[rescue] first real server hardware

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Apr 16 21:48:02 CDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 23:22, Nadine Miller wrote:
> I might do that if I can't work anything else out, though I'd 
> like to hear why you don't suggest the train.

Becuase you would have to take Amtrak to Trenton, switch trains to a
"local" (I think, maybe an express), then wait for the shuttle. When you
are done, you have to carry (or wheel, if you bring a hand truck ;^)
your posessions home.

It could take 4-5 hours *IF* it all works out schedule-wise...

It might be cheaper/quicker to rent a car for 24 hours...

> I go to the swaps just because I find them interesting.  I like 
> to hang with other geeks and listen to them talk the geek talk 
> about the cool stuff they find as well as listen to the 
> ridiculous, uninformed things sellers say or silly sales pitches 
>   sellers make.  I don't know why...

Oh, you should see some of the things that go on! I saw one group of
kids that were selling PUNCHED TAPE with messages spelled out in the
holes in the paper tape... There is always someone that thinks their
Apple ][ is worth over $100, or one time there was a fellow using TRS-80
Model IIIs for dead weights on his tent poles - he gave them away after
the rain stopped...

I will have to take my camera - the sights are bizzare... I do get
frustrated though by dads dragging their kids around who have NO
interest in any of it...

Then there's the russians (I always seem to get placed right next to
them) selling a literal truckload of crap, and a few nice items. The
crap is over-priced, but it appeals to some folks (look! sun
workstations for $10/ea! they were selling stripped SS/2 chassis...)...
Then, you find the one jewel - an Ultra 450 MB with RAM & loads of dense
RAM, but the price is $2,500! :^(

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