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Re: Y2K Was: Re: POWER: San Mateo/San Francisco power outage report

  • From: Jay R. Ashworth
  • Date: Wed Dec 09 19:38:13 1998

On Wed, Dec 09, 1998 at 11:19:46AM -0500, David Lesher wrote:
> This is topic creeping so I'll close with one thought. Power
> is hard because: unlike TCP/IP bits, when things fall down,
> you gotta get RID of the stuff blowing back in your face NOW,
> or lots of things get turned to smoke. Suppose that when your
> big box of bits stutters; the box feeding you in LA didn't just
> stop, but halted & caught fire...and that meant YOUR box, that
> was picking itself back up, just did likewise.

Hint: AT&T, SS7, 1990.

-- jra
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