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Comment: Re:Better get the service manual, then (Score 1) 33

OK, thanks.

Yeah, so it's a bit more complex than just a power supply sequencer and simple "power good" monitor? It's actually recording "telemetry" off its own power supply continuously, then they correlate the data later?

But can they turn off a power supply and take a resistance reading, for example? Or how about varying the voltage while monitoring the current?

Comment: Better get the service manual, then (Score 3, Interesting) 33

Like this

I'm curious myself about Curiosity, any way to get the hardware schematics for this thing? Like the real thing, not just a block diagram. How does it detect a short circuit? Just too much current sensed on this power rail = short? Or is there something more being done to analyze the kind of fault?

Comment: Re:Boy you know you're old (Score 1) 89

So a few weeks of reading random shit, throwing together some snippets of code that I don't actually understand, that's "employable" to you?

No wonder the economy is in the shitter.

Companies take one look at a gray hair and the resumé ends up in the shredder, initiative or not.

You'll see.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)