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I am curious: did you have a UPS on that machine?

Ya, as a matter a fact I had just gotten a new UPS for the machine the day before. Moved it to a dedicated 1285VA UPS (instead of sharing the 500VA with the network equipment), and I even managed a proper shutdown when the UPS reached 5 minutes left....I was chatting on IRC with other people in town until my network went away.

I think its fans failed because they were old and had been off too long. I'm trying to recall the last time I had an prolonged power outage....because this computer was purchased to replace the one that burned up after power came back after that one. Same death.

Ah...August 2002.

My stats scripts are on the dead minion :(

Meanwhile, today I'm the Predictor@Home User of the Day ;)

The Dreamer
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