Why Have 5 Ways To RESET Your Clock Daily?

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Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
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7 min readJul 12, 2020


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“Death is very likely the single best invention of life.”

— Steve Jobs

“Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again?”

It is the best comedy line in the British TV show The IT Crowd.

If you haven’t watched it, you should definitely. And if you are a geek like myself or working in the IT department in some big corporations, you will definitely relate.

Here below are some of these moments:

I have been working in Airbus Customer Support for Cabin Engineering. One of my missions is to support our customers, the operators/airlines, to have their aircraft working correctly so that they can fly you, me, safely all around the world.

We have a lot of manuals to troubleshoot issues impacting systems in the aircraft. In many of those steps to resolve the issue, the first step is to “turn it off and on again” or reset the system.

The RESET function is the first step before further troubleshooting, be it our laptops, smartphones, internet boxes, or satellite systems.

Why is it that the RESET function is so important for computers?

While functioning daily, all those systems accumulate a lot of faults. Those faults can be self-generated or be the results of other malfunctions from other systems.

Those faults accumulate in the memory of the RAM (Random Access Memory) system, which is used in real time to hold all the information needed for the system to work correctly.

As with everything in life, infinity only exists in the universe of our minds. On Earth, the computer has a limited RAM. If the computer has RAM full of error codes, it cannot work correctly.

This is where the RESET function comes in. By default, it is one of the steps in auto-diagnosing all systems.



Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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