Response to Meltdown and Spectre

Chris Hill chris at
Tue Feb 6 01:18:37 UTC 2018

On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, Polytropon wrote:

> ...On the other hand, I know many businesses where rebooting servers 
> is quite common ("Windows"-based installations, of course), which if 
> often due to software problems, wrongly configured hardware, broken 
> hardware, or missing technical skills of the "professional 
> consultants" and "solution experts"...

Off topic here, for a change. At the place where I worked during the 
year 2000, a sysadmin told me it was standard that they would reboot the 
servers (Windows monoculture, even back then) every Friday after close 
of business. When I asked him why, he said it was "best practice." And 
if anything went wrong, they had the weekend to fix it :^\

> ...Working in IT is not fun anymore... ;-)

I'm technically under the IT group at work, but I thank bloody bog that 
my job is not actually IT.

Chris Hill               chris at
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