Does your life/health depend on your computer?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by absolut_mac, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

    absolut_mac

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    So what would happen if your computer crashed at a most inopportune time?

    Somebody posted this YouTube video link on the dive forum...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNqPTOb31S8

    Of course there are many real world examples that are not quite so dramatic, like when the navy's billion dollar destroyer had to be towed in to port because they got the MS Blue Screen. Or when Wynn Las Vegas slot machines and check-in/out went on the blink for the same reason, only a day or two after they opened.

    I just pray that if I ever end up in a hospital, that that one is using Macs, Sun, Linux, anything but MS!!!!
     
  2. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

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    There was an airport in California that had Windows servers running the ATC so after 49.7 days or so it shut down because the software does that and hence hundreds of airplanes were left without ground contact. There were a few close calls.
     

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