[ntp:questions] Timekeeping broken on Windows XP with multimedia timer enabled (-M option)
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.delete-this-bit.and-this-part.co.uk.invalid
Sun Jan 31 15:36:04 UTC 2010
"George White" <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
news:Pine.GSO.4.64.1001301646190.3386 at halifax.chebucto.ns.ca...
>> I'm not happy about leaving a laptop on 24 hours a day, in any case.
> We do it routinely. Laptops are very commonly used to control
> instruments and log data on oceanographic vessels. One benefit
> is that they are immume to the usual power glitches.
Thanks for that, George. The one time I left a laptop on doing something
the HD didn't work the next day. Ever since then I have equated laptop
and fragile. Of course, in this case you might not even need an HD.
> There is already an ample supply of netbooks with broken screens.
> <http://wiki.freebsd.org/AsusEee> gives the status of freeBSD on the
> EeePC. What I'm not sure about is the long-term supply of replacement
Again, batteries wouldn't matter here. But I think it's the router-like
form factor I would prefer, and a serial port is essential.
Thanks for the information, though.
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