We develop, build and sell PC based video recorders for the security industry. Our confirmed record up-time of a working system in the field is over 3 years, 5 months. That was running on Windows 2000 in a closed network, so it did not receive Windows updates.
Traditionally we have been doing software based video compression, so the units are never at zero percent CPU usage.
Even many years ago when we were running on Windows 98, we had to account for GetTickCount() wrapping around every 49 days.
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
So everyone knows that Windows crashes all the time and you have to keep
I've beent old that, but my WinXP box at home runs for months at a time. Usually only needs rebooted when it fills up with enough dust to overheat. It then gets shut down, vacuumed out and restarted. The only time it really gets messed up is when the 4-yr old gets into the room and plays with the power button.
So everyone knows that Windows crashes all the time and you have to keep rebooting.
Only Mac users "know" that.
My current computer hasn't crashed, except for when I've been fiddling with overclocking hardware, even then it takes quite a bit to take it out. Windows has also become quite skilled at recovering from graphics driver crashes, it can usually restart the drivers instead of a full system crash (although, if they keep crashing, it doesn't result in a useable system...).
I know this thread is 2 days old but I had to laugh! Thinking back to my first modern computer, (not counting the TI994a) which was a Powermac 6500 running System 7.5...and then my first computer book, 'Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters'. Reboots weren't usually a problem on that system!
I know Blackberrys are now view as not up to the job any more but I still use mine (thinking of an Android in the next upgrade cycle). The SIM got damaged and I had to replace it, booted up fine no problems could make phone calls again (yayy!! ), it is linked to my home wireless network and my work one (it sees both). The Blackberry protect can see the replacement SIM card and wants me to verify the e-mail and password. Which I do and am greeted with message "The BlackBerry ID User Account Service in currently not reachable please try again later", I have tried to send e-mails from it and can't send them, madly I got one E-mail (Amazon spam) last night but nothing more. Has anybody else had these problems as the Blackberry site says this is due to the provider, Vodafone I have mailed but got nothing back from them as yet (there is no report filed I can see saying there is a problem)
Glenn (oh yeah, OriginalGriff sent it haven't heard bad things yet thanks man!)
What have you done with the real Dalek Dave? what are your ransom demands?
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