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skynet

Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:01 pm

I replaced a bad power supply in a piece of equipment at work a while ago, and discovered that three of the components on said power supply were marked like this:
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Which seems like an odd brand name for transformers and inductors (that's what the three components are).
The replacement power supply doesn't have any components with this name.

What do you think, Do Not Resuscitate?
 
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Re: skynet

Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:27 pm

It cannot self-terminate - you must lower it into the molten steel.
 
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Re: skynet

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 pm

Years ago, on an Abit board I think, was a spot for a chip. The chip wasn't there. But the label was silk screened where the chip would be. It was labeled "bigbro".

Our overlords are just higher tech now.
 
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Re: skynet

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:14 pm

Many years ago when I worked at the computer shop, a computer came in that had an EMACS power supply.

It looked ordinary, not at all like a completely reconfigurable Transformer or a Bass-o-Matic.
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Re: skynet

Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:17 pm

bthylafh wrote:
Many years ago when I worked at the computer shop, a computer came in that had an EMACS power supply.

It looked ordinary, not at all like a completely reconfigurable Transformer or a Bass-o-Matic.

That's what comes on the specialized industrial computers that drive some of the day job's older printers. I will try to get a photo.
 
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Re: skynet

Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:04 pm

bthylafh wrote:
It looked ordinary

20 years ago, in a past life as a physicist, I went to a conference in Spain and all the perfectly ordinary-looking fire extinguishers in the venue were marked as UNIX brand.

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Re: skynet

Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:21 am

Topinio wrote:
bthylafh wrote:
It looked ordinary

20 years ago, in a past life as a physicist, I went to a conference in Spain and all the perfectly ordinary-looking fire extinguishers in the venue were marked as UNIX brand.

confused.com ...

I believe that's a standard tool for putting out Window fires.
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