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From: "Spehro Pefhany"
Subject: Re: Computer Controlled Pyrotechnic Firing Panel
User-Agent: tin/pre-1.4-19990216 ("Styrofoam") (UNIX) (Linux/2.2.14 (i586))
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 18:26:25 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 14:26:25 EDT
The renowned ALECN wrote:
> ye gods ..just where i would not use a pc......
> the more you know about pc,s the less you trust them....
> the only digital components i would use with pyro is the finger on a button
I'd trust the PC for non-safety-related timing. You'd have a reliable
mechanical lockout for safety purposes. At least the PC is probably
properly shielded and grounded. Software and external hardware is another
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