[rescue] Anyone need any three foot patch cables?
rdarlington at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 11:11:00 CDT 2007
Hey, I could use some short patch cables. How many are there and what
would shipping cost to 87544 ?
On 6/27/07, Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Well, I once again was 'baited and switched' on a
> surplus lot of hardware on ebay. At least this time I
> didn't pay too much for it. Apparently "hard drives
> have been wiped clean" means "hard drives are
> completely freaking missing, brackets too!". (why is
> it, that every time I buy hardware, it's missing the
> freaking drives!!!).
> Anyway, in line with misleading, the auction also came
> with many "boxes of cat 5 cable". I obviously didn't
> care about the cable, I was more interested in the Sun
> Enterprise gear, but I figured that with that many
> boxes of cable, I shouldn't have to go hunting for a
> patch cable ever again. Well, while it is true that
> the boxes were full of cat 5, it turns out, that due
> to poor planning, it's all in three foot lengths.
> So, anyone need any individually sliced cable-ettes? A
> million network uses! Just the right length! For...
> uh... patching in patch panels, for... connecting up
> boxen that are extremely close to the wall (and on the
> floor)... for connecting routers to switch ports.
> Ready-cut, ready-made, easy to use, water resistant
> (probably), insulated in flame protardant PVC, and
> available in any color (provided that it's grey).
> Not just for networking either! Cut the ends off and
> use them to hook up speakers or use them to tie up
> bundles of other cable. Just about the right length to
> strangle someone with, or simply tie their arms and
> legs to a chair. The possibilities are endless!
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