When do you turn off your Ubuntu boxes?
gcvisel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 19:01:56 UTC 2006
When it's running, it rides on air. When it shuts down, it makes
contact. Leave it running.
On 12/5/06, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> John wrote:
> > Steve Flynn wrote:
> >> On 01/12/06, *John* <John at dmj-consultancy.co.uk
> >> <mailto:John at dmj-consultancy.co.uk>> wrote:
> >> Warmed-up components wear less than cold ones. As for the bearings in
> >> fans, these are non-contact so don't have any friction or wear.
> >> Non-contact bearings? Where can I buy my own anti-gravity machine to
> >> operate my own non-contact devices and frictionless systems. Perpetual
> >> motion, here I come.
> > Look into air bearings - the spinning motion 'injects' a film of air
> > into the gap between the rotating parts, no contact, just like a
> > hovercraft.
> I can believe that, but that doesn't mean _no friction_, and how does it
> insure that the "bearings" (I mean, really, we have to call something that
> doesn't "bear" anything by another name...) can't come into contact with
> particulates, causing them to seize?
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