Replicas - was Re: *** Ideas needed for developing

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Fri Sep 10 18:11:26 2004

> Right. I'd much rather see a working replica next to a nearly working
> original, compared to a pile of rubble with a sign: "This is what happened
> when we tried to run this" and an irreplaceable machine destroyed forever.

What's the point in having a working machine if you never run it? 99.9%
of failures do no visible damage to the machine (I would, of course,
recomend keeping a careful eye on PSUs, insulation resistance, etc), so
what's the difference between having a working machine you never run
because it might do damage and a machine that's got some custom chip
failed becuase you did actually run it?

Received on Fri Sep 10 2004 - 18:11:26 BST

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