Post Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:33 pm

Corrupted file delays New Year Fireworks Show

A corrupted computer file is to blame for the three-minute delay to start of the New Year fireworks show.

A corrupted computer file is to blame for the three-minute delay to last night's start of the fireworks show at the Space Needle.

Two technicians had to press buttons to manually set off about 5,000 fireworks.

About a minute before midnight, technicians with California-based Pyro Spectaculars realized that the computer program that controlled the display was not going to work, said Mary Bacarella, a spokeswoman for the Space Needle. They rebooted twice, then decided to do the show by hand.


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