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Re: Screensaver defeat for Win32

by graff (Chancellor)
on Jan 19, 2004 at 01:49 UTC ( #322253=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Screensaver defeat for Win32

...even in an emergency to turn off the hydraulic power to a given test rig we must putz around with a password!

So, even with your keystroke emitter to keep the consoles from getting logged off so a password is never required... people still need to putz around with a keyboard and/or mouse to stop the rig?

Isn't there supposed to be a big red "STOP" button next to the rig to handle that sort of emergency?

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Re: Re: Screensaver defeat for Win32
by Zero_Flop (Pilgrim) on Jan 19, 2004 at 04:20 UTC
    Graff - Your right, big red button a.k.a. EMO better be there. You can not rely on SW as an interlock at least if you want to sell your product to anyone.
Re: Re: Screensaver defeat for Win32
by aplonis (Pilgrim) on Feb 05, 2004 at 09:44 UTC
    Oh,yes. We do have a big red button. In fact there are several of them around the room. Alas, it shuts down the hydraulic pump, killing power to not just one test, but to ALL of them...the entire lab: eight load frames and nine bedplates. Only in a worst-case-scenario would I want to push that button. To save a coworker, yes! More often I have pressing need to shut down a single test rig to save a test sample, a one-of-a-kind prototype (or the instruments attached to it) from being destroyed.

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