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Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 15:31:00 -0400
  • Message-id: <1120419060.24154.25.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 17:53 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
> On 02/07/05, Tim Grant <tgrant@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think EMP is only an issue for machines that are actually running at
> the time of release of the pulse. A PC switched off would not be
> affected.
>
> I could of course be wrong about that and please correct me if I am.
> It would seem to make sense that only a 'live' machine would be
> affected though.
>
Keep in mind that most modern PC's still have electric running through
them as the on/off switch is electronic not mechanical. Based on that,
unless you have the plug pulled it would still be susceptible.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge


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