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Loose cables
by Zifre on Fri 24th Feb 2012 19:29 UTC
Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

Loose cables? I was hoping for this headline:

BREAKING NEWS: INFINITELY FAST QUANTUM COMPUTER BREAKS LAWS OF PHYSICS!

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RE: Loose cables
by Browser Insider on Sat 25th Feb 2012 10:42 in reply to "Loose cables"
Browser Insider Member since:
2009-06-16

This is a very common problem of sata cables (as seen on the Internet). Personally this has happened 3 times. Every time I was about to pull my hair. When the computer restarts all of the sudden for no apparent reason (even with Linux, yes), or if your bios complains about your disk driver, or if no disk is found, suspect the sata cable!

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RE[2]: Loose cables
by s-peter on Sat 25th Feb 2012 12:32 in reply to "RE: Loose cables"
s-peter Member since:
2006-01-29

I think the OP was referring to the recent news item that "a loose fiber-optic cable may be behind measurements that seemed to show neutrinos outpacing the speed of light" at CERN, where the original results, were they correct, would have actually broken widely-accepted laws of physics.

(Even though it appears that there may be more to it: http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/official-word-on-... )

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