Quit Bugging Me: Cell Death


You're working from home.  You trigger a remote transfer – a single
update file is sent via a standard transfer protocol.  Part way through
the file transfer, the cell phone goes down – actually – all the phones
connected to that cell concentrator… go down.  This would be a bad
thing to happen.  It actually did happen in a laboratory environment.

the lab, efforts to repeat the problem fail – until that same exact
file is transfered.  Transferring other files works without a problem.
The thought becomes "perhaps there are characters embedded in the data
stream that affect the software somehow – like XON/XOFF, Perhaps the
software is somehow processing the data as it comes through?"

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