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Re: Ancient date on TiBook (Was: Titanium trackpad blues)



"Ethan Benson" <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:

> i am curious as to why these powerbooks don't have a small lithium
> battery to solely maintain the clock when the main batteries fail?  

It would be sooooooooo.... nice if they did. Every time this happens
to me, it kills postgres, because the negative dates corrupt the
pg_control file. Luckily I have a spare, uncorrupted one lying around
for just such an occasion, but man, the first time it happened I was
freaking out. Also sendmail refuses to work. Since I'm only stupid
enough to do this about once every three months, I've forgotten that
it will happen, and I get really irritated because sendmail is
broken.... and then I remember.

jas.



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