Dutch Railroad Screw up



  • Last weekend i was walking around the station wondering why my train is always too late (ussualy some bomb threat with turns out to be a school boy who left his backpack in the train )

    Then i came across this automated sign and suddenly it hit me:  bill gates is the source of all evil :)  

     greetz wurm

    Dutch Railroad Screw up
     Dutch Railroad



  • How is it Bill Gate's fault that someone's hardrive is failing and needs to be replaced ?



  • [quote user="Grauenwolf"]How is it Bill Gate's fault that someone's hardrive is failing and needs to be replaced ?[/quote]

     

    who said it was a faulty harddrive? you know it could possibly be that the operating system corrupted it's own kernel - i've seen it do such on more than one occasion locking up while performing a disk write - nothing wrong with the harddrive  



  • Similar to this one...

    http://daimyo.org/node/29

     



  • [quote user="Grauenwolf"]How is it Bill Gate's fault that someone's hardrive is failing and needs to be replaced ?[/quote]

    It's Bill's fault because he helped to shove all this gol'darn "technology" down our throats ... him an' that Jobs feller ... computers trackin' trains ... I never. Why, back in my day, we had people trackin' trains with watches ... schedules were written down on paper with pencils by gum, and we were better for it!

    Why, I'll bet that they ... now waitaminnit there, nurse, what's that you're stickin' innnn mmmmmmyyyyyyy iiiiiiiiiivivkvkvvlmvm.m,x.,mxc.  ....



  • Thank you rbriem!

    Made my day :D



  • I'll never understand why people use Windows for mission critical systems when its so inseucre and unreaible. 



  • [quote user="Kazan"]

    [quote user="Grauenwolf"]How is it Bill Gate's fault that someone's hardrive is failing and needs to be replaced ?[/quote]

     

    who said it was a faulty harddrive? you know it could possibly be that the operating system corrupted it's own kernel - i've seen it do such on more than one occasion locking up while performing a disk write - nothing wrong with the harddrive  

    [/quote]

    Right. You want to explain how Windows mangages to so badly bungle the disk I/O that it overwrites the kernal and yet no one but you knows about it?

     



  • [quote user="Michael Casadevall"]I'll never understand why people use Windows for mission critical systems when its so inseucre and unreaible. [/quote]

    I couldn't find inseucre and unreaible in the dictionary, but they do seem to describe windows anyhow. 



  • [quote user="Michael Casadevall"]I'll never understand why people use Windows for mission critical systems when its so inseucre and unreaible. [/quote]

     Because VB is easy. I'm surprised we don't see XP Home Edition on some of these systems actually. It's heaps cheaper, and it's still windows, so the dodgy VB app will still run fine.



  • [quote user="bullseye"]

    Similar to this one...

    http://daimyo.org/node/29

     

    [/quote]

    wow, reliability!



  • [quote user="Grauenwolf"]Right. You want to explain how Windows mangages to so badly bungle the disk I/O that it overwrites the kernal and yet no one but you knows about it?
    [/quote]


    IRQ handling WTFs can cause this kind of thing.

    plus, what's a 'kernal' ?


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