[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Mike Parson mparson at bl.org
Thu Apr 1 15:42:52 CST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 02:35:00PM -0600, Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 11:43:16AM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> > Then why have I been fighting tooth-and-nail to keep the suits from
> > scrapping our E3500, not because it has sensitive information, but
> > because OMG!  It's more than two years old!  OMG!  400MHz!  How can you
> > possibly get Real Work done with only 400MHz??
> WHAT?  Man, I just moved all my stuff *onto* a 6-CPU (336Mhz) E3K.
> Of course, there's the "its two or more years old, its depreciated off
> the books, get rid of it" mentality - which resulted, last night, in
> me bringing home a pair of matching Dell P991 19" Trinitron tubes with
> pictures that look like they're brand new.  For $5 each.
> Anybody want to buy a six-month-old Dell M992 19" flat-screen CRT, cheap?

Sure... maybe... how cheap?

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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