[geeks] Trade? Cray for an Origin?
Michael A. Turner
mturner at whro.org
Thu Apr 4 13:15:30 CST 2002
I thought that was you but I did not have the old E-mails handy to
check. Picus auction was flat insane. $800 for a Pentium 350 laptop, used!?!
$600 for a Pentium 400 desktop system!?! And their were people calling their
friends on their cell phones to tell them to "get on down here for these
great bargains!". Morons. I did pick up a sun monitor though for $25 though
which was nice as I did not have one and did not want to have one shipped
BTW here is a funny thing the list might chuckle at involving the
above. when Picus went under they tried to do an underhanded deal to
sell their user base to a company in new england for cheap. The
bankruptcy court turned the offer down. The offer was upped and then
accepted. Well apparently the bankruptcy court got the last laugh. When it
agreed to sell the users it did not agree to sell the HARDWARE that was
associated with it as originally intended by the buyer.
I found out about this at the auction when I saw a guy loading
overpriced servers and switches into a cart to buy before the actual
auction(they had a three day pay a fee to buy it before the auction period
open to the public), looking really pissed. I asked someone about it and
they said it was the owner of the new england company trying to get back as
much as he could so that he could actually USE the accounts he just bought.
I laughed my ass at the greedy fuck.
Michael A. Turner
michael.turner at whro.org
 A local DSL provider who was going to "shake up" the industry and rule
the world. These guys went from sponsoring the annual music festival,
building a new office with conference center to be built next to it, and
having a want to hire list that had forty high tech openings on it to being
bankrupt in four MONTHS. Amazing flameout even by www.fuckedcompany.com
 The company that was going to buy it employed the wife of the president
of picus as a vice president. Of course they claimed there was no conflict
of interest and that this had not been planned out well in advance.
 Name escapes me at the moment.
From: Ethan [mailto:telmnstr at 757.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 1:51 PM
To: geeks at sunhelp.org
Subject: RE: [geeks] Trade? Cray for an Origin?
> We have failed .coms and Cray computers in Virginia Beach? Were?
> Looks like I need to start watching the auction pages in the pilot again
> Michael A. Turner
> Systems Engineer
Sorry Mike, Southeastern Virginia is indeed technology dead. There
isn't much at the local auctions... the Picus auction had some nice Suns,
but Trader publishing and some other local hardware reseller cleaned up.
The Cray system I'm dragging from out of state... most of the hardware
I get comes from elsewhere. The Challenge XLs came from Blacksburg.
I think we spoke via email once. It was regarding racks or something. I
think you know my coworker's brother (Last name Johnson).
Cool to see other locals on this list!!1
-- Ethan / 757.org / tidewaterconnect.com
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