset temperature for 24 hours or more.  Yes, I'm wondering why 
> a timer wouldn't do the same thing without consuming an inordinate 
> amount of power.  Must be a religious nuance.

I give up!. I thought one of the alleged advantages of modern stuff was 
that it saved engery. Not that it wasted ridiculous amounts of it.

> There, aren't you glad you asked?

Actually, I'm even more glad I'm using a cooker with the right number of 
ICs controling it. Namely zero.


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