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“Save Our Ship!” er… MacBook Air

Faithful Macenstein reader shoe came across a MacBook Air support document in Apple’s knowledgebase (HT1221) that has to be one of the all time best inside engineering jokes of all time. Apparently when the MacBook Air encounters a severe problem during boot, it will emit 9 beeps before hanging: “3 short, 3 long, 3 short.” In other words, S-O-S, in Morse code.

While it’s always nice to see Apple’s engineers have a sense of humor, odds are if your MBA wont boot you will likely be making 10 beeps yourself… “3 short, 4 short, 2 short, 1 long.”

[via digg]

2 Responses to ““Save Our Ship!” er… MacBook Air”
  1. W35170 says:

    sadly there is no standard representation for the exclamation sign.

  2. AgentW says:

    It’s not uncommon for geeky engineers to beep things in Morse… on many phones, the default alert for text messages is the letters “S – M – S”. (Dit-dit-dit, dah-dah, dit-dit-dit, to us in-the-know types.)

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