[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Apr 20 11:50:20 CDT 2003

On Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 12:29 PM, Frank Van Damme wrote:
>>    From an electrolytic capacitor that exploded when it overheated,
>> caused by the failure of a cheap-ass fan in a cheap-ass power supply 
>> in
>> a cheap-ass PC running Linux.  The Linux part is the only good thing
>> about that box.
> Power supplies are generally a disaster. Let's saz that 10 or 20% of 
> all sold
> psu's are of decent quality. Read a comparing test of psu's some day - 
> you'll
> find that most so-called 300 watt psu's' voltage drop significantly 
> before
> reaching the 300 Watt. A good deal of them just explode WAY below the
> advertised maximum power, or give at least an instable supply (hard 
> disks
> find that very funny).

   ...which is one reason why I avoid PC hardware.


Dave McGuire           "She's a cheek pincher.  I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL                          -Gary Nichols

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