[rescue] USIII paperweights, some assembly required

Adam Breaux abreaux at brxam.com
Mon Jul 28 07:49:12 CDT 2003

I, too, would like to get on this list if possible?

-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Phil Stracchino
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2003 4:03 PM
To: Rescue
Subject: [rescue] USIII paperweights, some assembly required

So.  As previously reported, I've been unable to find anywhere to get these
CPUs[1] cast into lucite.  I've also heard nothing back from Shawn
Wallbridge, who I therefore assume has had no luck getting in touch with the
friend of his who does such things.

(Shawn, if this is incorrect and you DO have news, please let us know.)

This being the case, it looks like it's bare CPUs or nothing, unless anyone
ELSE has the capability locally to them to get bare CPUs made into Lucite
paperweights.  (If so, please speak up now.)  The following, then, is the
list (in order) of those who have requested CPUs:

1.   Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net>
2.   Jonathan C. Patschke <jp at celestrion.net>
3.   Eric Dittman <dittman at dittman.net>
4.   William Barnett-Lewis <wlewis at mailbag.com>
5.   Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. <rescue at hawkmountain.net>
6.   Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
7.   Bruce Pullig <bpullig at houston.oilfield.slb.com>
8.   Michael Schiller <schiller at agrijag.com>
9.   Kurt Mosiejczuk <kurt at csh.rit.edu>
10.  Mattias Nordlund <mathew at eagle.y.se>
11.  Larry Snyder <larrys at lexisnexis.com>
12.  Earl D. Baugh Jr. <earl at baugh.org>
13.  Espen Randen <eranden at broadpark.no>
14.  robert at rits.com.au
15.  Dan Sikorski <me at dansikorski.com>
16.  Matt <laz at moaa.net>
17.  Kevin Lee <kevin at c0rp.com>
18.  vance at neurotica.com

Being still jobless and flat broke, I'm going to request a contribution of
$10 per CPU, plus estimated shipping of $2.  If you are on the list above
and still interested in getting one for $12, no lucite paperweight, no fancy
printed certificate declaring that I have no authority whatsoever to declare
these authentic technological artifacts of the opening years of the 21st
century, please reply to me with your snail mail address and I'll send
confirmations back to the first 11 takers in the order listed above.  If
you've decided you're NOT interested any more, please let me know that too,
so that I can pass unwanted CPUs on to those lower on the list.

[1]  For those who've forgotten the details, these are prototype 600MHz
     UltraSparc III processors.  I was assured by the Sun engineer who
     gave them to me that they are not supported in *ANYTHING*, but hey,
     if you feel lucky....

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