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    Geez what a let down. The author provides no details about the jammed virtual card reader at all. He just says he went home and a colleague fixed it…

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      So (sadly) TFA doesn’t say how they fixed it but a quick search finds this posting from Usenet in 1989 about a similar problem. Apparently they had to bring the system down to fix it, which I find hilarious.

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        Is there an anchor for the post?

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          Sorry, I don’t think so. Search for “jammed”. It’s not super informative or anything, just a funny anecdote.

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        This sounds like a relative of “lp0: On fire”.

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          What a teaser. Article never goes into how it happened or how it was debugged and solved.

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