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Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 13:14:28 -0400
  • Message-id: <200507031314.28461.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 03 July 2005 12:53 pm, Kevanf1 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.

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.

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