Marcel_Cox Absent Member.
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Crushed by server

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Re: Crushed by server

Ouch.

I worked at a state agency and we were "upgrading" their old Compaq Proliant serves (basically taking apart everything and putting new motherboards, cpu, etc. in them).

Anyway, I forget the model #, but they were I think 16 U servers and weighed like 900 pounds (okay I exaggerate a little).

Anyway, the guy I was working with was rather tall, and he decided to get the server out of the rack (the very top server, mind you) all by himself. Well, needless to say it slipped.

Fortunately he got out of the way before it too, crushed him, but it landed on it's edge and converted itself into a parallelogram (is that spelled right?)

Amazingly, after taking a mallet and hammering it back into shape, and reseating everything, it still worked!
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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Re: Crushed by server

That's a BIG server. I'll never think of the phrase "computer crash" in
the same way again.

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Kim (1/13/2010 7:43:01 AM Mountain)
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My computer used to beat me at chess all the time, but then I changed the competition to kick boxing.......
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adrockk Contributor.
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Re: Crushed by server

kjhurni wrote:

> it landed on it's edge and converted itself into a parallelogram


Hahaha, that made me laught out loud.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Crushed by server

Bummer...I always figured I'll die at work, but this isn't one of the ways
I envisioned.
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Crushed by server

On 1/13/2010 3:16 AM, Marcel Cox wrote:
> http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/hardware/soa/Vic-man-crushed-by-falling-server/0,130061702,339300407,00.htm
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Servers failing under people load is one thing. People failing under
server load is another altogether.


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