Re: [gardeners] Rain!!

Catharine Vinson (
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 21:56:26 +0000

George wrote:

> Since sunspots affect communications
> wave lengths and tend to "bend" the color spectrum there may indeed be a
> correlary. Hmmm, interesting postulation. What say ye, oh scientific guru's
> of the list? Me and Catharine are just ordinary old oil field trash.

At one time General Dynamics was having a major problem with a large 
mainframe installation in a new office building. The drives of all the 
boxes (all lined up against an exterior wall) were always going haywire 
for none of the usual rasons. Technicians were flown in by the bucket 
load, necessitating the laying in of vast amounts of Twinkies, Ding Dongs 
and Oreos.. Hard drives were replaced and replaced and replaced. One of 
the engineers (a radio geek, natch) started keeping records of solar 
flares (disturbances in electromagnetic field) and drive failure. Perfect 
correlation. So, in true geek fashion, he rigged up a "cage" of chicken 
wire to surround the vastly expensive and Highly Important mainframes. It