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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] "Start Job"

From: Baron <baron@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:08:21 +0000
Hi Gene,

On Friday 16 March 2018 23:33:59 Gene Heskett wrote:
>I pulled the one I gave out of "you
> > know where".  Blame it on oldtimers...

Not to worry I'm only 70 :-) so a bit of catching up to do :-)

> There is another possibility I should have mentioned. If your sata
> data cables are red, theres something in the red dye that destroys
> the cable in 4 or 5 years. pull the covers so you can see the
> cable(s) and give them a gentle push with a stick, after putting a
> tail -fn50 on the syslog. If the log blows up when you do the stick
> bit for a 1/4" movement, its time for new cables, hopefully not red
> ones.
> This has been a problem for cables with that dye since the mid 70's
> of the last century when the J.A.Pan company started using it in
> their cb radio microphone cables. You can cut the red wire off 1/2"
> from the end that has broken, and pour the copper out of the red
> jacketed conductors plastic sleeve as a dark brown powder. Its a
> very poor conductor in that state.

Useful information !  All my sata cables are red.

> In addition to being an oldtimer at 83, I am also a C.E.T. with 68+
> years of chaseing electrons for a living.

I'm struggling with poor health at the moment and this cold one day 
and warm the next isn't helping.

Best Regards: