Tried pressing ctrl-alt-flush?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. Found this in the "Feedback" column in New Scientist (15 May).
    PalmSource was hosting a meeting at an ultra-modern London hotel called
    One Aldwych. They have aircraft-style vacuum-operated toilets.
    Unfortunately, the toilets weren't working, and for two days anybody
    feeling the call of nature had to go to the building next door.

    Turns out the hotel's plumbing was controlled by a system running--you
    guessed it--Microsoft Windows. They had to fly in a technician from
    Scotland to reboot the system and get the toilets working again.
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Jun 26, 2004
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    theseus Guest

    If it wasn't working using another industrial controller system would you
    have felt compelled to repost this very ordinary non news ?

    Do you think this is somehow beneficial to Linux advocacy perhaps ?

    It is just the type of bait that gets everybodies back up and results in
    ridiculous flame traffic from half wits.

    Counterproductive rubbish
    theseus, Jun 26, 2004
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    Peter Guest

    Is this a development of the iLoo ?
    There was a story about a year ago about Microsoft developing a computerised
    toilet, which they denied, and then admitted.

    Peter, Jun 26, 2004
  4. If you feel the need to satisfy the anti-MS cravings some people have,
    you should try to make an effort to beat up on MS for reasons that at
    least appear legitimate on the surface. I doubt blaming MS for the
    bugs in another company's software being used to control hotel
    plumbing is going to provide the needed high.

    The Black Wibble, Jun 26, 2004
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    paora Guest

    You'll probably not appreciate this
    paora, Jun 27, 2004
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    theseus Guest

    theseus, Jun 27, 2004
  7. J.Random Luser, Jun 27, 2004
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