[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at tandem.artell.net
Tue May 9 16:11:04 CDT 2006
Peter Corlett writes ...
> Don't tell me trailing-edge consumer kit is one of the few
> things that is actually cheaper in the UK than the US?
The other would be French cars, I suppose ...
Seriously, the price of trailing edge computers around here (Seattle, WA,
USA) is highly variable. A sub-GHz PC would probably be just about free,
but an early SGI Octane might actually have a price tag. A lot depends on
what it is, who's getting rid of it, etc.
Most of the stuff I have was "priceless" in the sense that it had no price,
but I did pay US$50 for an SGI R10K MaxImpact Indigo2 in workng condition
with a tape drive an an external MO/floppy. I paid US$5 apiece for a stack
of Sun SPARCclassics. My Tandem-badged SGI Challenge L "Deskside
Supercomputer" was a freebie, but I've spent a few bucks on upgrades. Etc.,
so on, and so forth.
Still, I expect things that over here cost US$1 cost UKP1 over there, as
they seemingly always have. In my travels in the UK, the only thing I've
found that's cheaper there than here is B&B lodging in the countryside.
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