[rescue] VAX CPU Board on ebay

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jan 25 23:59:12 CST 2003

On Saturday, January 25, 2003, at 09:55 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo 
+1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> Heh.  Are you aware that some "l33t" overclockers have cooling fans on
> the PCI bridge chipsets ("north bridge" and "south bridge" chipsets)?
> Dude, it must be a CPU, it's on the m0b0!

   Sigh.  "Mobos" and "distros".

> Linux will achieve what MSFT did not: the obliteration of RISC
> processors being used on workstation platforms.

   Yeah, right.

> All the MBAs at Sun, HP, SGI, et al. are drooling over the "synergy"
> of charging you and me fat markups on Itaniums while talking about how
> much better their China-sourced parts are vs. the China-sourced parts
> you can buy off newegg.com or via Pricewatch.com .

   Yeah but nobody's *buying* the Itaniums.  Sooner or later even the 
dumbest of suits will have to realize that.


Dave McGuire           "Wear whatever you want...Just don't be surprised
St. Petersburg, FL        if you wind up with a blow-gun dart in your
                            prosthetic boobies."    -Kurt Huhn

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