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Re: OT: Debian Mailinglist server slow?

On Fri, 2003-08-29 at 18:44, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 16:41:46 +0100, 
> Pigeon <jah.pigeon@ukonline.co.uk> wrote in message 
> <[🔎] 20030829154146.GX4369@pigeon.pigeonloft>:
> > On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 10:48:04PM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > > On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 08:54:47AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> ..those subway tracks _are_ separate from those used by freight 
> trains, carrying, say, _chemicals_?  And there really really is 
> _no_way_, a virus can go play tick-tack-tick-tack-trick-track?
> ..2 reason diesel-electric locomotives are popular; they are 
> about as clean as your average power utility, and they dont 
> put heavy loads on the power grids.  So, freight trains on 
> the loco move keeps moving when the power grid is taken out, 
> and will swat people off the track all the way to the fire.
> ..the locomotive engineers needs to be onboard and alive and 
> capable of preventing anyone from tampering with the dead 
> mans button system, to stop their freight trains.  FUD?  ;-)

Just in case you *aren't* being sarcastic, or there are people on
the list from places that are far, far from subway trains: yes, 
subways have their own dedicated tracks.  Of course, when the power
goes out, the Amtrak control stations go dead, so there is a slightly
higher possibility of 2 passenger trains plowing into each other.

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

"Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which 
could only have originated in California."
Edsger Dijkstra

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