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Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 20:13:27 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0507032010450.18373@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Sunday 2005-07-03 at 13:14 -0400, Bruce Marshall wrote:

> > 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.
>
> I would think that currents induced on a circuit board from EMP *could* fry
> some of the chips. The possibility is there. No different than static can
> mess up a board you are trying to install.


If the pulse is strong enough. But relatively small radiation can fry an
active device (because its electronic properties vary under radiation),
and do nothing to an inactive one. Depends.

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Cheers,
Carlos Robinson

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