Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 19:03 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes As you've undoubtedly noticed, OSNews has been down most of the day. We're back up now, running like we always do. We rarely have this kind of extensive downtime, so in the interest of full disclosure, here's what happened. If you're expecting some sexy story - think again.
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RE: Comment by transputer_guy
by timl on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by transputer_guy"
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There was a time in far off Soviet computing that the chips used to jump out of their sockets.

Those occurrences were not limited to the USSR. The CEO of some fruity USA computer company (whose logo wasn't a pear...) insisted the 3rd major design of their computer should not contain any fans. Even though the engineers thought it needed one. So over time the repeated heating and cooling worked chips loose from their sockets.

The official remedy was to drop it on the desk from the height of a few inches...

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Neolander Member since:

/troll mode ON

Microsoft, copying everything from Not-A-Pear down to the Xbox 360's overheating problems.

*takes shelter*

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Morgan Member since:

I must have been extremely lucky, I have a second-hand XBox 360 Elite that has never overheated or had graphics issues. My best friend's original white XBox 360 glitches like crazy, and I'm going to attempt to redo the heatsink for him sometime soon.

That said, mine won't play any discs so it's far from a perfect unit. Downloaded games and streaming content are excellent though!

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