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focusembedded
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Re: Complex Systems Fail in Complex Ways
focusembedded   4/12/2012 11:25:46 AM
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It's amazing how easy it is to overlook the obvious -- or forget the basics.  Without a good supply of electrons, nothing much goes anywhere predictably.

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Re: Complex Systems Fail in Complex Ways
TOP   4/12/2012 11:17:17 AM
I have seen this happen on PCs when the power supply starts to fail. Users assume hard drives, memory and even motherboards are failing. I have learned that when lots of unexpected things start happening to suspect the power supply.

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Complex Systems Fail in Complex Ways
tekochip   4/12/2012 11:09:48 AM
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Very cool find and an excellent example of how complex systems fail in complex ways.  There were several conditions that needed to take place before this error finally flowered.

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