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Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:53:41 -0400
  • Message-id: <42CA90E5.1040607@xxxxxxxxxx>
Damon Register wrote:
> Mark Gray wrote:
>> (But I tend to agree with the gent who suggested that if an EMP
>> producing device is set off near you, the death of your computers is
>> the least of your worries.)
> Sounds reasonable. In addition to this thought, another has crossed
> my mind: while being concerned about potential problems is good, is
> it possible that this might be compared to Y2K? Before that there
> were those who thought the world would come to an end, that all our
> technology would die and life would come to a halt. While there were
> some minor glitches, life went on. I got up the next day and my PC
> with SuSE 6.3 was still working :-).
> Damon Register

No. EMP has been demonstrated. Back in the '60s, there were some
American high altitude tests, that knocked out communications around the
Pacific. Apparently, at least one satellite failed as a result of EMP.

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