REGISTER | LOGIN
Breaking News
Engineering Investigations

We're sorry, the host system isn't responding

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
David Ashton
User Rank
Author
re: We're sorry, the host system isn't responding
David Ashton   8/15/2010 9:57:07 AM
NO RATINGS
ylshih...I think that AC "Gimli Glider" was on that "Air Crash Investigations" programme...have you ever noticed that it's almost always a combination of 2 things going wrong? Most of you would have seen that T-shirt / Bumper sticker: There are 10 kinds of people in the world....those who speak binary and those who don't! Thanks all for the nice comments.

ylshih
User Rank
Author
re: We're sorry, the host system isn't responding
ylshih   8/1/2010 4:25:29 AM
NO RATINGS
Great story and an understanding wife! Bases/units have caused many problems. The Air Canada "Gimli Glider" (767 airplane that had to glide into a rural airport in Canada) incident arose in part, after a chain of other events, due to a mixup between gallons and liters during the switchover to metric.

t.alex
User Rank
Author
re: We're sorry, the host system isn't responding
t.alex   8/1/2010 3:43:35 AM
NO RATINGS
This happens to me sometimes. Decimal and hexadecimal can be easily mistaken if there is no clear indication on the GUI.

MikeLC
User Rank
Author
re: We're sorry, the host system isn't responding
MikeLC   8/1/2010 1:11:57 AM
NO RATINGS
Great story! Next time I design a hex codes for a protocol I'll try to have at least one of those digits greater than 7! :-) Congrats to both of you on your 20 years!

DrQuine
User Rank
Author
re: We're sorry, the host system isn't responding
DrQuine   8/1/2010 12:10:59 AM
NO RATINGS
It sounds like you really went the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction! It reminds me of the advertisement that I once saw for a mail sorting machine that moved envelopes at 300,000 km / second. Pretty impressive that they were moving "snail mail" at the speed of light. If the truth were to be told, I believe that they really moved the mail at 300 cm / second. Getting units right can be so pesky.

More Blogs from Engineering Investigations
Upgrading a PC's memory resulted in screeching sounds whenever it tried to play audio. Has this ever happened to you?
When capacitors in a computer monitor's power supply failed, the problem was obvious. Take a look inside of the AC mains power adapter.
By constructing homemade versions of components like switches and potentiometers, it should be possible to reduce the cost of a new Arduino kit.
It would be nice if pharmacies offered some sort of pharmaceutical disposal service so as to stop people from simply flushing unwanted medications down the toilet
In addition to exploding, Tantalum capacitors almost always fail to a short if you reverse their polarity or exceed their working voltage.
Most Recent Comments

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed