[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun E10Kservers?]
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jul 10 12:01:31 CDT 2003
On Thursday, July 10, 2003, at 12:15 PM, Frank Van Damme wrote:
>> I think the real difference is that most PC users tolerate hardware
> Yup. They like it. A computer that crashes is a normal computer. Just
> reinstall it ;)
Sigh, yes. Thanks, Microsoft. Thanks, PC industry.
>> Properly-implemented ECC is the right thing to do. Yes, it's more
>> expensive, but it's the right thing to do. A memory error that would
>> otherwise bring a system to its knees will simply cause an entry into
>> an error log with ECC...turning unexpected downtime into scheduled
> What home user cares about that?
Uhhhh, people who do real things with their computers rather than
just playing games?
>> With this "I like my stuff to work all the time" attitude, am I
>> being too intolerant?
> For certain. Users are more bothered with their wallet then with some
> rare problem they never heard about. If it makes the pc 10 percent
> it's a good deal. ecc is considered overkill for normal fault-tolerant
These people are morons, and they get what they've got coming to them.
"My computer crashed, and I lost <xxxx>, can you help?" NO.
Dave McGuire "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL for the occasion." -Doc Shipley
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