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Re boot

  1. Apr 21, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    What is it with modern machines, from laptops to multi million pound
    production lines, to cure a problem requires a reboot.:confused:
    In the olden days a well placed thump cured a machine of the colly
    wobbles.
    I could shake the living day bytes out of some of these machines, they
    tell you one thing, lead you up the garden path, get you pulling
    your hair out trying to find the problem, when all they need is a
    reboot, reboot, reboot :grumpy:
    And some machines are blatant liers, i know one that will tell me it
    is running, but it ****** well aint, it will give me an endless list of
    the things it thinks is wrong with it ***** hypochondriac, but all it
    needs is a reboot.
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2007 #2

    Moonbear

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    Yep, a good BOOT still fixes a lot of things. :biggrin: :rofl:
     
  4. Apr 21, 2007 #3
    Someone must be using windows.

    Just wipe and reinstall. Thats their official advice. Dont ya know that bitrot is real? At least according to a certain Mr Gates.....
     
  5. Apr 21, 2007 #4
    I dont really care about whether you use windows or macs, as long as its a good computer with nice hardware.

    Mac users tend to act like they're part of a new social trend. It's like the new 'emo' except for techies
     
  6. Apr 21, 2007 #5
    I'm lolling at you. You'll never know why.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2007 #6
    Better not reboot a aircraft control system.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2007 #7
    Or a carrier class system. Less than five minutes of down time per year for the win.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2007 #8
    :rofl: :rofl: I love inside jokes.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2007 #9
    There's few things I like more than a clean slate. Wake up clean & try something new, something different.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2007 #10

    russ_watters

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    A reboot is a fresh start. A lot of human problems work the same way. Female problems especially. I've tried Moonbear's approach there, but I've found they generally respond to the reboot approach better than to the boot approach.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2007 #11
    How do you reboot women? PLEASE TELL ME YOUR SECRETS!!!
     
  13. Apr 22, 2007 #12

    russ_watters

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    Actually, it is usually a matter of the female rebooting the male: they ignore you for a while, then pretend nothing happened.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2007 #13
    i always claim that my "technician" title among my friend is a direct result of my ability to reboot, or reinstall.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2007 #14
    In all seriousness, the reboot is due to the lack of confidence in software or the system in general. While the software is never SUPPOSED to be caught in an endless loop somewhere, fail to reset some obscure bit, or a host of other things, engineers usually have the most confidence in the operation of the machine starting from the moment that the power switch is thrown rather than any other time.
     
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