Building a small machine room?

John Hearns john.hearns at
Fri Sep 19 10:34:43 EDT 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Daniel Kidger wrote:

> Unfortunately in many places, halon is now banned from new machine room
> installations - upon the mistaken belief that human lives are worth more
> than the computers.

That's sad. Where will BOFH be without his Halon hold-off button to 
torture unsuspecting service engineers and IT managers?
"No, I mean, lift a couple of floor tiles, tie some cat-5 cable at ankle 
height between racks, unscrew the Halon Hold-off knobs, remove the 
doorknobs from the inside of the computer room doors and hide the oxygen 

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