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06-07-2017, 03:26 PM   #37066
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In local news preparations are being made for the total eclipse, since we're nearly centered in its path.
Hotels are getting booked up, heavy traffic is expected, and plans for providing cooling centers for folks that have never dealt with Missouri type August weather. It can be brutal with the high humidity.
Nat Geo, The Travel Channel, and others are expected to set up in a small town a few miles south of us.
Hope the clouds stay away.
Imagine what is going to happen in Alliance, Nebraska. The home of Carhenge. It is in the path of totality too. Probably going to be another Woodstock out there. The owners of Carhenge have already posted that they are not going to open it on August 21, but I doubt that it will stop the crowds.

BTW, August 21 is our 41st wedding anniversary. Seems we are being eclipsed by Mother Nature.

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Imagine what is going to happen in Alliance, Nebraska. The home of Carhenge. It is in the path of totality too.
Haven't seen anything here yet about plans at the Woodhenge of Cahokia Mounds, just across the Mighty Mississippi from St Louis.
Woodhenge - Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - Collinsville, Illinois
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Silly Norwegians...
I know, eh?

I've been living with one for nearly 20 years.
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Imagine what is going to happen in Alliance, Nebraska. The home of Carhenge. It is in the path of totality too. Probably going to be another Woodstock out there. The owners of Carhenge have already posted that they are not going to open it on August 21, but I doubt that it will stop the crowds.

BTW, August 21 is our 41st wedding anniversary. Seems we are being eclipsed by Mother Nature.
Great Ghu, how could they not have a festival planned for Carhenge?!?!? Happy anniversary day to you too, in advance
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Two weeks ago BA, the airline broke their computer. One of their workers accidentally pulled the plug on the computer, put it back almost immediately, and there was chaos for three days. Costing them about USD150 million.
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One of their workers accidentally pulled the plug on the computer, put it back almost immediately
Is that what caused it?
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Two weeks ago BA, the airline broke their computer. One of their workers accidentally pulled the plug on the computer, put it back almost immediately, and there was chaos for three days. Costing them about USD150 million.
Well that should teach them for hiring inept employees.

150 million?

Chump change. Can't even buy a new airplane for that. They barely get that much for the used ones when they sell them.

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Hello? Hello? Anybody there???
the dogs want to go chase down some poor old opossum

so i'm awake....grrrr!


I had seen that you had responded to tim's post about a pulled plug
it can be just that simple sometimes

we had a digital cross connect system in the early 90s
two bays of gear separated by an aisle for equipment access
no redundancy...our engineers had not wrapped their heads around the concept of catastrophic failure...yet

remember those shiny nylon band jackets?
while taking a group of sightseers on a tour of our latest marvel a tech walked between the bays and pointed out (literally) some unique feature of the backplane
as his nylon-clad torso made contact with one bay and his naked finger touched the opposite bay...the onlookers said they actually heard a zzzzzzt just before the alarms sounded
it took a very long time to fix...ultimately they gave up and did an emergency replacement
in those early days all the programming had to be done manually

over the years it was discovered that contact wasn't required for one of these things to fail
merely walking between the bays or proximate use of the early cellphones would kill it

so pulling a cord causing a catastrophic failure....who knows, but I've seen stranger things than a voltage spike cause trouble
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Is that what caused it?


According to this morning's news reports. A worker, authorised to be in there, accidentally pulled a plug and then turned it back on, without going through the full proper reboot process. Estimates of the cost are about GBP100,000,000. Would have been cheaper to make their IT system much more robust..
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Well that should teach them for hiring inept employees.

150 million?

Chump change. Can't even buy a new airplane for that. They barely get that much for the used ones when they sell them.


Look at it this way, most of their planes are old. Much cheaper. Unlike some airlines most of the airlines in the English speaking countries buy new, or near new, and run them into the ground. Some, in some other countries, buy new, and sell secondhand at 8 to 10 years, so they can brag about low fleet age, and the problems of geriatric planes go to someone else.
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Two slices or four this morning?
How do you want your eggs cooked?
You want hash browns with that?

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Two slices or four this morning?
Four.
QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
How do you want your eggs cooked?
Over hard.
QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
You want hash browns with that?
Yes.
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Originally posted by robtcorl
Two slices or four this morning?
Four.
Originally posted by robtcorl
How do you want your eggs cooked?
Over hard.
Originally posted by robtcorl
You want hash browns with that?
Yes.
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