Quit Bugging Me: Cell Death
By Mike Deliman
You're working from home. You trigger a remote transfer – a single
update file is sent via a standard transfer protocol. Part way through
the file transfer, the cell phone goes down – actually – all the phones
connected to that cell concentrator… go down. This would be a bad
thing to happen. It actually did happen in a laboratory environment.
the lab, efforts to repeat the problem fail – until that same exact
file is transfered. Transferring other files works without a problem.
The thought becomes "perhaps there are characters embedded in the data
stream that affect the software somehow – like XON/XOFF, Perhaps the
software is somehow processing the data as it comes through?"