Silicon.com's story says that someone forgot to reboot due to a bug in a Microsoft system. It was compounded by human error was ultimately responsible for a three-hour radio breakdown that left hundreds of aircraft aloft without guidance on Tuesday, according to a report in the L.A. Times (story (registration required))...
The newspaper said that a Microsoft-based replacement for an older Unix system needed to be reset every thirty days 'to prevent data overload', as a result of problems found when the system was first rolled out. However, a technician failed to perform the reset at the right time and an internal clock within the system subsequently shut it down. A back-up system also failed.
Requires you to use your own can opener, and requires you to read the directions carefully before opening the can. Originally only came in an 8-oz. can, but now comes in a 16-oz. can. However, the can is divided into 8 compartments of 2 oz. each, which have to be consumed separately. Although soon to be discontinued, a lot of people are going to keep drinking it after it's no longer available.
Lucasfilm denied with this statement, "We are always impressed with how closely fans listen to the many different sound mixes we have made for the Star Wars movies over the years. It is flattering to know that, indeed, the audience is listening.
This Wired News article say food scientists are working out ways to feed astronauts on a mission to Mars that will last years. Here is what it says:
Strong Bad's E-mail #114 is up! It's funny since Strong Bad makes fun of Strong Mad. Poor Strong Mad.
Star Wars vs. Star Trek in Five Minutes article defines itself:
"First, Star Wars vs. Star Trek normally means "could t' Empire kick t' Federation's @ss". If it's a question o' taste (ie- "do you like Star Wars more than Star Trek"), debate becomes impossible because t' answer be subjective. Anyway, once we agree that we're talkin' about military prowess, people like t' perform substitutions: instead o' Federation vs Empire, suddenly it's t' Borg vs t' Empire, or Species 8472 vs t' Empire, or t' Q vs t' Empire, or perhaps t' race that built t' Dyson Sphere vs t' Empire, because all o' them showed up at some time or other in Star Trek. But lest we forget, Star Trek be basically about t' Federation, remember? That's t' technology base. Subject changes be quiet admissions that t' Empire would wipe t' floor with t' main characters o' Star Trek, so you've got t' resort t' one-episode wonders (even if they're long-gone, or just as likely t' turn on t' Federation, or if they've been stymied by t' Federation in t' past, which would call their abilities into question)."
According my newsgroup thread in researching on the best motherboard brand and model (ASUS K8V SE Deluxe was one of them) for my upcoming gaming/production system upgrade (Windows XP and Debian), a poster pointed me this ASUS Anti-Linux Attitude Sucks article. Here is what it say:
For several weeks now, we have been very busy reviewing 32-bit and 64-bit, 2.6 Linux kernel, GNU-Linux distributions. During the course of our lab work with these distros it came to our attention that Asus, the motherboard manufacturer, has a rather nasty anti-Linux and anti-open-source software attitude. Moreover, the Asus people are arrogant about their anti-Linux policy. That sucks!
Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness lists wacky, bizarre, surreal and otherwise strange examples of technical documentation, particularly illustration. Some of these are funny!
The most trying part of Louis Rush's job is confronting scofflaws, some of whom are hardened criminals, to inform them they've been caught. Often defensive, sometimes cocky, these would-be felons threaten Rush and dare him to stop them. "I already have," is Rush's response, as he cancels their account with EarthLink.
Rush, an investigator with EarthLink's abuse team at the company's headquarters in Atlanta, wields the power to disconnect spammers and other offenders from their lifelines by canceling their accounts.