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Started by tomcat, Dec 13, 2007, 10:39 AM
Quote from: tomcat on Dec 20, 2007, 07:30 PM[OOC:] Now computers is something Grahm knows!Grahm thought for a moment after hearing both Ario's and Juan's input. He knew what the engineers worries were, that if he shut down the core for a re-boot it might not re-start, and that would be a serious problem for the ship. The other problem was the re-boot time. It could take hours while the core read through the millions of files that it did on start up. But what if..."Juan, what if we wrote a patch on a PADD or in a tricorder that would initiate only a primary file re-boot? Essentially only re-start the core enough for us to get the ship's primary systems re-networked and responding and then bring other files and systems online as we can get to them? Basically what Ario is saying, without having to pull all the boards."All present knew that once the computer core shutdown and then re-booted, the ship systems that were active would have a temporary down time that could last 2 minutes to 15, as the computer re-initiated itself. Thus they would lose environment and lights for that time period, but if they prepared properly it would only be a couple of minutes of distraction - the ship's air supply would cetrainly last and the entire crew had all been given at least minimal training in weightlessness.Grahm looked at Juan wondering if his ideas were sound.
Quote from: trgieck on Dec 21, 2007, 07:33 PMTelek had been listening intently to the computer freeze conversation and as Grahm headed off he turned to Chief Ramos and said."Sir, I believe Commander Grahm may be on to something... About the patch I mean... I think I can come up with a program that will allow us to selectively re-sequence the boot up cycle... "Telek began tapping on his data PADD again as he continued speaking. "I'll need to run the numbers on it and maybe have a computer specialist look at it but I believe we can even set it up for a manual cycling sequence... If it works we could then start only the sections of the computer absolutely necessary to get the Columbia back on her feet. Maybe start with basic lifesupport, weapons and shields... then move on to essential but not critical areas."Telek finished with the PADD and handed it to Ramos for his input. "It wouldn't be perfect nor ideal sir but it might cut the boot up time down considerably if we're lucky."(OOC - Not trying to be a Wesley Crusher here but I thought I would run with the patch idea a bit.)
Quote from: sdrotar on Jan 17, 2008, 04:05 PMOOC: My understanding is that we're time-shifted a bit here, too. We know the repairs will work, but that's hours from "now", right?That will keep the Columbia from being dead in space, but it's still in bad shape.
Quote from: pgholland on Jan 17, 2008, 04:19 PM"Perhaps, but what if we were to have an emergency and I wasn't here? I would never forgive myself, my wounds have been tended for now- I can survive longer, they are not serious wounds."
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