I guess these are the kinds of things I think about on the weekend...
When I was growing up (not that long ago) my parents always taught us to wait 30 seconds after shutting down the computer before turning it back on again.
Fast forward to today in professional IT, and I know a good number of people that still do the same.
Where did the "30 second" rule come from? Has anyone out there actually caused damage to a machine by powering it off and on within a few seconds?