# PF is back - after a two hour outage.

1. Jul 18, 2013

### Mentz114

I presume you ran out of $\nabla$'s after the recent heavy usage.

2. Jul 18, 2013

### Greg Bernhardt

yeah from processing your sig :D

BIOS got corrupt. Needed an update. Took a while to figure that out.

3. Jul 18, 2013

### reenmachine

FINALLY !!! needed my dose of PF!!! :D

good job guys!

4. Jul 18, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

Closer to 6 hours.

5. Jul 18, 2013

### collinsmark

I felt cut off from reality for awhile.

Oh, wait. I might need to double check my version/definition of reality.

6. Jul 18, 2013

### WannabeNewton

When I saw it down I went into nihilist overload.

7. Jul 18, 2013

### LCKurtz

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those that understand binary and those that don't.

8. Jul 18, 2013

### reenmachine

There are two kinds of people in the world: females and males.

9. Jul 18, 2013

### OmCheeto

And why did it have to happen on the day I wrote my magnum opus.......

...
Someone left the BIOS out, in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
It took so long to google it
and I'll never have that thought pattern, again.... oh No!

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MacArthur Park. Worst song ever.

10. Jul 18, 2013

### dlgoff

I'm just glad I wasn't home so I didn't have to experience the outage.

11. Jul 18, 2013

### lisab

Staff Emeritus
...and people who don't understand this is a base three joke.

12. Jul 19, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

All Hail Greg!!

:thumbs: Thank you Greg for working like crazy for over 6 hours straight to get PF back up and running!!

13. Jul 19, 2013

Your definition is fine; it's exactly how I felt!

14. Jul 19, 2013

### jackmell

How did it get corrupt? I mean seriously, how does a BIOS get corrupt? Isn't it protected by the operating system?

15. Jul 19, 2013

### Greg Bernhardt

Really don't know. We were updating the kernel, rebooted and things went all wonky.

16. Jul 19, 2013

### krash661

for a while, i had thought i was I.P. banned. :)

17. Jul 19, 2013

### turbo

I had similar thoughts. I'm an old guy and hadn't done anything worthy of banning, but still....

18. Jul 20, 2013

### jackmell

So what are you runnin' Greg? Mind? Ok if so. I was just curious like hardware, database, operating system, speed don't forget speed. Also I have to admit some ignorance about the BIOS. Not sure where it is. I should know, maybe inside kernel memory somewhere in the first 100 Mb of RAM and loaded at bootup and I would assume selfishly and meticulously guarded and protected by the operating system so then to get corrupted, what? I suppose some app must have gained kernel privilege to write to a protected area of the disc drive containing the BIOS and permanently corrupting it.

If that was a test question in a class on Operating Systems, I think that's the best I could do and just hope for the best.

19. Jul 20, 2013