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Discussion: Ummmmm…

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2023-04-19

Apr 20, 2023 2:29 AM # 
…that doesn’t sound so good…!!!!
Apr 20, 2023 6:09 AM # 
Headline news "everywhere". Hope it's not causing you a whole big headache.
Apr 20, 2023 7:11 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
When we rely on technology, GPS has been down early this week, lots of farmers are having difficulties driving straight, as no GPS to do it for them
Apr 20, 2023 8:05 AM # 
That satellite outage has also taken out communications with some of our remote observation sites (including Rowley Shoals, which survived the cyclone only to succumb to this).
Apr 20, 2023 10:43 AM # 
I wonder if the GPS outage had anything to do with my Garmin not telling me how far I ran last night (though it still uploaded).
Apr 20, 2023 1:04 PM # 
Minor electrical fire in the circuit board at the Glenside Data Centre and then the generator blew and then the computer banks had to be shut down because of potential overheating...I learned a new term yesterday: "failed over". (Part of the problem was also the backup server having only 20% capacity compared to the mainframe, apparently.)

As for satellites, I do not know what you guys are talking about; did someone shoot one down, haha?
Apr 20, 2023 1:13 PM # 
Oh, that sounds like someone flushed their underpants at Glenside!
Apr 20, 2023 1:19 PM # 
Turns out that the data centre is not actually onsite at Glenside psychiatric hospital, just in the same suburb.
Apr 20, 2023 3:39 PM # 
No, a satellite well past its design lifespan just did what old stuff does. (It's apparently due for replacement this year).
Apr 21, 2023 8:03 AM # 
Grumbled about 'how things were better in their day'?

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