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PF is back - after a two hour outage.

  1. Jul 18, 2013 #1

    Mentz114

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    I presume you ran out of ##\nabla##'s after the recent heavy usage.:wink:
     
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    yeah from processing your sig :D

    BIOS got corrupt. Needed an update. Took a while to figure that out.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2013 #3

    reenmachine

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

    good job guys!
     
  5. Jul 18, 2013 #4

    Evo

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    Closer to 6 hours.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2013 #5

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    I felt cut off from reality for awhile.

    Oh, wait. I might need to double check my version/definition of reality.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2013 #6

    WannabeNewton

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    When I saw it down I went into nihilist overload.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2013 #7

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    There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those that understand binary and those that don't.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2013 #8

    reenmachine

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    There are two kinds of people in the world: females and males.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2013 #9

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    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!

    :cry:

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    MacArthur Park. Worst song ever.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2013 #10

    dlgoff

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    I'm just glad I wasn't home so I didn't have to experience the outage. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jul 18, 2013 #11

    lisab

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    ...and people who don't understand this is a base three joke.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2013 #12

    Evo

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    All Hail Greg!!

    :thumbs: Thank you Greg for working like crazy for over 6 hours straight to get PF back up and running!!
     
  14. Jul 19, 2013 #13

    Dembadon

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    Your definition is fine; it's exactly how I felt!
     
  15. Jul 19, 2013 #14
    How did it get corrupt? I mean seriously, how does a BIOS get corrupt? Isn't it protected by the operating system?
     
  16. Jul 19, 2013 #15
    Really don't know. We were updating the kernel, rebooted and things went all wonky.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2013 #16
    for a while, i had thought i was I.P. banned. :)
     
  18. Jul 19, 2013 #17

    turbo

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    I had similar thoughts. I'm an old guy and hadn't done anything worthy of banning, but still....
     
  19. Jul 20, 2013 #18
    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.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2013 #19
    CentOS, MySQL, Apache/Nginx, Intel E5-2620
     
  21. Jul 20, 2013 #20
    Very concise. Not hard for me to see just where you're at, with some digging that is. :)
     
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