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In the mid 70's I programmed and operated a computer controlled milling machine. It used a Altair 8800 as the controller. The company was to cheap to invest in battery backup (quite expensive then) for the controller and evey time lightning took out the power (several times each summer) I had to manually reload the boot. I had to manually enter the bootloader with the fron panel switches so it could recognise the paper tape reader to load the operating system and then the program tape. Quite time consuming but fun for a young kid who loved being the tech whiz.