[rescue] SparcCenter 2000E on Ebay

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jun 20 14:28:26 CDT 2003

On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 03:25 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> And how much bandwidth do you have?  That's my limiting factor.  I've
> got to guess how much time to allow for latency and still get in too
> close to the end to be sniped, and usually what happens is I just miss
> the end of the auction.

   I've got reasonable bandwidth, but it's not huge.  With limited 
bandwidth you can still get lucky, but a Fat Pipe(tm) definitely makes 
it easier.

> I guess it's not the sniping *per se* that I consider unfair but the
> automated sniping programs and the "we will snipe your auction for you,
> for a monthly fee" sites running on OC12s.  Hand-sniping is still an
> approximately-level playing field, but having some commercial site with
> bandwidth out the wazoo that you can tell to bid on your behalf two
> seconds before the end of the auction is just unfair.

   Agreed 100%.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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