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The Zen of Power-Cycling

This PC is just being pokey for no discernable reason, even though the CPU is hardly being exercised at all. So what does the experienced computer guy try first ?
A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on. Knight, seeing what the student was doing spoke sternly: "You can not fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong." Knight turned the machine off and on. The machine worked.

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