[rescue] 670MP windfall in the surplus diving frenzy today.....
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 20 22:55:51 CDT 2001
I just loved the reaction when I went to get a new computer and walked in
the door carrying a Sun 511 drive case. "Whoah, that is a huge computer."
"Uhm, this is just the external harddrive". Then I wheeled in the 3/160
On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Dan Debertin wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On June 20, Dan Debertin wrote:
> > > Well, they weigh a ton and cost roughly $10/mo to power. They also throw
> > > off a lot of heat and noise. If those aren't problems for you, enjoy!
> > I become more and more amused at statements like this as time goes on.
> > Hasn't anyone here ever seen a BIG computer, one whose processor
> > measures in the dozens of 6' racks and has a building built around it?
> Sure I have; I'm just not interested in telling fish stories. We've all
> seen biiig computers. Biiiiig deal.
> > There's nothing big or heavy about a Sun '70 chassis. Good grief.
> Context, Dave. If you're at a swapmeet, like the original poster claimed
> to be, and you're going to be taking it home, as I also assume the
> original poster was, then "big" is:
> a) anything you can't get into your car yourself, or
> b) anything your spouse would laugh at if you brought in the door.
> The difference between that kind of "big", which is really quite small,
> and the "big" that you describe, is a matter of perspective.
> It doesn't matter.
> Dan Debertin
> airboss at nodewarrior.org
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