Uptime [OT]

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Sat Jun 16 00:01:00 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> I don't consider the ability to stay up for a few minutes when there's a
> brief blackout to be the most important function of a good UPS, even
> though that's kinda the reason the things were invented in the first
> place.  The most important function of such a thing is power
> conditioning, which eliminates the problems of spikes and brownouts in
> the supply of power from the utility company even when nothing dramatic
> enough happens to actually crash a running machine right away.  Such
> variability in power can be bad for both hardware and consistent, stable
> running of software.

Hard to get unless you have several kilobucks to spend on an online
type UPS, though.  I actually had one I got surplus, several years
back, but the constant inverter buzz got old fast in a home

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