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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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